Til Schweiger

1. – Joerg Stadler, Saving Private Ryan, 1998. The German star rejected Steamboat Willie – the German soldier who shoots Tom Hanks – because he was worried about the role’s effect on his image at the US audience.

2. – Gedeon Burkhard, Inglourious Basterds, 2008. Another WWII film – this time a Quentin Tarantinop riff. The German superwstar was offered (a) bloodthirsty maniac Hugo Stiglitz, German-born member of Lieutenant Aldo (The Apache) Raine
’s squad of Nazi-killing (and scalping) US Jews or (b) Sergeant Wilhelm Wicki, an Austrian-born American Jew in the same basterds. Til selected (b). 

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