- “"Inglourious Basterds" was for me, as if someone had opened a window and let in fresh air. Looking back I can only describe that, when I read the script, I asked myself: How do I get out again? And suddenly I realized that all of it fall apart... ”
- ―August Diehl on the film
August Diehl (born 4 January 1976) is a German actor, primarily known to international audiences for playing SS-Sturmbannführer Dieter Hellstrom in Inglourious Basterds and Michael "Mike" Krause, Evelyn Salt's husband, in the movie Salt, as well as for his leading role in the Academy Award-winning Austrian film The Counterfeiters (2007).