Will Smith has begun the promo run for his up-coming sci-fi epic “After Earth” but he can’t jump ahead to the future just yet. In a conversation with EWthe megastar answered once and for all why he turned down the titular role in last year’s slavery themed revenge western, “Django: Unchained.” Jamie Foxx was eventually given the role of the freed slave turned bounty hunter, but it was originally offered to Smith. The “Men In Black” star admits that he felt the story was “brilliant” but that it was “Just not for me.” But why? “Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead,” he confessed, referring to Christopher Waltz Dr. King . Smith added that he wanted Django to have more control over his fate. “I was like, ‘No, Quentin, I need to kill the bad guy!” Can you blame him? After this many years in Hollywood Will Smith has earned the right not to play second fiddle to anyone. Ever since it was revealed that Smith turned down “The Matrix” to do “Wild Wild West” every script he’s passed on has come under scrutiny. But we’re pretty sure that he took one look at who ultimately took down the slave master and realized that Django wasn’t quite what it was purported to be.
You can always count on Donald Trump to give his opinion on pretty much anything. This time, Trump has slammedDjango Unchained, as “the most racist” movie he’s ever seen. He’s a little late with the critique since Django hit theaters on Christmas Day, but given its two wins at the Oscars last night–in the Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor categories–Trump figured he might as well speak up. Trump was tweeting up-to-the-minute reviews of the awards show, and called out Django as a terrible film. “‘Django Unchained’ is the most racist movie I have ever seen, it sucked!” The 65-year-old isn’t the only person who hated the spaghetti-Western-style slave film. Spike Lee blasted director Quentin Tarantino over the work, only to face criticism over his criticism, from Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, and Jamie Foxx. Like in the case of Lee, speaking out opens one up to backlash, and the Twitter responses that Trump received were pretty epic. In fact, we’ve pulled a bunch of them for your review.
Dolls made in the likeness of the characters in the slave film Django Unchained have been discontinued. The figurines were pegged as “action figures,” and led to a public outcry calling for them to stop being sold.
We’re told the toy company agreed, insisting they never intended to offend anyone … and halted production immediately.Sources tell us … the toymakers only released somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 dolls before shutting down production.
Retailing for $299 on Amazon.com the dolls were meant for collectors rather than children. Django Unchained has been plagued by controversy over its content, including the use of the “n-word” which is said more than 100 times. Director, Quentin Tarantino, brushed off the critiques explaining that given the time period in which the film is set, the racial epithet is fitting. “If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word ‘ni**er,’ the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum South in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case,” he said after winning a Gloden Globe award in the Best Screenplay category. “They are saying I should lie, that I should whitewash, that I should massage, and I never do that when it comes to my characters.”
While performing on stage in Los Angeles Williams, who has had a string of recent run-ins in the street and on stage, said that Foxx was sleeping with one of his male artists. “Who’s gay? Jamie Foxx,” said the comedian. “I can even tell you the name of the dude he f**ked. His name is Marcus Anthony; he’s the only dude signed to Jamie Foxx’s label.” His verbal assault continued with a condemnation of the slave western “Django Unchained” and Foxx’s decision to take the lead role.. “They offered me the script and I said any n*gga that does this deserves to die…and the next thing I heard Jamie Foxx was in make-up. The attack on Jamie Foxx seems to stem from a conflict in 2008 where Katt Williams was trading insults with Steve Harvey and Foxx took sides on his radio show. Watch the clip below. via:TheUrbanDaily