First Look: Til Schweiger in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds
by Alex Billington
October 20, 2008
We already got our very first look at Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds last week, so this isn't anything overly exciting. However, it's our second look at another solider from Tarantino's WWII epic and it's just as badass as the first photo. Til Schweiger, a 44-year-old German actor, stars in the film as Hugo Stiglitz, a bloodthirsy maniac who is part of Lt. Aldo Raine's squad of angry, vengeful Nazi-killing Jews. Sounds like a tough role to fill, but one look at this photo and I know this guy can pull it off. I definitely suggest everyone take a look, just because there's not much else worthwhile today anyway.
Thanks to the Quentin Tarantino Archives for this photo today. It may not be much, but I'm incredible excited for Inglourious Basterds and always happy to see new photos from the film, since this is only just the beginning of the continued hype and media we'll be seeing for this over the next year.
During World War II a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
Inglourious Basterds is both written and directed by the infamous Quentin Tarantino, of everything from Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill to Death Proof. The Weinstein Company and Universal have partnered to bring us Tarantino's WWII film in all of its glory. Inglourious Basterds does not have a theatrical release date set yet, but we can expect to see it in sometime in the later half of 2009.