Awarded Basterds

Much hailed by the critics already, Christoph Waltz won the Golden Palm for best performance for an actor at the Cannes Film Festival today. His performance as the evil SS Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds stole the show, and the Palm goes to the – outside the German-speaking parts of Europe – previously rather unknown actor. The award underlines the consensus among reviewers, who no matter which verdict they gave the film, mostly agreed on this terrific performance.

“Above all I owe this to Hans Landa and his unique and inimitable creator, Quentin Tarantino. You gave me my vocation back,” Waltz said accepting the Palme D’Or.

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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