15 Glorious Facts About Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film Inglourious Basterds was part war movie, part farce, part drama, part comedy, and part science fiction. The combination worked, and the final product was a masterpiece. But there are some things that were going on behind the scenes that you don’t know about -like the casting decisions.

6. Christoph Waltz wasn’t the first choice to play Hans Landa.

Tarantino originally wanted to cast Leonardo DiCaprio .

7. Adam Sandler was originally set to play Donny Donowitz, a.k.a. “The Bear Jew.”

He dropped out to appear in the film Funny People instead.

8. Another German actress was supposed to play Bridget von Hammersmark.

Tarantino wanted Nastassja Kinski to play the role that eventually went to Diane Kruger.

Read the rest of the 15 things about Inglourious Basterds at mental_floss …and if you still haven’t seen the movie, go ahead, because there are no spoilers here.

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