Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx is an American actor, comedian, and singer born in 1967 in Terrell, Texas. Foxx originally rose to stardom as a stand-up comedian and on the television comedy show In Living Color. Foxx has also been featured in movies such as Ray, Collateral, Any Given Sunday, Miami Vice, Booty Call, Django Unchained and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He has also released the albums Peep This, Unpredictable, Intuition,and Best Night of My Life. Foxx’s hit songs include Unpredictable, Can I Take U Home,and DJ Play a Love Song. He has won awards such as an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and two Grammy Awards.

26 May, 2017

Foxx: I doubted West on Slow Jamz

Makes Statement

Foxx says he was convinced Slow Jamz, his 2003 Kanye West and Twista collaboration, would bomb. Foxx was attempting to relaunch his singing career by throwing house parties in LA when he first met Kanye, then an up-and-coming rapper who had just survived a car crash.

I would throw parties just so I could get into music. I had a studio in my house, and when I had music people over, I said, ‘Leave some music in my studio,’ ’cause I was trying to get on. In walks this kid with a backpack on, jaw’s a little busted; it’s Kanye West. I asked Kanye to perform, so he did this freestyle and I said, ‘Oh my God, you’re about to be bigger than life!’.

However, Foxx wasn’t so sure about Kanye’s ability to make hits after West told him to sing the song with less of an R&B feel.

He said, ‘Don’t do that. Things have changed, just sing it simple. So when I sing the song, I’m thinking in my mind, ‘This song ain’t gonna work’. I do the song begrudgingly, leave and do a bad movie for six weeks, come back, [and] when I get back, my homie  said, ‘You know that song you said was bad? It’s number one in the country!’

16 Mar, 2015

On Air interiew

Interview

Seacrest interviews Foxx during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his single You Changed Me. 

It’s great for me because it’s not too, too young, which my daughter always reminds me, ‘Don’t get too young. My daughter is always on me even when I was trying to wear ‘too young’ of a shoe. With this music, I let her hear the music and she said, ‘Dad, that’s it. You’re young, it’s fly, it’s grown’.

19 Dec, 2014

Annie

Foxx plays Will Stacks, a cell phone mogul, billionaire, and NYC mayoral candidate, in this musical directed by Will Gluck. In an effort to restore his image, Stacks invites foster child Annie to lunch for a photo op but Annie convinces him that he should become her guardian instead. Co-starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, and Rose Byrne.

But it was great to be able to come and watch Quvenzhané and have my daughter watch someone, you know, her size, you know, and see her being so magical in this movie…. It was just great.

Annie Official Final Trailer (2014) – Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis Movie HD

30 Jul, 2014

Foxx rumored to play Tyson

Foxx is rumored to be taking on the role of Tyson in an untitled biopic has yet to find a studio. This will be Foxx’s second venture into the world of boxing as he played  Muhammad Ali’s corner man in Ali .

4 May, 2013

Jamie Foxx interview

Interview

Winfrey interviews Jamie Foxx  and talks about being a SNL host and his music career.

In different forms at different times. When I’m in the studio, I’m completely focused on music. But it’s tough for me when I’m with other musicians, as it makes me think of my childhood. When I was younger, I was funny, but I really only wanted to be a recording artist. I just didn’t get the chance – until recently.

Jamie Foxx's Life-Changing Lessons | Oprah's Next Chapter | Oprah Winfrey Network

2012

Django Unchained

Directs

Tarantino releases Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story follows Django, played by Foxx, who is on a quest to free his wife from slavery with the help of Dr. King Schultz, played by Waltz.

… There’s two types of violence in this film: There’s the brutal reality that slaves lived under for … 245 years, and then there’s the violence of Django’s retribution. And that’s movie violence, and that’s fun and that’s cool, and that’s really enjoyable and kind of what you’re waiting for.

Django Unchained – Official Trailer (HD)

1 Apr, 2011

Rio

Foxx stars in Rio as Nico in this animated film. This film follows Blu, a domesticated macaw from a small town in Minnesota. Blu decides to travels to Rio de Janeiro, where he meets  Jewel. He then decides to take an adventure with Jewel that will lead them to making new friends and battle common enemies. Co-starring Anna Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and George Lopez.

Yeah, this is my first one. For me, I was just trying to act. I was doing all these things and (director) Carlos was like, “You’re not actually on film.” You actually have to get the voice right, which I felt was the greatest challenge. We just saw some of it for the first time and it blew me away. It’s got the wow factor.

Rio – Official Trailer | HQ

31 Jan, 2010

Wins Grammy

Grammy

Foxx and T-Pain win the Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for Blame It.

It was just great to be able to collab. and it was gracious of the Grammys to be able to be nominated.

52nd Grammy Awards – Jamie Foxx and T-Pain

1 Dec, 2005

O Magazine Interview

Interview

Foxx gives his thoughts on why winning an Oscar caught him off guard:

Winning the Oscar. Everybody was crying. Speedy, a friend I’ve known since I was Eric Bishop, and all the other guys couldn’t hold back. Because it’s like this: Halle and Denzel are supposed to win the Oscars. Speedy and I were always just a couple of Wet Willies [pranksters] with cops harassing us. You know how our folks are: When one of us wins, we all just want to celebrate.

O Magazine interview

Interview

Foxx talks to Winfrey for O Magazine about the most successful event in his career.

Winning the Oscar. Everybody was crying. Speedy, a friend I’ve known since I was Eric Bishop, and all the other guys couldn’t hold back. Because it’s like this: Halle and Denzel are supposed to win the Oscars. Speedy and I were always just a couple of Wet Willies [pranksters] with cops harassing us. You know how our folks are: When one of us wins, we all just want to celebrate.

27 Feb, 2005

Wins Oscar

Oscar

Foxx wins best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the based on a true story movie Ray at the 77th annual academy awards.

Yeah, you’re ready. That’s the Ray Charles. Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles, for living.

Jamie Foxx Wins Best Actor: 2005 Oscars

Wins Oscar

Oscar

Foxx wins Best Actor for his performance in Ray.

I got a chance to meet a whole lot of people, experiencing this. And other people I want to thank, I want to thank my sister; four foot eleven of nothing but pure love. I want to thank my daughter for telling me just before I got up here, “If you don’t win, Dad, you’re still good.

Jamie Foxx Wins Best Actor: 2005 Oscars

19 May, 1994

Jamie Foxx interview

Interview

Jamie Foxx is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how he got a record deal because of his exposure on Hall’s show. He does an acapella of various music that he improvises.

What I do is I take different songs and ladies like Luther when I (sing), ‘I need to have you next to me…in more way than one and I refuse to leave when I see the morning son!’

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