Jamie Foxx was Tarantino's 'cowboy'

Quentin Tarantino assembled a star-studded cast for Django Unchained // Quentin Tarantino assembled a star-studded cast for Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino assembled a star-studded cast for Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx believes he won the title role of a slave turned bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino's new Western, Django Unchained, because he had his own horse.
Jamie Foxx believes he won the title role of a slave turned bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino's new Western, Django Unchained, because he had his own horse.
The actor, who is currently making the film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Christoph Waltz, told a press conference in Cancun, Mexico: "I think great projects like this parallel your life. About four years ago, I got a horse. When I met Quentin Tarantino (to be considered for the role), I said, 'I happen to have my own horse'."
His horse also has a part in the movie, playing Tony the horse, said Tarantino.
Foxx won the part of Django, who is released from a chain gang by Waltz's character Dr Schultz, over Will Smith.
"I had no idea who was going to play it, so I met with six different actors," said Tarantino. "Jamie came to my house and I was going to put him through the ringer and really test him out. He was the last one I saw. You just know when you meet the guy and I met the guy. He understood and he was the cowboy."
Foxx said: "I was just thankful to be able to connect with Quentin Tarantino. I had seen Quentin out a lot at parties and I was just honoured to be considered for the role. I'm from Texas and grew up playing with plastic [cowboy] guns."
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