publication date: Friday, August 14, 2009 (part of Round XL)

category: Movies

clue: He's pretended to be good at piano and cello and even running a record label, but he can't quite pull off a successful music career in real life.

explanation: Foxx played pianist Ray Charles in Ray, cellist Nathaniel Ayers in The Soloist, and music executive Curtis Taylor in DreamGirls. His singing career was less successful than his acting career. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Ryan Dunn, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: Scott couldn't resist gooing the image to look like a fox.


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