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Ex-NFL Running Back

Gunning For Hollywood Career

... Just Like My Dad

4/13/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Pimpin' ain't easy ... and neither is breaking into Hollywood ... but former NFL running back Justin Fargas is giving it a shot with some help from his famous father -- aka Huggy Bear

TMZ Sports spoke with the former Oakland Raiders RB who tells us ... now that his playing days are over (after 7 years in the league), he's focusing on becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. 

"I've been developing a screenplay. I'm hoping to get a project going very soon. My brother is in film production and my dad's an actor. I'd like to team up and make it a family thing."

His dad's not just "an actor" -- he's Antonio Fargas, who played notorious mega-pimp Huggy Bear on the classic "Starsky & Hutch" TV show. 

"[My dad's] excited about [my screenplays]," Justin says ... "We share ideas. He wants to work with me. You know there's a role for him." 

Justin says he's dead serious about his new career -- and even met with "Friday Night Lights" director Peter Berg at the NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp to get some pointers.

"I told him I was working on a super hero movie. I said, 'when I finish I want you to read it.' He said he'd 'be all ears.'  I'm definitely going to send it to him when it's done."

Justin says he's still a month away from completing his first screenplay. 

In the meantime, check out Antonio in action -- seriously ... best. pimp. ever. 

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Mr Barcliff    

I WISH THIS STORY ALSO INCLUDED ANTONIO FARGAS' OTHER WORK, HE DIDNT JUST PLAY "PIMPS" AND THOUGH IT MAY SEEM TO BE A COMPLIMENT WHEN WRITING ABOUT HIS DAD, CALLING HIM A PIMP AND THE BEST EVER ISNT EXACTLY A GOOD THING FOR A WELL-ROUNDED ACCOMPLISHED ACTOR. I HAVE NO CLUE WHO WROTE THIS STORY AND OTHERS LIKE IT BUT, REGARDLESS OF WHO, ITS COMPLETELY SHOWING WHEN IT COMES TO BLACL AFRICANS LIVING IN AMERICA, THIS TMZ STAFF AND THOSE THAT PROCEEDED IT HAVE NO TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF BLACK AFRICANS LIVING IN AMERICA. TO SEE ONLY ANTONIO MENTIONED AS A "PIMP" AND BEING CALLED HUGGY BEAR ACTUALLY SADDENS HIS FANS AS I DOUBT PEOPLE CALL PACINO "SCARFACE" NOR DID THEY CALL MARLON BRANDO HIS GOD FATHER MOVIE'S CHARACTERS NAME! TRY AND TRULY SHOW THAT ACTORS ARE RESPECTED AND DUE RESEARCH ABOUT THEM BECAUSE IT WOULD BE LIKE AFTER WHOEVER WROTE THIS LEAVES TMZ ALL THAT IS MENTIONED AFTER WORKING FOR NBC AND ABC AND THE NEW YORK TIMES, ALL THAT WAS MENTIONED OF WHO WROTE THIS WAS THE FUNNY STORIES WRITTEN ON TMZ, MOST ON TMZ IM SURE HAVE DEGREES AND ARE SMART AND INTELLIGENT THOUGH THATS NOT WHAT TMZ SELLS, IM NOT STUPID AND KNOW TO ATTAIN A JOB LIKE THIS TAKES HARD WORK AND TALENT AND EDUCATION COMBINED. SO THE RESPECT YOU WOULD WANT AND DESIRE, GIVE TO THOSE YOU WRITE STORIES ABOUT. NO ACTOR WHOSE DONE AS WELL AS ANTINIO FARGAS FROM WHEN BLACK EXPLOTATION WAS MOSTLY ALL THE WORK THEY HAD TO GET UNTIL HE DID "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" RECENTLY AND ROLES AFTERWARD WANTS TO SEE THERE WORK AS "PIMPS" LISTED AS THE BEST WORK OR APPEAR TO BE PORTRAYED AS SUCH. MR. FARGAS BEING HUMBLE, HE WOULD NEVER COMMENT ON THIS, HE'S A VERY GREAT ACTOR. BUT JUST LIKE IN THE 1970'S, HES BEING TREATED LIKE THE CHARACTERS HE PLAYED. I MEAN DO YOU THINK HE WANTED TO BE "HUGGY BEAR" OR WOULD HE HAVE PREFERRED TO BE STARSKY OR HUTCH? JUST ASKING!!!! GIVE THE RESPECT AND LOVE THAT ACTORS/ACTRESSES AND ALL ENTERTAINERS AND ATHLETES DESERVE AS YOU WOULD DESIRE!!! LGNM

109 days ago
2.

mania    

Turdy bear

109 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

I wish him luck.

108 days ago

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