Becoming The Bear Jew
Eli Roth plays Donnie Donowitz, otherwise known as “The Bear Jew,” in Tarantino’s black comedy film Inglorious Basterds. In the film’s World War II setting, Donnie Donowitz is part of the “Basterds,” a group of Jewish Americans who kill Nazis on their own accord. With a name like “The Bear Jew,” it’s not surprising that his preferred method of killing is to use a baseball bat.
In order to become the baseball wielding maniac, Roth said that it didn’t take much since the wool underwear made him want to kill anything that moved. He also claims that Hannah Montana’s music would send him it fits of rage, so he had his girlfriend download it onto his iPod to listen to before scenes.