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Jamie Foxx: 'Django is the Truest Depiction of Slavery'

Jamie Foxx: 'Django is the Truest Depiction of Slavery'

Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, and Samuel L. Jackson dine out together at Il Bolognese while promoting their film Django Unchained on Friday (January 4) in Rome, Italy.

Earlier in the week, the 45-year-old actor was spotted heading through LAX airport to catch a flight to Rome.

Jamie recently spoke to Deadline about the reality of his film Django Unchained.

“When you see Leonardo [DiCaprio] build this eloquent evil character as Calvin Candie, you want to hear those words,” Jamie said about one of the speeches co-star Leo‘s character makes about slaves. “Hearing those words, and you hear them enough, it became second hand because that’s how they talked back then. Django is the truest depiction of slavery.”

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# 1

Leo was absolutely incredible as Calvin Candie. I was terrified of him in that scene Jamie is talking about. He should snag the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Jamie was incredible as well! One of my favourite movie roles of his.

# 3

Huh? I thought ROOTS was the truest depiction of slavery.

# 4

I don’t want to start controversy, but how does Jamie Foxx know exactly what it was like during slavery?
I get a little tired of Hollywood stars behaving as if they know everything. I’m fairly certain that the horrific circumstances that African American people endured at the hands of their owners is as far removed from anything Mr. Foxx has experienced as day is from night.

That being said, I would like to see this movie based on the positive buzz that surrounds it.

# 5
jimbolini @ 01/04/2013 at 6:01 pm

Jamie Foxx is a race baiting pimp. Don’t waste your money on Hollyweird!! BWAHAHHAHAAAA!

# 6

Quentin is a copycat. He took the idea from the hong kong film “Infernal Affair” and gave it to Dicaprio and Jack Nicolson in the cop gone rogue.

# 7
mrs_fuzzybee @ 01/04/2013 at 6:04 pm

@Diedre: Diedre you hit the nail on the head. How the heck does Jamie Foxx know that his movie is the true representation of US Slavery? Was he there? No. As a black woman and someone who has studied US History I am shocked that this moron would try to hip his film by claiming that its a true or factual representation of US slavery. Imagine if someone tried to claim that Hogan’s Heroes is the truest depiction of WW2 POW camps and of the Holocaust in Europe. Foxx can have his opinion but it would sure be nice if his opinion were actually based in fact not movie hype.

# 8
Political History @ 01/04/2013 at 6:11 pm

When the africans were introduced into America two centuries ago they were meant as a temporary population and labor substitute, not as a replacement for Americans. What will happen, and indeed is happening, well out of Obamas otherwise nonexistent powers to stop it, is the unpublicized mass execution and exodus of the transoceanic entities residing within America, just as America evicted and executed all of the transoceanic enemy after the Revolutionary War. It’s no different now than it was then, Jared, only much more modern, quiet and civil, at least from the current surface perspective.

# 9

Lets be honest, though… the gladiatorial fights were fictional and based on one of Tarantino’s favorite movies, not actual history… Still, the acting was incredible, and the absolute fear you felt when that Candie character was around was astounding.

LooseLipz @ 01/04/2013 at 6:23 pm

Is there anyone as ugly as Quentin Tarrantino? And equally stuck up?

mytwocents @ 01/04/2013 at 6:24 pm

Why have there been no movies about people other than blacks as slaves? Until they recognize that more than one race was slavery there is no true depiction of slavery.

Yes, the blacks/African were treated the worse. Don’t forget that when the Irish came to America at first there were signs that said “Irish need not apply.”

There are so many movies about slavery. Why not more about oppression faced by Indians (Asian not Native since there are a lot of Native movies), or Syrian riots, and things such as that? Or school shootings like Columbine and such.

I am no way, shape or form a racist. I just get tired of seeing all these movies based on this or that. Oh, and did you know 80% of the time the people cast in movies as Native American don’t even have a single descendant in their family tree of that heritage or an ounce of it?


So you seem to be certain about the horror African Americans suffered at the hands of slavery but it is impossible that an actor could fathom the same sense of suffering. I don’t know maybe he went to school, or read a book, maybe even the same one you read that gave you your great insights on slavery. Of course he wasn’t there, none of us were, so none of us truly understand it, but can’t people make an effort to understand it as best as possible, and what evidence do you have to suggest Jamie doesn’t have a grasp on the issue, or are you just a know it all anonymous internet critic?

“I get a little tired of Hollywood stars behaving as if they know everything. I’m fairly certain…” maybe you should think about what you just said.

Jamie Foxx is the truest depiction of a delusional moron.

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Depictions or rather opinions of slavery should be varied. Just for the fact we all are talking about the reality of slavery make the film seem like good evocative art. I do not understand why there wasn’t this kind of controversy surrounding Inglorious ******** . Must be because of being pulled away from the guilt and having a cultural image of ourselves being heroes during that conflict. My biggest concern of the film is the discrepancy of language between the race divide.

Monty Monroe @ 01/04/2013 at 6:46 pm

You know them blackies then, always backtalkin there Masters. What ya expect?? A party for them?????

@mytwocents: 80%? Where did you get that figure from? The Americans have been a military intelligence empire since their Washington won against the colonizing empire. They’re as all over Hollywood as they are all over Washington DC. When you live a lifelong professional career, that’s what you get in return.

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mytwocents @ 01/04/2013 at 7:10 pm

@Dean S.: It’s called an observation. The percent is higher than that, but I was trying to give a benefit of a doubt.

an opinion @ 01/04/2013 at 7:36 pm

STFU Jamie Foxx. So ignorant. Whites were not using the N word to degrade blacks during that period. But it is used over 100 times (according to reports) in this movie. Secondly Tarantino says himself that he does not exactly follow the historical facts just like he didn’t in Inglorious ********.

Sacramento @ 01/04/2013 at 7:37 pm

@mytwocents: You have historically and logistically bad observational and mathematical acumen.

@Henry: Your a moron. The film “Internal Affair” was made by Martin Scorsese. Quentin had absolutely nothing to do with that movie. Learn the truth before you write assh***

@mytwocents: “Oh, and did you know 80% of the time the people cast in movies as Native American don’t even have a single descendant in their family tree of that heritage or an ounce of it?” – either your disinformation comes from the CIA to support the good guys, or your disinformation comes from africa to support the bad guys. And, besides, most Americans are not in the imported entertainment multimedia industry of NY – LA.

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mytwocents @ 01/04/2013 at 8:37 pm


Yes you are all right. I am a communist. hahahahahahahahahahaha….I am going to take over the world. Are you with me or against me?

Actually, I had done a **** load of research, and my observations are not off. How about you do your research? Really dive into history.

PS Why are you wasting your time reading my posts? Are you bored? Unemployed? Dumbarse? D-bag?

Did you ever think maybe I’m bored, and it is so easy to get people riled up on these forums. Plus, Jaime Foxx is a tool.

Also, there were slaves that weren’t black. You’ll have to look into worldwide history as well. But most people just believe what they hear from celebrities and the like that know nothing.

Okay, I have passed my time, and now I am going out to the bar to spend lots of money.

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