Earlier today, we posted the trailer for the upcoming Space Nazis movie, Iron Sky, which I’ll definitely watch even if I am getting a wee bit tired of the recent factory-like production of ironic cinema. Making the Third Reich villains is too easy, and yet, always so satisfying. No matter what they do in the movie, even if they somehow garner your affection, their comeuppance is always deserved. Because they’re motherf*ckin’ Nazis, y’all. Doesn’t matter whether they’re from the dark side of the moon or the dark side of Hitler’s butthole. Yes, they deserve to die, and we hope they burn in hell.
But while all movie Nazis are equal, some movie Nazis are more equal than others. Below are The Nine Movie Nazis We Most Love To Hate To Love (enjoy?):
Ronald Lacey as Major Arnold Toht in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ladislav Beran as Karl Ruprecht Kroenen in Hellboy
Ørjan Gamst as Herzog the lead Zombie Nazi in Dead Snow
Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds
Alison Doody as Dr. Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Ian McKellen as Richard Gloucester/King Richard in Richard III
Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove in Dr. Strangelove
Gregory Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele in The Boys From Brazil
Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in Downfall
As a special treat, here’s the most metatastic of the Hitler Meme videos, as originally popularized because of Herr Ganz’s pitch-perfect performance of Der Fuhrer in the last days of his failed world domination campaign (again, enjoy?):
Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). He can’t believe he almost missed the obvious joke and went with a ten count.