- “I didn't know I was going to be in the movie until two weeks before we started filming. I've known Quentin for a long time, and he called me and was like, 'I want you to come to Berlin and be a Basterd.' I was like, 'All right. I've been preparing for this role my whole life.'”
- ―Omar Doom on his role
Omar Doom (born 29 June 1976 as Omar Makhdoomi) is an American actor, musician and artist. His parents are Dr. Rashid and Jawahira Makhdomi, both from Kashmir, India. Omar earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Parsons School of Design in New York City. When he was 19, he moved to Paris to further his studies in painting. Currently he goes by the nickname Straight Razor.
Doom met director Quentin Tarantino in Los Angeles in 1998 through mutual friends. They have reportedly been close friends ever since. Tarantino has been known to invite Doom over to his home for movie marathons. At one point, Tarantino held a birthday party for Doom. The party included screening of old television shows, cartoons, as well as films including Hammerhead and The Mack. Doom is best known to film audiences for his role as PFC Omar Ulmer in the 2009 film, Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino. His first film role was the character of Nate in Grindhouse/Death Proof (2007), another of Tarantino's films. Since then he appeared in 2 more films as well as two short videos, and voiced one character in a video game. In 2019, he plays Donnie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Tarantino's 9th film.