!!Listed Trivia:

* ActorAllusion:
** This isn't the first movie where Creator/BradPitt [[Film/FightClub fights in a basement]].
** 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.
** Creator/EliRoth gets to do some of the more gruesome killings in the film. Coincidence? And this isn't the first time he's played a "bear"--in [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Death Proof]], his character was named "Dov," which means "bear" in Hebrew.
** Creator/MikeMyers doing a character with a faux-English accent who's involved with international espionage? [[Film/AustinPowers Yeah, baby.]]
* ActorInspiredElement: Shosanna'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.
* ActorSharedBackground: Creator/MelanieLaurent really is a French Jew. Her grandfather had survived deportation to a concentration camp in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She was pleased with being the "face of Jewish vengeance" and felt he would be happy about it as well.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Til Schweiger had refused to wear Nazi uniforms in films before. He took the role of Hugo Stiglitz because he'd get to kill Nazis in the film.
* BonusMaterial: ''Nation's Pride'' is included in its entirety on the DVD.
* 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. He speaks some Hebrew too.
** Diane Kruger is also bilingual and speaks English and German alternately throughout the film.
* TheDanza: Omar Doom as Pfc. Omar Ulmer.
* DeletedRole:
** Cloris Leachman 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.
** Creator/MaggieCheung was cast as Madame Mimieux, the original owner of Shoshanna's cinema. She too was cut from the finished film.
* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/EliRoth put on thirty pounds of muscle to play the Bear Jew. He also learned to cut hair for the role from producer Pilar Savone's father Umberto at his salon in Beverly Hills.
* 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.]]
** Eli Roth joked that the period clothing helped make him especially aggressive, saying "wearing wool underwear will make you want to kill anything". His girlfriend also added [[Music/MileyCyrus Hannah Montana]] music onto his [=iPod=] to {{Troll}} him, which helped get him angry enough.
* FakeBrit: Creator/MichaelFassbender who plays Lt. Archie Hicox, the QuintessentialBritishGentleman, lives in London but is in fact half-Irish, half-German. Creator/MikeMyers (Canadian) plays another quintessential Brit, General Fenech. And finally, Rod Taylor, who plays Prime Minister UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, is Australian.
* FakeNationality:
** Christian Berkel, who plays a French bartender, is actually German.
** Patrick Elias who has a small role as Shoshanna's father (who is French) is Swiss.
* FatalMethodActing: A near miss. During the climactic scene, the fire raging through the cinema was completely real. Unfortunately, it began to get out of hand, and the two actors in the scene were only wearing a jelly to protect their skin; the rest of the crew had fire suits. Ten seconds after Quentin Tarantino called 'cut' and everyone rushed off, the platform the actors had been standing on collapsed. The heat was so intense (2000 degrees fahrenheit) one of them passed out afterwards.
* IronyAsSheIsCast:
** 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.
** 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.
* PlayingAgainstType: Samm Levine is better known for his nerdy NiceGuy roles in series like ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''.
* PromotedFanboy: Creator/MikeMyers was reportedly a Tarantino fan, which got him his cameo in Chapter 4 "Operation Kino".
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: The "Inglourious Basterds" misspelling was likely to avoid a lawsuit by the copyright holders of the 1978 film "The Inglorious Bast'''a'''rds", which was also a World War II film. Though it might also be a reflection on Raine's illiteracy.
* StarMakingRole: This is the film that introduced Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/ChristophWaltz, Creator/MelanieLaurent, and Daniel Brühl to American audiences.
* ThrowItIn: The giant swastika falling down in the final scene is real, it was a mistake that happened on the set.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/SimonPegg and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio were considered for the respective parts of Donny Donowitz, Archie Hicox and Hans Landa. The role of Hicox was originally written with Tarantino favorite Creator/TimRoth in mind.
** Also, at one point Music/EnnioMorricone was onboard to compose the score but backed out due to his belief that he would be unable to work efficiently in the amount of time given.
** In the 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 UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave.
** As Quentin has noted, he at one point responded to the length of the material he'd written with a decision to make it a miniseries. As it stands, he's noted that he has enough for a second film, which he may or may not make eventually.
** Creator/AlbertFinney was originally supposed to play UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, a role he previously played in the telemovie ''The Gathering Storm''.
** 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=].
** Creator/NastassjaKinski was in talks for Bridget Von Hammersmark; Tarantino even flew to Germany to meet the actress, but a deal wasn't reached.
** 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 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]].
** Prior to coming out of retirement to star as Winston Churchill, Rod Taylor suggested Albert Finney for the part.
* WordOfGod: According to Creator/QuentinTarantino, Aldo Raine is actually the great grandfather of Floyd - Creator/BradPitt's character in ''Film/TrueRomance''.
* WorkingTitle: ''Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied France''.
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