Music was his ticket out of poverty. That and a career-launching impression of Ronald Reagan.
Foxx’s determination to be the best in his field drove him, eventually landing him an Oscar-winning role as Ray Charles.
His take on “You’re given things for a reason. You have to use your position to do good. What are you doing it for otherwise? :
“I’m not really here to make money,” says Foxx. “I want to make history. I try to use what I’ve been given.”
— Adapted from “The Man Who Invented Jamie Foxx,” Dotson Rader, Parade.