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The Soloist
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Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx
Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr.
Steve Lopez
Catherine Keener Catherine Keener
Mary Weston
Tom Hollander Tom Hollander
Graham Claydon
LisaGay Hamilton LisaGay Hamilton
Jennifer Ayers
Nelsan Ellis Nelsan Ellis
David Carter
Rachael Harris Rachael Harris
Leslie Bloom
Stephen Root Stephen Root
Curt Reynolds

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Susannah Grant Susannah Grant
Steve Lopez Steve Lopez


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A beautiful display of friendship.

8 years, 4 months ago at Oct 4 19:58
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''Beauty is art, music is beauty.''

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Jamie Foxx: Nathaniel Ayers

2009 has been a year of many true stories, book adaptations and documentaries. The Soloist offers a true to life story, terrific performances and a stab at the real Amer... read more
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In “The Soloist,” an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. “The Soloist” is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and Oscar nominee for Best Picture “Atonement”).
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