The opening song is the actual soundtrack that played during the opening credits of Django (1966) by Luis Bacalov (www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2).
Django Unchained is een Amerikaanse westernfilm geschreven en geregisseerd door Quentin Tarantino. De film is geïnspireerd op de film Django uit 1966 en ging op 25 december 2012 in première in de Amerikaanse bioscopen. De eerste trailer van Django Unchained kwam uit op 6 juni 2012. Tarantino verklaarde dat hij mogelijk nog eens een verlengde versie van de film uitbrengt.
Django Unchained werd genomineerd voor vijf Oscars, waaronder die voor beste film, beste oorspronkelijke scenario en beste mannelijke bijrol (Christoph Waltz). De twee laatstgenoemde nominaties werden ook daadwerkelijk verzilverd. Daarnaast won de film meer dan dertig andere prijzen, waaronder Golden Globes voor beste scenario en beste bijrolspeler (Waltz), BAFTA Awards voor beste scenario en beste bijrolspeler (Waltz), een Saturn Award voor beste scenario en een National Board of Review Award voor beste bijrolspeler (Leonardo DiCaprio). De soundtrack van Django Unchained werd genomineerd voor een Grammy Award.
Volgens Tarantino was Django Unchained de gewelddadigste film die hij ooit maakte. (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Unchained)
In an interview, Quentin Tarantino stated that originally the mandingo fight scene and the scene with the dogs were longer and more violent. He said he felt like he was going to "traumatize" the audience, so he cut both scenes down (www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2).
Holds the all time record for most uses of the word "nigger" or some version of it in a motion picture, with 116 uses.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays villain Calvin Candie in this film, was originally the first choice for the role of antagonist Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's previous film Inglourious Basterds (2009). However, Tarantino decided that a German-speaking actor should portray the character, and the part went to Christoph Waltz, who portrays Dr. King Schultz in this film, which marks Waltz's second film collaboration with Tarantino. DiCaprio can, however, speak some German.
When Leonardo DiCaprio's character Calvin Candie smashes his hand on the dinner table, the actor accidentally crushed a small stemmed glass with his palm and really began to bleed. DiCaprio ignored it, stayed in character, and continued with the scene. Tarantino was so impressed that he used this take in the final print, and when he called cut, the room erupted in a standing ovation. DiCaprio's hand was bandaged and he suggested the idea of smearing blood onto the face of Kerry Washington. Tarantino and Washington both liked this, so Tarantino got some fake blood together (www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2).
According to critic Alex Ross, the alliance between Django and Dr. Schultz is "not as absurd" as audiences might believe, because in the 1840s many German revolutionaries and progressives left Europe for the U.S. where they often became active in the anti-slavery movement
Dr. Schultz says he wants to re-name Eskimo Joe, the Mandingo fighter he tries to purchase, "Black Hercules." This was the real-life nickname of Ken Norton, the actor/boxer who starred in Mandingo (1975).
Leonardo DiCaprio, whose role marked the first time he played a villain since The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), was uncomfortable with how horrible and explicitly racist his character was. However, Quentin Tarantino convinced him to be as menacing as possible, saying that if he didn't take it all the way, people would hold it against him forever.
During the filming of one of the dinner scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio had to stop the scene because he was having "a difficult time" using so many racial slurs. Samuel L. Jackson then pulled him aside telling him, "Motherfucker, this is just another Tuesday for us." (www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2).
Jamie Foxx used his own horse, Cheetah, in the movie. He got it four years prior as a birthday present (www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2).