Jamie Foxx has been branded a hero after reportedly pulled a man from a burning car.

The 48-year-old actor is said to have turned into a real life stuntman when a vehicle crashed outside his home at around 8.30pm on Monday.

According to TMZ.com, the car skidded on a wet road, hit a ditch and flipped over. It then ended up just outside the front gate of Jamie's house in Los Angeles' Hidden Valley.

The outlet reports Jamie told California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers that he had heard the accident occur, and dashed outside to see what had happened.

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Upon seeing the burning wreck and realising the driver was still strapped into his seat, Foxx unbuckled the man and dragged him around away from the scene for fear the car may explode.

The actor had apparently called the emergency services before his heroics, and paramedics then arrived and transported the man to hospital, where he was treated for major injuries and burns. His condition is unknown.

Foxx , who is believed to be dating Katie Holmes, is thought to have been fine.

He is no stranger to doing his own stunts, and had to step in and film several scenes on a horse for Django Unchained after the stuntman fell off.

Speaking about the stunts previously, Foxx said: "Check out the scene where I have to ride bareback - that was real.

"I'm from Texas and have my own horse, a female horse called Cheetah. I had to learn all the tricks and stunts."

- Bang! Showbiz