Next time Jamie Foxx stars in an action movie, his director might be tempted to save some money by not hiring a stuntman.
Instead, Foxx himself could be called into action like he was when he saved a man from an overturned car by the roadside, TMZ reports.
Foxx reportedly heard the car accident outside his residence in the quiet Hidden Valley northeast of Los Angeles. and immediately called 911, but saw that the situation might call for quick action.
He then ran out and dragged the 30-year-old Brett Kyle about 10 meters from the accident scene where he feared the burning car could explode. An off-duty paramedic also stopped to assist Foxx in the rescue mission.
When emergency personnel arrived, the man was rushed to hospital with major injuries, including burns.
“I don’t look at it as heroic,” Foxx later told reporters, Independent reports. “ I just look at it as, you know, you just had to do something. And it all worked out.”
Kyle’s father Brad later praised the 48-year-actor for his actions. “It doesn’t matter to me who it was or what they do for a living or whatever, just the idea that someone could do that is so much more than I could fathom,” he said.