Show Segment July 23, 2013
Eli Roth On Killing Hitler

Despite being best known as a director, Eli Roth is on the big screen this summer acting in a new movie called 'Aftershock', directed by Nicolas Lopez. He also shares a writing and producing credit. You may also have seen Roth's name as Executive Producer on the Netflix original horror series Hemlock Grove.

No stranger to the uncomfortable, Roth tells George about the response from his parents as they watched their son kill Hitler in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds'.

In this clip, Eli talks about...

Watching with his parents as his character, Donowitz (aka "The Bear Jew") killed Hitler
"We're sitting at the premiere (in Berlin) watching me shoot Hitler in the face and my parents just burst into tears. Even though we knew it was pretend, as my father said, there's the historical reality and the emotional reality. Even though the movie was a work of fantasy, the reality of having that fantasy everyone has had that fantasy if we could go back in time and shoot Hitler, it's something that really connected with everybody. That's Quentin though, he's so tuned into those things that everyone is into, he's just on his own frequency."



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