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Leonardo DiCaprio cut his hand while the cameras were rolling on the set of “D’jango” and kept moving through the scene, never breaking character.

SPOILER ALERT: DiCaprio’s hand injury happened during one of the movie’s most climactic scenes as Calvin Candie (DiCaprio) confronts Django (Jamie Foxx) and Dr. Shultz (Christoph Waltz). Candie has learned the pair have been pulling an elaborate scam on him in order to retrieve Django’s wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), a slave on his vast Mississippi plantation.

The ruthless and powerful Candie, who has a disturbing thirst for bloodsport, is angered to the core when he realizes welcomed guests of his estate have plotted against him. As the scene plays out, Candie slams his hand on a dining room table. It was during one take of that scene when DiCaprio unintentionally slammed his hand into glass, creating a gash that later required medical care.

But that didn’t stop him from doing his job. As his hand bled quite visibly, DiCaprio kept going, even using the hand as a new dramatic prop. At one point he smears his bloodied hand over Broomhilda’s face in an act of evil dominance. And Broomhilda (Washington) looks horrified as he does it. (Perhaps Washington wasn’t acting!) And that was the take that director Quentin Tarantino kept in the film.

“Leo had slammed his hand on the table countless times and he moved his hand further and he crushed a crystal cordial glass,” “Django” producer Stacey Sher also recently told Variety. “Blood was dripping down his hand. He never broke character. He kept going. He was in such a zone. It was very intense. He required stitches.”

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