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Much of the buzz surrounding Ray centers on Jamie's chances at an Oscar® nomination. Jamie says that even this talk has opened doors: "I was in Italy, and Denzel Washington called me in his room. 'Yo, it's D. Get down here.' And I go down, and Denzel said, 'Yeah, I have some things to tell you. I don't want to put nothing on you, but I've been hearing you've got a chance.' As I'm talking to Denzel, I hear, 'Jamie Foxx.' And it was Al Pacino. And he's, like, 'Oh, come here, you. Come here.' And he's talking about it, too. And they're both giving the same advice: Do not get caught up in it; welcome it, but keep doing your art."

Jamie says it is an honor even to be considered for a nomination for an Oscar®. "To get advice from those guys, whether it happens or it doesn't happen, you get to go through that secret door."

He did it! Jamie celebrates his big win with Oprah!
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FROM: Oprah Reveals the Next Big Thing
Published on October 19, 2004

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