"I actually think that if people are going to be knowing my movies 30, 50 years from now, it's because of the characters that I created, and I really got one chance to get it right. I have to cast the right people to make those characters come alive and hopefully live for a long time, and boy, this time, did I do it." — Quentin Tarantino, accepting the Oscar for original screenplay for "Django Unchained."

— Christina Hoag


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