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Asner didn't meet Buffett for movie role

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May 11, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

The veteran actor takes on the role of the famed investor in new HBO film Too Big To Fail alongside co-stars James Woods and William Hurt.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show star thoroughly researched the role, but never had the opportunity to come face-to-face with Buffett.

He tells Cindy Adams of the New York Post, "I'd like to meet Buffett, but I'm not the sort to reach out. I don't do those things. Not that type. I handle things sedately."

Too Big To Fail is due to air in the U.S. on 16 May (11).

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