Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Calvin Candie
“It was Sam Jackson and Jamie Foxx that said, ‘You really have to go all the way with this man,’” he explained about confronting his fears. “It was an incredibly colorful character and I just had to … I had to play him.”