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Quentin Tarantino praises 'cowboy' Jamie Foxx

Quentin Tarantino praises 'cowboy' Jamie Foxx

Nov 19 2012, 12:06am CST | by

Quentin Tarantino thought it was a no brainer to cast Jamie Foxx in his new western 'Django Unchained'.

Quentin Tarantino cast Jamie Foxx in 'Django Unchained' because he was a real ''cowboy''. The 'Kill Bill' director immediately called off auditions for his gun-wielding western as soon as he met...

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Quentin Tarantino praises 'cowboy' Jamie Foxx

Nov 19 2012, 12:06am CST | by

Quentin Tarantino thought it was a no brainer to cast Jamie Foxx in his new western 'Django Unchained'.

Quentin Tarantino cast Jamie Foxx in 'Django Unchained' because he was a real ''cowboy''.
The 'Kill Bill' director immediately called off auditions for his gun-wielding western as soon as he met Jamie since he fit the lead role perfectly - and even had his own horse.
Quentin told Playboy magazine: ''I met six different actors and had extensive meetings with all of them, and I went in-depth on all of their work. Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, M.K. Williams Tyrese. They all appreciated the material, and I was going to put them through the paces, make them go off against one another and kind of put up an obstacle course.
''And then I met Jamie and realized I didn't need to do that. He was the cowboy... Forget the fact that he has his own horse - and that is actually his horse in the movie. He's from Texas; he understands... He understood what it's like to be thought of as an 'other.'''
Will Smith was also a close contender for the role of Django, a freed slave who treks across America on a revenge mission, but the director and the funnyman came to the agreement he wasn't ''100 per cent right'' for the part.
Quentin added: ''We spent quite a few hours together over a weekend when he was in New York doing 'Men in Black III'. I think half the process was an excuse for us to hang out and spend time with one another. It just wasn't 100 per cent right, and we didn't have time to try to make it that way.''
'Django Unchained' opens in the UK on 18 January 2013 and also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

 
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Hardcore is a highly ambitious sci-fi/action movie, starring actor Sharlto Copley and written/directed by Russian filmmaker Ilya Naishuller.  After the Biting Elbows “Bad Motherfucker” award-winning short film attracted 40 million views, the POV style that it was shot in was used to shoot Hardcore from the hero’s perspective.  And now that they’ve wrapped principal photography, Ilya Naishuller is in ...
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Page 2: Jurassic Park, Toy Story, Alien, Star Wars, RoboCop, Matrix, Duck Tales, Quentin Tarantino

Nov 3 2014 3:30pm CST | Source: slash film

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Cast and crew photo from Jurassic Park. 10 Mind-Bending Movies to Watch on Netflix 10 Reasons I’m Glad I Attended Comikaze “Tat Story” by Ridge ...
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Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez Stun at LACMA Gala 2014

Nov 2 2014 12:00pm CST | Source: ace showbiz

Also turning heads at the event honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino are Amy Adams, James Franco, Kirsten Dunst, and Chadwick Bosema ...
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Ruben Östlund and Johannes Kuhnke Talk FORCE MAJEURE, Filming the Avalanche Scene, Doing 30 to 50 Takes and More

Oct 24 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: Collider

Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama about a model Swedish family on a skiing holiday at a five-star resort in the French Alps, is Sweden’s official Oscar entry for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film.  When family patriarch Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) makes a split second decision in the face of an unexpected crisis, his relationship with his wife (Lisa ...
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You're Old: 'Look Who's Talking' Came Out 25 Years Ago

Oct 14 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Do thoughts of your inexorable march toward death consume you day and night? Do you long to rid yourself of all reminders of your advancing mortality? Then take solace in this column, which is about a movie about a baby! A newborn baby full of life and promise! A newborn baby that is now 25 years old! Yes, Look Who's Talking was released on October 13, 1989, meaning that if you saw it in the theater, You're Old™. We're sorry. This kind of backf ...
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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 ...
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The Matrix, Watchmen & The Hurt Locker: Top 10 Slo-Mo Movie Moments of All Time

Oct 14 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Cinefix has compiled what they think the best slow-mo moments of all time are. Regardless of whether or not you agree with all their choices, they certainly do their homework to come up with a variety of films that span both eras and genres. There is definitely the obvious entries (the game changing "Matrix" and almost anything from Zac Snyder), but there are also the intriguing choices of including Stanley Kubrick's elevator scene from "T ...
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‘Pulp Fiction’ at 20: What Makes it the Coolest Film of the ’90s

Oct 14 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: variety

Like a shot of adrenaline to the heart, “Pulp Fiction” changed the movie landscape when it opened on October 14, 1994. Quentin Tarantino’s ode to crime and pop-culture was a bold new cinematic vision in a decade that badly needed one. Before “Pulp Fiction,” prestige films like “Dances with Wolves” and “A Few Good ...
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Jennifer Jason Leigh bags female lead in The Hateful Eight

Oct 10 2014 1:18am CDT | Source: Total Film

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has bagged itself a new leading lady, with Jennifer Jason Leigh signing on to join the project. Leigh will be appearing as Daisy Domergue, a woman wanted for murder who is set to hang just as soon as she is transported back to the nearest city. However, the stagecoach carrying her and a host of similarly colourful characters is forced off the road by a blizzard, with the passengers forced to hole up in a secluded inn, as tensions stead ...
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Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins The Hateful Eight

Oct 9 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

As Daisy DomergueWith Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight now firmly back on track – you might recall we’ve chronicled its difficult path to the screen – the writer/director is busy slotting in the remaining cast members he needs. Jennifer Jason Leigh is aboard to play Daisy Domergue.Set in Wyoming shortly after the Civil War, QT’s latest is a blood-soaked Western that finds to bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff waiti ...
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