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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York in this April 18, 2012 file photograph. New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr on July 31, 2012, after the actor allegedly pushed a bartender twice during a dispute in the city's renowned French Quarter.LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr was hit with an arrest warrant Tuesday after he allegedly pushed a female bartender twice during a late-night dispute at a bar in New Orleans, police said.

The bartender told police that Gooding arrived at the Bourbon Street bar around three in the morning with a group of people.

Customers soon recognized the Jerry McGuire star and started asking him to pose for pictures with them.

"The bartender said Gooding soon became very aggravated with them," police said in a statement.

The bartender said she approached Gooding and asked him to calm down, at which point he "allegedly pushed her away with an open hand."

A coworker called police and the bartender told Gooding that he needed to leave.

"Gooding then allegedly pushed her again, and left the bar," police said, adding that he is wanted for "municipal battery."

A spokesperson for Gooding was not immediately available for comment.

Gooding won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role as an arrogant football player – whose line "Show me the money!" became a catchphrase – in the 1996 hit Jerry McGuire which starred Tom Cruise.

He has also played supporting roles in hits like Pearl Harbor, A Few Good Men, and the 1992 boxing film Gladiator and had a lead role in the Spike Lee film Boyz in the Hood.

In recent years his films have not had a great deal of commercial success and most have gone straight to DVD without a wide release in theaters.

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