38 Hidden Scenes in Django Unchained

Following is our collection of Django Unchained facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Django Unchained film message.

When Django shoots a man point blank, his face gets covered in blood causing him to miss his next shot. Later, he does it again but closes his eyes to avoid the splatter.

Dr. King Schultz gestures "two" with his fingers the way a real German person would, counting with his thumb first. This detail is also a major plot point in another Tarantino film, Inglorious Basterds (2009).
Dr. King Schultz gestures "two" with his fingers the way a real German person would, counting with his thumb first. This detail is also a major plot point in another Tarantino film, Inglorious Basterds (2009).

Django Unchained Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Butch is playing on a special billiards table with rounded edges. In the 1800's, a lot of variants of billiards were created to entertain the wealthy.

  2. Jamie Foxx explains to Franco Nero that the "D" is silent in his name in "Django Unchained" (2012). Franco Nero responds with "I know." Franco Nero played the titular character in "Django" in 1966 about an ex-soldier who wreaks bloody vengeance on the Ku Klux Klan.

  3. Calvin is telling to Django and Schultz that africans are naturally submissive,but when he's about to hit Broomhilda you see that Django doesn't keep his hands flat on the table like he was instructed before,but Schultz does and even asks for permission to move his hands.

  4. Movie mistake In Django Unchained (2012), Steven refers to Billy Crass as "Calvin," a different character, when he stops Crass from mutilating Django

  5. A scene appears where a woman wearing a bandana was inspecting a photo of young Django, she was supposed to be a plantation enforcer who wears a bandana because a chunk of her face is cut off according to the original script. None of these scenes were in the movie.

Django Unchained Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • The name of the saloon where Django and Dr. King Schultz first discuss the ethics of bounty hunting is named the Minnesota Clay. This also happens to be the name of one of Sergio Corbucci's first spaghetti westerns, about a blind gunfighter who sets out to reek revenge.

Django Unchained Hidden Facts

1 - Dr. Schultz stops calling Calvin "Monsieur" and calls him "Mister" after the charade is exposed. Before meeting Calvin Candy, Dr. King & Django are told to address him as "Monsieur Candy" instead of Mr. Candy, which they do until the white cake scene.
Dr. Schultz stops calling Calvin "Monsieur" and calls him "Mister" after the charade is exposed. Before meeting Calvin Candy, Dr. King & Django are told to address him as "Monsieur Candy" instead of Mr. Candy, which they do until the white cake scene.

The abolitionist Dr. Schultz refuses to eat cake and mentions he does not like sweets. This is because sugar was traditionally produced by slave labor and Schultz despises the methods used to obtain it.

During the dinner scene, Calvin Candie refuses to have gravy poured on his steak because earlier in the scene Dr. Shultz only put salt on the steak, Candie was trying to be classy while eating instead of his normal redneck ways

1 - Franco Nero plays the slave owner who asks Django what's his name and how to spell it. Franco played the original Django in the 1966 movie, which is where Tarantino got the name Django.
Franco Nero plays the slave owner who asks Django what's his name and how to spell it. Franco played the original Django in the 1966 movie, which is where Tarantino got the name Django.

When they are at the table, they scoop the salt out of a little dish. This was because the salt would clump together due to moisture in the air. Shakers weren't used until Morton started adding their additive. (Hence the slogan: "When it rains, it pours" )

Dr. Schultz tells Django the story of a princess atop a mountain, guarded by a fire breathing dragon. When we first meet Calvin Candie, smoke exhales from his nose

1 - At the end of Django Unchained, Django drops a candle and draws his gun in the same fashion Schultz did at the very beginning of the movie
At the end of Django Unchained, Django drops a candle and draws his gun in the same fashion Schultz did at the very beginning of the movie
1 - Dr. Shultz tells the German story of how Broomhilda is guarded by a dragon. Throught the movie Calvin Candie is almost always smoking like a dragon breathing fire representing him being the dragon guarding Django's wife.
Dr. Shultz tells the German story of how Broomhilda is guarded by a dragon. Throught the movie Calvin Candie is almost always smoking like a dragon breathing fire representing him being the dragon guarding Django's wife.
1 - One of the Brittle Brothers has his blood splattered all over the cotton flowers next to him. Blood ruins cotton, and slaves were often punished if they bled onto it. This happened a lot, usually because of the conditions in the processing plants.
One of the Brittle Brothers has his blood splattered all over the cotton flowers next to him. Blood ruins cotton, and slaves were often punished if they bled onto it. This happened a lot, usually because of the conditions in the processing plants.
1 - When Django and Dr Schultz are riding into Daughtrey, there is a shot which briefly frames a noose around Django's head as he rides.
When Django and Dr Schultz are riding into Daughtrey, there is a shot which briefly frames a noose around Django's head as he rides.
1 - When Django arrives to save Jodie from being whipped, Jodie only gets to look at him through an old worn out mirror in which a smudge hides Django's head. Thus, her reaction later in the scene is also aimed at the fact that her savior is a black man.
When Django arrives to save Jodie from being whipped, Jodie only gets to look at him through an old worn out mirror in which a smudge hides Django's head. Thus, her reaction later in the scene is also aimed at the fact that her savior is a black man.
1 - In the last minutes of the film when Django blows up candyland, moments before the explosion Stephen calls out "Django! You uppity son of a..." and gets interrupted by the explosion. A reference to the ending of The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
In the last minutes of the film when Django blows up candyland, moments before the explosion Stephen calls out "Django! You uppity son of a..." and gets interrupted by the explosion. A reference to the ending of The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

When Django shoots the second Brittle Brother, his gun only has five bullets. This is because it's rumored to have been common in the old west to leave one chamber empty and ease the hammer down on it for safer carrying.

Before the infamous raid scene, the whistling by Dr. King Shultz (Christoph Waltz) is the tune of the intro/theme song "Django".

1 - Django Unchained (2012) A legendary special effects artist, Tom Savini has a cameo in the scene where the dogs tear up the slave.
Django Unchained (2012) A legendary special effects artist, Tom Savini has a cameo in the scene where the dogs tear up the slave.
1 - If you listen carefully to his voice, the guy that is reasoning the raid about dropping the bags is played by Quentin Tarantino.
If you listen carefully to his voice, the guy that is reasoning the raid about dropping the bags is played by Quentin Tarantino.
1 - Schultz tells Django a German folktale about a man who saved a princess from a mountain by "walking through hellfire". At the end of the film, after Django saves Broomhilda from the plantation, he steps through a small patch of flames, thus literally "walking through hellfire".
Schultz tells Django a German folktale about a man who saved a princess from a mountain by "walking through hellfire". At the end of the film, after Django saves Broomhilda from the plantation, he steps through a small patch of flames, thus literally "walking through hellfire".

. After calming a confrontation between Django and the slavers (and right as Rick Ross's "100 Coffins" starts to play) you can hear Candie say "Take us home Willy". Rick Ross's real name is William Leonard Roberts 2.

1 - James Remar plays both Ace Speck and Butch Pooch. Ace was killed at the beginning from a gunshot wound to the forehead, later in the film Butch shows up and is noticeably uneasy. Django comments: "You don't wear a hat in the house, white boy, even I know that."
James Remar plays both Ace Speck and Butch Pooch. Ace was killed at the beginning from a gunshot wound to the forehead, later in the film Butch shows up and is noticeably uneasy. Django comments: "You don't wear a hat in the house, white boy, even I know that."

Dr. King Schultz' backstory is given in the song that plays about him. He had a peaceful brother who was shot and killed. He trained and got near perfect at shooting and hunted the murderer down, thus leading to his life as a bounty hunter.

1 - The famous painting (titled as "the blue boy" and is by Thomas Gainsborough created in 1770) the joker has his eyes on in batman (1989) is the same one featured in the joker (2019). It also served inspiration behind the django in Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained (2012).
The famous painting (titled as "the blue boy" and is by Thomas Gainsborough created in 1770) the joker has his eyes on in batman (1989) is the same one featured in the joker (2019). It also served inspiration behind the django in Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained (2012).
1 - One of the lenses on Django's sunglasses cracks due to the shockwave from the exploding Candyland Mansion.
One of the lenses on Django's sunglasses cracks due to the shockwave from the exploding Candyland Mansion.
1 - Once Django and Stephen are alone, Stephen drops his cane and his stutter, speaking normally and standing up straight, showing that his feebleness was an act
Once Django and Stephen are alone, Stephen drops his cane and his stutter, speaking normally and standing up straight, showing that his feebleness was an act
1 - Leonardo DiCaprio slams his hand down on the table and accidentally cuts his hand and still finishes the scene with the bloody hand. Quintin Tarantino was impressed that he could stay in Character and decided to keep the take in the movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio slams his hand down on the table and accidentally cuts his hand and still finishes the scene with the bloody hand. Quintin Tarantino was impressed that he could stay in Character and decided to keep the take in the movie.
1 - When Schultz shoots the Sheriff, one of the people in the background is, for some reason, a prostitute who has one leg in a cast and hobbles away on a crutch in fear. Any idea why this was in the film?
When Schultz shoots the Sheriff, one of the people in the background is, for some reason, a prostitute who has one leg in a cast and hobbles away on a crutch in fear. Any idea why this was in the film?

Dr. King Schultz speaks with an accent the way a real German person would!

1 - When Django and Shultz are made to surrender and come out of the saloon unarmed Shultz opens his cuffs to show he no longer has his previously used wrist mounted gun equipped
When Django and Shultz are made to surrender and come out of the saloon unarmed Shultz opens his cuffs to show he no longer has his previously used wrist mounted gun equipped

Django is blinded by bloodspray from shooting a man at point-blank range. This causes him to miss his next shot. Later in the movie, he closes his eyes before shooting a man, resulting in him not being blinded and making his subsequent shot.

Django wipes the blood off his face after shooting someone up close.

Django Unchained poster
Django Unchained poster

Django Unchained Plot

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Django Unchained. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama, Western
Director Quentin Tarantino
Stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington
IMDB score 8.4