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Michael Jackson Wanted To Be A Movie Star, Diary Entries Reveal

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Michael Jackson was staging a comeback concert just before he died, and now, new notes discovered in the singer's diary reveal that he had plans for more than just a music tour—Jackson wanted to pursue roles in movies, too.

The New York Post reports that Jackson saw starring on the silver screen as the way to immortality. He reportedly wrote the following in a secret journal:

“If I don’t concentrate [on] film, no immortalization...[I want to be] better than Kelly and Astaire . . . the greatest the likes of Chaplin Michelangelo Disney. These men Demanded Perfection Innovation always.”

It's not clear how the diaries were obtained, and the Post adds that there's no date on the writings, so there's no way to know how recent his plans for a movie career were.

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The new revelations about the star's secret wishes aren't the first to come out since his death. Back in July, his mother, Katherine, stated in a deposition that Jackson had always said he didn't want to be dancing at the age of 50, which is how old he was when he died.

Jackson's family, who is suing concert promoter AEG, now wants the diary entries to be permitted in court, to prove that Jackson had money-making plans for the future.