Date: 20th January 2005

Foxx inspired by Snipes

Jamie Foxx has revealed Wesley Snipes influenced his career.

He says Snipes' performance in New Jack City triggered his determination for big screen stardom because it made him realise black actors could succeed in Hollywood.

The star, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ray Charles, insists 1991 movie New Jack City inspired his Hollywood career by proving black actors are not limited to stereotype roles reports

Foxx said: "My favourite film is New Jack City with Wesley Snipes. This was basically a black version of The Godfather and even though it was a hit, it was more like an underground film.

It was the first time you saw a black kid play a role like Al Pacino in Scarface or The Godfather."

Source: Press Release



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