But he was saved by an intervention at Quincy Jones’s house involving Hollywood veteran Sidney Poitier, who was the first African-American to win the award.
Jamie, 49, told The Howard Stern Show he was “going hard” in the 2004/05 awards season when he answered the phone.
“I mean, I’m drinking, I’m doing every fucking thing you could possibly imagine.” At one point—a little over a year before the well-received biopic—Foxx was collared in New Orleans after refusing to leave a casino and then brawling with police who tried to boot him out, according to reports at the time. Housing up to 26 residential guests, this luxury facility offers a choice of semi-private or private rooms with or without ocean views.
He continued in his high-life Hollywood ways until Oprah stepped in. The celeb show host told him, “You’re blowing it.” Foxx recalled the conversation in detail: “She said, ‘All of this gallivanting and all this kind of shit, that’s not what you want to do. Make you understand the significance of what you’re doing.’” So Oprah set up something of an intervention for the actor, taking him to the house of famed record producer Quincy Jones for a high-profile meet-and-greet. This Arizona rehab prescribes high doses of AA meetings and backpacking for young guys who not only need to get sober, but also learn the basics (think cooking and cleaning) of living in the real world.
When I saw your performance, it made me grow two inches." It was then that Foxx said he completely fell apart.
"To this day, it’s the most significant time in my life where it was, like, a chance to grow up." The outcome of said intervention?
“We go in the house and there are all these old actors,” Foxx recalled. Who look like they just want to say, ‘Good luck.’ They want to say, ‘Don’t blow it.’” But it was an encounter with Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier at the "intervention" that really blew Foxx away. This So Cal rehab fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.
When I saw your performance, it made me grow two inches.” It’s unclear how Foxx curbed his problem drinking, but he certainly seems to have thrived.
At the time, a rep for the actress said they were “just friends.” At the event, they were spotted dancing together to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” PHOTOS: Big Screen, Broadway & Beyond: Katie Holmes According to In Touch, Katie was seen leaving Jamie’s New York City hotel and took a car service to her Chelsea apartment.
The actor, who has never been married, previously told Oprah Winfrey that he keeps his relationships very private.
During her career, actress Kerry Washington has played the wife of Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx in two films—Ray and the upcoming Django Unchained.
2006: A few months after Holmes gave birth to the couple's daughter, Suri, and ahead of their big, Italian wedding, Holmes and Foxx actually crossed paths at a Monday Night Football game -- Minnesota Vikings vs.
Washington Redskins, in case you were wondering -- and posed for photos alongside Cruise.