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article imageHomeless Internet sensation Ted Williams offered film acting role

By Leo Reyes     Jan 9, 2011 in Entertainment
You Tube sensation Ted Williams, whose golden voice captivated millions after a Columbia Dispatch reporter recorded a 97-second video of him while begging in the streets of Columbus, was offered a movie role in Hollywood opposite Jack Nicholson.
Last Monday, the video with sample of his golden voice, was uploaded on YouTube and it quickly spread across the Internet. The following day, the video became so popular and it triggered job offers from various media entities.
On Thursday he was in New York City to appear in morning and night talk shows. At the end of the week, MSNBC had announced Williams would be doing voice-overs for the cable network's "Lean forward" promotional campaign.
In less than a week, Ted Williams is closer to being a Hollywood celebrity.
"As a matter of fact, Jack Nicholson had contacted one of my in-laws who happens to be in Columbus Ohio," Williams told entertainment news program ET.
"They're supposed to be making a movie in which Jack is playing opposite a disc jockey, which he would like me to portray in the movie.", news.com.au reports.
During the week Williams did a voice-over for several commercials involving Kraft Mac and Cheese. He will be paid $10,000 for recording four ads.
But Ted's past is checkered, with drug and alcohol addictions he says he's now free of, as well as numerous arrests for alleged crimes including theft and forgery.
Of all the job offers coming his way, Ted said he's seriously considering one from the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association, whom he "adores."
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