His most recent film was a starring role in Django Unchained where he plays a slave turned Bounty Hunter on a quest to find and free his wife. The film is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and it is gruesome, disturbing but funny at the same time. What is great about Jamie is that he is unafraid to redefine himself in the entertainment field. Most people who try to do something different from what they got famous for usually fail and loose their popularity. Not Jamie;he just makes us want to look even closer at what he is doing now.
He was born Eric Marlon Bishop and was an adopted grandson who was the class clown and teacher’s pet throughout school that also managed yo be the star of the high school football team. His town was a safe town where there wasn’t any shootings unless someone felt like shooting at a squirrel. They love him so much in Terrell Texas, his home town, that they celebrated Jamie Foxx Day in 2009.
Jamie received a scholarship to study classical piano but 2 years later on a dare he tried performing stand up comedy and took on the name Jamie Foxx to sound more female because women comics were treated better than male comics. Soon he became famous for his comedy and his wild parties. At one of his parties there was a woman who only wore high heals and her cell phone. Some of his party boy moves were seen in his 1997 movie called Booty Call.
He moved on to better quality movies like the 1999 movie called Any Given Sunday directed by Oliver Stone where he showed off his Football skills to his coach played by Al Pacino. After meeting Oprah and Sidney Poitier he calmed down and took his image more seriously and appeared in more movies alongside other accomplished actors. His Grandmother who raised him died just months before he received his greatest accomplishment, his Oscar but he says that his first love is his love of music.