Originally Posted by OnTheWarpath58
From what I have read/heard, Smith didn't turn down the role, QT decided he wasn't right for it.
From what I read, Smith couldn't commit due to it not being exactly the right fit, but was open to talking to QT about it again if he couldn't find someone else.
I think I heard that Tarantino talked to Chris Tucker before finding Foxx. That would have been terrible.