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Quentin Tarantino Not Concerned With Violence in Django Unchained

Says he's never let social criticism change a single word in his script

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Tarantino has never bowed to Hollywood convention. In fact, his unorthodox cocktail of cross-genre storytelling, garish bloodshed and overall lack of traditional reverence has made him one of the industry's most adored — if not feared — filmmakers.

"Not one word of social criticism that's been leveled my way has ever changed one word of any script or any story I tell," says the 49-year-old Oscar winner (for 1994's Pulp Fiction), whose latest offering, The Weinstein Co.'s Django Unchained, has ruffled more than a few feathers with its brazen use of the N-word (more than 100 utterances) and extreme violence (particularly in a post-Connecticut-school-shooting America).