Jamie Foxx loved the power his Best Actor Academy Award gave him on the set of Gulf War movie JARHEAD.

The RAY actor picked up the prize halfway through the shoot, and he immediately noticed the extra respect his award granted him when he returned to the set.

Producer DAVID WICK says, "All the young actors were really funny about it.

"They said they felt much better taking orders from him now that he had the Oscar."

But Foxx refused to gloat about his accolade with castmates.

He insists, "But I didn't change that.

"You gotta come in and say, 'I'll still own that a*s, I'll still trash talk him.' You gotta remain in character. You can't beat people over the head with the Oscar. You can only bring that leverage out on people when you need it."