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Foxx is a schizoid

Aug. 17, 2007by: Mike Sampson

DREAMGIRLS didn't get Jamie Foxx any Oscar love so this time he's going with so much Oscar bait voters will HAVE to pay attention. Get this: in the upcoming DreamWorks drama THE SOLOIST, he'll play a musical prodigy (Oscar bait #1) who suffers from schizophrenia (Oscar bait #2), became homeless (#3) and eventually turns his life around with the help of a reporter (#4). Take that Oscar voters! As you might expect, Foxx, who already knows how to play the piano, is currently learning strings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (he plays his own instruments!). With any luck maybe he'll get a lobotomy to make himself literally go crazy to better become the part. Now that would be dedication to the craft. Joe Wright (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE) will direct the film from a script by Susannah Grant (an Oscar winner!). Filming is expected to begin in January. Foxx can be seen next this fall in the Peter Berg political thriller THE KINGDOM.

Extra Tidbit: How STEALTH was ignored by Oscar voters is beyond me.
Source: Variety

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11:17AM on 08/18/2007
Well Wesley was also homeless and his life was somewhat turned around by being discovered on the street. But I agree, the only film treatment Wesley's had was a documentary before he died. Sorry if it sounds like I'm on a crusade, but Wesley's like a legend here in Chicago and I just hate to see shit like that
Well Wesley was also homeless and his life was somewhat turned around by being discovered on the street. But I agree, the only film treatment Wesley's had was a documentary before he died. Sorry if it sounds like I'm on a crusade, but Wesley's like a legend here in Chicago and I just hate to see shit like that
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1:54AM on 08/18/2007
Sounds a bit like Shine really doesn't it? WELL DOESN'T IT???
Sounds a bit like Shine really doesn't it? WELL DOESN'T IT???
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7:05PM on 08/17/2007
wow mfdave, that is close. although it was only the schizophrenia part. I think i would actually like to see a biography on that guy than a fake biography with Foxx. Willis sounds much more interesting.
wow mfdave, that is close. although it was only the schizophrenia part. I think i would actually like to see a biography on that guy than a fake biography with Foxx. Willis sounds much more interesting.
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2:48PM on 08/17/2007
That's bullshit. That's almost exactly like the real life story of Wesley Willis. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out: [link]
That's bullshit. That's almost exactly like the real life story of Wesley Willis. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out: [link]
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1:27PM on 08/17/2007
How STEALTH wasn't ignored by Foxx's agent is beyond me.
How STEALTH wasn't ignored by Foxx's agent is beyond me.
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