Keenan Ivory Wayans surprises Jamie and Oprah.

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Keenen Ivory Wayans, the creator of In Living Color, sent a message of congratulations for Jamie.

"Hi, Oprah! The first time I saw Jamie, I knew that he was going to be the next big thing. I saw him doing his standup, oh, I'd say about 10 years ago. And, eventually, I hired Jamie on In Living Color. I just saw the Ray Charles story, and this guy has focused and this guy has given 100 percent. His performance is unbelievable. Not a false moment. Not a break in character. In the first 15 seconds of the movie, you are no longer thinking Jamie Foxx. It's Ray Charles. Jamie, I'm proud of you, buddy," says Keenan. "You did your thing."
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Published on October 19, 2004

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