If we were going to make a list of our all-time favorite movie villains, Billy Mitchell, the American-flag-tie-wearing arcade stud from the 2007 documentary 'The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,' would rank alongside Darth Vader and Hannibal Lecter.

In that film, he comes off as an unbeatable, shadowy force capable of anything in order to keep his long-held record on the game Donkey Kong. The problem, of course, is that, unlike Darth Vader and Hannibal Lecter, Billy Mitchell is a real person with a family and a business. Oh, and that the filmmakers behind 'The King of Kong' have been accused of selectively editing their footage to make Mitchell seem like a true villain.

But how much of that depiction is true? And how accurate are the accusations? We will probably never know the full story. But Moviefone was thrilled when, at a recent tournament involving the 1982 TRON arcade game, Billy Mitchell agreed to speak with us about the lessons he learned from taking part in 'The King of Kong.'

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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