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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Foxx: Tarantino turned life around

Jamie Foxx credits Quentin Tarantino for turning his life around

Jamie Foxx has revealed that Django Unchained changed his life.

The Oscar-winning actor, who won the Academy Award for his portrayal of blind musician Ray Charles in Ray, admitted that getting the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western gave his career a huge boost.

"Django is what turned the tide. Working with Quentin Tarantino and that ambitious script, which was amazing, changes the feel," he told the Sun.

"You work to get to a certain point, but like a lot of actors, you do plateau and you are looking around, wondering what is the new frontier. And to be able to work with a genius like Quentin changes everything."

The 46-year-old added: "I will tell Quentin that too - 'You don't get it, you make people's careers, even after they have a career'. There is a label, a stamp you get when you work with Tarantino."

Jamie, who plays Max Dillon and his villainous alter-ego Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, admitted he has learnt to be careful with his cash.

"You want to be Beverly Hills, you want to be fly, so you get your pool on when people come round, so it's 80 degrees... But when you get that bill, next time they come over to my house it's freezing, ice-cold. That thing is like two grand a month," he said.

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