In The Hateful Eight, the acting of Tim Roth (before the character switch) is very similar to the acting of Christoph Waltz, his miming and his way to speak reminds Dr. King Shultz from Django Unchained.

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Have there been any specific motivations or reasons given for this? Is there even evidence that the role was originally intended for Waltz?

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    Great question, I had the same feeling. It's very very similar.
    – ElDuderino
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 16:07

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There's a chance that early on it could have been intended for him, but Waltz had no intention of being in the movie as he didn't want to be pigeon holed.

Like I said, a group in and of itself… You know, groupies are groupies. That’s their function. But since I’m not a groupie, I have to have something to do in the group. And if I don’t have anything to do in the group, hey… -Waltz


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