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Billy Crystal's 'Monsters Inc.' Character Is His Favorite

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Billy Crystal, he voice behind Mike Wazowski of
Billy Crystal, he voice behind Mike Wazowski of "Monsters Inc."

With over 35 years in showbusiness, Billy Crystal has played some iconic roles: Morty the Mime of "This Is Spinal Tap," Dr. Ben Sobel as seen in "Analyze This" and "Analyze That," and of course Harry Burns from the Nora Ephron-scripted "When Harry Met Sally..."

Crystal's favorite role, however, isn't one of those characters. Rather, it's Mike Wazowski, the one-eyed animated monster Crystal voiced in "Monsters, Inc."

In an interview with THR, Crystal said of Mike Wazowski, “He’s my favorite character I’ve ever played.”

With $255 million in domestic grosses, "Monsters Inc." is Crystal's biggest box office hit. He gets the chance to return to his most cherished role in the upcoming "Monsters University," a prequel to the original film, which is due out on June 21, 2013. Audiences won't have to wait that long to see Crystal, though: He's also teaming up with Bette Midler for the holiday release of "Parental Guidance."

For more on Billy Crystal, head over to THR.

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