OSCAR-winner Cuba Gooding JR is showing off his breakdancing skills in his new movie The Fighting Temptations.

The movie star was a breakdancer before he became an actor and he took part in Lionel Richie's Olympics closing ceremony in 1984.

He says, "I was one of his official breakdancers. I was one of those kids on my little cart board breakdancing with a group of guys.

"We did a couple of videos and stuff. I did some gymnastic work and stuff, so I knew it would come in handy one day."

28/08/2003 01:49