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The Django Unchained Scene Samuel Jackson Was Disappointed Tarantino Deleted

Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western film "Django Unchained" clocked in at a whopping 2 hours and 45 minutes, but it could have been much longer. In the 10 years since its release, many stories have come out about deleted scenes that those involved in the film were disappointed to see cut. According to Vulture, the original script has a 10-page long backstory for Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) that explains how she ended up as a slave for Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Vulture went on to explain that, in another cut scene from the script, there was dialogue explaining why members of the LeQuint Dickey Mining Company had Australian accents.

In a 2012 interview with GQ, R&B singer Frank Ocean mentioned that he was working on a song for "Django Unchained," but, unfortunately, the song — called "Wiseman" — never made it into the film. In a statement, Tarantino explained the song's absence from the film's soundtrack. "Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn't a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that's not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn't want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they'll realize it then" (via Pitchfork). Ocean did end up releasing the song on Tumblr with the caption "[D]jano was ill without it," suggesting that the singer holds no grudge against Tarantino for cutting the song.

But there is one scene that was cut from the film that cast members were very upset about, and Samuel L. Jackson has been very vocal about it since the movie came out.

Samuel L. Jackson wants the very violent torture scene in a director's cut

In an interview on the Howard Stern Show, Samuel L. Jackson explained that a scene where his character (Stephen) tortured Django (Jamie Foxx) by burning his nipples off with a hot poker was cut from the final version of the film. According to the actor, when he complained about the scene's absence in the film to Quentin Tarantino, the director told him, "It's kind of too much. People give me enough s*** about my violence." He told Tarantino that he should release a director's cut of the movie with that deleted scene in it.

Tarantino told Movieline in 2012 that he "wouldn't be surprised" if he eventually released a director's cut of the film, but also said, "I want this to be the story for a while," indicating that it might be a while before such a director's cut sees the light of day. However, 10 years have passed since the release of the movie, so maybe the time for that director's cut is now.

In the same article in Movieline, Jackson said that the deleted torture scene was his favorite in the movie. "I do all kinds of s*** to him in that scene that would have just made people go Ahhhhh!" the actor said. So perhaps the actor will continue pushing for the director's cut so that everyone can see Jackson's favorite scene.