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Friday, 26 May 2017

Jamie Foxx: Oprah's intervention made me grow up

Jamie Foxx has revealed an intervention from US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey helped him get his life back on track.
The actor told DJ Howard Stern that Winfrey had rebuked his "gallivanting" and had told him he was "blowing it".
Winfrey, Foxx went on, also arranged a meeting with Sidney Poitier "to make me understand the significance" of being nominated for an Academy Award.
The meeting took place one week before the 2005 Oscars, where Foxx won best actor for playing Ray Charles in Ray.
Foxx, who was also nominated that year for the best supporting actor Oscar, went on to star in Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained.
"You know me, I was going hard," the 49-year-old told Stern this week during an appearance on the latter's radio show.
"I'm having such a good time, and I'm not knowing I'm [expletive] up. I'm drinking, I'm doing every [expletive] thing you can possibly imagine."
"That's not what you want to do," Foxx recalled Winfrey telling him in an unexpected phone call. "I want to take you somewhere."

This led to a visit to Quincy Jones's house, where he was told by the legendary producer: "You're doing good, man, we just don't want you to blow it, baby."
Source By BBC.COM


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