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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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BIG GAME Review | TIFF 2014

Sep 12 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: Collider

A good thirty minutes into Jalmari Helander’s Big Game, a thought arises that never ceases to fade: “Shouldn’t I be having more fun considering the goofy premise?”  It’s a kid in the wilderness who’s forced to protect the President of the United States.  Then you cast Samuel L. Jackson—a man whose ubiquity and longevity in spite of some seriously questionable choice in projects is a testament to his enduring popularity—as the President. Unfortunately, while Helander and co-writer Petr ...
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Big Game Review

Sep 11 2014 4:44pm CDT | Source: ign

This review is part of IGN's cover of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The only reason we know Big Game wasn't dug up from a 30-year-old time capsule are the appearances by Samuel L. Jackson and Ray Stevenson in their ass-kicking prime. A man-vs-nature-vs-terrorists action jaunt, director Jalmari Helander's follow-up to the “Evil Santa” horror film Rare Exports grafts Steven Spielberg's Amblin charm to a '80s shoo ...
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Toronto: Samuel L. Jackson’s Action Movie ‘Big Game’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Sep 9 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Variety

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has acquired U.S. rights to action-adventure “Big Game,” starring Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States. EuropaCorp paid $4 million for the rights to “Big Game,” which premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival. “Big Game,” set in Finland, centers on a 13-year-old (On ...
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Toronto: EuropaCorp Jumps Into ‘Big Game’ With Sam Jackson

Sep 9 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Another long night of deal making will lead to a big $4 million EuropaCorp deal for Big Game, the Jalmari Helander-directed and scripted film that stars Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States, who finds himself in the most unusual position. When Air Force One is downed by terrorists, the fate of the most powerful man on the planet lies in the hands of a 13-year-old boy. EuropaCorp makes this its first big acquisition since joint vent ...
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Samuel L. Jackson is the President in first Big Game clip: watch now

Sep 5 2014 1:33am CDT | Source: Total Film

The first clip has landed online for action oddity Big Game, in which Samuel L. Jackson plays the US President, who is marooned in the middle of the wilderness when Air Force One goes down. Meanwhile, a young boy named Oskari is also in the wilderness, observing his family’s traditional challenge of surviving alone for one day and one night. The duo soon run across each other, and are forced to team up in their attempts to survive, as a team of terrorists soon desc ...
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BIG GAME Clip Features Samuel L. Jackson Hiding from the Enemy in a Freezer

Sep 4 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: Collider

Hold onto your butts; Samuel L. Jackson is back and he’s rolling down a hill in a freezer.  Really.  Jackson leads the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness selection, Big Game, as the President of the United States.  When a 13-year-old boy named Oskari (Onni Tommila) accepts the traditional challenge to head out into the wilderness for one day and one night to prove that he’s a man, he winds up stumbling across an escape pod – the Air Force One escape pod.  Now ...
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Stars pay tribute to Joan Rivers

Sep 4 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: cbs news

Ellen DeGeneres, Samuel L. Jackson and more remember the woman who wanted to make peopl ...
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GQ Men of the Year Awards

Sep 3 2014 12:33pm CDT | Source: cbs news

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Capaldi and Lindsay Lohan hit the red carpet for t ...
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1 week ago

"Hateful Eight" To Score 70mm Wide Release

Sep 3 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

The Weinstein Company has confirmed that Quentin Tarantino's 'shot on 65mm' western "The Hateful Eight" is set to commence shooting in January. Harvey Weinstein claims to be giving the post-Civil War Western "the widest 70mm release for over 20 years". In an official statement, Harvey and Bob Weinstein say: “We are incredibly excited to begin production on The Hateful Eight, as we know ...
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Watch: Don't Let Your Kids See Movies with Samuel L. Jackson in Them

Sep 2 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: First Showing

"If my picture is on the poster, maybe your kids shouldn't watch it!" The argument of whether or not Hollywood or bad parenting is the reason that people, more specifically kids, become violent or partake in other questionable behavior will never end. Do kids do bad things because they see it in movies, or is it because parents don't monitor what they're watching or explain what's right or wrong? Plenty have an argume ...
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