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Leonardo DiCaprio on playing his first villain, the 'deplorable, indulgent, horrendous' Calvin Candie in 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino’s rogues gallery is already a rather wretched hive of scum and villainy, replete with ear-slicing sociopaths like Mr. Blonde and silver-tongued monsters like Hans Landa, so Django Unchained’s own malefactor, Calvin Candie, should feel right at home.

Candie isn’t just the latest in a long line of Tarantino baddies, but also the first truly villainous role for Leonardo DiCaprio. And he’s no mere well-heeled heel: the director has said Candie is the only villain he’s written in his career that he truly despises, while DiCaprio too found the Southern cotton king, whose decadent lifestyle includes pitting his slaves against each other in fights to the death, to be a truly nasty specimen. “He was one of the most deplorable, indulgent, horrendous characters I’ve ever read in my life,” says DiCaprio. He’s also the dragon that needs slaying before Jamie Foxx’s gunslinging former slave can rescue his true love.

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'Django Unchained': Three new clips include Jamie Foxx facing off against Globe-nominated Leonardo DiCaprio -- VIDEO

With Leonardo DiCaprio snagging a best supporting actor Golden Globe nod this week for his villainous role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, out in theaters Christmas Day, the lens has narrowed on the normally hero-prone actor embodying a cackling, cruel plantation owner.

Turn your eyes, then, to these three clips from the exploitation spaghetti western homage, below. In this first clip, DiCaprio showcases sleazy, blue-eyed charm as Calvin Candie, facing off against Jamie Foxx as freed slave Django. READ FULL STORY

Quentin Tarantino's 'Playboy' interview reveals who almost starred in 'Django Unchained' -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s been widely reported that director Quentin Tarantino first wanted Will Smith to star in the title role of his upcoming slavery-era Western Django Unchained. When Smith turned it down, the role eventually went to Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, but in this exclusive excerpt from his interview in the December issue of Playboy, Tarantino reveals for the first time that there were several other actors in contention for the part — and he was planning on pitting them against each other.

“I met six different actors and had extensive meetings with all of them, and I went in-depth on all of their work,” Tarantino tells Playboy (in the issue that will be on stands Nov. 20). READ FULL STORY

'Django Unchained' international trailer: The Ecstasy of Gold

If you’re a fan of spaghetti westerns — or if you’ve been to a Metallica concert in the last three decades — you’ll recognize the music used in the new international trailer for Django Unchained: A remix of “The Ecstasy of Gold,” the exultant Ennio Morricone track from the final act of The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly, which later became the iconic entrance music for the heavy metal band. Meanwhile, scholars of international distribution can appreciate the differences between this trailer and the most recent domestic spot. Jonah Hill is a no-show here; instead, we get a scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. DiCaprio: “Your boss looks a little green around the gills.” Foxx: “I’m just a little more used to Americans than he is.” Cut to a marauding band of Americans wearing masks. The French are gonna love this! Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

Paramount acquires domestic rights to Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking their stock market true crime thriller The Wolf of Wall Street to Paramount Pictures, EW has confirmed. The studio has picked up the domestic distribution rights to the film, adapted from Jordan Belfort’s memoir of his time as a hard-partying trader eventually sentenced to prison for fraud and insider trading. No release date has been set yet, but Paramount is eyeing the fourth quarter of 2013, a prime awards season corridor.

The film costars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, and The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter penned the screenplay.

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'The Great Gatsby' gets new release date

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Director Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D film The Great Gatsby will open in theaters nationwide and in Canada on May 10, then worldwide the following week. The film was initially scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas day, but Warner Bros. pushed the release back last August.

The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton. The film will now be able to “beat on, against the current” as it will no longer be competing with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les MisérablesThis is 40, Zero Dark ThirtyDjango Unchained, and other December blockbusters.

“Audiences have been looking forward to Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, and we felt this beautifully extravagant and dramatic film would be a perfect way for us to kick off our Summer slate,” president of Warner Bros. domestic distribution Dan Fellman said in press release.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Tom Hardy teaming to produce drama about poaching

Leonardo DiCaprio dove into the politically charged world of diamond trafficking in 2006′s Blood Diamond, and now he’s teaming up with actor pals Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy to produce an untitled drama about animal trafficking for Warner Bros., confirmed a studio spokeswoman to EW.com.

The movie is currently in development, and a search for writers has started, said Warner Bros.
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Joel Edgerton on 'The Great Gatsby' moving to Summer 2013: 'It feels appropriate'

Fans of Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling visuals and Leonardo DiCaprio’s suave ways were certainly disappointed Monday when Warner Bros. announced that its adaptation of The Great Gatsby is being pushed from a Christmas release to summer 2013.

But when EW caught up with Joel Edgerton – who plays Tom Buchanan in the adaptation — at the premiere of his upcoming family film The Odd Life of Timothy Green Monday night, he was much more upbeat.  READ FULL STORY

'The Great Gatsby' moving to Summer 2013

Looks like the mercurial Jay Gatsby will remain mysteriously out of reach for a bit longer.

Warner Bros. announced today that The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D adaptation of the seminal novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been pushed to Summer 2013. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, along with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton, the film had been slated to open on Christmas day this year. No specific new date was indicated. READ FULL STORY

'Django Unchained' teaser: 'A good bit of fun'

The latest preview for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is short on new clues, but it confirms some plot details and shares more scenes with a few delicious characters. If we weren’t already certain that Leonardo DiCaprio’s sadistic Calvin Candie was joyfully watching slaves fight in his home, he happily admits it. “Gentlemen, c’mon over,” he says, inviting some guests to join him. “We got us a fight over here that’s a good bit of fun.”

Of course, we always suspected that Candie had a snarl behind that sly grin, and the clip shows that side of him, too. Plus, there’s more of Kerry Washington, who doesn’t appear to have been banished to the fields by her new slave-master, and Samuel L. Jackson, who seems to have made the best of a bad life situation. As he says, “You’re welcome.” READ FULL STORY

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