Mike Tyson was just being himself when he met the Hangover cast, but he didn’t realize that he was featured in the movie.
The 54-year-old heavyweight told Tony Robbins he met Zach Galifianakis and fellow co-stars during a night out. “I met the guys in a club, they were in the VIP section and I said ‘This is where I normally sit, nobody’s normally here’. So I went I went in there, I’m checking these guys to see what they’re doing in my section. It was Zach, the other guy, and he said ‘We’re going to be in a movie with you’ and I said ‘Yeah? When?’ And he said ‘Tomorrow.’
Tyson continued, “And I didn’t know as I was drinking and smoking back then, doing drugs so I didn’t know I was involved in the movie. So eventually I had to go and do the movie and it was a success. “
Mike portrayed himself in the 2007 movie when Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper stole one of the boxer’s famous tigers.
In a 2012 interview with Yahoo Sports, Mike Tyson revealed that he was high off cocaine while filming. “I was a mess. I was overweight. I was a pig, high on cocaine.”
Later in the interview he explained that he developed a friendship with Cooper, which led to his cameo in Hangover 2. “Bradley is a really good guy. Really awesome guy, he’s doing really well too.”