Leonardo DiCaprio is known as one of the best actors in Hollywood. (So where is his Oscar already?) From what I’ve seen in the previews, he does his usual amazing job in ‘Django Unchained.’ Leo talked to USA Today about the part and choosing directors to work with.
“[My character] is a self-indulgent, racist b*stard.” He found it in Django‘s slave-owning Calvin Candie, a character DiCaprio says “represents the moral decay of a corrupt South then.”
DiCaprio says that while he was in the mood to play a reprobate, “you have to be careful who you trust that power with. I’ve seen good material go to the wrong filmmaker, and it never captures what you believed the story was supposed to be. I guess you could say I target most of the directors I want to work with.”
Quentin Tarantino, the director of ‘Django Unchained,’ said he initially had been thinking of an older actor for the part.
“I was thinking, possibly, of an older actor. And then Leo read the script and liked it and we got together and started talking.”
How do you say no to Leonardo DiCaprio? I am really looking forward to ‘Django Unchained.’ Are you?
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