Despite the site-unseen criticism of Quentin Tarantino's latest film rebellion, Django Unchained isn't a blaxploitation slavery flick. Jamie Foxx, who plays a gun-slinging slave on the warpath, reunites with Kerry Washington for the epic tale, while Leonardo Dicaprio finally puts on his black hat and goes dark. Gathered at a Manhattan studio, the big three explain how they mastered the art of telling this historically hot-button story. —Erik Parker
Photography by Kareem Black
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