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Old February 9 2009, 10:12 PM   #7
Basil
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Re: Perry On Abrams And 'Star Trek XI'

Tyler Perry is an enormously successful writer/director/actor, but a lot of people haven't heard of him because we're still in the ridiculous mindset in provincial America that if a film or TV project has a mostly "minority" cast, it must only be for minorities. He may seem full of himself -- and he probably is, yet somewhat deservedly so because he's a self-made success -- but his projects rake in the bucks and are highly influential. Given how projects for and by minorities are often relegated to a "lesser than" status in Hollywood, he's overcome significant barriers to get to where he is today.
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