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From The Wire to Boardwalk Empire to a starring role alongside RoboCop, the actor gives his tips for getting ahead in the game

Barack Obama says Omar Little is his favourite character in The Wire, which automatically makes the man who played him, Michael Kenneth Williams, an expert on attitude. Add to this the fact that he used to dance for Madonna and George Michael in huge Mc Hammer trousers, is about to star in the 2013 remake of RoboCop, and is back on our screens as the icy Chalky in the third season of Boardwalk Empire, and you have an authority on the fine art of being a badass. Here are his top tips…

Learn to bust a move

"People misconstrue when I say I was a dancer. I was not classically trained. I was a street dancer, and I got to do what I did in the nightclubs of New York City. »

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