Lee took issue with Tarantino's excessive use of the N-word in his films, most notably "Jackie Brown" in 1997. Speaking to Variety that year, Lee said, "I'm not against the word, (though I am) and I use it, but not excessively. And some people speak that way. But, Quentin is infatuated with that word. What does he want to be made -- an honorary black man?"
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