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Don Johnson On For Django Unchained
He's playing a plantation owner

11 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Don Johnson On For Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s love for casting stars actors whose careers have turned a little lukewarm shows no sign of abating: he’s just hired Don Johnson to play a role in Django Unchained.

Johnson will appear as Spencer Bennett, a wealthy plantation owner who oversees a group of “ponies”, a rather odious slang term for attractive black prostitutes. It is, therefore, a very villainous role, and according to Deadline, it took several weeks of persuasion for Tarantino to convince Johnson to take it. But even with the darker aspects, we’re a little surprised Johnson took much persuading, since his career has recently been in straight-to-video fodder, indie movies and some truly dreadful wide releases, including When in Rome and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. The dip was big enough that even Machete seemed like an improvement.

In Django, the titular freed slave hero (Jamie Foxx) and bounty hunter partner Schultz (Christoph Waltz) encounter Bennett when they’re tracking another man, and he turns the tables on them.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Gerald McRaney and MC Gainey are already all aboard for the film, which QT will kick off shooting next month.


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Damn you!!
Double post gremlins, damn you all to hell. More

Posted by martino1 at 18:07 on 12 October 2011 | Report This Post

RR?????
MartyW, here is the last line of the post. " (I know Machete is RR by the way but I hope you see my point" RR means Robert Rodriguez, sorry I didn't include a glossary. More

Posted by martino1 at 18:06 on 12 October 2011 | Report This Post

RR?????
MartyW, here is the last line of the post. " (I know Machete is RR by the way but I hope you see my point" RR means Robert Rodriguez, sorry I didn't include a glossary. More

Posted by martino1 at 18:02 on 12 October 2011 | Report This Post

Im so disappointed Jamie foxx is the lead on this one - I cant stand his lame acting...anyone but him... More

Posted by Navthedon at 16:34 on 12 October 2011 | Report This Post

@martino1 you do know tarantino didnt make machete didnt you? that film was directed by robert rodriguez... had nothing to do with tarantino really... More

Posted by MartyW at 12:48 on 12 October 2011 | Report This Post

Here we go again
I hope he's not more interested in his casting than his movie. This damaged Grindhouse and seriously scuttled Machete. Name actors putting on funny voices and creating "mad" characters, I'm talking to you Brad. (I know Machete is RR by the way but I hope you see my point) More

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