From his early days on the TV sketch show ‘In Living Color’, to his Oscar-winning turn in ‘Ray,’ Jamie Foxx has proven to have incredible versatility throughout his career. Now, as he switches it up again with an update of the musical ‘Annie,’ let's check out some of his most memorable roles.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Foxx scored as “Steamin'” Willie Beamen of the Miami Sharks, in Oliver Stone’s gritty American football drama. It would be the first role to earn him serious critical acclaim.
Breakin’ All the Rules (2004)
Showing off his rom-com chops, Foxx gets back at his ex by writing a self-help book on getting dumped -- and in turn becomes a best-selling author.
Foxx earned his first Oscar nod for playing Max -- a taxi driver who goes on quite the ride when he picks up a contract killer, played by Tom Cruise, in Michael Mann’s dark, gritty thriller.
This biopic about the life of musician Ray Charles won Jamie Foxx his first Oscar.
Miami Vice (2006)
Colin Farrell and Foxx star as Miami police detectives Crockett and Tubbs in this big-screen adaptation of the hit '80s TV series. Gone were the pastel suits, replaced by Michael Mann’s contemporary suaveness. Oh, but they still looked good.
Busting out the music chops yet again, this ensemble musical about an all-female pop group found Foxx singing opposite Beyonce, among others.
The Soloist (2009)
In this true story, Foxx plays a schizophrenic musician who spirals into homelessness. The film received mixed reviews, but Foxx was praised for his impassioned performance opposite Robert Downey, Jr.
Django Unchained (2012)
As the lead in Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western, Foxx is a former slave who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife and throw a whoopin’ upon those enslaving her.
White House Down (2013)
Playing the President of the United States in this ‘Die Hard’-like action flick, Foxx finds himself looking to Channing Tatum for protection when the White House is suddenly under siege.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Foxx is electrifying (and pretty terrifying) as the blue, veiny-faced villain Electro in this Spidey sequel -- the Oscar-winner's first comic book movie.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
He may not be a boss, but he’s still kind of horrible as Dean “We can’t use profanity here” Jones, an ex-con who consults on murders in this hit comedy. Foxx reprises the roll in the 2014 sequel.
In a new take on the iconic story, Foxx plays a millionaire-turned-mayoral candidate who finds himself charmed by a young orphan girl (Quvenzhane Wallis) who believes that “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.”