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Jamie Foxx plays an updated Daddy Warbucks in the new “Annie” — but admits he didn’t have to act very paternal on set with young co-star Quvenzhané Wallis.

“I don’t see you as 10 or 11,” he tells Wallis, who stars as orphan Annie in the film out Friday. “When she’s on set, people are throwing lines at her, ‘Do this,’ ‘Do that,’ and she’s regurgitating it back like a grownup… I wouldn’t know how to be 10, 11 sitting here.”

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ET caught up with Quvenzhané Wallis soon after she learned of her nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Her Annie co-star Jamie Foxx even stopped by to congratulate her!

“She is so great at what she does you forget she’s only been here 11 years,” Jamie gushed to ET. “For people to look at the art and award you, not with a pat on the back or a good critique, you get nominated for a Golden Globe. How many celebrities, actors and actresses, have gone through Hollywood and never gotten that opportunity?… It’s mind blowing. And for any kid out there — no matter what race — this is just inspiring,” Jamie said.

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I’ve added photos of Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis presenting at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 at Madison Square Garden on December 12 in New York City. This year’s star studded holiday concert featured performances by Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Pharrell and more. In case you missed it – you can watch the concert on The CW network Thursday, December 18th at 8pm ET.

   

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Jamie made an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman last night to promote Annie. He talked about the differences between his two daughters and his birthday plans.

As you probably know Jamie is celebrating his 47th birthday today! I would like to wish him a very happy birthday on behalf of the website and the fans! I hope he has a wonderful day spent with his loved ones!

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Mr. Moviefone sat down with Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Cannavale and director Will Gluck to host the latest AOL BUILD and discuss making a movie.

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Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis talked with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson about remaking the 1982 classic, Annie. Jamie also shared his thoughts on the Eric Garner and Ferguson controversies.

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