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Til Schweiger Is The Maniac Hugo Stiglitz In Tarantino’s BASTARDS??

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German-born Til Shweiger ("Driven," "Lara Croft II") will play either bloodthirsty maniac Hugo Stiglitz, the German-born member of Lt. Aldo Raine's American squad of angry, vengeful Nazi-killing Jews, or Wilhelm Wicki, an Austrian-born American Jew that Raine has taken into the the same squad. Both are characters in Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic "Inglorious Bastards," which starts shooting in Germany next month. Also aboard the project is Daniel Brühl ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), 30-year-old Spanish-born son of German director Hanno Brühl. Brühl may be playing the wily Gestapo major Dieter Hellstrom, or perhaps Nazi sniper-hero Frederick Zoller, or perhaps the German-speaking member of Raine's crew not played by Schweiger. The cast so far: Brad Pitt: Redneck Bastards leader Lt. Aldo "The Apache" Raine Christoph Waltz: Col. Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa Michael Fassbender: British officer Archie Hicox Diane Kruger: German movie star Bridget Von Hammersmark Eli Roth: Bat-toting Bastard Sgt. Donnie "The Bear Jew" Donowitz Mike Myers: British General Ed Fenech B.J. Novak: Bastard Private Utivich? Samm Levine: Bastard Private Hirschberg? ?: African-Frenchman Projectionist Marcel ?: Jewish heroine Shoshanna Dreyfus (The press has had Novak as Utivich, but Levine is a much closer match for Utivich physically, so I'm thinking someone might have gotten some wires crossed.) Find the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    As long as she is nekid

    by Mace Tofu

    shooting a machine gun : ) I'm there!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    This is perhaps the poorest excuse for journalism I've ever seen

    by Jackie Boy

    Seriously, why even fucking bother.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Are you fucking kidding me?

    by Dreamseller

    Til "Uwe Bolls Best Boy" Schweiger???? Come on... That guy is awful as an actor.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Ashok0, I was talking about Bridget Von Hammersmark

    by Mace Tofu


  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST

    report: tarantino considering directing script by tarantino

    by illegaltouching

    enough casting news about a script no one but the editors of this site have read.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Hate being a prick but...

    by Gilkuliehe

    I have no idea what this article is about. I get QT is making IB but come on.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    by williammunny

    Are there going to be minute by minute updates when this shitfest actually starts filming? Jesus, do we need an article on every single casting choice? Wake me up when they cast "Girl in Crowd #37".

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST


    by LHombreSiniestro

    What is she, this movie's Stuntman Mike?!?! Saving that cast bit for last?!?! Why aren't there any speculative actresses on the most important role in the whole damn movie?!?! Why hasn't ANYTHING leaked? I've heard about Schweiger and Bruhl floatin around rumors for weeks! Somebody throw me a Shoshanna bone!!!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by Beldo84

    Only the editors? Dude, this is the internet. You barely have to make an effort to read this thing.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    My great grandma read the script

    by wash

    On her WebTv. Also, she read this casting news a week ago on CHUD.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I had a good time at the first BASTARDS

    by Mace Tofu

    so even with Schweiger as a sidekick this should still be 3 hours of WW2 fun. I love long war movies. sorry for snapping at you Ashok0 as your comment seems directed at Til and Boll. It would be funny if Tarantino put Boll in as a Nazi and killed him in the movie, especially if it was some over the top INDY style death. LHombreSiniestro the article said Diane Kruger is Bridget Von Hammersmark so that is one chicka for you.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST


    by ABking

    This cast is a let down to the over the years rumored cast!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    So who the fuck is he playing?

    by Spacker Dave

    How about confirming the roles before announcing the news? Speculation is not news.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST


    by FamousSeamus

    I agree ABking. Given all of the hype surrounding this project over the past few years, Brad Pitt, Mike Myers and a boatload of lesser-knowns seems awfully anti-climactic. I'm sure the film will be entertaining, however losing the original rumored cast kills half of the fun.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Diane Kruger got the "Kinski role."

    by Hercules

    We found out Friday.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I'm with ABking on this one.

    by otm shank

    I was looking forward to this with those guys mentioned. Now.....not so much.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by lutz

    Not all of us read the script review and we don't know and don't want to know who the characters are until we see the film. Please stop!!!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    The cast

    by Atom_Jack

    You know, when I first started hearing about this film in the works years ago i became really excited and all of the casting possibilities. Then one by one all of the big name stars announced that they were unavailable due to Quentin's tight filming schedule. At first I was disappointed by the loss of Leonardo DeCaprio, Adam Sandler and Simon Pegg, but know with all of the confirmation of these lesser known actors I am excited all over again. Maybe this is exactly what this film needs-some new faces rather than the distraction of big stars. I'd still love to see Mike Myers play Hitler though.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    And Quentin Tarantino as MARCEL!!!

    by Prague23

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    BREAKING STORY!!!!! IAmJack'sUserID cast as....!!!!!!!!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    ...someone who really doesn't give a shit anymore, and is really laughing at the benchwarmer-like cast.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    BREAKING STORY!!!!! IAmJack'sUserID cast as....!!!!!!!!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    ...someone who really doesn't give a shit anymore, and is really laughing at the benchwarmer-like cast.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Come on, guys.

    by joergn

    What were you expecting? Stallone and Schwarzenegger? It´s not the 80´s anymore, they could make a remake of "the odd couple" but that´s it. And even if I´m not into the hype around Tarantino´s projects, you have to give him credit for giving Hollywood´s underdogs and B-Movie actors cool roles and let them shine in them. Who cared about John Travolta and Sam L. Jackson before "Pulp Fiction"?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Really? News? An unknown actor in an unidentifiable role?

    by Executor

    I can recognize a lot of supporting, trivial actors and even I had to look this one up to see who the hell he is. <p>So unimportant, even his name misspelled in the body of the article (correct spelling in headline) goes unnoticed. <p>Coverage of this movie is bordering on overkill. Let's get one more article when the lead girl Shoshanna is cast, but I think we can skip headlining Marcel, a few more minor Germans, Shoshanna's family, the key grip, and the caterer.<p>Please.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Daniel Bruhl

    by kwisatzhaderach

    At last, a decent actor!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Meh Infinity

    by BurnHollywood

    Tarantino is utterly stuck in a vanity-project rut...Anyone else see the pattern here? Tall blonde gets revenge, bunch of yakky broads in a car get revenge, bunch of gun-toting Jews get revenge?<p> Next to going Full Retard for an Oscar, revenge flicks are about the laziest form of film making imaginable...

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Where is Stallone & Ahnult?

    by masteryoda007

    This movie is sounding lamer and lamer with each passing day. Where is Sly and Ahnult? Too much focus on the Jewish aspect, anyone else bored of this already? As Borat would say, "It is time to throw the Jews down the well"

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I find it funny that Herc's been assinded to all the updates

    by GQtaste

    when normally it would be Harry or Mori doing something w/ QT. I assume they don't want to come out and look like total asskissers that said director can do no wrong. It's better to not say anything at all then have to take up for this complete and total letdown so far w/ the exception of Pitt. But guys ask yourselves why isn't Harry or Mori doing the updates and why haven't' they commented on this presently. Because they sure had a lot to say about it for the last four or so years ago and since anything QT does in their reviews is brilliant I can't wait to see them take up for this monstrosity in the making. Look it, the dude has changed so many times on what he intended to do w/ this film and w/ such a short window to get it down doesn't bode well for what I want to see out of this project. I dont' want to see a revenge film thats supposed to compare w/ Diry Dozen or whatever the fuck else '70's film he's coping to some degree to be 80% talking and referencing '30's current bullshit back then, ala, germen films, etc. I saw in a different talkback where someone stated that the Cohen Bro's have QT'ed QT w/ No Country.... And I couldn't have agreed more. This guy gets too much acclaim when you have other directors out there presently: PTA, Fincher, Spike Jonez, Wes Anderson, Alexander Payne, hell even David O. Russell, Gore Verbinski and Soderbergh have proven to take more seriously and now of course you have to put into the category Chris Nolan. These guys are his peers to most respects. Started out sometime in the nineties and have kept the train rolling through the 2000's w/o missing a beat for the most part. But w/ this staff who gets the highest praise? QT, Rodriguez, Del Toro, Peter Jackson and recently everything Jude Apatow has a hand in. And I don't think it's a coincidence that staff on here get treated very well by the last group of folks I mentioned. Of course they couldn't be bribed by going to the set of Jackson's King Kong or QT and Rod's GRindhouse in Austin. Or Apatow's generous open door to whatever staff on here would like. Naw, that couldn't sway these guys.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:52 a.m. CST

    why are you all so angry? SHUT THE FUCK UP

    by BadMrWonka

    I've never understood why someone would get mad that there's an article on AICN about something they don't care about.<p>if you don't care, why click on it and read it? and why bitch? I don't care about anime, so guess what I do? I SKIP THE FUCKING POSTS ABOUT ANIME.<p>you self-involved fucking assholes need to drop your sense of entitlement and try as hard as you can to not be mind-bending jerks. if you don't care, then DON'T READ IT! fucking pathetic fucking idiots. jesus christ, you're like whiney elderly people at a Denny's who go out to eat in hopes of finding 10 little things they can nitpick and complain about. except your 17 instead of 77, so you have no excuse. <p>even though it's part and parcel now, the AICN talkbacks didn't used to be full of sniveling jerks like you guys. I've been here for the whole ride, kiddos, and let me tell you, AICN is not going downhill...only the quality of the readership is...

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST

    "you're", not "your"

    by BadMrWonka

    sorry...I was in mad mode

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Worst Casted movie in the history of films?

    by chien_sale

    I think so.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Schweiger must be the happiest man on earth right now!

    by DerLanghaarige

    He is such a Tarantino fanboy! He went on Talkshows and said quotes from Pulp Fiction! He named his production company "Mr. Brown Entertainment".He even made "Der Eisbär", probably one of the most shameless (but very entertaining) Tarantino-rip offs EVER!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    And man, will this movie be heavily advertised in Germany!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Yes, it's some kind of Nazi-ploiation, so there will definitely be some controversy around it, but from NOW till it hits the screens, you will hear at least three times every day one very German TV-channel: "Blabla new Tarantino, blabla Til Schweiger, blabla, Diane Krüger bla, Daniel Brühl blablabla Christoph Waltz bla Brad Pitt!"

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST


    by He-Lo

    you are so absolutely right!! i will never understand persons which take the time to write a rant about an article they do not care about. that is a contradiction.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Quite WHY QT didnt cast a Brit is beyond me...

    by Mr Chuff

    So when Myers appears and does either his appalling Shrek "scots" accent or his bizarre, mid-atlantic Austin Powers accent we're NOT meant to be pulled out of the movie and start laughing at it.... right?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST

    stop going on about this movie

    by Mr Gorilla

    really. this is starting to be as bad as all those casting posts about BATMAN BEGINS.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST

    to phoenixmagi2: I´ve seen Rambo

    by joergn

    all of them, and I wasn´t THAT impressed at all. It was nice, but come on, Sly´s age showed. Hell, he had to stand on that fucking machine gun for quarter an hour just not to fall over and break his hip. Serious, Stallone and Arnie are too old and too big for an ensemble-film like this!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST

    But it might have been funny...

    by joergn

    to see Arnie with an austrian accent playing a jew doing steroids in the 1940´s. :-)

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Mike Myers' character name....

    by Neon Killer

    ...unless you didn't spot, and no one else wrote it here (didnt look at talkback) Ed Fenech, is clearly a reference to Giallo actress Edwige Fenech....who was much better-looking than Ratboy Myers.....

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:51 a.m. CST

    by ironic_name <P> <P> stop stealing our ideas qt!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:56 a.m. CST

    this cast is shaping up really well

    by zapano

    the lack of tim roth and simon pegg bodes well. it's certainly an improvement on the casts of death proof and kill bill (kill bill cast wasn't too bad, but uma and caradine were just awful)

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:02 a.m. CST

    No Kinski? Just a turd?

    by fuxkinski

    Nasti Kinski is too old, or what? This is terrible news! Diane Krüger may be younger, but she is untalented beyond belief. Nasti has more acting quality in her little toe than Krüger will show in her whole lifetime. Get rid of that bimbo. *Yeeeech*

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:40 a.m. CST

    some sort of second chance for Till Schweiger..

    by TimMighty

    ..he said in a talkshow that he is bitter about the fact he wanted to get out of a contract way back..he turned down an "agent" role in the first matrix..even walked away at the first day of shooting..because after that..the doors in hollywood slammed into his face. Well...he played a driver in "driven" but ..ah well. Where are the airbender news ? Is Mknight still doin it ?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    The irony is that Schweiger declined a role in Saving Private Ry

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...because he didn't want to play Nazi.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Stallone needs to be in this

    by dr sauch

    And maybe Dolph Lundgren too. In fact, maybe I'll just watch Rocky IV.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    for me they were the two weak links in that film

    by zapano

    i love kill bill 1 and i love most of kill bill 2. but uma was particularly weak, she seemed to be doing a bad clint eastwood impersonation with a sword. And the last twenty minutes did not work for me. i know he was playing around with conventions, and i admire him for that, but it did not work for me. the superman dialogue was sub par, it was like he was compensating for all the people bitching about the lack of tarantino dialogue in the first kill bill. i was shocked by how much i did not like death proof, aesthetically it was great but the characters, dialogue, plot, acting were all awful. this bastards better be worth the wait

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I don't think its necessary to announce every...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...single bit of boring ass casting news. I mean, who really gives a shit.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Can somebody please, please tell Tarantino that Bridget is not a

    by Ezella_Garnie

    Call her Brigitte or Birgit or even Britta, but "Bridget von Hammersmark" sounds sooo wrong.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    ... is not a German name

    by Ezella_Garnie

    I meant to say.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I would've loved the all-star cast

    by T 1000 xp professional

    but I get Brad Pitt in another ensemble piece with good people speaking Tarantino...You guys watch, Mike Meyers will redeem himself. This will be good.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Schweiger is a good director

    by doc lazy

    ...but a mediocre actor. Check out his movie "Keinohrhasen". Anyway, this must be a dream come true for him. He is a QT Fan. But who in QTs age is not?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Stop with these fucking updates!

    by Laserhead

    Every goddamn time somebody sneezes in association with this movie, this web site gets giddy as fuck. Stop with the Inglorious Bastards bullshit. When the movie comes out, review it.<p>And the script is still dogshit.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Bridget Von Hammersmark will be....

    by Pennsy

    Diane Kruger.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Do not stop these fucking updates!

    by doc lazy

    ... because it is pure geekdom. Laserhead, why do you read this news, if you are really bored by it? Go away and that's it. Not smart enough to do it, eh?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST


    by He-Lo

    are you named after captain future's friend? one of the best shows of my childhood. captain future should be a movie!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Will he Reprise his Role as Heinz Hummer?

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    He deserved an Oscar for that performance...

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    to DerLanghaarige

    by joergn

    I don´t see any irony in the fact that Schweiger declined to play a Nazi. He just don´t wanted to be typecasted. Now he´s playing one of the good guys after all. An big improvement in my humble opinion.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Hugo Stiglitz !!!!!!!!!!

    by Jaws Wayne

    Man, how can you hate a Director who names one of the movie characters after good ole' Hugo S. Hell, I had never heard of Till Schweiger, but Hugo Stiglitz, haha, now him I know ! Please all you self proclaimed movie geeks and fans, go Netflix some of Mr. Stiglitz's masterpieces like Tintorera, Cyclone, Guyana and Nightmare City. That guy would eat Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger for breakfast I tell ya ! Stiglitz, hell yeah ! (Haha !).

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I hope there is a part and scene for Christopher Walken!!!!

    by jdean

    He needs to reunite with Christopher Walken for a super uber classic scene.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by Ezella_Garnie

    Yes, my nick is taken from Captain Future. And I agree, it should be a movie. (Maybe an idea for Michael Herbig after "Wickie" - the space scenes from "(T)raumschiff Surprise" were pretty good technically.)

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Mel Brooks Should Be In This Somehow

    by LaserPants

    Preferably for a musical number.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    re: myers and his role...

    by Executor

    I agree with others that it seems very odd for him to be cast as a brit for what is essentially a one-scene cameo. And it isn't a great scene at that (like Walken's in Pulp, for example.)<p> I wouldn't be surprised if it's a ruse, and he's really playing Winston Churchill, who's in the same scene.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    RE: BadMrWonka = moronic hypocrite

    by Executor

    Don't you think commenting to bitch about others comments is worse than people commenting to bitch about an article??? <p>Why don't you take your own advice, not read the bitching comments, and SHUT THE FUCK UP...fucking hypocrite.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I respectfully despise Til Schweiger.

    by thebearovingian

    Terrible, terrible actor. As soon as I see him in a movie, it's ruined for me. God bless you, Til Schweiger. I cannot stand you but God bless you.

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