Transcript Inglourious Basterds

ELI ROTH: Thank you, George Clooney. Thank you so much. Come on up here, guys. The great Michael Fassbender, Jacky Ido, Christoph Waltz, B.J. Novak, Diane Kruger, Omar Doom and myself. On behalf of the whole cast of “Inglourious Basterds,” we want to say thank you to Mr. Quentin Tarantino—[applause]—for – for what you did for this film. A year ago – a year ago, we all sat down in Berlin and we read through the script and we all sat around, and we saw that Quentin had pulled together actors from Ireland and from Austria and from France, and from Newton, Massachusetts, and from Germany and from New York, and from the Fangoria Convention. [laughter] And pulled together such a wonderful, wonderful cast. We all felt it was really something special.
So, it was an honor to be a part of it, Quentin. And, for every actor out there, we just want you to know that whether you are Brad Pitt, one of the biggest stars in the world, or someone who has never acted in a motion picture, your vote is a vote for director Quentin Tarantino, who, if he feels you are right for the part, he will give it to you. And, Quentin, your belief in us lets us rise to the occasion and brings out the best in all of us. It was an honor to be a part of this. We love you. Thank you so much. [applause] [cheers] Thank you, everyone. [applause]