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Melanism
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"When will Will Smith get out of Will Smith's way (swipe)"


          

http://www.avclub.com/articles/will-smith-reveals-the-real-predictably-will-smith,95376/

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Will Smith reveals the real, predictably Will Smithian reason he didn't star in Django Unchained

By Sean O'Neal March 25, 2013

When it was confirmed that Will Smith had passed on starring in Django Unchained—officially due to scheduling conflicts—most assumed that the real reason was due to typical Will Smith factors, such as not wanting to take a pay cut, or relinquish his increasingly demanded input into the screenplay, or rough up his non-threateningly sassy image. However, Smith says it was an even more Will Smithian factor than all that: “Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!” Smith tells Entertainment Weekly, but probably doing so in that charmingly egotistical way that Will Smith has where he also laughs at it, like, “Can you believe me? I named the next 1,000 years of human existence ‘The Willennium.’ Ha ha, I’m incorrigible.”

Anyway, Smith says he attempted to get Tarantino to meet him halfway by revising his screenplay to make it more of a Will Smith movie by reducing Christoph Waltz’s role, saying, “I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!’”—even though Django does get to kill plenty of bad guys and even enjoy a complete dramatic arc, in the movie named after him. But although Tarantino didn’t see fit to change his idea completely in order to meet Smith’s demands and possibly add a fun dance-rap song over the credits, Smith has no hard feelings, calling the finished film, “brilliant… just not for me” in what is the highest compliment Will Smith can pay something without Will Smith in it.

  

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When will Will Smith get out of Will Smith's way (swipe) [View all] , Melanism, Mon Mar-25-13 11:11 PM
 
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Hipsters doing ground work to turn off the audience for After Earth
Mar 25th 2013
1
ceez it^^
Mar 26th 2013
9
nods
Mar 27th 2013
34
yo, the comments on the onion article...wow
Mar 27th 2013
39
      it's cool...people think i be making up things up
Mar 28th 2013
44
           a lot of it really seems like some "How dare this uppity negra
Mar 28th 2013
46
Yeah, Will Smith's self-marketing has been a huge flop til now.
Mar 25th 2013
2
I think those are piles of money in Will's way.
Mar 26th 2013
3
stop making sense dude
Mar 26th 2013
21
</THREAD>
Mar 27th 2013
38
Haha. Yes. He's rich and famous and Will Smith but...
Mar 26th 2013
4
Men in Black 3 is the 68th highest grossing film ever made.
Mar 26th 2013
5
RE: Men in Black 3 is the 68th highest grossing film ever made.
Mar 26th 2013
16
      Perhaps a personal flaw based on opinion, but not a business flaw.
Mar 26th 2013
17
      What does Will get out of Django?
Mar 26th 2013
18
           I don't care if he wanted to do Django or not
Mar 28th 2013
45
                He's already demonstrated that ain't the case
Mar 28th 2013
47
I'm not sure how you got that from anyone here
Mar 26th 2013
6
...if only he followed QT's lead, his career wouldn't be stalled
Mar 26th 2013
7
missing the point
Mar 26th 2013
8
      except he's already done that though.
Mar 26th 2013
11
      stop making since dude
Mar 26th 2013
22
      stress on mildly
Mar 27th 2013
29
           Ali's a biopic. 7lbs was actually pretty dark - he killed his family
Mar 27th 2013
32
      Except he wasn't in the perfect position.
Mar 26th 2013
19
it wouldn't have been the right fit anyway, who cares?
Mar 26th 2013
10
Exactly. As much as I hated on the Jamie announcement, It was right.
Mar 26th 2013
13
I called this in the review post, btw
Mar 26th 2013
12
It did. I put it there. lol
Mar 26th 2013
15
these quotes feel like an Onion article... was disappointed at first
Mar 26th 2013
14
ur avy has me dying...
Mar 26th 2013
23
      yea, thats prokhorov lol
Mar 27th 2013
25
: - (
Mar 26th 2013
20
I'm saying. I'm pretty film nerdy...
Mar 26th 2013
24
this is news?
Mar 27th 2013
26
agreed
Mar 27th 2013
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      RE: agreed
Mar 27th 2013
30
           is it safe to say his most edgiest role was his first one
Mar 27th 2013
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           RE: is it safe to say his most edgiest role was his first one
Mar 27th 2013
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                Ali, Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock and I am Legend were more edgy
Mar 27th 2013
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                     RE: Ali, Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock and I am Legend were more edgy
Mar 27th 2013
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                     Ali is 1 of the most underrated acting performance ever IMO
Mar 28th 2013
43
                     he wasn't even edgy in Six Degrees of Separation
Mar 27th 2013
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                          You can't be mad at him for SDS.
Mar 28th 2013
42
           which is why i said for him
Mar 27th 2013
40
*shrugs*
Mar 27th 2013
27
whatever this dude has subpar acted his way to the top
Mar 28th 2013
41

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