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Jamie Foxx's horse in Django is his own

07-17-2012

   

The horse Jamie Foxx's vengeful slave character rides in new western Django Unchained is the Oscar winner's own prize steed.




The actor/comedian has become a keen equestrian since finding fame in Hollywood and when he signed on for Quentin Tarantino's star-studded new movie, he insisted on finding a role for his favorite horse Cheetah.


He says, "About four and a half years ago, I got a horse for my birthday and I started riding... My horse is actually the horse I'm riding in the movie."


Quentin Tarantino insists his leading man isn't joking: "His horse is a character in the movie. His name is Tony... and he’s a big character."


Jamie Foxx has been known to share his love for horses with his movie pals - he gifted Robert Downey, Jr. a mare for his Malibu, California ranch when his The Soloist co-star turned 45 in 2010.

 
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