- “Tarantino finally said to me: "I would like you to play - you cannot imagine yet... to play Hitler?" I replied: "Please no! I really don't feel like it!". A short time later I told that to a friend, who looked dumbfounded to me: "It doesn't matter who you're playing. I would like once in lifetime to go to the cinema and see you in a Tarantino film". Ten days later I called Tarantino and said: "All right, Hitler".”
- ―Martin Wuttke about how he accepted the role.
Martin Wuttke (born 8 February 1962) is a German actor and director who reached international recognition for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds. Since then he had a few minor roles in various films and TV series, as well as theatre play.