Wesley Snipes' ongoing tax troubles have been a "wake-up call" for the BLADE star - because he had no idea he was one of the U.S. Government's most wanted men at one point.
The movie star is currently free pending an appeal to reduce a three-year prison sentence on U.S. federal tax charges.
Snipes was convicted in 2008 of three misdemeanour counts of wilful failure to file his income tax return over a series of years.
And the actor admits the whole experience taught him a hard lesson about celebrity and finance.
He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "Going through the trial woke me up to the significance of what I do. They (prosecutors) said it was the largest and biggest and most important tax case. And I thought, 'Really? What am I missing here? Why would you say that, just because I make movies?'"
But Snipes is accepting of his ongoing legal woes, admitting the trial helped him reach "a good place" in his life: "I've reduced a lot of the stress in my life. I've gotten rid of a lot of things. The light was turned on and a lot of the cockroaches started spinning. I swept them out the door.
"Sometimes you just have to throw things out because they carry a certain energy. Reboot. It's time to reboot."