‘Django Unchained’ to Have Quentin Tarantino Dialogue Cameo
Everyone’s familiar with Quentin Tarantino making appearances in his own movies from time-to-time, but this time he’s gone a step further by actually getting some lines in the upcoming Western Django Unchained. And he stole them from another member of the cast.
Rex Linn of CSI: Miami seems to be happy with his role as Tennessee Harry, admitting his character has several of the screenplay’s best lines – even though he lost some of them in one particular scene to Tarantino, who apparently decided “he liked the scene so much he wanted to be in it, too, and that he would also be taking some of my lines” (from an interview with Look at OKC, via CinemaBlend and The Playlist).
Linn didn’t seem to mind too much, however (or at all, actually), stating: “It’s not my movie. I’m just happy to be in the movie. I mean, it’s the most anticipated movie of the rest of this year. It’s a dream come true.”
The film has a great cast line-up including Jaime Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonard DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, and the trailers are available to view now – we’ve only just found out about Tarantino’s cameo, so it’s sort of a nice surprise for fans. A lot of work went into the production, with a lengthy schedule that included 130 days of shooting. Franco Nero also has a cameo in the movie – excited about this yet?
There’s also been some rumors from an old friend of Tarantino’s, actor John Jarrat, who you’ll also see in Django Unchained – he’s let slip that Tarantino is into the idea of a future project set in Australia. After all, he is an admitted fan of Ozploitation. Here’s what Jarrat told the Herald Sun:
“He wants to make this Australian film and I’ll keep kicking him until he does…He’s told me he likes tough grittiness … the kicking and scratching kind of movies we make…. likes the way we make low-budget movies that look a trillion dollars and stand up next to the Bruce Willis movie next door.”
And you can watch Tarantino discuss his love of Aussie films from the ‘70s and ‘80s in the documentary Not Quite Hollywood, on Netflix Instant. And keeping the quote above in mind, it’ll be interesting to see what Tarantino could do with an Aussie film.
Django Unchained opens in theaters on Christmas day.