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The Soloist

Journalist Steve Lopez discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, 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.

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Released: Apr 24th, 2009
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The Soloist Main Cast

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Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
plays Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
plays Steve Lopez
Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
plays Mary Weston
Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
plays Graham Claydon
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Lisa Gay Hamilton
plays Jennifer Ayers
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Lorraine Toussaint (who played Mr. Ayers' mother), Lisa Gay Hamilton (who played Mr. Ayers' sister Jennifer), and Nelsan Ellis (who played LAMP director David Carter) are all real-life graduates of The Juilliard School's Drama Division. Mr. Ayers was a student in their prestigious Music Division.
  • In the scene where Nathaniel Ayers is carrying his stuff to his new apartment, it can be seen wearing over his costumes a large yellow necklace which says America and its logo. America is the name of one of the most popular soccer teams in Mexico.
  • As of April 2009, Nathaniel Ayers "has a girlfriend and is doing reasonably well" according to Steve Lopez (V). He is also taught himself to play the flute.
  • CAMEO(Nathaniel Ayers, Jr.): The subject of the movie is himself seen in the front row of the concert, during the last scene of the movie.
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