The filmmaker James Toback met Mike Tyson over twenty years ago when Tyson came to meet Robert Downey, Jr. on the set of Toback's film "The Pick-Up Artist." His new documentary "Tyson" allows the boxer to describe the chaotic events of his life and career from his own perspective.
Toback talks about the film and his friendship with Tyson at Screengrab. "Tyson" opens in select theaters on Friday.
James Barber has written about music and movies for Slate, Blender, Good and AlltheMusicNews.com. He is also a record producer, band manager, music business technology consultant and was an A&R guy at Geffen/DGC Records (back in the 90s when that meant something). He has never been a celebrity chef in Canada, even though he gets a lot of internet fan mail for that guy.