Quentin Tarantino previously revealed that he considered Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Tyrese for the role of Django in his "Django Unchained" film.
Smith felt that the title character wasn't the lead and thus turned down the opportunity. But Tyrese fought for the role. In fact, he put together a seven minute audition video showing that he's capable of giving Tarantino what he wants.
Today, we have that audition video. Foxx ended up landing the part, but there's no denying that Tyrese made a solid effort. Check out the video below.
Wow man. Yeah you gotta check it out. Robert Townsend is the man for this film. Lots of early cameos. The film is a story about a guy going against the grain of stereotyped black actors in Hollywood. If you enjoy 80s black comedy and comedians, then you surely need to see it. This article totally reminded me of it.
Deckmanwrites: on February 4th, 2014 at 9:57:12 PM
Hollywood Shuffle is AMAZING.
Cannonwrites: on February 4th, 2014 at 10:05:00 PM
Why is he dressed like he's going to the prom?
minkowskiwrites: on February 4th, 2014 at 10:45:18 PM
Probably because there's no costume for going to the liquor store.