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Samuel L. Jackson wanted to play Django

Samuel L. Jackson wanted to play Django

Jan 10 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Samuel L. Jackson was upset he was too old for the lead role in 'Django Unchained'. The 64-year-old actor was thrilled to be asked to star in director Quentin Tarantino's new film as slave Stephen...

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Samuel L. Jackson wanted to play Django

Jan 10 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Samuel L. Jackson was upset he was too old for the lead role in 'Django Unchained'.

The 64-year-old actor was thrilled to be asked to star in director Quentin Tarantino's new film as slave Stephen but would have jumped at the chance to tackle the title part, which eventually went to Jamie Foxx.

Asked why he accepted the role, he said on UK chat show 'This Morning' on ITV1: ''The first thing is Quentin. Quentin Tarantino calls you on the phone and says hey, I just wrote a new script and I want you to read it.

''It's a western and I've always wanted to do a western and draw guns and shoot people and do all that kind of stuff. And then I kept reading it and Stephen didn't show up for a very long time. I was like, 'Where's Stephen?' And then when I got to him and I read it, I was, 'Oh, this is what he wants'. I called him back and said, 'OK, it's great, I'm sorry I'm 15 years too old to play Django'. 15 years ago I would have, yeah. I mean come on, that's an American kid's dream.''

Samuel also believes the strength of Tarantino's films lie in his ''real'' dialogue.

He said: ''Quentin has an affinity for writing dialogue that is interesting, but not only interesting but real. He's done that since he started making films where people discussed the world around them or they discussed how they feel about a specific person who has nothing to do with the plot whatsoever, it's just an attitude. And that's what we like about him, the uniqueness of his dialogue.''

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Aug 25 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: Collider

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New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson

Aug 22 2014 11:54am CDT | Source: Empire Online

And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret ServiceThe new issue of Empire doesn't hit shelves until next Thursday, August 28, but we have a sneak peek for you already! We have the latest on Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service, including these two rather nifty images showing Colin Firth's impeccably-dressed agent at work, and Samuel L. Jackson as the villainous Valentine. Feast your eyes. {Kingsman ...
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Last week saw a motherload of Star Wars rumors, spoilers and discussion hitting the internet. Things have cooled down considerably over the weekend, but there’s still lots going on. Below, read about the following. Are the Star Wars board games affected by Star Wars Episode VII? The same old rumor of the original Star Wars Trilogy coming to Blu-ray is back. Check out a fan rendering of a Star Wars Episode VII Stormtrooper and some new rumors. Read an interview with Adam Driver about starring ...
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Aug 9 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: Collider

When Marvel Studios started producing its own films with Iron Man in 2008, many in the industry and the public at large were quite sure that they would fail.  Headlines famously accused the comic book company of delving into its “second-tier superheroes” in order to compete with the likes of Batman and Spider-Man at the box office, and few could have predicted just how successful the studio's new venture wo ...
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Aug 8 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Collider

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Movie News: See Arnold Schwarzenegger Announce a New 'Terminator' Title

Aug 7 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: movies.com

Terminator Genisys: Via social media, Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked the cast and crew of his new movie "for a fantastic shoot," and then announced its new title: Terminator Genisys. Previously known as Terminator: Genesis, the blockbuster is heading for release next year; as Schwarzenegger put it: "On July 1, 2015, I'll be back." [Instagram]   The Black Phantom: Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: T ...
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Samuel L. Jackson Up for BLACK PHANTOM, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon Team for BIG LITTLE LIES, Casey Affleck Set in FINEST HOURS, and Trio Join SCRIPTURE

Aug 6 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: Collider

We’ve got a number of casting stories to attend to this evening.  Briefly: Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to replace Jamie Foxx in the action comedy The Black Phantom. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up to develop to star in the dark comedy Big Little Lies. Casey Affleck is in talks to join Disney’s period Coast Guard rescue film The Finest Hours. Eric Bana, Theo James, and Jack Reynor are in negotiations to join director Jim Sheridan’ ...
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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Filming Wraps as Joss Whedon Finds Himself Unoccupied

Aug 6 2014 5:27pm CDT | Source: Collider

Apparently this is the week that all of the big 2015 releases complete principal photography.  Kate Mara marked then end of The Fantastic Four filming with an image of her and her three other fellow superheroes, director Colin Trevorrow celebrated the conclusion of Jurassic World’s shoot with a dead dino image, and now Joss Whedon has gotten in on the fun with Avengers: Age of Ultron.  It appears that the Marvel ...
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