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Watch Tyler Perry Lunge Into Action In A Production Clip From "I, Alex Cross"

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 18, 2011 6:18 AM
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Wooow... now we're talking! :)

Yesterday, Vanessa posted a behind-the-scenes clip of principal photography for Tyler Perry's I, Alex Cross project, currently shooting in Cleveland, OH, which gave us a glimpse of TP in Alex Cross mode.

However, in the below clip, we get to see the man in full-on action! Apparently, TP is doing some of his own stunts, yo! Look at how serious he looks afterward, as he shakes off the shot.

Though I thought he said he had lost a bunch of weight and added on pounds of muscle in preparation for the part. I can't really tell. Can you?

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  • yara | September 19, 2011 1:40 AMReply

    wow! I am so suprise, i am so used to seeing madea and the comedy side but from this video he looks good on action. By the way, did he loose weight? wow! He is looks nice. *wink*

  • lilly | August 22, 2011 10:23 AMReply

    Tyler looks good, so happy he's showing his acting chops in something other than Madea. Gay or Straight, doesn't matter to me as long as he can act. Everyone has a right to protect their private lives. He doesn't owe anybody anything, he did it his way with help from the real people in his life not judgemental characters on the sidelines.

  • misha | August 20, 2011 6:16 AMReply

    *blink* Still not convinced or impressed.

  • Doyle Ray Taylor | August 20, 2011 2:38 AMReply


  • Dankwa Brooks | August 19, 2011 12:31 PMReply

    Agree w/ Jug
    "still a lil’ doughy but that may play to his advantage."
    Maybe this is supposed to be early in the film before his wife is killed or something.

    "The problem with seeing physical activity/stunts recorded on set is that they always look bad. Once it is on film & goes through post (color correction, editing, sound), it becomes brilliant."

    The homophobia in these comments are defamatory. SHAME on all of you!!! Having said that, "Dude" in the white shirt getting up from the table...that's all I'm going to say about that.

    As I want to see the final film I'm hoping to get some free passes as I'm sure they will do to drumb up support. As a fan of 'Lost' Matthew is a REALLY GOOD actor and I'm sure will do a bang up job if anything and again I've never thought Tyler Perry was a bad actor.

  • BluTopaz | August 19, 2011 9:00 AMReply

    That is not the pearl clutching I'm referring to (didn't even see him earlier), but thanks for the production lesson-lol

  • Jug | August 19, 2011 8:53 AMReply

    I meant to say that Link was for you Dankwa :-D

  • Jug | August 19, 2011 8:33 AMReply

    As if right on cue, the second video shows exactly what I'm talking about.

    Second video, Right around the 1:25 Mark:

    Can't believe I'm defending TP but fair is fair.... LMBAO

  • Crew member | August 19, 2011 7:53 AMReply


    The "pearl clutching" you reference is, in fact, the 1st assistant director activating his walkie-talkier to cue the stunt performers and background extras.

  • BluTopaz | August 19, 2011 4:25 AMReply

    The pearl clutching at :07 is funnier than Perry's high top fade afro toupee

  • Adam Scott Thompson | August 19, 2011 3:33 AMReply

    If the video had started five seconds later, I'd have sworn he was diving into the Fountain of Coonery to renew his powers.

  • mochasoul128 | August 19, 2011 2:24 AMReply


    As much as I want to like this...I'm not feeling it. Hopefully it turns out to be a good movie.

  • Cherish | August 19, 2011 2:18 AMReply

    Wait, hold up...

    Are some of you ladies starting to FEEL Tyler Perry?

    In this one scene - is he seriously starting to look GOOD to you??


    This is TYLER PERRY!!!

    When this movie comes out, it is really gonna be interesting....

  • Orville | August 19, 2011 1:38 AMReply

    Maybe if Alex Cross is a success Tyler Perry can prove to audiences he can play the heterosexual leading man role? If Alex Cross is a success it will prove he has range. I think this is a smart move by Tyler because of all the gay and bisexual rumours. If this movie is a hit he might just become a leading man.

  • blah blah | August 18, 2011 12:57 PMReply

    for some reason I half-expected him to be in his Madea gear.

  • JMac | August 18, 2011 11:52 AMReply

    That does look pretty good. Damn...

  • Vanessa | August 18, 2011 10:02 AMReply

    He lost weight? really? hmm.

  • The Old Ruler | August 18, 2011 9:49 AMReply

    It's good to see them showing a feature film in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. I can't hate on TP as Alex Cross. Think about it, black title character and black lead actor. It's all good, folks. @centcreative

  • Jug | August 18, 2011 8:26 AMReply

    @Dee-I have to disagree. The problem with seeing physical activity/stunts recorded on set is that they always look bad. Once it is on film & goes through post (color correction, editing, sound), it becomes brilliant. Behind the scenes clips of BOURNE & CINDERELLA MAN look silly, than on screen you're like "Damn, that's a beast!"

    I mean, yeah , I laughed when he was opening the door too but I bet that shot will look good on film.

  • Darkan | August 18, 2011 8:23 AMReply

    Wow... Is that a hair piece he's wearing? And who was the queens that jump up and stood around him clapping at the end of the take. I can't believe people in this comment section are impressed by that example of pure comedy/skit!!! Stop it Tyler, you're not an action hero and you ain't sexy! Some people can't do everything. :-( SMDH

  • Dee | August 18, 2011 7:51 AMReply

    The only thing i've seen more physically awkward is Jerry Lewis, and he had to practice to achieve that level of comic performance.

  • Chris | August 18, 2011 7:47 AMReply

    Wow hes really breaking ground as the 1st openly black gay action hero!

  • Jug | August 18, 2011 7:28 AMReply

    Hey, I hated Tyler as the choice for Cross, but look at that man...he can JUMP! LOL

    Jokes aside, he "looked" good...still a lil' doughy but that may play to his advantage. Congratz to him there, but I will have to definitely see it to even want to believe it.

  • Afrostyling | August 18, 2011 7:24 AMReply

    Never thought i would ever say this but Tyler Perry looks good.

  • Orville | August 18, 2011 6:52 AMReply

    Tyler Perry looks really good he's lost some weight and he looks fit! Go Tyler!!

  • Tamara | August 18, 2011 6:44 AMReply

    so....take 2? at the end? what powerful lunges you have Mr. TP :-)

  • keepingitreal | August 18, 2011 6:39 AMReply

    Get it now! Make those coins!

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