The Oscar-winning actor stars in
Quentin Tarantino's new Western movie, about a slave who becomes a bounty hunter to rescue his wife from an oppressive master, played by
In an interview with the
Hollywood Reporter, Jamie named
Denzel Washington in Glory as an inspiration, as well as the film Tombstone. He said he "did little things to push the character forward".
The actor also revealed his musical side, saying that before action scenes he would listen to
The Notorious B.I.G. He added that for a scene where his character, Django is reunited with his wife Broomhilda (
Kerry Washington) he listened to music by the rapper's widow