Django Unchained, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx

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He might not wear a cape, a cowl or have any sort of utility belt, but Jamie Foxx's costar Kerry Washington promises that he's a "badass black superhero" in their upcoming gritty flick Django Unchained.

Which would make Leonardo DiCaprio the nefarious villain, though instead of plans to destroy the world, he's a plantation owner who loves watching his slaves fight. So what was it like going head to head with Leo?

"Let me tell you something, first of all, he's 6' 2,"" Jamie told us before the Comic-Con panel for the Quentin Tarantino-directed film. "He comes in there with all the good looks, you know, he's on the tabloids with the models and everybody's thinking, 'Is he going to be that guy?'"

Of course, Jamie is referring to the perennial People's Sexiest Man Alive's penchant for dating Victoria's Secret's elite like Bar Refaeli and Erin Heatherton and frequent cover gal and leggy fashionista, Blake Lively.

So is he?

Jamie continued, "Then he is absolutely his character. It makes you go back to your hotel room and really get yourself together because you know you have to be tight. I think that it was great for him, because I know he shies away from the commercial films. He doesn't like a commercial film, he wants to be the student."

And Jamie says Leonardo was definitely committed to bringing his usual brand of intensity to this baddie role.

"There is one scene, I think I can let out of the bag, where he finds us out, who we are, and he's angry with us and slams his hand on the table every take," Jamie explained. "Every take is hard. I'm like, 'Wow.' And one take, somehow the shot glass slid to where his hand is supposed to be, slams his hand on the table and breaks the shot glass."

Squeamish readers, this is your warning to turn away now!

"It goes through his hand. There's blood. And he's still going. And I'm like a little girl, I've got my hands up," Jamie recalled, switching into a girly tone. "'He's so courageous! He's an Avenger!'...People came up, gave him a standing ovation, if that's any indication of how he is. He was amazing."

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