Jamie Foxx: Jim Wright/Icon International
October 15, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

How Jamie Foxx gained power in 2004

AGE 36

Funny made Foxx famous, but serious is making him a player. Collateral caused critics to take notice; his performance in the upcoming Ray has them singing Oscar. A supporting role in Columbia’s ’05 tentpole Stealth is already booked, as is a plum role in Sam Mendes’ war drama Jarhead. Plus, thanks to growing clout, he’s got his own sketch comedy series deal on the of-the-moment cabler FX.

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