Sadistic Nazi in 'Inglorious Basterds' best character Tarantino ever wrote, he says

By Yvette C. Hammett  |  July 13, 2016 at 9:08 AM
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JERUSALEM, July 13 (UPI) -- The evil, sadistic Standartenfuhrer Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds is the best character the uber famous director has ever created, he said, and he doubts he can ever top him.

Speaking during the Jerusalem Film Festival this week, Tarantino also said he plans to write just two more movies, Variety reported.

"I'm planning on stopping at 10. So it'll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that.

"But the one he did when he was an old [expletive] man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the old folks' home and is never put in the same shelf next to the other 10," Tarantino said. "So it doesn't contaminate the other 10."

As for the character Hans Landa, Tarantino said he had such a hard time finding the right person to play the role he almost ditched Inglorious Basterds, The Independent reported

"Landa is the best character I've written and maybe the best I ever will write," Tarantino told the film festival audience. "I didn't realize [when I was first writing him] that he was a linguistic genius. He's probably one of the only Nazis in history who could speak perfect Yiddish.

"I was getting worried," Tarantino explained. "Unless I found the perfect Landa, I was going to pull the movie. I gave myself one more week and then I was going to pull the plug. Then Christoph Waltz came in and it was obvious that he was the guy; he could do everything. He was amazing, he gave us our movie back."

Some of Tarantino's other most memorable characters include Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction and Calvin Candie in Django Unchained.

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