First Look: Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglourious Basterds!
by Alex Billington
October 17, 2008
Source: QT Archives
Within only a week of shooting, the very first photo of Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine from Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds has appeared. We just announced earlier this week that production had started in Germany and is moving ahead at full force over the next few months. This photo comes from the QT Archives, where they report in with a quick description of the character. "This is a hillbilly straight from the mountains of Tennessee, a man with a scar around his neck that 'will never once be mentioned,' this is Brad Pitt in one hundred percent Quentin Tarantino Nazi-scalping business.'" Definitely take a look!
This is most likely the first of many photos we'll see from the set of Inglourious Basterds. The film is already gaining more and more buzz every single day and will be shooting for the next few months, so stay tuned or any more photos and reveals. As the QT Archives points out, this is a much grittier and much more hardcore WWII soldier than we've ever seen in cinema before, and I already love this new look.
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.
This movie will kick ass.. Pitt looks great as always. keep up the good work Mr. Billington
big r on Oct 17, 2008
The story for this movie is superb! This movie is gonna be great because of Tarantino!
TBone on Oct 17, 2008
Tarantino has a great eye. Can't wait to see what he produces.
Film-Book dot Com on Oct 17, 2008
Tarantino was great once, but he sold out to Eli Roth. Pitt could save it though, and Tarantino might still have a sweet script.
Collin on Oct 17, 2008
2009 will be a good year.
darrin on Oct 17, 2008
later half? what happened to Cannes?
Al on Oct 17, 2008
He's even got the scar. This is gonna be even better than reading it.
fuelbot on Oct 18, 2008
Red Buttons on Oct 18, 2008
I just noticed this and may have already been addressed but why is it spelled Basterds and not Bastards?
Spajo on Oct 18, 2008
probably because it is being refered to by german soldiers....but yeah this movies gonna kickass 2009 will be such a sweet year
Cody on Oct 18, 2008
This should be a return to form for QT, after the mixed/limited success of Death Proof. He's had a pretty great career making films. Inglourious Basterds will be his seventh film ( if you consider the volumes of Kill Bill as two separate films); and only two of them weren't absolutely great. Jackie Brown was a bit off; most likely because he adapted that screenplay from Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch. It seemed to handcuff his style a little bit. On the other hand, Death Proof was eactly what it was supposed to be; and it looked good being it. However, the story overall lacked depth; mostly because grindhouse style movies were never meant to be dissected in individual discussion groups. I'm looking for this to be a cross between The Dirty Dozen -- Saving Private Ryan -- and The Gun on Ice Planet Zero episode of the 1970's Battlestar Galactica. I'm looking forward to it.
Dave Lister, JMC on Oct 20, 2008
This movie was kick ass it is my favorite movie made by tarantino now
RJ on Aug 26, 2009
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