Jamie Foxx gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

ACTOR JAMIE Foxx's career has taken him from the standup comedy stage to the Oscar stage. Now he has a permanent spot on Hollywood Boulevard. The Academy Award-winning actor got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.

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Published: Sun 16 Sep 2007, 10:44 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:48 PM

foxIn his acceptance speech he paid tribute - as he usually does on such occasions - to the grandmother who raised him.

"My grandmother's gotta be spreading her wings and flying around in heaven, just so happy," Foxx said. "This is one of the most amazing days of my life."

Honorary Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant joked during the ceremony that Foxx, who has recorded an R&B album in addition to his work in film, television and standup comedy, could qualify for a star in all five of the Walk of Fame's categories.

The ceremony came two weeks before the release of Foxx's newest film The Kingdom. He stars with Jennifer Garner and Chris Cooper as members of a U.S. counterterrorism unit chasing after the mastermind of a bombing in Saudi Arabia.

Foxx, 39, won a best actor Oscar in 2005 for playing Ray Charles in the film Ray. The same year he was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar in the Tom Cruise film Collateral.

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