Quentin Tarantino wrote 'Django Unchained' with Will Smith in mind to star and Smith was the first actor Tarantino approached with the script. So why didn't Will Smith star in the film? We've heard previously from Smith who said he had some "issues" with the script but never heard what those issues were. Now the actor has explained and, well, at least he's being honest.
When Quentin Tarantino sets out to make a film, there are actors falling all over themselves to be cast in the film. It appears to be such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that many actors make return trips to Tarantino's universe (just ask Christoph Waltz who won two Oscars for his work in Tarantino's films). But there's one person who worked with Tarantino on 'Django Unchained' who isn't eager to ever work with the director again. Who is it and why? Let's find out.
'Django Unchained' is one of those movies that gets better with every viewing and coming this spring, you'll be able to own the film on DVD and Blu-ray and watch Quentin Tarantino's latest film as often as you like. Get your pre-orders ready because we can exclusively report that 'Django Unchained' will hit DVD and Blu-ray on April 16th.
Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' is one of the undisputed classics of modern cinema; one of those movie everyone can remember seeing for the first time, a movie that seems like it's always been here with us. But a fascinating article in Vanity Fair has revealed that the 'Pulp Fiction' we know and love almost looked very different. For example, how about Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis instead of John Travolta?
Get the intriguing behind-the-scenes story after the break. (Tasty burger optional.)
Violence in pop culture and its relation to real-life violence and 'Django Unchained': these are white hot controversies streaming through the public discourse right now. And they've just rammed into each other in captivating fashion in an interview between 'Django' writer-director Quentin Tarantino and British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. This is must-see TV, folks.
There are way too many incredible Quentin Tarantino movie scenes to list them all, but what about that one from 'Kill Bill,' where Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu exchange a quiet "Trix are for Kids" line before the storm of samurai swords? Or how about Thurman, again, turning to John Travolta outside the Jack Rabbit Slim's in 'Pulp Fiction' and saying, "An Elvis man should love it."
Tarantino, who recently experienced the theatrical debut of his latest project 'Django Unchained,' loves to insert pop culture references in all his films. If you thought it was nearly impossible to document every single one he's ever been made... well, you might be right. However, there's now a supercut of most of these said references in one convenient six-minute video.
Quentin Tarantino has the ability to cast just about any actor he wants to. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro - you know the list. But what top-tier actor is the writer-director most anxious to team up with next? Why, none other than Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp! How's that for a movie geek's dream?
Few directors working today offer more surprises per film than Quentin Tarantino, which is why it pays to go into his films knowing as little as possible before hand. But most of Tarantino's surprises are seasoned with a characteristically impressive nerve, which allows him to get away with things most filmmakers might shy away from. Her