It's never a dull moment on Black Film Twitter.
The viral debate kicked off earlier this month when a Twitter user posed the question of whether Foxx really has more range than Smith.
Nah Ya really think JAMIE FOXX HAS MORE RANGE THAN WILL SMITH??!!!!
— THE BIG BRO (@oochiewalle_) April 8, 2021
The tweet ignited a firestorm of responses, with various Twitter users giving their two cents on who has more range and why.
will smith can do action, drama, comedy, thriller, sci-fi, western and romantic films very well
can jamie foxx????
— Viewtician (@viewtician) April 10, 2021
Jamie Foxx can rap Summertime but Will Smith can’t sing Fall For Your Type https://t.co/eOB1vv0iJl
— OJ (@ojenabosi) April 10, 2021
Jamie Foxx could do Hitch but Will Smith could never do Dreamgirls https://t.co/t1BilSiLFH
— Racially Amblackuous (@khalnero) April 10, 2021
Looking at the similarities between Foxx and Smith, it's hard not to compare their careers. Both are critically and commercially successful movie actors who got their start in television and went on to crossover into music, with stellar results.
In addition, both have multiple Oscar nominations under their belt. Smith was nominated for his performances in Ali and The Pursuit Of Happyness, while Foxx was nominated for his role in Collateral and won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray.
However, both are iconic actors in their own right and will have separate legacies that can exist together.