Inglourious Basterds/Characters

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    Inglourious Basterds

    The Basterds

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    "We will be cruel to the Germans, and through our cruelty they will know who we are."

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    A group of soldiers who have set out to scalp Germans as a sort of revenge. Started as eight Jewish-Americans, but were later joined by the German Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz after he murders 13 Gestapo officers and the Basterds break him out of jail.

    Lt. Aldo "The Apache" Raine

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    Played By: Brad Pitt
    "You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin'!"
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    A hilljack from the backwoods of Tennesee. Has a scar about his neck that is never explained. He is the leader of the Basterds.


    Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz

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    Played By: Til Schweiger
    "Say "auf Wiedersehen" to your Nazi balls."
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    "Do I not look calm to you?"

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    Sgt. Donny ‘The Bear Jew’ Donowitz

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    Played By: Eli Roth
    "Teddy fuckin' Williams knocks it out of the park! Fenway Park on its feet for Teddy fuckin' Ballgame! He went yardo on that one, out to fuckin' Lansdowne Street!"
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    • Anti-Hero: Type IV
    • Badass
    • Batter Up: His weapon of choice
    • Berserk Button: While the other Basterds are in on it for the same reason, Donny has an extreme hatred for those that kill Jewish people. Especially those that get rewarded for it. Which is why he questioned Ratchman on his Iron Cross.
    • Blood Knight
    • Combat Sadomasochist
    • Knight Templar
    • Large Ham
    • Shrouded in Myth: Nazis believe he's a golem conjured by a Rabbi.
    • Tranquil Fury: During his appearance when Aldo calls him out to kill Sgt. Ratchman. He is calm when he asks about Rachtman's Iron Cross and doesn't yell or scream when he's beating him to death. It's only after Ratchman dies that he goes ham impersonating Teddy Williams.
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     Donny: You get the for killing Jews?
    Ratchman: Bravery.

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    Pfc. Omar Ulmer

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    Played By: Omar Doom

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    Pfc. Smithson ‘Little Man’ Utvich

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    Played By: BJ Novak
    "The Germans' nickname for me is "the Little Man"?"
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    The Nazis

    The German High Command (Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goring, and Martin Boorman)

    Col. Hans ‘The Jew Hunter’ Landa

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    Played By: Christoph Waltz
    "I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing."
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    A Nazi colonel who is a damn good detective (in his words). Very good at rooting out Jewish families in hiding. This is how he makes the acquaintance of Shoshanna Dreyfus, whose family's death he is responsible for.


    Frederick Zoller

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    Played By: Daniel Bruhl

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    Major Dieter Hellstrom

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    Played By: August Diehl

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    Adolf Hitler

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    Played By: Martin Wuttke

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    Joseph Goebbels

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    Played By: Sylvester Groth

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    The Allies

    Lt. Archie Hicox

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    Played By: Michael Fassbender

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    Bridget von Hammersmark

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    Played By: Diane Kruger

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    A beautiful German actress who is secretly working for the Allies.


    General Ed Fenech

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    Played By: Mike Myers

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    Le Gamaar Theater

    Shoshanna Dreyfus

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    Played By: Melanie Laurent

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    A French Jew whose entire family was murdered by Hans Landa's men. She eventually owns a cinema.


    Marcel

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    Played By: Jacky Ido

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    He is Shoshanna's boyfriend as well as the film projectionist at her cinema.

    • Anti-Hero: Type III
    • Heroic Sacrifice: Maybe. Unlike the people in the theater, he had a possible escape route (hey, he had to get in through the back part of the theater somewhere).
    • Satellite Character: We never get to learn anything about him, other than that he's Shosanna's boyfriend and a very good projectionist.
    • Where Da White Woman At