Foxx Stays Away From Leading Roles
Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX is happy to play character roles in movies, because he never aimed to be a leading male.
Foxx has supported WILL SMITH in ALI, JOSH LUCAS in STEALTH and TOM CRUISE in COLLATEREL, but went on to win an Academy Award for his portrayal of blues legend RAY CHARLES in RAY.
He explains, "You've got to have a character that you can take now and you're happy to be known for.
"I've been lucky - in ANY GIVEN SUNDAY it was WILLIE BEAMEN, in Collateral it was MAX and in Ali it was BUNDINI. That's where I believe I'm at my best.
"To be the leading man, it's about the celebrity and the looks and it's tough to do that. People who do it great are people like Tom and Will - they're built for that.
"I ain't. I'm more of a character guy."
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