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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

Leonardo DiCaprio Heads West With Tarantino

Leonardo DiCaprio may be Martin Scorsese's pet leading man, but the actor is eyeing a collaboration with another high profile director: DiCaprio is in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. The actor would play the villain in the spaghetti Western, a ranch and club owner named Calvin Candie who keeps women as slaves and makes men fight to the death. Django, the titular freed slave must deal with Candie in order to rescue his wife and get her to safety.

There's no doubt that Tarantino will line up an amazing cast (Christoph Waltz and Will Smith are both rumored to get on board), and this sounds like a villainous role DiCaprio can really sink his teeth into. Can you see Leo going evil or is that baby face only suited to playing good guys?

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stone_soup stone_soup 5 years
Nah, he's not really baby-faced anymore at this age. I'm sure he can do it.
tigerheart tigerheart 5 years
Tarantino certainly knows how to cast 'em. I personally think Leo's best characters are ones that are the most "outside" himself (e.g. What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator), so I am really stoked for his part in this film. With a great director and fantastic cast, you know this film is gonna be good.
QueenB75 QueenB75 5 years
I love Leo, I love Quentin, and I don't care much else- this movie is going to be E-P-I-C.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 5 years
He can totally do evil - he is a very good actor, and this sounds interesting.
jesusmorales jesusmorales 5 years
He's a very gifted and professional actor; absolutely! The Man in the Iron Mask was quite a long time ago, but he was fantastic as well as working with some of the most respected and experienced male actors in the business.
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