In Nazi-occupied France, American soldiers plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler while a Jewish theater owner plans vengeance of her own.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent, Eli Roth,
Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger,
B.J. Novak, Omar Doom, August Diehl, Sylvester Groth,
Julie Dreyfus, Mike Myers
Oscar Wins - Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz)
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture, Best Director,
Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography,
Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing
Inglourious Basterds is yet another masterwork from Quentin Tarantino. This WWII drama features one of the best villains in modern cinema with Christoph Waltz's fantastically devious performance of SS Colonel Hans Landa, a role that won him his first Oscar. While Waltz owns every scene he's in, Brad Pitt did a fantastic job as well as Lt. Aldo Raine, the Tennessee-born leader of the Basterds.
Tarantino worked on this script for nigh on a decade and his attention to detail really shows. He perfectly recreates Nazi-occupied France in 1944 and gives us an almost fairy tale-like rewrite of history. Of all of his films, it was really this one that should have taken home Best Picture.