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Foxx stays away from lead roles

india Updated: Aug 03, 2006 15:41 IST

Oscar winning actor Jamie Foxx says he is happy playing character roles in movies.

According to, Foxx says he never planned to become a leading man in films. The actor had played supporting roles for Will Smith in Ali, Josh Lucas in Stealth and Tom Cruise in Collateral. But he finally won an Academy award for his performance in Ray.

He says: "You have got to have a character that you can take now and you're happy to be known for. I've been lucky - in Any Given Sunday it was Willie Beamen, in Collateral it was Max and in Ali it was Bundini. That's where I believe I'm at my best.

"To be the leading man, it's about the celebrity and the looks and it's tough to do that. People who do it great are people like Tom and Will - they're built for that. I ain't. I'm more of a character guy."