first began his meteoric ascent to Hollywood bigwig status as a stand up comedian in the late 80s (yep, despite his youthful good looks, he is that old). So, unsurprisingly, Foxx soon had the crowd eating out of his hands when he appeared recently on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Even before the jokes started, he had some pretty good material: just the picture of him sporting a nerdy combover in his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 got a big belly laugh from the crowd...you can see why from the image below!
Foxx describes how he developed Maxwell Dillon's distinctive hairdo:
"I play Max Dillon, and this is me before I turn into the villain. My [real] sister is my hair stylist and she created the Django look, Ray Charles and things like that. So, I told her that, when I'm the nerd guy, I want to be the first black man with a comb over. I told her make me look like I would look if I never made it. I had a jheri curl and things didn't go right, so I Jimmy Mack it."
But easily the best part of his appearance on the show? His very, very creepy impression of himself doing the Electro voice. If you want to skip straight to it, go to 1:33 on the video below - that said, it's well worth watching the whole interview.
What do you think of his Electro voice - do you think he does the supervillain justice or is it not spine-chilling enough for a man who survived being struck by lightning? Drop me a line below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuts on May 2, 2014.