History Trivia / InglouriousBasterds

12th Feb '17 11:58:47 AM lbmcc2000
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** Creator/TimRoth was considered for Lt. Hicocx.
2nd Feb '17 10:00:12 AM WoozyPounce
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* PlayingAgainstType: Sam Levine is better known for his nerdy NiceGuy roles in series like ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''

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* PlayingAgainstType: Sam Samm Levine is better known for his nerdy NiceGuy roles in series like ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''
2nd Feb '17 9:59:21 AM WoozyPounce
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* WorkingTitle: ''Once Upon a Time in Occupied France''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied France''.
14th Nov '16 6:30:39 AM CelPrevXXVI
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** Later on, he'd be fighting Nazis again. This time, [[Film/Fury2014 in a Tank.]]
14th Nov '16 6:30:08 AM CelPrevXXVI
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** Later on, he'd be fighting Nazis again. This time, [[Film/Fury2014 in a Tank.]]
11th Sep '16 10:02:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Brad Pitt also played a soldier who cut off German scalps in ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'', though in World War I that time. Aldo Raine also mentions a past in bootlegging, something Brad Pitt's character in the former was also involved in.

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** Brad Pitt also played a soldier who cut off German scalps in ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'', though in World War I that time. Aldo Raine also mentions a past in bootlegging, something Brad Pitt's character in the former was also involved in.



** Mike Myers doing a character with a faux-English accent who's involved with international espionage? [[Film/AustinPowers Yeah, baby.]]

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** Mike Myers Creator/MikeMyers doing a character with a faux-English accent who's involved with international espionage? [[Film/AustinPowers Yeah, baby.]]



* DyeingForYourArt: Eli Roth put on thirty pounds of muscle to play the Bear Jew.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Eli Roth Creator/EliRoth put on thirty pounds of muscle to play the Bear Jew.



* FakeBrit: Creator/MichaelFassbender who plays Lt. Archie Hicox, the QuintessentialBritishGentleman, lives in London but is in fact half-Irish, half-German. Mike Myers (Canadian) plays another quintessential Brit, General Fenech. And finally, Rod Taylor, who plays Prime Minister UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, is Australian. Tarantino talked Rod Taylor out of retirement to play Churchill (which turned out to be his last role), even though Taylor suggested Creator/AlbertFinney (who had played Churchill to great acclaim in ''The Gathering Storm'' (2002)).

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* FakeBrit: Creator/MichaelFassbender who plays Lt. Archie Hicox, the QuintessentialBritishGentleman, lives in London but is in fact half-Irish, half-German. Mike Myers Creator/MikeMyers (Canadian) plays another quintessential Brit, General Fenech. And finally, Rod Taylor, who plays Prime Minister UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, is Australian. Tarantino talked Rod Taylor out of retirement to play Churchill (which turned out to be his last role), even though Taylor suggested Creator/AlbertFinney (who had played Churchill to great acclaim in ''The Gathering Storm'' (2002)).



** Michael Fassbender is half-German and fluent in the language, playing an English character who gets caught out for speaking German with an unusual accent.

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** Michael Fassbender Creator/MichaelFassbender is half-German and fluent in the language, playing an English character who gets caught out for speaking German with an unusual accent.



* PromotedFanboy: Mike Myers was reportedly a Tarantino fan, which got him his cameo in Chapter 4 "Operation Kino".

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* PromotedFanboy: Mike Myers Creator/MikeMyers was reportedly a Tarantino fan, which got him his cameo in Chapter 4 "Operation Kino".



** In the screenplay of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', the first part of the film set in Paris was intended to have been filmed in black and white, using entirely natural lighting, in reference to the FrenchNewWave.

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** In the screenplay of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', screenplay, the first part of the film set in Paris was intended to have been filmed in black and white, using entirely natural lighting, in reference to the FrenchNewWave.



** The original title was 'Once Upon A Time In Nazi-Occupied France'. That ended up as the title of the first chapter.
** Leonardo Di Caprio was considered for the part of Hans Landa, before Quentin Tarantino decided that a German actor should play the role. He would eventually cast him as the villain in his next film ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
** Michael Madsen was slated to appear as a character called Babe Buchinsky, but did not appear in the final film.
** The original draft of the script had Shoshanna as a far more active member of the French resistance, sniping at Nazis from rooftops and even having a kill list of known German officials. But when Quentin Tarantino made ''Film/KillBill'', those details were worked into the film, and he felt it was more in character for Shoshanna to keep a low profile.

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** The original title Creator/AlbertFinney was 'Once Upon A Time In Nazi-Occupied France'. That ended up as originally supposed to play WinstonChurchill, a role he previously played in the title of the first chapter.
telemovie ''The Gathering Storm''.
** Leonardo Di Caprio Creator/TimRoth was considered for the part of Hans Landa, before Quentin Tarantino decided that a German actor should play the role. He would eventually cast him as the villain in his next film ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
Lt. Hicocx.
** Michael Madsen Creator/MichaelMadsen was slated to appear as a character called Babe Buchinsky, but did not appear in the final film.
** Creator/JeanReno was the original choice for Perrier LaPadite.
** The original draft of the script had Shoshanna as a far more active member of the French resistance, sniping at Nazis from rooftops and even having a kill list of known German officials. But when Quentin Tarantino made ''Film/KillBill'', those details were worked into the film, and he felt it was more in character for Shoshanna to keep a low profile.



* WordOfGod: According to Quentin Tarantino, Aldo Raine is actually the great grandfather of Floyd - Brad Pitt's character in ''Film/TrueRomance''.

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* WordOfGod: According to Quentin Tarantino, Creator/QuentinTarantino, Aldo Raine is actually the great grandfather of Floyd - Brad Pitt's Creator/BradPitt's character in ''Film/TrueRomance''.''Film/TrueRomance''.
* WorkingTitle: ''Once Upon a Time in Occupied France''.
8th Sep '16 4:29:58 AM fearlessnikki
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** Brad Pitt also played a soldier who cut off German scalps in ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'', though in World War I that time. Aldo Raine also mentions a past in bootlegging, something Brad Pitt's character in the former was also involved in.



* ActorInspiredElement: Shoshanna's film for the Nazis was originally going to be in French. Melanie Laurent felt it would have more of an impact if it was in English, and it was changed as a result.



* TheCameo: Italian Director [[Creator/EnzoGCastellari Enzo G. Castellari]] - who directed the original ''The Inglorious Bastards'' - [[http://inglouriousbasterds.wikia.com/wiki/Obergruppenf%C3%BChrer_(Enzo_G._Castellari) appears]] as a Nazi Obergruppenführer in the Premiere scene.
* TheCastShowoff: Christoph Waltz is fluent in English and French in addition to his native German, and speaks all three in the film, in addition to Italian.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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Italian Director [[Creator/EnzoGCastellari Enzo G. Castellari]] - who directed the original ''The Inglorious Bastards'' - [[http://inglouriousbasterds.wikia.com/wiki/Obergruppenf%C3%BChrer_(Enzo_G._Castellari) appears]] as a Nazi Obergruppenführer in the Premiere scene.
** Creator/HarveyKeitel provides the voice of the American officer negotiating on the radio with Raine and Landa.
* TheCastShowoff: Christoph Waltz is fluent in English and French in addition to his native German, and speaks all three in the film, in addition to Italian. Diane Kruger is also bilingual and speaks English and German alternately throughout the film.



* DeletedScene: Cloris Leachman and Creator/MaggieCheung ended up being cut from the film.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/QuentinTarantino decided that he wanted [[spoiler: Bridget von Hammersmark's]] death scene to be very realistic [[spoiler: so Tarantino put on a Nazi uniform, took Christoph Waltz's place, and choked Diane Kruger until she was unconscious.]]

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* DeletedScene: DeletedRole:
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Cloris Leachman and Creator/MaggieCheung ended up being filmed a scene as en elderly Jewish woman living in Boston, who autographs Donny's baseball bat. Although the scene was cut, Quentin has said he might use it in the prequel.
** Maggie Cheung was cast as Madame Mimieux, the original owner of Shoshanna's cinema. She too was
cut from the finished film.
* EnforcedMethodActing: DyeingForYourArt: Eli Roth put on thirty pounds of muscle to play the Bear Jew.
* EnforcedMethodActing:
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Creator/QuentinTarantino decided that he wanted [[spoiler: Bridget von Hammersmark's]] death scene to be very realistic [[spoiler: so Tarantino put on a Nazi uniform, took Christoph Waltz's place, and choked Diane Kruger until she was unconscious.]]]]
** Eli Roth joked that the period clothing helped make him especially aggressive, saying "wearing wool underwear will make you want to kill anything". His daughter also added [[Music/MileyCyrus Hannah Montana]] music onto his [=iPod=] to {{Troll}} him, which helped get him angry enough.



* IronyAsSheIsCast:
** Michael Fassbender is half-German and fluent in the language, playing an English character who gets caught out for speaking German with an unusual accent.
** Diane Kruger was nearly turned down for the role because Tarantino didn't think she was actually German. She lampshaded the {{Irony}} of her spending years trying to lose her accent to play {{Fake American}}s, only to nearly miss out on a role of a German actress. She claims she had to exaggerate her accent to play Bridget.
* MethodActing: Melanie Laurent worked as a film projectionist for weeks to prepare for her role.
* TheOtherMarty: Simon Pegg was cast as Lt. Archie Hicox but dropped out right before filming began due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TheAdventuresOfTintin''. Michael Fassbender then replaced him.



** In the screenplay of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', the first part of the film set in Paris was intended to have been filmed in black and white, using entirely natural lighting, in reference to the FrenchNewWave. This was probably cut by ExecutiveMeddling, on the grounds that most of the audience wouldn't get the reference, and came here to see an ''action movie'', get back to the killin' already!

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** In the screenplay of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', the first part of the film set in Paris was intended to have been filmed in black and white, using entirely natural lighting, in reference to the FrenchNewWave. This was probably cut by ExecutiveMeddling, on the grounds that most of the audience wouldn't get the reference, and came here to see an ''action movie'', get back to the killin' already!




!!Other Trivia:

* Creator/BradPitt also played an American soldier who collected German scalps in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' (though during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI).

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\n!!Other Trivia:\n\n* Creator/BradPitt also played an American soldier who collected ** The original title was 'Once Upon A Time In Nazi-Occupied France'. That ended up as the title of the first chapter.
** Leonardo Di Caprio was considered for the part of Hans Landa, before Quentin Tarantino decided that a
German scalps actor should play the role. He would eventually cast him as the villain in his next film ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
** Michael Madsen was slated to appear as a character called Babe Buchinsky, but did not appear
in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' (though during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI).final film.
** The original draft of the script had Shoshanna as a far more active member of the French resistance, sniping at Nazis from rooftops and even having a kill list of known German officials. But when Quentin Tarantino made ''Film/KillBill'', those details were worked into the film, and he felt it was more in character for Shoshanna to keep a low profile.
** The original draft also had [[spoiler: Wilhelm surviving being shot by Bridget von Hammersmark, and he would tell Landa that she was the double agent]].
* WordOfGod: According to Quentin Tarantino, Aldo Raine is actually the great grandfather of Floyd - Brad Pitt's character in ''Film/TrueRomance''.
1st Aug '16 7:30:14 AM Doug86
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* ActorSharedBackground: Creator/MelanieLaurent really is a French Jew. Her grandfather had survived deportation to a concentration camp in WorldWarTwo. She was pleased with being the "face of Jewish vengeance" and felt he would be happy about it as well.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Creator/MelanieLaurent really is a French Jew. Her grandfather had survived deportation to a concentration camp in WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She was pleased with being the "face of Jewish vengeance" and felt he would be happy about it as well.



* Creator/BradPitt also played an American soldier who collected German scalps in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' (though during WorldWarOne).

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* Creator/BradPitt also played an American soldier who collected German scalps in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' (though during WorldWarOne).UsefulNotes/WorldWarI).
24th Jul '16 7:43:37 PM Fireblood
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* Creator/BradPitt also played a character who collected German scalps in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' (though during WorldWarOne).

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* Creator/BradPitt also played a character an American soldier who collected German scalps in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' (though during WorldWarOne).
24th Jul '16 7:43:14 PM Fireblood
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* Creator/BradPitt also played a character who collected German scalps in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall''.

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* Creator/BradPitt also played a character who collected German scalps in the 1994 film ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall''.''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' (though during WorldWarOne).
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