Jamie Foxx: Politics 'Polarizing,' 'White House Down' Actor Won't Seek Office

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Monday, 24 Jun 2013 12:24 PM

By Megan Anderle

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Jamie Foxx, star of "White House Down," says his involvement in politics will remain on the big screen and that he won't run for office in real life anytime soon.

The actor, who plays the president in the action movie “White House Down,” says the political world is way too “polarizing” for him.

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“You can't get anything done, so I would rather be on the outside,” Jamie Foxx told POLITICO at the "White House Down" D.C. premiere on Friday.

While he enjoyed the role, Foxx said that President Barack Obama is a much better man for the job than he is.

“I would be taking a whole lot of vacations and there would be a whole lot of afterparties,” he joked to POLTICO.

Channing Tatum, who plays a Capitol police officer in “White House Down,” said he’s not interested in pursuing politics as a career either.

“Everybody just spins everybody else's words and it's frustrating,” complained Tatum, who was named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" this year.

"I love D.C.," Tatum said. "D.C. is amazing. D.C. doesn't mean politics."

"White House Down" opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, June 28.

Foxx's most recent film before "White House Down" was "Django Unchained," which won two Oscars. Foxx's co-star, Christoph Waltz, won an award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and director Quentin Tarantino won Best Writing, Original Screenplay.

Foxx is currently filming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," sequel to the 2012 blockbuster that follows the adventures of Peter Parker. He is also filming "Rio 2," a 3-D musical adventure-comedy film that is a sequel to "Rio."

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