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Will Smith Explains Why He Turned “Django” Down



Talk about flipping the script.

Django Unchained, Quentin Tarrantino’s 2012 summer blockbuster, famously starred Jamie Foxx and became Tarantino’s highest grossing movie of all time (it made over $413 million in theaters worldwide).  But did you know that Jamie Foxx was Tarantino’s second choice for the title character Django?

Will Smith was originally approached for the role, and in an interview with EW, he explained why he turned the offer down.  The A-list actor, who’s currently set to star with his son Jaden in the upcoming film, About Earth, had this to say:

“Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!”

“The other guy” Smith referred to was the character of Dr. King Schultz, played by Christopher Waltz – who Smith believed was the real star of the movie.  (Ironically enough,  Waltz ended up winning the 2012 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance).

After Tarantino ignored Smith’s request that Django be the one to “kill the bad guy,” Smith pulled off the project.

But as the saying goes, ‘the show must go on,’ and Django Unchained moved on, solidifying Jamie Foxx as a household name.  Smith insists he has no regrets.  

“I thought it was brilliant,” he says. “Just not for me.”



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  1. djkool

    May 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Thanks God he wasnt finally Django, cause Jamie Foxx is billion times better than this sucker…

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Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First



If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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