Fred Williamson hits out at Basterd Quentin Tarantino

Posted on 24 August 2009
By Pierce King, Purple Revolver
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Blaxploitation legend Fred Williamson has hit out at ‘Basterd’ Quentin Tarantino for leaving him out of his new Nazi-killing box office smash.

Fred, who starred in the original Inglorious Bastards, is shocked that Tarantino paid homage to original director Enzo Castellari and co-star Bo Stevenson, but snubbed him.

Inglourious Basterds sees Brad Pitt as Aldo Raine leading a squad of Jews on the rampage against the Nazis and trying to blow up Adolf Hitler.

Fred, 71, who played Black Ceasar and also starred with Quentin in From Dusk Till Dawn, said he was surprised the Kill Bill director didn’t offer him a cameo.

Fuming Fred said: “Quentin didn’t offer me a role in Inglourious Basterds.

“I was a little surprised he didn’t offer me a role because he said he was a big fan of my work in the original.

“Especially since he gave Castellari and Bo Svenson roles.

“Castellari probably sold him the film’s rights on the basis that he would get a role as part of the contract.

“Maybe there wasn’t a role for a black man in the movie.

“But its most surprising that Bo got a cameo ahead of me because I got better reviews than him in the original.”