Actor Jamie Foxx is seen here after winning the Best Actor Oscar in 2005 for his highly acclaimed performance in the 2004 biopic ‘Ray.’  Foxx admitted during an interview this week that he almost ‘blew it’ by partying too much after the film’s release and that Oprah staged an intervention.
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Jamie Foxx reveals Oprah saved him, staging an intervention before his Oscar win for ‘Ray’

Actor Jamie Foxx revealed during a radio interview this week that Oprah Winfrey staged an intervention when Foxx was partying too much after completing his Oscar-winning turn in “Ray” in 2004 and before the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony.

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During an interview with DJ Howard Stern, Foxx, 49, explained he was on a binge, “gallivanting,” “I’m drinking. I’m doing every (expletive) thing you could possibly imagine.” 

Foxx told Stern he suddenly received a phone call from Winfrey, who told him, “You’re blowing it,” People reported.

The actor said Winfrey arranged a meeting with black actors from the 60s and 70s at the legendary producer Quincy Jones’ home. Foxx said it was the iconic Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar, who had the greatest impact on him.

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“To this day, it’s the most significant time in my life,” Foxx told Stern.

Fox won the Best Actor Oscar that year, becoming only the third black man to ever win the prestigious award at that time. 

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