Cinema: Jamie Foxx


Most of the supporting cast in Ali is overshadowed by the swaggering performances of ringleader Will Smith and Jon Voight as Howard Cosell. But if you look closely, you will see that the movie's most tragic and comic moments come from Jamie Foxx as Ali's corner man, Drew (Bundini) Brown.

Cocky, drug addled, desperate for redemption, Foxx's rendering of Brown is almost every bit as bold as director Michael Mann's film. Foxx, 34, studied videotapes of the champ's confidant, who died in 1987, and gathered anecdotes from those who knew him. An ace impersonator, Foxx also clowned around on the phone,...

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