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Obama look-alike lands a movie role

( Updated: 2015-09-21 11:35

In today's trending, a Chinese man who looks like US President Barak Obama hopes for a movie career, photos of a caring doctor trying to comfort his toddler patient before heart surgery go viral, a young woman shows she is dedicated to education by riding her bike for thousands of kilometers to get to university and blind musicians abandoned as infants discover they are brother and sister.

Obama look-alike lands a movie role

Xiao Jiguo. [Photo/CFP]

Obama look-alike embarks on silver screen career

A Chinese man, Xiao Jiguo, is hoping to embark on a movie career as a low-ranking gangster who looks like US President Barack Obama, foreign media reported.

Xiao, from Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, has been cast in a detective comedy called Huo Bao, scheduled for release next year.

His character, Black Prince Charming punches the main character in a fight scene.

Xiao told Daily Mirror "My character is not the real Obama, but a low-level gangster.

"So when my boss tells me to beat people up, I'd do it," he added.

The 29-year-old Xiao has made appearances as an Obama impersonator and given speeches, even though his English is not very good.

"My English is bad. So when I go on stage to speak, I speak in a mix of real English and fake English. I make it up as I go," he said.

Coincidentally, Xiao shares a blood type with Obama, and his birthday is only one day apart from the US president's.

Xiao did various jobs, including working in a factory and as a security guard for almost 10 years before becoming an entertainer.

Obama look-alike lands a movie role

Xiao Jiguo poses with a fan in Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province, Aug 18, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

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