As exciting as it was controversial, 'Django Unchained' was a box-office smash when it came out and featured a star-studded cast.
Below are 28 of the coolest facts you might not've known about the movie. Check them out!
1/28) During the filming of one of the dinner scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio had to stop the scene because he was having "a difficult time" using so many racial slurs. Samuel L. Jackson then pulled him aside telling him, "Motherf*cker, this is just another Tuesday for us."
2/28) When Leonardo DiCaprio's character Calvin Candie smashes his hand on the dinner table, the actor accidentally crushed a small stemmed glass with his palm and began to bleed profusely.
DiCaprio ignored it, stayed in character, and continued. When Tarantino yelled 'cut', everyone gave DiCaprio a standing ovation. This cut was used in the final movie. DiCaprio's hand was bandaged and he suggested the idea of smearing blood onto the face of Kerry Washington. Tarantino and Washington both liked this, so Tarantino got some fake blood together.
3/28) When Dr. Schultz puts the dynamite in the tooth atop the wagon, he is actually whistling the Django theme song.
4/28) The teaming between Django and Dr. Schultz is actually quite realistic, because in the 1840's, many German revolutionaries and progressives left Europe for the U.S. where they often became active in the anti-slavery movement.
5/28) Among the actors who were considered for the role of Django were Will Smith, Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Tyrese Gibson.
Quentin Tarantino actually wrote the role with Smith in mind, and Smith's agents and manager wanted him to accept it, but Smith ultimately decided to pass. Tarantino then offered the part to Jamie Foxx, who accepted.
Cuba Gooding Jr. lobbied for the role of Django but Quentin Tarantino would not consider him. According to Gooding, it is his biggest disappointment.