Jamie Foxx

Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy. He is also a Grammy Award winning musician, producing two albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped the chart, and Intuition. Foxx was abandoned seven months after birth, and was subsequently adopted and raised in Terrell by his mother's adoptive parents, Estelle and Mark Talley. Foxx had a strict Baptist upbringing and began piano lessons at the age of five by his grandmother's orders. He has often acknowledged his grandmother's influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success. When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx, feeling that it was an ambiguous enough name to disallow any biases. He chose his surname as a tribute to comedian Redd Foxx. From 1996 to 2001, Foxx starred in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, and in 1992 he made his film debut in Toys a comedy directed by Barry Levinson. Following Toys, his first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he portrayed a hard-partying American football player. Foxx has since evolved into a respected dramatic actor. Foxx was featured as taxi ...

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Django Unchained (2012)

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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Kerry Washington

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Kerry Washington

Any Given Sunday (1999)

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

Bait (2000)

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  David Morse  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  David Paymer

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  David Morse  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  David Paymer

Booty Call (1997)

Rushon is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to the next level with his girlfriend, Nikki. But when he calls for a date, she asks to make it a double -- bringing along her brash friend Lysterine, whom Rushon sets up with his lewd buddy, Bunz. Things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Tamala Jones

Rushon is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to the next level with his girlfriend, Nikki. But when he calls for a date, she asks to make it a double -- bringing along her brash friend Lysterine, whom Rushon sets up with his lewd buddy, Bunz. Things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Tamala Jones

Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Taplitz
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Gabrielle Union

Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Taplitz
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Gabrielle Union

Collateral (2004)

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Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Mark Ruffalo

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Mark Ruffalo

Held Up (1999)

While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip & Sip, a convenience ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Rash
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Nia Long  •  Barry Corbin  •  John Cullum

While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip & Sip, a convenience ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Rash
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Nia Long  •  Barry Corbin  •  John Cullum

Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security (2002)

In this concert film, originally broadcast on HBO, Foxx offers up his signature brand of comedy to a sold out crowd at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Vinson
CAST:  Jamie Foxx

In this concert film, originally broadcast on HBO, Foxx offers up his signature brand of comedy to a sold out crowd at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Vinson
CAST:  Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole (1993)

His first stand-up comedy special, a must-have for every Foxx fan. Aired on HBO as his popularity began to soar on TV's "In Living Color" Featuring side-splitting impersonations, Including Michael Jackson, Prince, Mike Tyson and Bill Cosby. The multi-talented Foxx ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rocco Urbisci
CAST:  Jamie Foxx

His first stand-up comedy special, a must-have for every Foxx fan. Aired on HBO as his popularity began to soar on TV's "In Living Color" Featuring side-splitting impersonations, Including Michael Jackson, Prince, Mike Tyson and Bill Cosby. The multi-talented Foxx ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rocco Urbisci
CAST:  Jamie Foxx

Jarhead (2005)

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Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

Miami Vice (2006)

A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Colin Farrell  •  Gong Li  •  Luis Tosar

A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Colin Farrell  •  Gong Li  •  Luis Tosar

Ray (2004)

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Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Kerry Washington  •  Regina King  •  Harry Lennix

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Kerry Washington  •  Regina King  •  Harry Lennix

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)

Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Lynn Whitfield  •  Lee Thompson Young

Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Lynn Whitfield  •  Lee Thompson Young

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

Shade (2003)

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Nieman
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Joe Nicolo  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Carl Mazzocone Sr.

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Nieman
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Joe Nicolo  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Carl Mazzocone Sr.

Stealth (2005)

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Josh Lucas  •  Jessica Biel  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Sam Shepard

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Josh Lucas  •  Jessica Biel  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Sam Shepard

The Great White Hype (1996)

When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Peter Berg  •  Corbin Bernsen

When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Peter Berg  •  Corbin Bernsen

The Kingdom (2007)

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Chris Cooper  •  Jason Bateman

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Chris Cooper  •  Jason Bateman

The Players Club (1998)

Single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. When she meets two dancers from a nearby gentlemen's club, Diana's convinced there's fast money to be made stripping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ice Cube
CAST:  LisaRaye McCoy  •  Dick Anthony Williams  •  Judyann Elder  •  Chrystale Wilson

Single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. When she meets two dancers from a nearby gentlemen's club, Diana's convinced there's fast money to be made stripping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ice Cube
CAST:  LisaRaye McCoy  •  Dick Anthony Williams  •  Judyann Elder  •  Chrystale Wilson

The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ben Chaplin

A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ben Chaplin
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