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Jaime Foxx Owes Career Success To Tom Cruise

8/17/2011 9:19pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Actor Jamie Foxx credits Tom Cruise with putting him on the path to superstardom after using his influence in Hollywood to help drum up support for the comedian's Oscar-winning movie Ray.

The funnyman first met Cruise when he was touted for a role in 1996 film Jerry Maguire, a part which eventually went to Cuba Gooding Jr. - and won him an Oscar.

Foxx made such an impression on the Mission: Impossible star, Cruise remembered his pal eight years later when studio bosses were casting for Collateral and he put his name forward for the job.

The supporting role in the crime 2004 thriller earn...

When Good Movies Turn Bad: The Movie Version Of Jumping The Shark

8/13/2009 11:34am EDT
Funny People
Ordinarily, an article such as this warrants a spoiler alert, but since the only thing giving away plot details of the last hour of "Funny People" would spoil is a good nap, that disclaimer is null in this instance.

There's a moment in this film, about three-fifths of the way through it, when Adam Sandler's George Simmons calls Seth Rogen's Ira Wright (née Weiner), and tells him in a strange pirate voice that they're to set sail for San Francisco the next day to perform a comedy show. He then makes a funny phallus-related joke and the camera cuts away.

When Judd Apatow shot this scen...

Will 'Public Enemies' With Christian Bale And Johnny Depp Make The Top Gangster Movie List?

6/30/2009 10:10am EDT
Public Enemies
It's hard to draft this kind of list with "Public Enemies" so close to reaching its port of call at your local theater, since it's bound to shake the list up a bit. But so far as it goes, the Mob genre has a few golden standards that have set the bar high enough to make any director quake in their concrete boots at the prospect of taking the plunge. These films have a built-in mechanism that causes them either to take complete control of the empire or erupt like a car bomb. It's the requirement for these movies to champion the 'bad guy' as the hero of the film, casting them in a sympathetic...

Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

5/1/2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...

Jamie Foxx Stars In 'The Kingdom,' On DVD Dec. 26

12/6/2007 4:42pm EST
The Kingdom
Jamie Foxx leads an all-star ensemble cast including Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman and Jeremy Piven in an explosive action-packed thriller directed by Peter Berg about an elite FBI team sent to Saudi Arabia to stop a terrorist before he strikes again in The Kingdom.

Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx (Collateral) and Chris Cooper (Breach) and Golden Globe® winners Jennifer Garner (Daredevil) and Jason Bateman (Smokin' Aces) ignite the screen in this high-intensity thriller about a team of elite FBI agents sent to Saudi Arabia to solve a brutal mass murder and find a killer before...

Jamie Foxx Not Godfather Of Tom Cruise's Child

5/10/2006 9:43am EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has denied that Tom Cruise asked him to be godfather to his new baby daughter Suri. The Ray star stuck up a friendship with the devout Scientologist after starring in action movie Collateral with him but insists he has not been offered the important role.

The Oscar-nominated actor said: "It's a rumor. I did give them a nice basket to congratulate them but I'm not Suri's godfather."