Did you know…
1. Quentin Tarantino was writing the part of Django with Will Smith on his mind, but Smith passed on the project
I like the way you die, boy…
Chris Tucker was also an option…
2. Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s first film that wasn’t edited by Sally Menke, who died in 2010
3. Whilst filming on location in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Quentin Tarantino rented out a local movie theater to show samurai and Western movies from his own personal collection.
4. Jamie Foxx used his own horse Tony in this film
5. The final draft of the script is dated 26th of April 2011.
6. The title and setting of the film was inspired by the 1960s spaghetti western Django, with the original Django actor Franco Nero having a small role in the film.
7. Leonardo Dicaprio, who portrays villain Calvin Candie in this film, was originally the first actor choice for the role of antagonist Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s previous film.
8. Quentin Tarantino revealed at Comic-Con that Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington’s Characters are meant to be the great great great grandparents of the character John Shaft from the Shaft movies. An overt reference to this connection can be found in Kerry Washington’s character’s full name: Broomhilda Von Shaft.