"Tyson" is a 1995 biographical sports drama film directed by Uli Edel. The movie chronicles the life and career of the renowned American heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson. It depicts Tyson's rise to fame, his tumultuous personal life, and his eventual fall from grace.
The film showcases Tyson's troubled upbringing in Brooklyn, his introduction to boxing as a way to escape his troubled surroundings, and his rapid ascent to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history. It also delves into his complex relationships, including his turbulent marriage to actress Robin Givens and his close bond with his trainer and mentor, Cus D'Amato.
"Tyson" explores themes of ambition, fame, and the effects of celebrity culture on an individual's life. It provides an intimate portrayal of Tyson's struggles with his personal demons, including his tumultuous temperament, legal issues, and public controversies. The film received critical acclaim for its raw and powerful performances, particularly from Michael Jai White, who portrays Tyson, and Paul Winfield, who portrays Cus D'Amato. It offers an unflinching and honest look into the life of one of boxing's most iconic and controversial figures.