Posts Tagged ‘Leonardo DiCaprio’

No matter what your taste in movies is, if you go see whatever is playing at the moment or if you only watch them if Rotten Tomatoes says so, I think we can all agree on one thing: 2013 was an amazing year for movies.  For every garbage put together, there was a well-done motion picture waiting right besides it.  This made my Top 10 of the year a particularly hard one, since it was almost impossible for me to choose what great movies I would have to leave out.  In the end, I was able to be fair with my decisions, and here it is for all of you to see!

Note: I’m a college student, which means the amount of money in my bank account is probably less than or equal to a 6-year-old’s piggy bank.  So basically, I can’t be going to the movies that often while I’m at school.  There are a lot of movies that have amazing ratings and that I know would probably make my top 10 list that I have yet to watch. (more…)

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As many people already know, director Quentin Tarantino did not originally have Jamie Foxx in his mind when he wrote down Django’s character for his box office hit Django Unchained.  He actually had Will Smith in his mind!  However, it caused surprise when it was announced that Jamie Foxx would be taking the role of Django, after Will Smith turned down this role.  Now, why would anyone ever turn down a role offered by Quentin Tarantino himself?  Apparently, it was just not enough for Will Smith.  In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Will said, “Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead.”  The star of big hits such as the Men In Black trilogy also was quoted stating, “The other character was the lead! I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!'”  He was, of course, referring to Dr. King Schultz, played by Christoph Waltz, who ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the most recent Oscars.   When asked his opinion of the movie, he simply responded “Brilliant… Just not for me.”

Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio, has been the highest grossingDjango_Unchained_22 Tarantino movie up-to-date, with over $410 million worldwide.  It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, of which it won the second one.

Will Smith is at the moment promoting his new science fiction movie, After Earth, in which he will star alongside his son, Jaden Smith.

Do you think Will Smith missed out on the opportunity of his career by turning down this role?  Would he have been a better Django than Jamie Foxx?  Leave your opinions below!