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Schweiger's a Bastard

09.02.2008

Joining last week's flurry of INGLORIOUS BASTARDS casting (Diane Kruger, Daniel Bruhl, Paul Rust and Chrisoph Waltz) comes yet another somewhat familiar chiseled face: hunky German superstar Til Schweiger (KING ARTHUR, DRIVEN).

Schweiger and his heroic jaw will be part of Brad Pitt's merry band of Nazi-killers operating in enemy territory in Quentin Tarantino's fast-moving WWII project. He'll next be seen shooting various C-list actors in the videogame adaptation FAR CRY, the latest toxic event from director Uwe Boll.

That fills in the majority of the main BASTARDS cast, except for the vengeance-fueled Jewish fugitive girl who helps set events in motion.

(It seems that 300 warrior Michael Fassbender stepped in to the role vacated by Simon Pegg, a British lieutenant on the mission. For some reason I assumed he'd play a German character as he was born to German parents and is fluent in the language, but he was also raised in Ireland. In retrospect, he's perfect for the character, who'll need to be effective "undercover".)

Extra Tidbit: We heard a rumor that Tarantino visited his PULP FICTION star on the set of the TAKING OF PELHAM 123 remake and invited him to be in the movie, but nothing has been announced since. Surprise cameo?
Source: THR

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2:11PM on 09/04/2008

Holy Crap!!

... at first glance of the title my brain read "Schwarzenegger". How cool would THAT bit of casting be for Inglorious Bastards?!!!! He could even play up his Austian accent that he's worked all these years to lose.
... at first glance of the title my brain read "Schwarzenegger". How cool would THAT bit of casting be for Inglorious Bastards?!!!! He could even play up his Austian accent that he's worked all these years to lose.
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2:31PM on 09/03/2008
this is amazing news. I love him.
this is amazing news. I love him.
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1:00PM on 09/03/2008
holy crap this is the guy from SLC!
I totally forgot how good he was in that.
holy crap this is the guy from SLC!
I totally forgot how good he was in that.
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7:42AM on 09/03/2008
hahaha, omg, one of the worst casts ever. hu?
im german my self... and till is probably the worst german actor out there.
hahaha, omg, one of the worst casts ever. hu?
im german my self... and till is probably the worst german actor out there.
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1:44AM on 09/03/2008

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It'd be pretty awesome irony, but Schweiger's almost 45 and Cap was 21 when he started out.

Fun fact: Back when Nick Cassavettes was attached to direct Iron Man, the diea for a Capt. America movie was being tossed around and Brad Pitt expressed an interest in the part. However the studio said they felt he was too old for the role. After the release of Iron Man, Marvel said that they were specifically considering him (and DeCaprio) for the part.
It'd be pretty awesome irony, but Schweiger's almost 45 and Cap was 21 when he started out.

Fun fact: Back when Nick Cassavettes was attached to direct Iron Man, the diea for a Capt. America movie was being tossed around and Brad Pitt expressed an interest in the part. However the studio said they felt he was too old for the role. After the release of Iron Man, Marvel said that they were specifically considering him (and DeCaprio) for the part.
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11:51PM on 09/02/2008
Would it be bad to cast a German as Captain America? haha
Would it be bad to cast a German as Captain America? haha
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10:04PM on 09/02/2008

lmao

His heroic jaw... Brilliant.
His heroic jaw... Brilliant.
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9:47PM on 09/02/2008
I don't care much about the movie at this point, but I loved this guy in SLC Punk, and could totally see him being great in this cast. My interest has just been raised a fraction.
I don't care much about the movie at this point, but I loved this guy in SLC Punk, and could totally see him being great in this cast. My interest has just been raised a fraction.
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9:41PM on 09/02/2008
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