After a hugely successful turn as the titular bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” Jamie Foxx now has two shiny new Golden Buckets. At the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, the actor was honored with the MTV Generation Award as well as the Best WTF Moment Award, which he shares with “Django” co-star Samuel L. Jackson.
“I want to thank my mother and father, my sister,” Foxx began his MTV Generation Award acceptance speech. “It takes a family to hold you down. We all live in the same house, which is crazy … My father and my mother have been divorced for 18 years — it’s crazy. And he still dates.”
Foxx thanked director Oliver Stone for casting him in the 1999 film “Any Given Sunday,” transporting the actor from television to film. “I remember going in and auditioning for Oliver Stone and he said I was terrible because TV is loud.”
Stone’s direction took Foxx from his “In Living Color” comedy roots and pushed him into feature film territory. His one-two punch of “Ray”
and “Collateral” in 2004 made Hollywood take notice, with the former film earning him a Best Actor Academy Award. Foxx has stayed in the public eye thanks to roles in films like “Dreamgirls” and hit songs like 2008’s “Blame It.” He has used his multimedia success to inspire others.
“Anytime somebody tells you that you can’t do something, make sure you do it, because somebody told me that I wouldn’t be able to do music and movies.”
In addition to the MTV Generation award, Foxx also shared the Best WTF Moment award with his “Django” co-star Jackson. The Candieland mansion explosion beat out the extreme vomiting from “Pitch Perfect” and the sexually aggressive teddy bear from “Ted” to take home the prize.
“I’d like to thank Samuel Jackson,” Foxx said when accepting the award, “for being the baddest actor in the entire game, man.”
Foxx’s name is the latest entry on the MTV Generation winners’ list, next to stars like Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Cruise. The rest of 2013 will prove eventful for Foxx; he’s starring as the president in this summer’s action-packed “White House Down.” Foxx has also joined the ranks of costumed crusaders, suiting up as the super-villain Electro in next year’s sequel to “The Amazing Spider-Man.”