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Those who followed Django Unchained all the way through production know that there were a few cases of actors signing on to the project and then leaving for various reasons. Both Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell were going to play the part of Ace Woody, a brutal slave-trainer, but the character was eventually combined with Billy Crash (who was played by Walton Goggins) and so the role ended up being axed. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was involved for a short time, but eventually had to leave due to scheduling conflicts with his directorial debut, Don Juan's Addiction (which will premiere at Sundance later this month). And then there's Sacha Baron Cohen. The British star's involvement was first announced all the way back in November of 2011 as he was set to play a minor character named Scotty Harmony, a young, overweight gambler who makes a bet for Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) in a »

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