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Mike Tyson Aims for Movie Star Title

December 4, 2010 (3:27 am) GMT
Getting accolades for his role in 'The Hangover', the former boxing champion said he just wants to have fun as an actor.
Mike Tyson

is hoping his popular turn in "" will lead to a full-time career as a movie star. The former boxer appeared in the successful 2009 comedy playing himself, and he's set to return for another cameo role in the upcoming sequel.

Tyson has also enjoyed small parts in TV shows such as "" and ", and he is now focusing all his efforts on becoming a professional actor. He tells TV newsman , "Yes. I'm pursuing an acting career."

When King asked if Tyson wants to be a movie star, he replied, "If possible, yes. I just want to have fun. I take myself too seriously and that's not fun."

Tyson also admits he's glad "The Hangover" director Todd Phillips has given him the opportunity to showcase his acting skills to a wider audience, adding, "I've got a lot of reviews and a lot of people gave me accolades and I'm just very grateful... I could have been going in a different direction right now. And I'm just pretty grateful."

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