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Sam Jackson DISCUSSES His CONTROVERSIAL Role In "Django Unchained"

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Samuel Jackson opened up recently about his controversial role in Django Unchained, revealing why he thinks he was ignored by the Golden Globes and his thoughts on winning an Oscar.  Find out what he said inside....

As folks like Spike Lee publically bash Django Unchained for its Hollywood depiction of slavery, Samuel Jackson defends both the film and its director in an interview with Deadline.com.  He also says why he thinks he's often overlooked at the Oscars and Golden Globes.  Here are the highlights:

On his role as Stephen (a freed slave [according to what Leo DiCaprio's character intorduced him as in the movie] who oversees the plantation):

"I mean Quentin writes interesting characters. I’ve been pretty despicable in most of his films. People loved Jules (Pulp Fiction) but he’s a murderer. People loved Ordell (Jackie Brown) but he’s a murderer. Stephen has an unusual take on slavery. He’s okay with it.

“I hope he’s reviled, and people want to see him die. People enjoy him, but it’s strange. He’s a funny guy in a way, despicably funny. People laugh at Stephen and what he does, but you know they do want to see him dead.”

On Quentin Tarantino turning slavery into a western:

“I would say that Quentin’s way is the way to reach a larger audience, and slavery seems to be another backdrop. We seldom understand that when people were out there shooting Indians or whatever, on the other side of the Mississippi there were people getting beaten down. This is the first time those genres cross paths. When you take that and make it entertaining in a way, you express the brutality of what slavery really was, of how people were really property and the way people treated them."

On why he didn't get a Golden Globe nomination for "Django Unchained":

“I understand what the Golden Globes is. It’s the only show they (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) have and is their biggest moneymaker so you have to pack the room with people that are going to make people tune into that show. With popular actors and the popular television shows, it’s whoever they think people want to see on the red carpet and hope that they win, not necessarily the quality of work you’ve done.”

On how he feels about Oscars and Golden Globes:

“I figured out early in the game that the best thing for me to do is just keep going to work. I don’t worry about picking a movie that says ‘oh my god, this has Oscar potential’. Other people think about that stuff, I don’t. I look at some actors and go ‘they only do those kinds of movies’. I do movies I want to see myself. "

 

We wonder if Samuel will pick up an Oscar nomination, as his role as a black slave master/overseer on a white man's plantation was one we rarely, if ever, have seen in a film.  And he did a damn good job, no matter how uncomfortable it made people.  Afterall, isn't that the job of an actor?

P.S.  It seems like most people with harsh criticsms of what they think this movie is, did not see the movie at all.  At least not in full.  See the movie before pre-judging.  We think it was an interesting and intriguing perspective at the day to day life and mindsets during the slave era that in many ways, were historically true.  It was not a documentary from solely a historical perspective, and it was not intended to be.

 

 

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Nothing has changed...nothing

Nothing has changed...nothing will change...because even with $$$$$ and power they won't let us!
rockhardtalk's picture

Everybody need to leave

Everybody need to leave FIDDLER, I meant Sam Jackson alone! I find it funny that NO ONE has sh!tted on Leo for his role, only Jamie & Sam! (@BEEMA hang urself)
tori's picture

All i know is.....Sam hates

All i know is.....Sam hates the shape of his head b/c he refuses to take that hat off (its probably sewed in) ................
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

LMAO, u so damn silly lol.

LMAO, u so damn silly lol.
tori's picture

How can u go hard on Sam J

How can u go hard on Sam J like that& not bring up Beyonces evil ass! What part of the game is that? Oh I forgot u were riding her nuts til no end on pg.2.
domsmoms's picture

Anyone talking shit obviously

Anyone talking shit obviously did not see the movie. It's that simple. There is nothing funny about slavery and the detriment of African American families, what is funny is the thought pattern of these ignorant ass white people who really don't know or understand why they hate us and why they are so called superior....it's just sad that for centuries we African Americans actually believed them. I feel like if you can't recognize our past regardless of how it's portrayed, you'll wind up repeating it anyway...

I agree, anyone talking shit

I agree, anyone talking shit obviously did not see the movie. Enjoying the film has nothing to do with not knowing your history or where you came from or being uneducated. If you don't support it then don't make your business to be on this page. flips hair, that-is-all
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I agree Love Jah. but not all

I agree Love Jah. but not all were meant to see. unfortunately a large portion of the masses were meant to remain ignorant, slow to understand, and blind to the deeper levels beneath any portrayal in the media. Not all were blessed with the intelligence and insight to see the truth behind any of the bullshit....keep eating mcdonald's and letting the government melt your brain literally with mood-altering chemicals and capitilize of your mental, physical, and spiritual sickness. only a few were meant to go to the next level. that's why in the bible there were only 144,000 saved. this is a symbolic number, not literal. but it means only a few were meant to have the wisdom to see beyond the ages. we are now in the new era of the Goddess and the Water Bearing Womb Mother Aquarius in 2013. let's start to shift towards our inner greatness and shed the shackles of mental, emotional, and psychological slavery that is FAR WORSE that the tangible physical shackles and chains of the past years depicted in Django and such. theoshunlife.yolasite.com

Sad that a GORGEOUS Sista

Sad that a GORGEOUS Sista like Kerry Washington would degrade herself FIRST by playing the salve master President's slave mistress like Sally Hemmings in "Scandal" (don't believe it was slavery? she said in the SHOW on screen "you own me!" to the "President"/slave master Fitz)...THEN she goes and participates in Tarantino's ignorance. She must really hate herself and her people. She already dates almost exclusively white men. I had so much hope for her. She is too beautiful and elegant to be such a race traitor. Wouldn't she be so much more passionate, powerful, empowered, and FREE if she only just acted like HERSELF and not what the white industry owners want her to be to make money? She would be so much more in grace and spiritual abundance if she only lived The Oshun Life. theoshunlife.yolasite.com visit The Oshun Life for information on how to live life to the fullest, be your TRUE self, be free and feminine, sexy and smart, MULTI-ORGASMIC and ecstatic, stronger and more beautiful. theoshunlife.yolasite.com contact now for a free sample product for boosting the female sex drive and having healthier, less painful periods. begin your journey to ecstasy and being STRESS FREE at theoshunlife.yolasite.com wish kerry Washington knew how to be more Oshun-like and authentic and LOVE HERSELF and her/our Beautiful Black People! theoshunlife.yolasite.com

It's incredible how ignorant

It's incredible how ignorant you truly sound. I could rant, rave and use profanity too but what would be the point? I actually loved the movie and please believe that slavery was a backdrop to this tale and Kerry Washington's character was the catalyst for Jamie Foxx's actions. Everyone is going gung-ho on Samuel L. Jackson like there weren't any slaves that were comfortable being slaves and sold others into the land of fear and degradation....Please sweetheart get a clue and get it soon. *I wonder if you crucified Halle Berry in this manner when she bent over for Billy Bob in a film produced by a black man and did you say anything when that same man had Gabby Sidibe running down the street w/ a bucket of chicken this time as the director...He's a great filmmaker but does that piss you off too?*
shemeiah's picture

When muthafuckas need to be

When muthafuckas need to be rioting about real racism, u do nothing. When a film comes out that gave in my opinion a great depiction on what it was like back then u criticize& call that racism! I loved the movie because I know my African American history. U either like Tarantino's style or u don't! Our community needs to be reminded of how bad it was for us considering these schools pussyfoot around the subject. Maybe we will think twice before killing each other or before we go save yet anutha white bitch& leave the sistas hangn. How do u know what you are capable of if u don't know your history?
domsmoms's picture

Aside from the cursing, this

Aside from the cursing, this was very well put. I'm hoping that my community wakes up before it's too late. This film is not what you should be mad about. Be mad about us killing ourselves in droves. Be mad about our men and women worshiping material things more than The Most High. Be mad about all these 'parents' that don't instill any form of pride in their children, much less teach them any of their history..there is entirely too many other things we need to be mad about. Again, this movie is not one of them.
Zetagirl's picture

Thank you, i agree, love or

Thank you, i agree, love or hate it, Tarantino captured slavery in the right light!! If your against it then don't watch it, don't even comment on this page!! Bashing everyone who enjoyed the film and assuming its because "we don't know your history" GTFOH with that bullsh*t. filps hair, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

Sam Jack is a booty-slingin,

Sam Jack is a booty-slingin, dick-slurpin Hollywood Uncle Tom and Illuminati's favorite Bend Over Nigger. He's been in the most live-action movies of a single Actor EVER! How does he do that? Look it up on Wikipedia. If you want to see a tribute to our ancestors & the Orisha & have the need to see a slave owner get his butt kicked might I recommend “Besouro” it’s streaming on Netfilx!!! Watch Besouro or Quilombo or Panther or hell even AMISTAD rather than this trash! FUCK TARANTINO and his racist misogynist ass! Boycott that Django blasphemy and watch THIS righteous depiction of a Black Man enacting true justice on his white oppressors during slavery instead— and in this one he didn’t NEED the help of a white sidekick vigilante/bounty hunter EITHER! In Django the Black man’s “justice” (painted as just a bloodfest, thus making it just as savage— in the portrayal— as his white masters), is belittled and minimized by virtue of his having or implicitly needing a white “partner”…in Besouro he just kicks ass and brings justice by his GOTDAMN self and the ORISHA/ORIXA! why isn’t THIS promoted with as much passion and celebration and critical acclaim as Tarantino’s film? Because the powers that be know what they’re doing. anything that’s applauded by the mainstream is what they ALLOW to be seen and HOW they allow it. notice movies like Besouro, Quilombo, and even Van Peebles’ Panther are still underground, NOT promoted, and no one’s barely heard of them. That’s because THOSE movies showed the righteousness of Blacks successfully combating the system and enslavement WITHOUT WHITE ASSISTANCE OR PARTNERSHIP!

I thoroughly enjoyed

I thoroughly enjoyed Tarantino's work but I'm looking forward to checking out the ones you mentioned as I've not heard of them. Thank you!
Zetagirl's picture

Watched Django the night

Watched Django the night before last and it was a great movie, nothing from what I expected. Yes, will definitely watch it again, didn't even seem like it was a 3hr movie. Jaime Fox did damn good in his role. This is a must see film, read the ratings on Fandango. flips hair, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

Well sista Beema "I believe u

Well sista Beema "I believe u a sista" but sista it's like this. Black people don't give a damn about their history or what they ancestors went through. The white man tell these negros "It's just slavery , stop crying" and they do the same and tell other blacks "Stop crying". These crakkkas were ruthless during slavery, "millions tossed into the sea during the trans Atlantic slave trade, black babies used as alligator bate, men ripped apart by horse, etc. I honestly think black women don't give a damn, they see a white man they like in the movie , and all that history goes out the window. Niggas are scared to be black and proud sista beema, they scared to say something because they dont wanna be labeled pro black. But it's all good. People will always make light of the shit that happen to our ancestors because black people aka sambos don't give a damn
LetsGetIt's picture

"I honestly think black women

"I honestly think black women don't give a damn, they see a white man they like in the movie , and all that history goes out the window." Black men like the movie too...?

Apparently this movie did

Apparently this movie did damn good. DJANGO UNCHAINED made 34 million in the first three days!!! LETSGETIT character reminds me of the role of Samuel Jackson played!!! That crab in a barrel bullsh*t, He always talking about how bad African Americans are, like he's not one himself. @beema why don't you make yourself useful + eat @letsgetit D*ck!!! lmao, theses non-factors's is definitely not making a dent on how much $$$ Django's making!!! flips hair, that-is-all.
sexybrownpyt's picture

This is your first comment

This is your first comment that I 100% AGREE with you. Uneducated socially unconscious Blacks will be the first ones to publicly degrade themselves and sign up for whatever racist nonsense the white man is selling. They'll even brag about being the "first ones" to get it. Twenty years ago there were enough Black leaders and people who lived through the civil rights movement to put a stop to garbage like this.
BEEMA's picture

I usually try to understand

I usually try to understand both sides to any argument, but you have pissed off this intelligent, educated, socially aware black person. First of all, we (those of us that have actual intelligence and logical thinking minds) understand the genre of this movie--it is an action Western film revolved around it's main character who was a slave. Secondly, we know from history that slavemasters did not refer to their slaves as "African Americans", or "hey there loyal servant". No, they called them NIGGAZ-point blank and we are not afraid or ashamed to face this as part of our history and we are not so ignorant that we can't handle seeing this depicted in a film! Third, we are deeply connected to the struggles of our ancestors and find nothing humorous about slavery, nor did we mistake this film for no phucking comedy! However we are not so sensitive that we cannot handle a little humor in the story line--heck even the Color Purple had its funny moments as it told the story of its characters. Please stop trying to act you give a phuck when you are really just trying to insult the intelligence of black people. Go see the movie, maybe it will teach your "smart" @$$ something!
Mamacita99's picture

AGREED, nothing that

AGREED, nothing that he/beema says make any sense!!! he is on here 24/7 always insulting people revealing how severe his mental illness is. flips hair, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

LMAO@ you called @beema with

LMAO@ you called @beema with the white brittany spears pic sista!!! you must be really f*cked up in the head brotha or should i say white man!!! sorry but you are delusional and make no damn sense!!! BUT WAIT...You talk so bad about sistas and black people ON this black site of course you would connect with RACIST WHITE TRANNY BEEMA AKA WANNABE BRITTANY SPEARS!!!@letgetit she is WHITE and not a "SISTA" SMDH remember lets not forget @ LETSGETIT your BROWN behind is black too!!! its sad how you keep on putting yourself down so!!! @letsgetit I GET IT, you secretly want to be a white racist man, this explains why you talk about our race so bad. Flips hair, that-is-all smdh
sexybrownpyt's picture

Only BLACK people will spend

Only BLACK people will spend money to laugh about their history. Its so sad. SLAVERY is nothing to laugh about in any context. And I'm sure the biggest supporters of this movie were uneducated socially unaware Blacks. Blacks who have no idea whats going on in the world and don't understand the white man is trying to destroy you off the earth through your mind and body.
BEEMA's picture

You really need to calm down,

You really need to calm down, take your meds, do something else besides coming on here daily and insulting people. Something is wrong with you. Take your madness to Media Takeout.
My Moniker Is...'s picture

@My Moniker, thank you for

@My Moniker, thank you for stating the obvious!! @ beema is obsessed with me and stalks the sh*t out of all the "females" on this site. flips hair, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

a hit dog will Holla!

a hit dog will Holla!
BEEMA's picture

Ya WEAK A$$ STILL STEALING

Ya WEAK A$$ STILL STEALING INSULTS! U r DUMBER than a slab of concrete, RETARD!
tori's picture

@beema stfu ya not wanted on

@beema stfu ya not wanted on this site!!! yes a hit dog willl holla at your fleas infested behind since you like to talk to them so much!!! Damn the psych ward really need to stop giving ya racist smelly behind computer access!!!
sexybrownpyt's picture

sad.

sad.
BEEMA's picture

STFU AND EAT A HOT D*CK, ya

STFU AND EAT A HOT D*CK, ya damn racist mental patient!!! YA dumb as rocks behind wished you was the white person to say all those racial slurs you just used on me!!! MAKE NO GOD DAMN SENSE!!! ITS SAD that ya white RACIST tranny behind keep going on this blog STALKING THE F*CK OUT of people!!! Apparently you want to watch and be in this movie since you made it ya business to read this page!!! STFU and take ya damn MEDS!!! DUMB AS Sh*t!! I WOULD ENJOY WHIPPING THE SH*T OUT YA ASS, JUST LIKE JAMIE DID TO THE WHITE RACIST PEOPLE SUCH AS YOURSELF!!! DIE B*TCH!!! flips hair, that-is-all!!!
sexybrownpyt's picture

Hubby and I went to see it

Hubby and I went to see it last night and YES, it was good. People complain about the use of the 'n' word, but that is how we were referred to back then and NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The movie didn't mock slavery or downplay it. It made white folks look like racist, bumbling fools. Anyway, the funniest part in the movie to me was when the night riders were arguing over the hoods, that was funny as hell.
My Moniker Is...'s picture

Agreed! I loved the movie &

Agreed! I loved the movie & if you understand its premise--and the REAL DEAL on how slavery occurred, its pretty accurate. Loves me some Samuel Jackson too. He was playing a ROLE; and its not like we don't know some despicable-house-ni--as-crabs-in-a-barrel-people in REAL LIFE!

RIGHT, i agree the movie was

RIGHT, i agree the movie was great!!!!
sexybrownpyt's picture

Watched Django the night

Watched Django the night before last and it was a great movie, nothing from what I expected. Yes, will definitely watch it again, didn't even seem like it was a 3hr movie. Jaime Fox did damn good in his role. This is a must see film, read the ratings on Fandango. flips hair, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

No one gives a fawk about

No one gives a fawk about what movie you saw and what you thought coon. And a coon like you would spend $10 to hear yourself called a n*gger for 2 hours instead of purchasing a book to learn about your history. Very sad.
BEEMA's picture

apparently you do since your

apparently you do since your replying!!! So you just called me a "COON" and you say you have a problem with the movie??? MAN YOU ARE REALLY F*CKED UP IN THE HEAD. Ya need to STOP STALKING ME YA DAMN MENTAL PATIENT!!! Racist a*s wannabe brittany spears!!! NO ONE GIVES A F*CK WHAT YOU GOT TO SAY!!! RUB YA RACIST A*S ON BARB WIRE UNTIL IT BLEEDS-n- FALLS OFF!!! flips hair, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

Well the sista does have that

Well the sista does have that pretty chocolate skin with the cute face, and most of them have a thing for the white man. And to see a crakkka like leonardo dicaprio use them and have them as a bed wench THEY LOVE IT!!!The "N word" aint shit to them, black women call black men the N word all the damn time.
LetsGetIt's picture

PEOPLE ARE STILL GONNA WATCH

PEOPLE ARE STILL GONNA WATCH THIS GREAT FILM!!! FLIPS HAIR, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

And crackheads will still

And crackheads will still smoke CRACK..What's your point?! You seem mad hun.
BEEMA's picture

Just said it, you retard. Yes

Just said it, you retard. Yes we all know you enjoy smoking CRACK!!!You always think someone is mad when its really you!!! i enjoy and have FUN ridiculing your dumb, racist, insulting behind!! opps i have somewhere to go unlike yourself who's on here 24-7 just stalking . NOW stop talking to me ya dumb b*tch that-is-all flips hair.
sexybrownpyt's picture

Agreed! Movies like this

Agreed! Movies like this further break down Black people WITHOUT them even realizing it. I'm sure this movie is being discussed in lecture halls in colleges across this country. And yes the Black woman in America is so lost she has no clue. And she wonders why a Black won't marry her. I think the bigger picture is how this movie changes the WORLD on a global level. When people in Europe, and Asia, South America, and Africa see this, what are they going to think of the plight of African Americans? Are they going to laugh at slavery when they watch the movie?How can you see a comedy about the MURDER, ENSLAVEMENT, AND DESTRUCTION OF A PEOPLE, and say its just a movie? Black people have to do better..smh
BEEMA's picture

Youza a stupid bytch, not

Youza a stupid bytch, not even making any sense. The question is, why are you so opposed to a movie that depicts slavery for what it was? Bytch if you can't handle it that is YOUR problem, not anyone else's.
Mamacita99's picture

If you're going to reply to

If you're going to reply to my comment at least type english and use proper grammar when you do so. You are saying someone doesn't make sense and is stupid, but you can't even tell me so in a complete sentence. "Youza" is not a word. Maybe you don't understand because you don't have an education.
BEEMA's picture

The use of the ungrammatical

The use of the ungrammatical language is for effect trick! Since you didn't quite get it, I will type it again: YOUZA A DUMB BYTCH!
Mamacita99's picture

LMAO!!! Thank you @Mamacita99

LMAO!!! Thank you @Mamacita99
sexybrownpyt's picture

Um at 4:08 in your other

Um at 4:08 in your other comment you just said you had somewhere to go! I GUESS THAT WAS A LIE CUZ YOUR NAPPY HEADED ASS IS STILL ON HERE worrying about me at 4:44 pm!
BEEMA's picture

LMAO .....STALKER!!!!! its

LMAO .....STALKER!!!!! its called a Iphone ya stalking a bish.... YOUR A PURE STAN THAT IN LOVE WITH MY "NAPPY HEADED BEHIND" ...but thanks for keeping tabs on me, it shows how relevant I am to your irrelevant a*s LMAO flips hair twice....I luv this attention!!! EAT MY PU*SY im sure you"ll bust a nut!!! flips hair, that-it-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

Sweetie you are sitting your

Sweetie you are sitting your ass in the sam chair at your mama's house using her electricity on the family computer. And I am not A DIRTY DYKE LIKE YOURSELF so fall wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back! I'm done chatting with you. You're probably getting turned on by the attention. And I know you are MAD and PRESSED because there are 35 comments and HALF OF THEM are from you! #GOODDAY!
BEEMA's picture

Keeping tabs on me again???

Keeping tabs on me again??? counting my comments like a PURE STAN/STALKER would???? I'm not a lesbian but YOU SURE as HELL IS A DIRTY AS* DYKE....MAD because I spilled tea!!! Your always the first to comment me/stalk me/insult me. Which means you secretly like me??? LMAO EAT MY PU*SY AND STFU!!!! You know that's what you want to hear since all your Victims/targets are FEMALES!!! funny how you always stalk the sh*t out of females!!! I sure you would LOVE FOR TORI to sit right on YA FACE!!! you stalk her too!! LMAO ROTHF flips hair, that-is-all
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