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Jamie Foxx Is "The Soloist'

I couldn't help but laugh at the two photos to the left and below of Jamie Foxx, even though he is in costume for his role as Nathanial Ayers, the real-life musical prodigy, who developed schizophrenia in his second year at Juilliard, and later ends up homeless on the streets of Los Angeles, regularly playing his cello and violin. The film is called The Soloist, by the way, and it co-stars Robert Downey Jr. as the Los Angeles Times columnist, who wrote about Ayers and eventually strikes up a friendship with him.

Might this be Jamie's second Oscar-winning performance? According to Variety Magazine, Jamie has actually been learning to play stringed instruments from a cellist with the L.A. Philharmonic for the film. The film is set to be released later this year.

You can see more of the pictures HERE, thanks to the good folks at JFX Online.

1 comments:

  1. theblackactor.com said...
     

    Might this be Jamie's second Oscar-winning performance?

    Possibly. Sounds like a meaty role with potential.

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