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Tyler Perry poses with Oprah

Film and television genius Tyler Perry (right) poses with TV legend Oprah Winfrey before the AFI Fest premiere of Precious at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. The date was November 1, 2009. Oprah was a big deal, but Tyler Perry was one of the few who could stand toe-to-toe with her in terms of output, audiences, and financial success. Tyler Perry was born in 1969, so he turned 40 the year this photo was taken.

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