The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Foxx used all of his skills as a singer, musician, actor and charismatic comedian to play the legendary Ray Charles. And it paid off—he won a Golden Globe, SAG Award and an Oscar for Best Actor.
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
"Dreamgirls" is regarded as one of the best stage-to-film adaptations of all time, led by Foxx and a star-studded cast. "Dreamgirls" received eight Oscar nods, while grossing over $154 million globally at the box office. The musical's success was fueled by the star power of Foxx and Beyoncé, who rounded the film out with good performances and phenomenal renditions of the original's musical numbers.
Watch a clip below of Foxx playing the ruthless Curtis Taylor Jr. in "Dreamgirls."