Foxx stars as an avenging slave in “Django Unchained,” the latest orgy of blood and mayhem from director Quentin Tarantino of “Pulp Fiction” fame. Foxx sees little irony in using the new film’s promotional circuit to pin some blame on violent movies for the massacres we read about far too often in the news.

Foxx said his peers “can’t ignore the fact that movie violence can influence people.”

“We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn’t have a sort of influence,” Foxx said in an interview on Saturday. “It does.”

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