Damon Herriman, who portrays Charles Manson in two different time periods in these projects, spoke about how he played him differently in each.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Finding the “Psyche and Confidence” of His Character in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
In order to help DiCaprio portray a journeyman Western actor, Tarantino showed DiCaprio a number of films that featured similar actors from that era.
While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff.
“He knew that I could, in his words, ‘act the … out of it’ and I’m not afraid to take a risk in terms of acting” Jennifer Jason Leigh on Quentin Tarantino
Jennifer Jason Leigh on Her Career Before ‘The Hateful Eight’: “I am well over 40. I feel like the door was closed”
“A lot of times, this town, or this business, really only looks at your last three projects.” – Jennifer Jason Leigh
“You know, we did work hard and this one had become a long process. There was a read-through, a long rehearsal period, and then you do the thing” – Kurt Russell on The Hateful Eight
“The rumor is that I ‘turned down Star Wars,’ and I didn’t turn down Star…
Jennifer Jason Leigh on ‘The Hateful Eight’, Quentin Tarantino and Playing People in “Extreme Circumstances”
Jennifer Jason Leigh: “I think that’s an incredible thing that we can do as actors—to feel empathy toward someone that you may otherwise detest, you know?”
Will Smith won’t consider any role that doesn’t feature him in the lead. This movie star attitude actually cost him the lead role in the Oscar-winning film, Django Unchained.
Walton talks Justified, acting and what he learned from Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino, Best Original Screenplay winner for Django Unchained
Walton Goggins: “An actor that tells you that they have real choices between material is, for the most part, lying”
Walton Goggins is best known for playing bad guys, like Justified’s Boyd Crowder and The Shield’s Shane Vendrell, but the actor doesn’t want everyone to think he’s some sort of criminal.
Samuel L. Jackson continues his long association with director Quentin Tarantino with a major role in Django Unchained. Jackson plays Stephen, the head slave on the plantation known as Candieland. A Tarantino film on its own is often a source of controversy, but the controversy surrounding Django Unchained is heightened because it deals with slavery.
The incredible Christoph Waltz is a great example of how there are incredibly talented international actors that just need a single high-profile performance to break through to English-speaking audiences.
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“For the most part when we were on set he would stay in character.”