Before Jamie Foxx was set to play the role, writer-director Quentin Tarantino had another actor in mind to play the titular character in "Django Unchained." That actor is Will Smith, who will next be seen this summer in "After Earth."
While Smith as Django might have been a very interesting movie, the actor turned down the role for one simple reason. "Django wasn't the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead," he tells Entertainment Weekly. Smith even asked Tarantino to alter the movie, saying, "I was like, 'No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!'"
In a strange twist, come awards season Christoph Waltz was billed as the supporting role, which he won an Oscar for, while Foxx was credited as the lead. Still, Smith has no hard feelings, and enjoyed the movie. "I thought it was brilliant," he says, "Just not for me. »
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