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MIKE TYSON

It wasn't easy for James [Toback, the director of Tyson] to persuade me to do the documentary, then to come to Cannes. I'm glad I did. The reception at the screening was incredible. The people in Cannes have been so friendly. In contrast, I think I could win the Nobel Peace Prize and it wouldn't change the opinion that people have of me in the United States. I didn't watch any films. I didn't even watch the documentary that I'm in. I left the theatre as soon as it started. I think that it's too personal to me and I think that I'd watch it one day, but alone in my room and definitely not in Cannes.

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