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African American Convert Stars in New 'Saints and Soldiers' Film

Danor Gerald decided to become an actor after being hit with a tennis ball.

While an elementary school student, Gerald was playing a tennis-ball version of dodgeball when he was nailed in the midsection. As he curled up on the ground, classmates quickly gathered around him. He noted their grave concern, saw a humorous opportunity and began squirming and squealing in pain.

"I started to laugh and they threw a fit. 'You are such a faker,'" Gerald said. "Later I realized I had complete control over their emotions for a couple of seconds, and while acting, I could have influence on people. I decided I wanted to be an actor."

Decades later, Gerald continues to fulfill his acting dream.

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