INTRO
TEXAS WONDERCHILD
GOING FOR LAUGHS
THE WAITING GAME
DOTING DAD
MUSIC MAN
RIDING HIGH
QUIZ
PHOTO GALLERY
RIDING HIGH
2004 has proven to be Jamie’s break-out year. After making waves in a starring role in the made-for-TV movie about gangster-turned-Nobel Prize winner Stan Williams, he collaborated once again with director Michael Mann in Collateral. He and co-star Tom Cruise turned the film into a box office and critical smash hit.

Rounding out the year was his phenomenal interpretation of Ray Charles in the Taylor Hackford production Ray. After mastering Ray’s piano chops, Jamie dropped 30lbs. and donned prosthetics that rendered him effectively blind for fourteen hours a day of shooting.

After receiving a record three Golden Globe acting nominations – one for each of his 2004 releases – Jamie’s looking good for an Oscar nomination, say Hollywood insiders. But while he has meticulously inched his way the top of the acting ladder, Mr Multi-faceted seems far from ready to walk away from his roots as a comic: “If you get away from comedy, you forget what's going on out there…(with comedy) your mentality stays fresh.”

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