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Damon, Foxx, Washington, Gere, Arkin & Hawkes Talk Hollywood, Fame & Craft in THR's Actors Roundtable

It's that time of year again for The Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions, with the actors installment debuting November 8. The six leading and supporting men featured are Matt Damon (who stars in the upcoming "Promised Land"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained"), Denzel Washington ("Flight"), Richard Gere ("Arbitrage"), Alan Arkin ("Argo") and John Hawkes ("The Sessions"). Full video roundtable plus quote highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 9, 2012 11:53 AM
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Tarantino's 'Django' Cast Steely-Eyed in New Character Posters

Individual character posters are now part and parcel with a major film's promotional campaign, and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is no different. Check out new artwork of Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 19, 2012 12:55 PM
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Tarantino Officially Wraps 'Django Unchained,' Hits the Editing Room

Producer Stacey Sher announced on her Facebook page that finally, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," has wrapped after some 130 shooting days. Here's what Sher wrote: Well, we did it! At 1:23 AM, we wrapped up the extraordinary journey that has been the filming of Django Unchained.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 25, 2012 2:25 PM
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Tarantino and 'Django Unchained' Gang Hit Comic-Con: How Serious is This Movie?

Saturday morning Comic-Con's cavernous Hall H was packed with 6000 fans, many of whom stayed up all night to gain a seat, to get a gander at an eight-minute sizzle reel of clips from the first half of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (slated optimistically for release by Weinstein Co. on December 25).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 16, 2012 1:56 PM
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Foxx & Tarantino Presenting at BET Awards, Hitting Key Demo for 'Django Unchained'

Not to miss an opportunity to reach one of the key demos for "Django Unchained" (December 25), Harvey Weinstein has booked Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as presenters for the BET Awards...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 27, 2012 1:51 PM
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'Django Unchained' Character Guide and Official Synopsis

The graphic poster for "Django Unchained" (December 25) is spare and actor-free, so we decided to fill in a character guide and an embellished official synopsis--we did read the Quentin Tarantino script.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • April 13, 2012 4:29 PM
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'Django Unchained' Update, Casting, Poster, Release Plans: Is Tarantino's Taboo-Buster a Holiday Movie?

Well, the official stateside poster for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is out, and I like it. Why? In a simple, Saul Bass way, it tells you what the movie is about--slavery in the ante-bellum South. And it plays on the title.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2012 4:11 PM
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