Mike Myers Will Do Accent for 'Bastards'

August 15, 2008

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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]

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