Jamie Foxx: Oprah’s intervention made me grow up

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Jamie Foxx has revealed an intervention from US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey helped him get his life back on track.

The actor told DJ Howard Stern that Winfrey had rebuked his “gallivanting” and had told him he was “blowing it”.

Winfrey, Foxx went on, also arranged a meeting with Sidney Poitier “to make me understand the significance” of being nominated for an Academy Award.

The meeting took place one week before the 2005 Oscars, where Foxx won best actor for playing Ray Charles in Ray.

Foxx, who was also nominated that year for the best supporting actor Oscar, went on to star in Quentin Tarantino’s western Django Unchained.

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Source: BBC
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