He can sang. He can act. And he can flex. Those, ladies and gentleman, are three reasons why we LOVE Jamie Foxx.
The Django Unchained star posed for the December cover of Men’s Health wearing a simple charcoal John Varvatos Star USA t-shirt, jeans, belt and watch. The fine 44-year-old talked about his fitness plan, career success and his unlikely mentor.
On his success: “My success in the past couple of years has been exhilarating. It’s given me that push, that credibility in areas I’ve always wanted to be in,” he says. “Every plan may not come true, but you still put it out there. Set it up, ‘I want to do this, this, and this,’ and hopefully you can see the future.”
On his fitness goal: “I just want to get my tight on. If someone grabs your arm in a club, you want to let ‘em know you’re sturdy.”
On his unlikely mentor: “Paul Anka has a very interesting story. When he was 15 or 16, he was hanging out with the Rat Pack. He couldn’t get into the clubs, but he’d hang out in the kitchen and write songs for Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra. He wrote ‘My Way.’ He also wrote the theme song for Johnny Carson. Johnny said, ‘I have someone to write it.’ Paul said, ‘I’ll give you 50 percent of the publishing.’ And he got the gig. But Paul Anka said to me, ‘Jamie, I live life on my own terms.’ And you want to reach that point as quickly as you can. You want to be able to say, ‘I will go,’ not ‘I have to go.’ So that’s all you work for, man.”
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