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White Sox' Adam Dunn: Big dude debuts on big screen

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If you're 6-6, 285 pounds like Adam Dunn, the big screen seems like a good fit.

Movie buffs will decide for themselves when the White Sox designated hitter's bit part in "Dallas Buyers Club," starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Steve Zaun, is unveiled this summer.

Dunn wasn't exactly giving himself rave reviews on Wednesday from the Sox training camp.

"No, I'll never be an actor,'' Dunn said. "That would be a negative.''

Dunn plays a bartender who has speaking lines in the film.

"We took like 20-something takes each time. I haven't seen the final product, so keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully, I made it.

"It was fun. I didn't realize how much work goes into a production like that. It was cool. It was fun. Those guys put in some long days."

McConaughey plays a character who is fighting AIDS.

"To see those guys in action, that was probably the coolest part of it," said Dunn, who did the filming in New Orleans. "To see how intense, how in-character they are 24-7. To be a good actor, I guess that's what it takes, so I'll never be a good actor."

Dunn got involved in the film with former AA minor league pitcher Joe Newcomb, a friend who has a stake in production of the movie.

"It's probably going to be pretty awesome.''

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