When Carly Simon sang her hit song, "You're So Vain" it could have been about anyone.
Even the world's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. (photo via Rueters)
After escaping from prison and eluding Mexican and American authorities since last July, El Chapo's vanity proved to be his falling.
NBC News has learned from multiple U.S. sources that Hollywood producers seeking to turn the Sinaloa cartel chieftain's life story into a movie notified U.S. officials that they were working on the biopic and were headed to Mexico for research.
At least one source says the information gleaned through the Hollywood contacts may have helped lead to Guzman's recapture.
During a press conference after his capture, Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez Gonzalez said that an "important element in determining Chapo's whereabouts was finding out that he wanted to film an autobiographical film."
It's safe to say more than one man has been brought to his knees due to his vanity. Maybe El Chapo can get Carly Simon to sing it to him in jail if he gets transferred to the US!
Time for me to walk on down the road...