Jamie Foxx Says Movie Violence Inspires Real-Life Violence

Categories // Entertainment Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Oscar winning actor, Jamie Foxx said at a press junket promoting his latest film that actors “can't ignore the fact that movie violence can influence people."

Foxx stars as an avenging slave-turned-bounty hunter in “Django Unchained,” the latest ultra-violent spaghetti Western-style film about slavery from director Quentin Tarantino, known for “Pulp Fiction” and the “Kill Bill” volumes.

"We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence," Foxx said in an interview. "It does."

Foxx’s co-star Kerry Washington said she believes explicit brutality in films like “Django” is important when educating audiences about the atrocities of slavery.

"I do think that it's important when we have the opportunity to talk about violence and not just kind of have it as entertainment, but connect it to the wrongs, the injustices, the social ills," she said.

On "The Tonight Show" Tarantino defended “Django Unchained,” saying it addresses the violent legacy of slavery because “this subject has been avoided a lot in cinema, and I think it’s about time that we deal with it. Most other countries have had to deal with their sinful past. It’s a painful subject for white people to deal with, and it’s a painful subject for black people to deal with.”

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