“Because we LOVE MAKING MOVIES!!!” Well at least that’s the case if you’re working on a Quentin Tarantino set. And no, I didn’t make that quote up, Tarantino makes his crew scream it in the clip below.

Although I was hoping the rumor of Tarrantino showing up on American Idol was fake, it wasn’t, it was real. And it was confirmed by the Weinstein Company sending over a clip of Quentin Tarantino’s special guest mentor appearance of the show, and a debut of never-seen-before footage from his upcoming film Inglourious Basterds. At first glance, this may seem like a weird idea. I mean, can anyone think of a more u likely combinations than some fluffy, mainstream, singing TV show and one of the the most bloody, foul-mouthed Directors of our time? But then I thought, well that’s why he went! How oddly cool is it that he appeared on the show. And as a bonus, hopefully he converted some Idol watchers with his clip.

Check out the clip he premiered and his appearance on the show below…

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Also, watch Tarantino as the guest judge on Idol ripe apart some of the Idol contestants and give some of the best comments ever heard before on the show…

Now THAT is awesome! Why does Tarantino seem like a huge Idol fan? That worries me. But then again, we all have our guilty pleasures. I guess when your day job is making a film about Nazi-hunters, American Idol is a nice thing to balance you out.

For those of you who don’t know, below is what Inglourious Basterds is about:

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

What do you think of the clip?

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