Why Will Smith Wouldn’t Be Django


will-smith-wild-wild-west-1Will Smith said he was offered the part of “Django” in the movie, but turned it down because it didn’t feel it was the lead and didn’t want to play second to Christoph Waltz. He also worried that people would see him in the costume and think it was a sequel to “Wild Wild West”.

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47 Comments

  1. ecupirate

    March 26, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Why didn’t he tell the real reasons, he did not want to be in a good movie,  QT would not let him make a shitty rap song to go with the movie and QT would not let his kids play in the film.

    • SarahMcPants

      March 26, 2013 at 7:47 am

      @ecupirate and Tom Cruise wouldnt let him.

    • Morgan McNasty

      March 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

      @ecupirate lol

    • Pool Keepers Son

      March 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

      @ecupirate Dont kid yourself. Tarantino would have taken the whole smith family including Bubba

  2. Fred-MBDW

    March 26, 2013 at 8:01 am

    DJ Jazzy Jeff was hoping to get the lead role, but sadly he was turned down.

    • stoogemcclassy

      March 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

      @Fred-MBDW he wanted to be the doctor. He couldve been thrown physically out of the plantation when dicaprio got angry.

    • Drippy Granny

      March 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

      He(DJ Jazzy Jeff) would’ve been perfect for the role of the guy getting torn apart by the dogs… I think that was an oversight by Tarantino @Fred-MBDW

  3. Morgan McNasty

    March 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I heard he didn’t get the part because he isn’t black.

  4. FLprodivider66

    March 26, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Uppity N-Word

  5. AnthonyLoman

    March 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Lord Xenu wants him to focus his energies on MIB4

  6. lickballs

    March 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Also, I wasn’t psyched about being in a horrifically racist pile of cocaine feuled shit.

  7. Binary Daoist

    March 26, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Thank you Will.

  8. Aria Taint

    March 26, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Go back to West Philadelphia where you were born and raised.

  9. HummusMagnate

    March 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

    …OK?

  10. MonsterRain

    March 26, 2013 at 9:11 am

    He would have been fucking AWFUL in it, anyway.

  11. Rich the fireman

    March 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

    He is however playing the lead in Blazing Saddles II as Bart the sheriff

  12. CamfromToronto

    March 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I think Eddie Murphy 2.0 is really on to something here…

  13. Philosaraptor

    March 26, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Soooooo glad the Fresh Prince didn’t ruin Django!

  14. eddietirebiter

    March 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Sounds like good thinking.

  15. K Dubya

    March 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Enough with the hate. I bet he would have been good in it. I mean we are talking about a part played by Jammie Fox. Fox and Will Smith aren’t all that different. Let’s not act like Jammie Fox had a stellar resume before Django…

    • jayjohnstone

      March 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      @K Dubya yeah but will smith is a cracka ass cracka

  16. Tacoshack27

    March 26, 2013 at 10:56 am

    He wouldn’t have been a good choice anyway.  Glad he passed.

  17. Roadrash Hicks

    March 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Actually it was because QT didn’t have parts for Jaden and Willow.

    • RonsCigar

      March 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

      @Roadrash Hicks I whip my…whip back and forth!

  18. JonNockels

    March 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Do you think his parents would mind if he took that horse? Nah..of course they wouldn’t.

  19. ImUrHuckleberry

    March 26, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Will Smith is an English Cigarette.

  20. JonNockels

    March 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Do you think his parents would mind if he took that horse for a ride? Nah..of course they wouldn’t.

  21. joe8775

    March 26, 2013 at 11:15 am

    http://youtu.be/wQjDSlVyGiU
    guessing it wasnt family friendly enough for him

  22. WolfgangFreyjaFrigault

    March 26, 2013 at 11:22 am

    So i guess Big Willie feels Brad Pitt played second to Christoph in Basterds. Has he ever seen a Tarantino movie? Mostly they’re ensemble pieces, not a focus on who is the prettiest pony in the spotlight.

  23. bmqq316

    March 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I’ve got nothing against Will Smith…but if your turning down a good script because you feel like your character should be the lead…you admit that in a public interview after people have seen the final product…and it was as good as this movie was…that’s just ego…& you sound like a dick.

  24. Ziggy Stardust

    March 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Wow, what’s the last movie he was in ? Yeah, I can’t remember either. Keep ’em guessing Will.

    • CamfromToronto

      March 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      @Ziggy Stardust You’d like to think that at some point the fact that Smith’s films are so utterly forgettable will be something he wants to do something about.

  25. Iknowyoujj

    March 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I call BS on his statement, the role and script was too raw for his resume’, that’s the real reason.. quentin rocks!

  26. Stilltryingregardless

    March 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    This from the person that also turned down starring in the american version of the korean classic OLDBOY.  Please, he’s way too safe for that movie.  He turned this down, but jumped at the chance to be in six degrees of separation.

  27. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    It would be an insult to african americans everywhere,having a white actor play a black character.

  28. speedscu

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Quentin probably wouldn’t write his kids into the film, so this was his excuse to turn it down……

  29. Iknowyoujj

    March 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    The fact is he just wasn’t “jiggy with it”..

    • fezitorium

      March 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      @Iknowyoujj Well then Bienvenido a Mediocrity, Mr. Smith!

  30. Beer

    March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    They should have got mc hammer…will work for food

  31. nullzero00

    March 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Let’s be honest – he didn’t take it because Tarantino wouldn’t write any ‘shuck & jive’ lines that Smith is famous for. You would think that Smith would want to take a script where he didn’t come across as a hollywood shill-bag.

  32. Captain Geech

    March 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    He’s made it this far on playing nothing but the Fresh Prince. Why rock the boat.

  33. TheDonCarpenter

    March 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Fez is absolutely right here. It’s not a Will Smith kind of movie.

  34. SpeedKills

    March 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    If he would have done it and done it right (which I don’t think Tarantino would have allowed it to be bad) It would have easily been the best movie on his resume, past, present and future. Look at what Pulp Fiction was for Travolta and I’ve heard he wanted to turn that down and someone finally talked some sense into him. These guys are pure ego and just think that they are golden no matter what. Travolta and Will Smiths resumes are similar, pretty much all mainstream garbage, at least Foxx had Collateral and Ray and now Django.

    • fezitorium

      March 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      @SpeedKills Excellent points, sir! He would have kept him from grossly over acting a la Seven Pounds.

  35. AndrewMorris1

    March 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Wait Django wasn’t a sequle to Wild Wild West…wow totally fooled me Will.

  36. crazygeek

    March 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    No one wanted his shitty ass in the movie.

  37. Moe Green

    March 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    No chance for action figures.