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Jamie Foxx speaks of multifaceted career

October 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The multi-talented Jamie Foxx opened a two-night engagement Friday night at the Nokia Theatre.At 41 years old, Jamie Foxx is a triple threat in Hollywood. He's an Oscar-winning actor, a comedian and a platinum-selling recording artist. He just came out with a new movie, and he's also wrapping up his three-month Blame It tour in Los Angeles.

When asked how it feels to be at the top of the charts at this point in his life, Foxx said, "I think you have to stay current, and you have to listen, like, to my daughter who's 15, and if I'm singing something, and she says, 'Dad, you sound old, wow, you sound your age right there,' so you have to listen to that if you actually want to compete in today's world of music."

Foxx has proven to be serious box-office competition too. His latest movie, "Law Abiding Citizen," hit theaters Friday. He plays a slick prosecutor, starring opposite Gerard Butler in this revenge thriller. Foxx said that it's an intense movie that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

But when he's not on the big screen, he never loses the passion to make people laugh with, for example, impressions of such figures as Ray Charles or even Barack Obama.

It seems like Foxx has done it all, but he said that he can't wait to do the next big comedy film. He's already teaming up with Martin Lawrence.

"He, back in the day, played this character called, Shanaynay on his show, and I played this character called, Wanda on, 'In Living Color.' So we're getting these characters together, and those two characters are going to set the movie world on fire," Foxx said.

For the moment, Foxx will settle for just heating up the crowds with his music at the Nokia Theater. Foxx will perform on the final night of his Blame It tour Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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