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Jamie Foxx was once a little scared of Mike Tyson because at the time Tyson was knocking people out for even breathing wrong. He had a joke about Mike Tyson, but when he got to it no one laughed. One time Tyson happened to be in the audience and told Foxx to do the joke and said it better be funny. Foxx, who was nervous, happened to go forward with telling the joke, and he ended up getting a standing ovation. Foxx says when he portrays someone he believes you need to go beyond impersonation because the impersonations don’t depict the real person fully.