Sgt. Donny Donowitz

From The Quentin Tarantino Archives


Sgt. Donny Donowitz is one of The Basterds. Played by Eli Roth.

  • AKA: The Bear Jew


  • Born and raised in Boston, MA.
  • The Nazis believe that Donowitz is an avenging golem (a mystical monster) created by a Jewish rabbi. He kills his victims with a baseball bat.
  • TARANTINO TRAITS: The last name Donowitz is also shared by another character in the Tarantino-verse: Lee Donowitz who is featured in True Romance. In that film, Donowitz is a rich movie producer who has made several hit films including a Vietnam War picture called "Coming Home In A Body Bag". According to Quentin Tarantino, Donny is in fact Lee's father.
  • TRIVIA: Eli Roth is a Boston native and this was one of the reasons he was chosen to play the part.
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