"That was a very, very intense scene to shoot, and I wanted to feel possessed by my distant relatives who were murdered in the Holocaust," said Roth, when talking about our pick for Greatest Jewish Movie Moment #15. His bloodthirsty Donnie Donowitz, a.k.a. The Bear Jew, kicks open the theater balcony doors and kills Hitler. "I said to Quentin, ‘I wouldn’t just shoot him. I’d stand over him and unload a machine gun into his face until his head exploded.’"
"Nothing else mattered. No matter what, Donnie had to know there was no way he was getting back up, and Quentin knew that Hitler’s death had to be one of those great moments in the film, and those shots where I annihilate his face really make that impact . . . I even stomped on Hitler’s head at the end of the take, but that turned the scene a little too cartoonish. It was cut out.