Jamie Foxx is one of the few entertainers to win a Grammy, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, a BAFTA Award and the Oscar. But those trophies are like kindergarten high-achievement stickers compared to the MTV Generation Award, which he’ll receive at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
It’s the highest honor at the ceremony, bestowed upon a performer who has helped define modern film. (Past recipients include Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.) No doubt Foxx deserves it for his exceptional body of work, which includes “Any Given Sunday,” “Ali,” “Collateral” and “Ray,” just to name a few. And let’s not forget the classic “Booty Call.”