Aug 15 2008Mike Myers Will Do Accent for 'Bastards'

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Look, I know you promised yourself you'd never again see another Mike Myers movie after he pretended to be Indian and sang a Steve Miller Band cover for no apparent reason, but I'm afraid you might have to if you want to see Tarantino's latest. Yeah, the Love Guru is in that now:

Mike Myers has been recruited by Quentin Tarantino to join the ensemble cast of "Inglorious Bastards," the Tarantino-scripted pic that the Weinstein Co. and Universal will put into production Oct. 13 in Germany.

Myers will play British Gen. Ed Fenech, a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders.

Mike Myers playing a British officer? It seems like that could be really distracting if he were already known and moderately despised for playing a character with a heavy English accent that inspired a generation of amateur impressionists. But since that isn't the case, this seems fine. Actually, this answers a few questions I had when I was reading the script. All the scenes where Gen. Ed Fenech throws Mini-Gen. Ed Fenech make a lot more sense now.

Mike Myers enlists in 'Bastards' [Variety]

Reader Comments

Every casting announcement is completely left field. I read somewhere else that he's only going to be in one scene though, so this news isn't too bad.

well, i WAS excited about the cast, but now i just want to boycott the movie by potatogun-shooting dead babies against the theater's front door

I think this is good news. I trust Tarantino. I want to like Mike Myers again, I really do. I'd like him to do anything that's not involved with Austin Powers or Austin Powers-like character. Otherwise, I might be forced to beat him savagely with a stick.

Great. Now he'll finally get to do Dieter on the big screen. He might even do his "I feel like a little girl" bit, which was funny for 5 seconds in 1990.

Woops, never mind, I misread and thought he'd be playing a German.

I agree with k lee. I mean, maybe I was thirteen at the time, but there was a point in the not so distant past where mike was a respected and well-loved performer. I think we can trust QT to keep this pretty far from Love Guru status.

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