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Sacha Baron Cohen was forced to pull out of 'Django Unchained'


Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen was forced to drop out of Quentin Tarantino's western "Django Unchained" because he didn't have time to shoot a scene between editing and releasing "The Dictator" and filming "Les Misérables."

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Cohen admits it was a tough decision to let Tarantino down and pull out of the project, but he knew he wouldn't be able to give the director his all as boozy gambler Scotty Harmony. Cohen tells, "I was editing 'The Dictator,' and we were very close to release and Paramount wouldn't push the date, and then I knew I'd have to jump straight from there into 'Les Mis.' It basically became a choice of either pulling out of 'Les Mis' or pulling out of 'Django.' I'm sure 'Django' is an incredible movie, but it was essentially one scene."

The character Scotty Harmony does not appear in the final version of "Django Unchained."

Jan 4, 2013 8:37AM
Well I think he is pretty funny and I can't wait to see him as Freddie Mercury.
Jan 4, 2013 8:42AM
Jan 4, 2013 9:07AM
Jan 4, 2013 11:49AM
thank god he pulled out of Django and nailed that editing of The Dictator....
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