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Leonardo DiCaprio's STRUGGLE With Dialogue In 'Django Unchained'; Samuel L. Jackson's BOLD Push To Overcome It!

The 11th anniversary of 'Django Unchained' and the challenges Leonardo DiCaprio faced while using the N-word in the film.

BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Aug 13, 2023 07:06 PM IST

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Leonardo DiCaprio's STRUGGLE With Dialogue In 'Django Unchained'; Samuel L. Jackson's BOLD Push To Overcome It!

It's been 11 years since 'Django Unchained,' a movie that was a turning point in the lives of many actors. Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Quentin Tarantino, who both directed and starred in the film, became well-known because of their parts. The movie got into the touchy subject of slavery in American history, which made the story more complicated. Quentin Tarantino's choice to have Leonardo DiCaprio, a white actor, say the N-word in the movie caused a lot of controversy.


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Jamie Foxx, who played the bad guy and owner of the Candyland farm, Calvin Candie, told an interesting story about how Leonardo DiCaprio had trouble using the N-word. Foxx told the story in a funny interview with Lorenzo Ryann that was put on YouTube Shorts. He said that DiCaprio had trouble saying the insulting word, which showed how uncomfortable he was with it. Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, on the other hand, didn't react as well.

Jackson is said to have told DiCaprio to stop being shy, telling him that the word wasn't important and that he shouldn't worry about it. Foxx said that he told DiCaprio that this was just another scene and that it was like any other day. He brought up the idea that the characters in the movie were treating people more like things than like people.

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After this heated conversation, DiCaprio seemed to get into the part more fully. He allegedly came to set the next day with a different attitude and ready to act out the scene. Foxx talked about how the mood changed and how DiCaprio didn't talk much and seemed to be in character. The argument started when DiCaprio's character, Calvin, said, "I don't sell the niggers I don't want to sell." The N-word was used a lot in the movie, which led to media attention and abuse of Quentin Tarantino for how often and controversially it was used.

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