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Oscar Nominated Actor Kicked Off Plane

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -

The star of "The Blind Side" says he was kicked off a plane because of his size.

Quinton Aaron tried to take a flight from Philadelphia to Rochester, New York but he was booted from the plane.

Aaron, 29, stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 550 pounds. He normally flies first class, but on a connecting flight between Philadelphia and Rochester, N.Y., there weren't any first class seats available, so he needed two economy seats.

He says he usually buys two seats, but only one was available.

Flight attendants politely asked him to leave, and then booked him on a later flight.

Aaron has tackled weight problems before. After his breakout role in "The Blind Side," he started an anti-bullying foundation that deals with childhood obesity.

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