Quentin Tarantino is hands down my favourite director.
Why? Because he’s an absolute weirdo who has managed to channel that into some of the most suspenseful, clever, tantalizing plots that make the most out of every expertly cast actor. Oh and the sheer violence, but I can’t say that’s why I like him because that makes me sound like some kind of psycho…
But from Kill Bill to Pulp Fiction, Hateful Eight to Django Unchained even I can’t figure out who my favourite character is. So I’m surprised that Tarantino has come out and revealed who he thinks is the best character he ever created.
Shockingly, it’s not a character played by Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman or even Bruce Willis.
No, it’s actually Nazi Colonel Hans Landa from “Inglorious Basterds.” Talking at the Jerusalem Film Festival, he said:
“Landa is the best character Ive ever written and maybe the best I ever will write…I didnt realise [when I was first writing him] that he was a linguistic genius. Hes probably one of the only Nazis in history who could speak perfect Yiddish.
So a massive hats off to Christopher Waltz for bringing him to life. Here he is in all his creepy glory:
What’s your favourite Tarantino movie? Let us know in the comments.