!!Listed Trivia:

* ActorAllusion:
** This isn't the first movie where Creator/BradPitt [[Film/FightClub fights in a basement]].
** 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.
** Mike Myers doing a character with a faux-English accent who's involved with international espionage? [[Film/AustinPowers Yeah, baby.]]
* 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.
* BonusMaterial: ''Nation's Pride'' is included in its entirety on the DVD.
* 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.
* TheDanza: Omar Doom as Pfc. Omar Ulmer.
* 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.]]
* 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)).
* FakeNationality: Christian Berkel, who plays a French bartender, is actually German.
* 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.
* PlayingAgainstType: Sam Levine is better known for his nerdy NiceGuy roles in series like ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''
* PromotedFanboy: Mike Myers 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/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 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!
** 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.

!!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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