Michael Fassbender Was Blown Away By 1 Detail in Brad Pitt Film That Proved Quentin Tarantino’s Epic Talent

Quentin Tarantino's unique style has made him a household name, and Michael Fassbender was impressed with his attention to detail on 'Inglourious Basterds.'

Michael Fassbender Was Blown Away By 1 Detail in Brad Pitt Film That Proved Quentin Tarantino’s Epic Talent

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  • Quentin Tarantino has one of the most well-loved filmography by movie lovers.
  • Just like all of us, Michael Fassbender is also in awe of Tarantino's unique style of film making.
  • He impressed with Quentin Tarantino's attention to detail on 'Inglourious Basterds,' specifically in the inclusion of a "German thing" like counting with the thumb first.
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Quentin Tarantino’s films weave magic for cinephiles, from the iconic Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs to the electrifying modern gems like Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. This meticulousness reaches into every corner of his filmmaking, even the characters.

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Quentin Tarantino | Image Courtesy: Georges Biard/Flickr
Quentin Tarantino | Image Courtesy: Georges Biard/Flickr

Michael Fassbender, who worked with Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds alongside the charismatic Brad Pitt, described it as “surreal” witnessing the director’s deep understanding of each persona, feeling utterly in awe of his expansive cinematic knowledge.

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Which One Detail of Quentin Tarantino Wowed Michael Fassbender?

Quentin Tarantino, a name synonymous with cinematic flair, has carved his place among the most celebrated directors of our time. His unconventional narratives, unforgettable characters, and electrifying dialogue have cemented him as a household name. Tarantino’s movies are not just entertainment; they’re experiences that dance on the edge of reality and leave audiences buzzing with adrenaline and awe.

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Michael Fassbender, one of the stars of Tarantino’s masterpiece Inglourious Basterds, revealed a hidden gem of detail that left him awestruck. It wasn’t a grand set piece or a dramatic monologue, but a subtle quirk – a German habit of counting with the thumb first. This seemingly insignificant gesture, woven into a pivotal scene with the wrong three-fingered gesture, became a “monumental moment” in Fassbender’s eyes. 

Michael Fassbender in Inglourious Basterds
Michael Fassbender in Inglourious Basterds

Describing his time on set as “surreal,” in an interview with Vanity Fair, Fassbender reminisced about his significant roles, highlighting his experience working with Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds.

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He marveled at the director’s deep understanding of his characters, even noting how the seemingly insignificant detail of thumb-counting resonated with his own German heritage. “That’s such a German thing,” he exclaimed, adding that its inclusion was quintessential Tarantino – a master weaving intricate threads into his cinematic tapestry.

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Michael Fassbender’s Adoration for Quentin Tarantino

Michael Fassbender, known for his memorable roles in various films, holds a profound admiration for the acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino. Despite Fassbender’s impressive filmography, Tarantino’s influence on him stands out significantly. The actor had the privilege of collaborating with Tarantino on the film Inglourious Basterds, an experience that left a lasting impact on him.

Fassbender, witnessing Tarantino’s fiery devotion to film, felt like a moth drawn to a mesmerizing flame.

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Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender as The Killer

“The man lives and breathes celluloid,” Fassbender once confessed, his voice tinged with awe. (Via IMDb)

“You could bring up the most obscure movie, like some fuckin’ Swedish film from 1963 or whatever and he’ll know it. It’s quite staggering, actually, he is an encyclopedia of knowledge.”

Really, Tarantino’s connection with film goes beyond the ordinary. 

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Prantik Prabal Roy

Written by Prantik Prabal Roy

Prantik Prabal Roy is a content writer at FandomWire. With over three years of experience in content writing for various media houses, he takes great interest in telling stories about Hollywood celebrities and the world revolving around them. He has done his Master's in English literature and diploma course in journalism. Being a literature student, he has the ability to delve into the matter and analyse it thoroughly to give the readers a clear view on the specific topics.