Django Unchained Stars Used N-Word 112 Times

Quentin Tarantino's latest movie Django Unchained includes 110 uses of the N-word, which the cast had to get to grips with on-set. The film follows the story of a slave-turned-bounty hunter played by Jamie Foxx.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the evil plantation owner Calvin Candie, uses the word the most often, though his co-star Kerry Washington explained the extensive usage to Access Hollywood, saying, "These characters use the N-word because that's what people said back then, and again if you don't understand how ugly the time is, you don't understand how bad--- [Django] is to get through this time." Foxx echoed the remarks, though recalled an initial feeling of unrest at using the word, "We knew we had to go to a bad place and when I talked to black people about the film and they say they were bothered by the N-word, I said, 'It's supposed to, it's supposed to bother you. Those horrific things that happened to us, is supposed to bother you." The movie has received a slew of positive review, including 5 stars from The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw who said, "I can only say Django delivers, wholesale, that particular narcotic and delirious pleasure that Tarantino still knows how to confect in the cinema, something to do with the manipulation of surfaces. It's as unwholesome, deplorable and delicious as a forbidden cigarette."

Django Unchained, which hits cinemas on Christmas Day, is nominated for Best Drama at the Golden Globes.

 


Contactmusic

Tags: Quentin Tarantino - Jamie Foxx - Leonardo Dicaprio - Kerry Washington


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

It’s that time of the year again. With Forbes having published its...

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

American cable network FXX struck a deal last year to buy the rights to the...

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple...

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

After being called out six times to break up a rowdy party at his new digs in Beverely Hills, the police...

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic...

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie

It's no surprise that Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood was this week...

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie
Advertisement

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

It was announced earlier this year that ABC series 'Once Upon A Time' would be...

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

I don’t know about you, but she’s feeling 22… Selena Gomez just turned...

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Quentin Tarantino Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Quentin Tarantino

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All