Everyone knows I love Jamie Foxx. He is a fool if I’ve ever known one, but you can’t take away this man’s talent. (Referring to his real talk in interviews lately on the radio for his new album). My fav song is “Blame It.” Have you been following the comedian who turned In Living Color produced by the Wayan Brothers into a hit show. Don’t get me wrong, all of those Wayan brothers are hilarious including David Allen Grier who just couldn’t hit it off with the judges on Dancing With the Stars. You would think that Jamie Foxx can’t do a serious movie like this one he’s starring in called The Soloist.
Now let me give you the scoop on The Soloist for those of you want to see a tear jerker. It is based on this mentally challenged man, Nathaniel Ayers (played by Jamie Foxx), who was homeless and had a split personality.
This guy could be normal one minute and then flip on folks with a violent rage the next. His sister didn’t know what was wrong with him and folks just left him alone, but the man was gifted as in able to play the chello like no one’s business. So Steve Lopez (played by Robert Downey, Jr.), and something like an angel, observes him on the streets of Skid Row one day playing his chello and earning money, and so he invites him to be an instructor to major orchestra ensemble. Folks respect him and treat him like a king, but his split personality returns. The whole story is based on a true-to-life story and kind of reminds me of a modern day My Fair Lady, but from the perspective of a hopeless man given a chance to make something out of his life. I love movies like this where triumph conquers circumstances.
I have to see Jamie in this movie and so I am checking out both Obssessed featuring Beyonce and Jamie Foxx in the Soloist on April 24th. I’ll be back to let you know who was a better actor and yes, we can compare a female’s acting ability to a man’s acting ability. Why the double standard? Either Jamie Foxx or Beyonce’ is winning Best Actor of the Year. Don’t forget Disilgold SOUL Magazine’s Annual YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America nominees loading soon for the Best Actor of the Year Award and loading soon.
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