20 Things You Didn't Know About Django Unchained

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Like any Quentin Tarantino film, you probably could have guessed that 2012 hit Django Unchained had bucketloads of trivia tacked on to it. A film buff who worked in a video store before going on to make his name as a director, Tarantino always puts in a ton of research for his movies.

Full of nods to genres and films that influenced him, they are usually packed with references and Django Unchained is no different. The most obvious tribute is to the 1966 Sergio Corbucci spaghetti western Django with the star of that movie making a cameo here. More on that later.

Garnering plenty of critical acclaim and awards attention, Django Unchained was also a commercial success. Grossing over $425 million worldwide against its $100 million budget, it was, at the time, Tarantino's highest-grossing movie. Yet not everyone was raving about Django. It had its fair share of critics due to the way it handled the sensitive subject of slavery.

All that aside, Django is never anything less than entertaining with compelling action throughout. And it's packed full of trivia for us to explore...


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