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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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Mark Ruffalo Talks More Hulk, Bruce’s Relationship with Tony, Fighting the Hulkbuster, The Vision, and More on the Set of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Oct 28 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Collider

When Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron was filming in London last summer, I got to visit the set along with a few other reporters.   Like most Marvel set visits, they let us talk to the entire cast and watch filming.  While the production was guarded about what they were willing to tell us, we learned a ton of cool secrets behind what’s bound to be one of the biggest films of 2015.  In The Avengers sequel, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) ...
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4 weeks ago

Eddie Murphy & 'Driving Miss Daisy' Director 'Cook' Up New Drama

Oct 20 2014 5:19pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Fans will see Eddie Murphy get back into Axel Foley mode soon enough with Beverly Hills Cop 4 on the way. Plus, there's still that Twins sequel in the works that will team him up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the cleverly titled Triplets. But before he makes a couple more comedies, he's going to take some time to get into drama briefly. In what will be his first non-animated, non-comedy role since the 2006 musical Dreamgirls, Empire reports that Murp ...
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4 weeks ago

Eddie Murphy Will Go Serious Again With ‘Cook’

Oct 20 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: slash film

In 2007, Eddie Murphy earned an Oscar nomination for his dramatic turn in Dreamgirls. In the years since then, he’s spent his time getting terrible reviews (Meet Dave, A Thousand Words), voicing a donkey (Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After), or planning sequels to old hits (Beverly Hills Cop 4, Triplets). But now it looks like he’s ready to get serious again. Murphy is reportedly on board for Cook, directed by Br ...
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4 weeks ago

Eddie Murphy Becomes "The Cook"

Oct 20 2014 3:42am CDT | Source: dark horizons

One of the more unusual cinematic pairings was announced the other week - "Driving Miss Daisy" director Bruce Beresford is teaming with comedian Eddie Murphy for a serious dramatic film which begins shooting next month. Now, Empire has some more details about the project which is entitled "Cook". Murphy plays a chef hired by a dying man to cook up some meals for his girlfriend and daught ...
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4 weeks ago

Eddie Murphy Becomes The Cook

Oct 19 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

In Bruce Beresford's new dramaEddie Murphy currently has a fourth Beverly Hills Cop and Twins sequel Triplets on the boil. Before he serves up either, however, he's preparing a more serious drama. He's signed on for the title role in Cook, which Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) will direct.The story involves a dying man who hires Murphy to rustle up meals for his girlfriend and daughter after he's ...
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5 weeks ago

20 Pulp Fiction Fun Facts: Celebrating 20 Years of a Tarantino Triumph

Oct 14 2014 2:38pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

To quote The Beatles -- it was 20 years ago today that Pulp Fiction arrived on screens and changed Hollywood forever. Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece not only gave us great Pulp Fiction quotes, but also introduced a revolutionary way of filmmaking that the auteur is still employing and expanding to this day. We are celebrating this monumental anniversary by presenting our readers with 20 Pulp Fiction fun facts that you might not have known, and will surely further enhance your ...
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5 weeks ago

Even with Samuel Jackson, 'Kite' fails to take off

Oct 9 2014 7:45pm CDT | Source: la times

The dippy dystopian action film "Kite" isn't bad because Samuel L. Jackson is in it, but the ubiquitous star's umpteenth phoned-in badass is certainly an indication of how inconsequential the whole enterprise i ...
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5 weeks ago

Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

Oct 9 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

So far, info on the cast for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight has been little more than speculation. While we have a good idea that actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Walton Goggins will have roles in the film, thanks in part to their participation in the live-read of the script, nothing has been officially revealed. Now for The Hateful Eight Jennife ...
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6 weeks ago

JK Rowling “Tweaking” ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Screenplay

Oct 6 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Every day, conversations in the film community gravitate to how DC, Marvel and Lucasfilm are working on huge, interconnected universes on the big screen. Innumerable other franchises are emulating this blueprint too, whether it be the Universal Monsters or Ghostbusters. But a similar franchise largely kept out of the conversation is Harry Potter. In the next decade, we’re going to get at least three new ...
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6 weeks ago

Kite Review

Oct 3 2014 1:56pm CDT | Source: ign

Samuel L. Jackson starring in a live-action version of a cult girl-sassin anime may look great on paper and sound awesome as a pitch, but the result here - with Kite (headed to VOD and theaters on October 10th) - is an ugly, boring trudge of a movie. As it turns out, when you redo anime with actual actors you draw express attention to the fact that the story is often obtuse and dull - and is only palatable via the ves ...
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