Mike Tyson Predicts The 2011 Oscars

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Oscar Talk with Mike Tyson Mike Tyson Predicts The 2011 Oscars

Few people would sit down with Mike Tyson and tell him he is wrong. He could say the Earth is flat and most of us would just agree to protect our health. Recently, Leonard Maltin discussed the Oscars with Tyson, resulting in some intriguing opinions from the former boxing champion.

Tyson plays the pretentious movie critic perfectly – accentuating his natural comedic touch. He essentially plays himself as an overly confident movie buff who clearly hasn’t paid attention to movies over the past year. His counterpart, Leonard Maltin, takes his interview seriously enough to keep us laughing – even when Tyson is off camera.

More importantly, Tyson proves he is not a one-hit wonder after his cameo in The Hangover. He does have a great sense of comedic timing and self-deprecating humor to keep his intimidating personality a light-hearted affair.

Watch the Funny or Die video and enjoy Mike Tyson’s unique predictions for the Oscars. The video is slightly NSFW.

The best comment comes right at the start of the video when Tyson confidently explains why Halle Berry and Avatar deserve to walk home with Academy Awards. How can you say no to him?

Few aspects of Mike Tyson’s colorful personality are more hilarious than his use of large words. Simple comments like “[Halle Berry] was stupefying” are funny enough to make the entire video worth a watch. Tyson’s insight into Mark Wahlberg’s ability to fend for himself in the real world is a classic moment as well.

Tyson’s past is checkered, but he has truly opened up over the last few years and found it within himself to poke fun at his own personality. It’s nice to see him take to the cameras, even if it is at the expense of self-promotion for his film, The Pigeon Whisperer. The clip at the end is proof of this year’s true Oscars snub.

Source: Funny or Die

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  1. I too vote Halle Berry for Avatar :)

  2. Halle Berry really blew it when she obtained that restraining order against me.

    I forgive you!


    • haha

  3. I swear I’m gonna get the Mike Tyson tattoo soon.

  4. Gotta admit I thought this was pretty damned funny. Love the (fake, of course) look of unease on Maltin’s face a couple of times. :)


  5. Wow your up late Vic,,, :)

    I’m predicting King and I to win best film.

    I’ll be working the Spirit Awards on Saturday,,, should be fun I think Rain Wilson is hosting. I really shoud check,,, :)

    • Late night screening of Drive Angry and I needed to get the review written and published.


    • I thought it was Joel Machale

  6. Kings Speech. Whatever its called,,,,,,,,

  7. i couldn’t watch the entire video..
    it ruins his image in my head… ROTFL

    “are there any movie this year we left out?”
    “Yes! BIG time! my movie!…”


  8. @caroluzz,
    Mike Tyson did produce a documentary in 2010. It was called, “Tyson”…

    I’ve been meaning to get my hands on it cheap. I’ve heard its pretty compelling.

  9. Can’t watch the video. Keeps saying error #2048. Never had an issue before :(. Weak sauce!

    • Sorry, Sully – it’s not our video, belongs to Funny or Die.


  10. Ill pass on watching the rapist doing light hearted comedy.

  11. Hmm my comment that I’ll pass on watching Tyson the rapist do light hearted comedy seems to have dissapeared.

    Hopefully, a warranted perspective isnt arbitrarily deleted because it doesnt make nice with opinions expressed in this piece.

  12. Nope, the comment is now back. Wth.

    I refreshed a few times and even opened a different type browser to make sure i wasnt jumping the gun. Grrrrr…..


    • Netshark,

      We never delete comments just because they disagree with our reviews or articles.


      • Mike Tyson will.

  13. God I wouldn’t say no to that man. His face scares me.