|Sonke Mohring, Til Schweiger & Brad Pitt|
|Denis Menochet & Christoph Waltz|
|Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa|
the central antagonist who sets the tone for the entire rest of the film. His very nickname details the obvious passion and efficiency he has for capturing Jews. Waltz creates a character that you love to hate. His Colonel Landa is profoundly knowledgeable on many levels, he is a romantic while still being sinister, and is charming despite his very obvious endeavors to execute anyone who goes against the Nazi credo. Although the part was originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio, Tarantino ultimately decided to cast a German actor instead. Tarantino has said that he might be “the greatest character he's ever written” and attributes much of the character’s revered execution to Christoph Waltz himself. “He (Waltz) gave me my movie back,” Tarantino proclaimed. He received the Best Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and is almost certain to receive an Oscar nomination come February.
|Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine|
|Eli Roth as Sgt. Donny Donowitz|
|Til Schweiger as Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz|
|Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna Dreyfus|
|Diane Kruger as Bridget von Hammersmark|
|Eli Roth & Brad Pitt|
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Bottom Line: Entertainingly glorifies violence in a way we have not seen in some time.
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