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Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, producer, and comedian.
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As a kid, I was scared of losing my mind. In Terrell, Texas, where I grew up, there was a guy that would walk down the street talking to himself. And I used to watch him and feel uneasy. And there was a sanitarium where people would say, ‘That’s where all the crazy people go.’ It really sort of frightened me. Jamie Foxx
If you look at how long the Earth has been here, we’re living in the blink of an eye. So, whatever it is you want to do, you go out and do it. Jamie Foxx
I went to college on a classical piano scholarship. My grandmother made me practice one full hour a day. Every day. Man. I thought all she wanted was for me not to have any fun. Next thing you know, you have a career in music. Now, not everybody’s going to go on and be Mozart or Michael Jackson. But music makes you smarter. Jamie Foxx
Every two, three years there is a movie about the Holocaust because they want you to remember and they want you to be reminded of what it was. When was the last time you seen a movie about slavery? Jamie Foxx
She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you. Jamie Foxx
If I were an animal, I would be an eagle. Jamie Foxx
I’m bad on Valentine’s Day, but even worse on Christmas. I go shopping at nine o’clock on December 24th every year. Nobody else is there. I’m in Toys’R’Us all by myself. I get there five minutes before closing. Jamie Foxx
In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness? Jamie Foxx
That’s what’s great about the arts. Everything inspires you, and you get a chance to grow from watching other people and how they do their work. Jamie Foxx
When I was growing up in Terrell, Texas, I felt that it was not where I was supposed to be. I knew that I was meant for a different destination. I think that the minute I was born, there was something inside telling me where I would go, it’s like energy – an intangible destiny. Jamie Foxx
We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn’t have a sort of influence. It does. Jamie Foxx
Having a stage name is like having a Superman complex. I go into the telephone booth as Eric Bishop and come out as Jamie Foxx. Jamie Foxx
I’ve been a sports fan all my life, and like most other actors, I’m convinced I could have been a pro athlete if Hollywood hadn’t come calling. Jamie Foxx
I really wanted to just be a musician. I didn’t want to be anything else, but I was funny and all that. Jamie Foxx
I try to be as honest and open as I am with everything that I do because it’s just, um, It helps me, you know, like whether it’s stand up or singing or act. I just try to stay true. Jamie Foxx
A lot of people may not know how competitive it is to play classical music, because when you think about it, the music that you’re playing is music that’s been here for years. And all you’re trying to do is improve upon it when you play. Jamie Foxx
I remember meeting President Obama and looking at him, thinking, ‘Damn, this dude is really our president. He really went out and did it!’ If you look at stories like that, and other stories that I’m sure you could compare to, it’s just about freeing your mind and taking those guards down. Jamie Foxx
I have about 20 to 25 platonic relationships with women all across the board from professional to artistic and they always give little clues on what they like. Jamie Foxx
Also, I think having that comic gene kind of makes you look at things in a different way. If you take yourself so seriously, eventually you end up one of those people having a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on their lives. You see them drawing the curtains and they don’t even realize that they’ve kind of drifted off somewhere. Jamie Foxx
Actually, music gave me the support when I needed it. I would never have gone to college unless I’d gotten a piano scholarship. And now I’m so glad I got to learn to play the cello, which is a different experience, you’re flexing a different muscle, but it’s beautiful because it is music. Jamie Foxx
It’s hard to be a celebrity nowadays. It’s not about your track record anymore. If you have a great movie, you’re good. If not, people are ready to write you off. I think the only ones who are really winning are people like Will Smith. People go, ‘Oh, it’s Will Smith. I’ve got to see him, whatever he’s in.’ Jamie Foxx
I never planned to win an Oscar. When I auditioned for ‘Ray,’ I was just thinking about what a great project it would be. Jamie Foxx
But don’t get caught out there looking goofy. It’s weird. When you do something that stinks, it’s going to last forever on the Internet. There’s always someone in the audience with a camera phone and if you’re not 100%, you’re going to be watching yourself on YouTube. Jamie Foxx
Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles, for living. Jamie Foxx
You know what? I never really factor Hollywood into anything. I’m a black actor, so I can’t really control what Hollywood thinks. I gotta go do my thing, and my jokes have got to be funny. Whatever I do has got to be great. Jamie Foxx
My homies that are around me never give me that ‘star pass.’ I’ve hung out with some stars who are playing basketball and everyone let’s them score all the baskets. Shooting pool, they let them make all the shots. My homies don’t let me get away with that. Jamie Foxx
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