Quentin Tarantino

  • Quentin Tarantino's response to Kanye West claiming 'Django Unchained' was his idea

    On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, legendary director Quentin Tarantino responded to Kanye West's recent claims that Tarantino and Jamie Foxx stole his idea for the 2012 award-winning film Django Unchained. In an interview with Piers Morgan earlier in the week, Ye said he pitched a similar idea to the storyline of Django Unchained to Tarantino while brainstorming the music video for his 2005 song "Gold Digger" featuring Foxx. While the actual "Gold Digger" music video that was ultimately released shares no similarities to Django, the rapper still claimed the film's plot was his idea. And on Thursday, Tarantino stated, "There's not truth to the idea that Kanye West came up with the idea of Django. And then he told it to me and I go, 'Hey, wow, that's a really great idea, let me take Kanye's idea and make Django Unchained out of it." Okay that didn't happen." "I'd had the idea for a while before I ever met Kanye," explained Tarantino, who went on to say West had wanted to do a "giant movie version" of his album The College Dropout, and told Tarantino he wanted to get different directors to do different tracks from the album. "He did have an idea for a video, and I do think it was for the 'Gold Digger' video, that he would be a slave," remembered Tarantino. "And the whole thing was the slave narrative, where he's the slave, and he's singing 'Gold Digger.' And it was very funny. It was a really, really funny idea." However, being a slave in the video seemed to be the only similarity. "It was meant to be ironic. It's like a huge musical. I mean, like, no expenses spared, alright? With him in this, like, slave rag outfit doing everything. Then that was also part of the pushback on it. But, I wish he had done it. It sounded really cool. Anyway, that's what he's referring to," concluded Tarantino.

  • 'Romy and Michele' at 25: How Will Ferrell's 'hilarious' cameo wound up on the cutting-room floor

    Ferrell was just starting to transition from "SNL" to movies when he filmed a cameo in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion."

  • Samuel L. Jackson speaks out on Joe Rogan's 'wrong' use of the 'N-word' — and why he told Leonardo DiCaprio he had to say it

    The actor opened up about using strong language in Tarantino films, missing out on Oscar nods and why "all movies are valid."

  • Megyn Kelly rails against censorship after 'Gone With the Wind' pulled, cop shows shelved: 'If you don't like it, don't watch'

    Megyn Kelly criticized HBO Max’s decision to temporarily remove "Gone With the Wind" from its library.

  • Kelly Reichardt Calls Out Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ for Being Too ‘Macho’

    The "First Cow" filmmaker told Mel Magazine why she isn't a fan of the Academy Award-winning film.