I saw ‘Django Unchained’ Christmas morning and it was a refreshing change to opening gifts and making a mess first thing in the morning, plus the fact that it was just about half price admission and the theater wasn’t full. If you’ve got this on your list of movies to see, then by all means check it out. Lots of n-words and shoot ’em ups and just when thought it was going to end and leave you hanging, it sauntered to a very satisfying close.
For me, I still choose Jamie Foxx’s ‘Ray’ portrayal as his supreme performance but then too, I enjoyed watching those old spaghetti westerns with my dad, Foxx kills as Django!
I did wonder though, if Jamie used a body double for his upside down scene, hmmmm.
Django Did You Know Trivia
Will Smith, Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, Michael Kenneth Williams, andTyrese Gibson were all considered for the role of Django. Quentin Tarantino actually wrote the role with Smith in mind, and Smith’s agents and manager wanted him to accept it, but Smith ultimately decided to pass. Tarantino then offered the part to Jamie Foxx, who accepted.
Jamie Foxx used his own horse, Cheetah, in the movie.
Director Quentin Tarantino revealed at Comic-Con that Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington‘s Characters are meant to be the great great great grandparents of the character John Shaft from the Shaft movies. An overt reference to this connection can be found in Kerry Washington’s character’s full name: Broomhilda Von Shaft.
Although the film is technically a part of the western genre, Quentin Tarantino preferred to refer to the film as a “southern” due to the films setting in America’s deep south.
Lady Gaga was considered for the role of Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly.