Django Unchainedis a 2012 Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. Set in the Old West and Antebellum South, it is a highly-stylized, heavily-revisionist tribute to Spaghetti Westerns, in particular the 1966 Italian film Django by Sergio Corbucci, whose star Franco Nero has a cameo appearance.
Django Unchained premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 11, 2012, grossing over $425 million worldwide against its $100 million budget, becoming Tarantino’s highest-grossing movie to date. The film received acclaim from critics and numerous awards and nominations. Tarantino won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.
During a scene, DiCaprio cut his left hand upon striking the table and smashing a small glass. Despite his hand profusely bleeding, DiCaprio barely reacted and remained in character under the astonished eyes of his fellow actors. He is seen taking out pieces of broken glass from his hand during the scene. After Tarantino’s cut, there was a standing ovation by the other actors to praise DiCaprio’s performance despite the incident.