By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Ortiz is focusing on a career in movies and has been taking acting classes in hopes of becoming the next big Hollywood star.
The former Champ talked about it this week:
“Of course there's an opportunity for me (?in Hollywood). I think it's the producer and director giving me an opportunity that I've never had. I'm still a young kid, you know, I've been fighting for this game for almost 15 years now. And the next step, of course it's Hollywood. Of course it's getting into movies but doing the right thing. Doing the acting classes, that's really mandatory. All the biggest actors in the world, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, they still do acting classes, it's mandatory. You gotta do those things and that's what it comes down to. And you have to do them five days a week. It's just like training. When I go into something head first, I have to make sure I go 100-percent and that's what it comes down to. And that's really doing the acting classes. If I want to be an actor, I gotta do acting classes. You're not going to be a fighter by just doing classes a couple times a week. You gotta be a fighter 100-percent, that's what I put my life in, so if I want to be an actor, I gotta do the same thing too.”
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