“He’s a f–king slave”: Quentin Tarantino Warned Jamie Foxx to Stop Imitating His Idol Late Jim Brown in $426M Movie That Was Refused by Will Smith

"He's a f--king slave": Quentin Tarantino Warned Jamie Foxx to Stop Imitating His Idol Late Jim Brown in $426M Movie That Was Refused by Will Smith
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Quentin Tarantino has made great movies that have led him to become one of the most respectable moviemakers of all time. He has worked with prestigious actors who have all praised the director’s skill with a camera. With his dedication to film work, he has also learned to admire others who have displayed their talent in acting and directing.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

This admiration even led to him gatekeeping a lot of qualities his favorite actors and actresses possessed so as to not dishonor them. One such incident led Tarantino to warn Jamie Foxx about his imitation of an actor he admired dearly; Jim Brown. This even interfered with how Foxx was filming for Django Unchained, however, it did not matter as long as Brown was being respected.

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Quentin Tarantino Adores Jim Brown

Quentin Tarantino has often looked back to his past and how far he has come from when he first started out. This even included his first time experiencing what he referred to as shaping his idea of masculinity. Since his mother’s death, it was 100 Rifles that created an entire vision of cinema and masculinity for Tarantino.

Jim Brown

“The first time I ever heard, ‘Suck my d*ck’ was someone in the audience,” Tarantino said. “Being taken to a Jim Brown movie at an all-Black theater, that was the most masculine experience I have ever had.”

The filmmaker talked about how he was able to experience something he never had and it was Jim Brown who gave him such an outlook in the first place. He learned to love the actor dedicatedly after that. He was someone who Tarantino could always look up to because of the striking personality and charisma that he emitted beautifully.

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Quentin Tarantino Told Jamie Foxx Not To Imitate Jim Brown

During the filming of Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx had allegedly been imitating Jim Brown to make his own character seem better. This did not sit well with Quentin Tarantino as he respected the actor a lot.

Jamie foxx
Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx

“He’s a slave. He’s not cool. He’s a f*cking slave,” Foxx recalled Tarantino saying. “He doesn’t know how to read. You come in with your f*cking Louis [Vuitton] bag and your Range Rover. He’s not Jim Brown. He’s a f*cking slave. And then, and then he becomes the hero. Lose that sh*t.”

The contrast in Foxx’s character comparison to Brown’s infuriated Tarantino because he did not condone any form of disrespect towards Brown’s character, skills, and past.

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Source: IndieWire

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