Will Smith Says He Turned Down the Role of 'Django' Because He 'Needed to be the Lead'

Actor Will Smith tells Entertainment Weekly he turned down the role of Django in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ because the slave character was not the lead in the film.

'Grey's Anatomy' Actor Jesse Williams Offers Tips On How To Portray Slavery

Actor Jesse Williams, known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” just published an essay on that juxtaposes the Quentin Tarantino films “Django Unchained” with “Inglorious Basterds,” the 2009 fantasy involving a band of American soldiers taking revenge against the Nazis.

Williams asks why “Django Unchained” included stereotypical and graphic images of black slaves while “Inglorious Basterds” avoided much of that imagery.

Gun Group Launches 'What Would Django Do?' to Rally Black Support

A controversial group’s new effort dubbed “What Would Django Do?” looks to bring people of color to its side in the debate over gun control.

Quentin Tarantino Drops N-Word Less Than a Minute into Press Conference

Less than a minute in to the director’s press conference backstage he had already dropped the N-word. Tarantino was answering a question about the use of the N-word in his film.

'Gun Appreciation Day' Founder Says Slavery Wouldn't Have Happened if Slaves Were Armed

The chairman of Gun Appreciation Day Larry Ward is taking ‘Django Unchained’ a little too seriously.

Seven (Yes, 7!) Slave-Themed Films Coming in 2013

2013 is going to be the year of the slave-theme movies.

Oscar Disaster: 'Django' Costume Designer Revealed in Glitch Didn't Get a Nomination

It’s an Oscar disaster and a heartbreaking story.

10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won't Learn at 'Django'

Slavery as revenge fantasy is a far cry from the ugly truth: Slavery as the economic engine that created the inequitable world in which we still live.

Hollywood's Slavery Films Tell Us More About the Present Than the Past

“Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” share a long history of Hollywood epics that feed our modern myths and expectations back to us, rather than genuinely explore our history.

Oscar Website Glitch Reveals Nominee Page One Week Early

A test page at revealed that ‘Django Unchained’ costume designer Sharen Davis seems to have gotten a nomination for an Academy Award.

Django Unchained Action Figures Causing Even More Controversy

The film’s release came with a lot of criticism and new actions figures released alongside the movie are causing even more controversy.

Watch Samuel L. Jackson Try to Get a Reporter to Say the N-Word

“Have you ever said it? Try it!”

After 'Django', Tarantino Eyes Thriller About Black WWII Soldiers

Trilogy? Maybe

Samuel L. Jackson Says MLK Would Appreciate 'Django Unchained'

Get ready.