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VING RHAMES SHOULD HAVE WON AN OSCAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I gave this movie 10 stars (I wish I could have given it more). I have NEVER EVER EVER in my life seen an actor portray a character more accurately and precisely than Ving Rhames portrays Don King. In fact, the first few times that I watched the movie, I thought he actually WAS Don King. I only wish this movie had been released in theaters; I guarantee you, Ving Rhames would have won an Oscar as Best Actor. He has Don King's mannerisms, voice inflection, quirks and idiosyncrasies down to a T (and I mean a CAPITAL T). Believe me when I tell you that Ving Rhames lives, breathes, and eats the essence of Don King. I have never EVER EVER seen an actor portray a character so effectively. Again, I gave it 10 stars, but wish I could have given it 25 stars for Ving Rhames performance.
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