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Jamie Foxx Calls 'Django Unchained' a 'History Lesson'

Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” is not for the squeamish, it’s even being called one of the most intense dramas about slavery to ever hit the big screen.

“Extra” special correspondent Tony Dovolani caught up with stars Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington to talk about the film, which received five Golden Globe nominations last week.
Tony asked if it was necessary to show so much violence in the film, and Jamie explained, “That's not even as close as how it really was.” Kerry added, “It was much worse.”
Foxx continued, “I think it wakes people up. It shows you a history lesson and I think it's very important for all of us as Americans to see how it was in the past, because it gives you some sort of clues on how we deal with each other when it comes to racial things right now.”
Jamie beat out Will Smith and Chris Tucker for the role, which landed him opposite Kerry for the second time in his career. The pair also played a married couple in “Ray.”