Go Shoot Yourself: Evaluating the Acting Chops of Directors Who Cast Themselves

Tyler Perry

Actor. Director. Writer. Producer. Author. Songwriter. Playwright. In 2011, Forbes said Tyler Perry was the highest paid man in entertainment (he had earned $130 million in the previous year alone). And while he isn't afraid to delve into the dramatic side of life, Perry's greatest success will always be associated with Madea, a thuggish old lady played by Perry himself. Sort of like a real-life version of Tootsie.

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