11/20/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

First Look: Brad Pitt In "Inglorious Basterds"

In Brad Pitt's upcoming World War II movie, he plays a vengeance-seeking Nazi hunter -- and he looks the part.

The first portrait of Pitt's character, Lt. Aldo Raine, in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (yes, the misspelling is intentional), was released Monday. Clad in tough-looking fighter gear, Pitt portrays the leader of the "Basterds," a group of Jewish-American soldiers who scalp and brutally kill Nazis.

Pitt's character is described on Tarantino.info as not "your Warner Brothers 1950's WW2 hero ... this is a hillbilly straight from the mountains of Tennessee."

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