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The roster of actors forced to drop out of "Django Unchained" is almost as impressive as the film's cast: Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Jonah Hill, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Lapaglia and Sacha Baron Cohen were all attached to the film at one point or another, but had to leave the production because of various conflicts. (Only Hill wound up in the finished work, though in a role much smaller than what he originally signed up for.)

"I was editing 'The Dictator' and we were very close to release and Paramount wouldn’t push the date," Cohen told Deadline.com. "And then I knew I’d have to jump straight from there into 'Les Mis' and it basically became a choice of either pulling out of 'Les Mis' or pulling out of 'Django.' I'm sure 'Django' is an incredible movie, but it was essentially one scene."

Cohen told Deadline. »

- Christopher Rosen

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