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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Moe Green
Moe Green

No chance for action figures.

crazygeek
crazygeek

No one wanted his shitty ass in the movie.

Planktonfeed
Planktonfeed

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

SpeedKills
SpeedKills

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.

TheDonCarpenter
TheDonCarpenter

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

Captain Geech
Captain Geech

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

nullzero00
nullzero00

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.

Beer
Beer

They should have got mc hammer...will work for food

iknowyoujj
iknowyoujj

The fact is he just wasn't "jiggy with it"..

speedscu
speedscu

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

jayjohnstone
jayjohnstone

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

Stilltryingregardless
Stilltryingregardless

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.

iknowyoujj
iknowyoujj

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

Ziggy Stardust
Ziggy Stardust

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

bmqq316
bmqq316

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.

WolfgangFreyjaFrigault
WolfgangFreyjaFrigault

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. 

 

JonNockels
JonNockels

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

Bane1198
Bane1198

Will Smith is an English Cigarette.

Roadrash Hicks
Roadrash Hicks

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

Tacoshack27
Tacoshack27

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

Philosaraptor
Philosaraptor

Soooooo glad the Fresh Prince didn't ruin Django!

CamfromToronto
CamfromToronto

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

Rich the fireman
Rich the fireman

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

MonsterRain
MonsterRain

He would have been fucking AWFUL in it, anyway.

Aria Taint
Aria Taint

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

lickballs
lickballs

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

AnthonyLoman
AnthonyLoman

Lord Xenu wants him to focus his energies on MIB4

FLpro
FLpro

Uppity N-Word

Fred-MBDW
Fred-MBDW

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

ecupirate
ecupirate

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.

fezitorium
fezitorium

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

CamfromToronto
CamfromToronto

 @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.

Drippy Granny
Drippy Granny

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

stoogemcclassy
stoogemcclassy

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