|German soldier (Winnetou)|
I'm a fictional, literary character from the past...
|Allegiance|| Third Reich|
|Fate||Killed by Wilhelm Wicki|
|Portrayed by||Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey|
- “I am "Winnetou," chief of the Apaches!”
- ―German Soldier "Winnetou"
In Inglourious BasterdsEdit
Chapter Four - OPERATION KINOEdit
He is seen in the La Louisiane tavern, playing the card name game. He is drinking beer and celebrating the birth of Wilhelm's son along with his comrades. He was the first German soldier to die, being shot dead by Wicki in the back during the tavern gunfight, without being able to pull out his firearm.
- The German soldier refers to Karl May and says his character is Winnetou. This is a reference to the western-theme adventure books by German author Karl May (1842-1912). Winnetou was a Native American hero in several of the books. May was one of Adolf Hitler's favorite authors.
- The gesture of touching the heart and greeting with three fingers the soldier makes is a anachronism, as it was a signature gesture of Winnetou in the movies from the 1960s.
Behind the scenesEdit
He was played by the German actor Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey.