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Though he's starred in a number of serious-minded films including "Atl," "American Gangster" and the 2010 heist actioner "Takers," Tip "T.I." Harris had never ventured into comedy until landing a supporting role in this weekend's Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy laffer "Identity Thief." Nevertheless, the rapper-turned-actor wasn't nervous about testing his chops in the new genre thanks to some advice he once received from "Gangster" co-star Denzel Washington (or, as Tip likes to call him, "D.W."). "I learned from my partner D.W., man, Denzel Washington - I call him D.W. - he told me 'Man, just come here and do what they brought you »

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