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Former Boxing Champion Mike Tyson arrived at the Cannes Film Festival with his family in tow for the unveiling of his new film titled ‘Tyson’. The film,which documents the Boxer’s rise and fall over the years,premiered on Friday (May 16).
A sympathetic portrayal of heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson brought one of the most fearsome and controversial fighters in the sport’s history to the red carpet at the Cannes film festival.
Selecting from hours of documentary footage and mixing fight sequences with interviews and photographs, director James Toback tells the story of the boxer’s climb from his impoverished childhood to the pinnacle of his sport and dramatic fall.
Like Serbian director Emir Kusturica’s documentary on soccer legend Diego Maradona, which is showing out of competition next week, “Tyson” paints the picture of a charismatic but troubled champion whose image transcended his own sport.
“In the course of the film, Tyson moves from someone you might think you’d want to steer well clear of to a man you might actually want to meet and speak with, which is a significant accomplishment,” trade paper Variety said in its review.
Tyson himself, his face tattooed and looking significantly heavier in a grey suit than in the days of his prime, mounted the red carpet at the film’s opening night to loud applause from onlookers and festival-goers. READ MORE
In all,Tyson has six children: Gena, Mikey, Rayna, Amir, Miguel, and Exodus. Rayna and Amir are from his second wife and it is documented that the rest of his children are from several different women.(Wikipedia)