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Illustration for article titled This is what Leonardo DiCaprio will look like in Quentin Tarantinos emDjango Unchained/em

Stepping out of the streamlined suits that have become his de facto film wardrobe, Leonardo DiCaprio opts for something with a little more panache in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained—because the flair of a man's clothes should always match the degree to which he tortures slaves. (Esquire's Big Black Book, 2010) Entertainment Weekly snagged the above first look at DiCaprio's pointy, devilish, pointedly devilish plantation owner Calvin Candie, whose Candie Land is home to deadly gladiatorial contests between colors, just like the board game. They also got an early glimpse of Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz as, respectively, the freed slave and the German bounty hunter who liberates him, with Foxx adding some minor spoiler-y details on the plot to rescue Django's wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) that's already become familiar over months of casting reports. More importantly, the photos finally answer the question of how historically accurate Foxx's choice of firearm and holster will be, a question that has long been asked by people who are generally no fun to talk to.


Speaking of historical accuracy and how it probably won't be all that concerned with it because it's a movie, Foxx also reiterated that Tarantino's take on slavery, race relations, and other things that involve talking about black people will definitely be controversial, but adds, "There’s a beautiful way he found for the characters to talk to each other. It’s mindblowing. You’ve never heard it this way. You’ve seen movies deal with slavery—or Westerns that never dealt with slavery—do it the safe way. This way is like … wow.” Sounds like just the thing for Christmas Day.

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