Michael Jackson Wanted to Play 'Spider-Man,' 'Willy Wonka'

"Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson" reveals new details on singer.
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We're moving on to shocking, new details about the king of pop, revealed in a brand-new biography out today, called "untouchable, the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." Nick watt sat down with randal sullivan. Reporter: It's called "the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." Despite his wealth, michael had only one credit card. In one case, a phone call where he's asking for $500,000. It was like a french fry bag and gave it to michael. That was an in joke of, I want you to supersize this order. Reporter: And he wanted to be an actor. Michael was tired of being a song and dance man. He didn't want to perform on stage from the time -- well, from the time of the history tour, which was 1995, '96. Reporter: He wanted to play spider-man on film. And we he wanted to play willy wonka. He was not chosen for either role. He was desperate for true friendship. Diana didn't want to be his friend? She didn't. You know, for lack of a better word, I think she was a little creeped out by him. Reporter: After three years of research, sullivan, a hard journalist, was left with this. I developed a deep affection for michael that I didn't see coming. Reporter: For "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles.

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