Today's famous pipe smoker was famous for smoking a pipe. He was also batshit nuts. He was pretty much impossible with girls, unless they had a 'cutting off my ear' fetish, and he was shit at business.
He also ended up being known as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. How famous? He even got a Doctor Who episode in his honor. Not that he got to benefit from it, he was long dead by the time that happened.
Vincent Van Gogh was a pipe smoker. But I wouldn't want to have been him...
Currently Smoking: Ben Wade Canadian + Image Latakia