Behind the Scenes With ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Star Eli Roth

Published by PETA.

Actor/director Eli Roth wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty bashing “Natzees” with a baseball bat as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz, aka “The Bear Jew,” in Inglourious Basterds, nor has he shied away from gore in his “oh-my-god-this-is-so-disgusting-but-I-cannot-look-away” films Hostel and Cabin Fever. But now, Eli Roth—who, behind all the (fake) blood and guts, has a heart of gold—has teamed up with PETA to direct and star in our very first MySpace exclusive PSA. In the ad, he reminds everyone that the violence in his movies is fake—but violence against animals is real and is an important issue.

View the ad on MySpace and then check out behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot:

A guy who enjoys an “all in good fun” beheading and long walks on the beach? What more could you ask for?

How about some exclusive pictures?

Posted by Liz Graffeo

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