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Butch Pooch was a supporting antagonist in the 2012 film Django Unchained. He was the personal bodyguard and right-hand man of Calvin Candie and the one who killed Dr. King Schultz.

He was portrayed by James Remar.



Butch Pooch was hired to serve as Calvin Candie's personal bodyguard and protector. He is always seen with a scowl on his face and frequently had at least one hand on his pistol. He also separately carried a double barreled sawed off shotgun in the most dangerous of times.

Django Unchained

Pooch is first seen when Django and Dr. King Schultz arrive at Calvin Candie's residence where he is holding a mandingo fight. Pooch is calmly playing pool as they all watch two unfortunate slaves fight each other to the death. After Django talks back to Candie during their introduction Pooch shows surprise and disdain for him and his remark, asking "what did you say boy?", and is ready to assault Django on behalf of his boss before candie stops him.

Later in the film, after Candie and his house slave Stephen discover that Django and Schultz are not who they appear to be he confronts them and has Pooch hold both of them at gun point until they agree to pay full price for Django's wife Broomhilda. After the deal is done and Candie sarcastically asks Schultz to shake his hand, a disgusted and angered Schultz shoots Candie in the chest. Once Pooch realizes that Schultz had shot his boss he turns his shotgun on him and shoots him point blank. However Django quickly avenges the death of his friend by taking Pooch's own pistol from his belt and shooting him in the chest with it, killing him instantly, before killing many more of Candie's men in a bloody shoot out inside the mansion.


  • James Remar also has another brief villainous role in Django as Ace Speck, one of the brothers marching Django and his fellow slaves to be sold on the market.