Starring: Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Diane Kruger, B.J. Novak, Cloris Leachman
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino
Release Date: August 21
Pitt wasn't the only one talking funny on the Basterds set. German-born Kruger (National Treasure) spoke vit zee German akzent even when she wasn't shooting scenes as Bridget von Hammersmark, a Marlene Dietrich-esque movie star who also happens to be a spy. ''It came pretty naturally to me,'' Kruger says. ''The key to the character is that she always speaks slightly too loud.'' Novak, who plays one of Aldo's soldiers, Pfc. Utivich, recited his lines with the same American accent he has on The Office, but was so overwhelmed by his first experience on a major movie, it's a wonder he was able to sputter them out at all. ''There was one night of filming in Potsdam on this beautiful old street in the middle of winter,'' he says. ''Brad Pitt was there in a tuxedo. Quentin Tarantino was framing a shot. And I thought, I still don't know what it's like to make a movie. Because this is the movie version of making a movie. This is what making a movie is like in movies about making movies.''