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Perry Owes It All To God

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Feb. 23 2009, Published 1:11 p.m. ET

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With a smash movie Madea Goes to Jail now in theaters, and his own self-named movie studio in Atlanta, Tyler Perry is on top of the world.

But it wasn't always that way for the 39 year-old actor/writer/director. He thanks God for his strength and success.

He told Larry King this weekend that he needed it during 1992, when he was living in his car.

"It was only a three month period that I was actually out on the streets," he said. "When I couldn't afford the pay by the week hotel, I would go and sleep in the car. And it was character building, I think.

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"I'm a man who has always had faith in God and always had faith in what I do. And I always believed that it would work. No matter what happened, it would one day come to pass."


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