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First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx In ‘Django Unchained’

First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx In 'Django Unchained'

We already know that Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained” is going to be something special. Centering on slavery and vengeance, but delivering through the conventions of a spaghetti western in a way that only Tarantino knows how, there are few films this year taking as big a risk. And if these first official images from the film indicate anything, it’s that the pay off could be something truly memorable.

EW has got the goods, delivering fresh images of Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx, as the bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz and the slave Django, respectively, who pair up to rescue the latter’s wife, Broomhilda, from the clutches of the plantation owner Calvin Candie, played by a debonair-looking Leonardo DiCaprio. “Candie is a business man who owns a plantation called Candie Land, and that’s where my wife ends up being,” Foxx explains, adding that to help track down his wife, “…we have to get in good with Candy, by me playing a valet for Christoph’s character.”

“Christoph’s character is a little aloof to what slavery actually is. He’s not familiar with everything, and when he sees atrocities, it’s Greek to him,” Foxx elaborates about his onscreen partner in crime. “But Django lets him know this is the way the world is and we got to get used to it. He teaches Django certain things he needs to become a whole man, and [Django] also teaches Christoph that when life deals you these cards, here’s what you’ve got to do.”

A hammer-wielding DiCaprio? An aloof and dapper bounty hunter? Yeah, okay, we’re in. “Django Unchained” opens on Christmas Day.

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Will Smith doesn't play support. He plays lead. Though Django is the title character, a close read of the script reveals Django is not the lead character. Several people including Chris Tucker, Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Kevin Costner, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jonah Hill read the script, realized Tarantino's limitations as a writer, then found "scheduling conflicts" that had greater priority than Mandingo (de Laurentis, 1975) pulp trash.


Will Smith has really lost his touch, passing on this for MIB3 is ridiculous, after all these years he's still trying to be a movie star rather than playing more roles with a depth of character in any case his loss is Jamie Foxx's gain and he should do a solid job. It will be interesting to see how Leo goes as a villian having always portrayed heroes.


It would be nice to see Leo to try something that isnt serious thriller/drama for once, seems like he needs to relax in some comedic role.


Ok, first thought seeing Leo with that facial hair and outfit… Ming the merciless. not sure why… anyone else?

Oogle monster

If Leo doesn't get an Oscar for this… well, then the kid might as well give up. Villain, supporting role, 180 from normal roles… Oscar bait at its finest and you know what, I really dig it.


Will Smith is the one who turned it down, don't blame Jamie for having better taste than Will.


Great!!! I can't wait to see Leo play a villain. And Christoph waltz is so damn sexy.


Jamie Foxx is a fine actor and probably one of the most talent men in Hollywood when you count his comedic ability, his musical talent, and his dramatic acting skills (Collateral, Ray). He will be great in this. Even though I wanted Will Smith


If every one of the costumes on the film is as good as Leo's then this could be a big contender for Costume Design this year


These commenters… Jamie Foxx is a very good actor, regardless of how uncool he happens to be at the moment. No, he's not Tom Hardy or Michael Fassbender or Ryan Gosling or DiCaprio or one of the other white dudes that people of the Internet happen to want to fangirl over this year.


this is going to be huge!


Jamie fox looks out of place. I knew he was going to ruin this movie. Bad casting. Quentin you're losing it buddy


I can't wait for this. I love the idea of Dicaprio playing a straight up villain, especially in a Tarantino production.

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