Posted by | Cyrena Rose
The men of Django Unchained, Samuel L. Jackson, director Quentin Tarantino and Academy-Award winners Jamie Foxx & Christoph Waltz made the GQ 2012 list as the ‘Emancipators of the Year.
According to Jamie Foxx—and despite what you may have heard so far—Quentin Tarantino’s latest genre mash-up, the spaghetti-Western- slash-blaxploitation-saga Django Unchained, is a love story, not a revenge fantasy. Foxx, who plays a freed slave on a violent odyssey through the antebellum South to find his unemancipated wife (played by Kerry Washington), lowers his voice to a guttural whisper to imitate Tarantino’s constant reminders of his motivation…
“You want your woman!” His partner in the journey is Inglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz—the duo head up a loaded cast that also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Don Johnson as vintage QT villains—and just as he did in Basterds, Waltz brings to the movie a kind of silky Continental braininess. But he may have missed the memo on the love-story bit. “Quentin’s movies are grand cinematic opera,” says Waltz. “Slavery in this case would be the great dilemma, and the great dilemma of the hero is: To avenge or not to avenge?” This is a Tarantino flick, so take a wild guess.
Django Unchained hits theater on December 25; the red carpet premiere begins on December 11, 2012 in New York.
- On Jackson: blazer by John Varvatos, shirt by Dolce & Gabbana, tie by Topman
- On Foxx: vest by Vivienne Westwood, shirt by Gucci
- On Waltz: suit and vest by Prada, bow tie by Ben Sherman