'Inglourious Basterds' Director Quentin Tarantino Did All Of The Work For Star Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has done a lot of oddball character work. From his "12 Monkeys" crazyman to his unintelligible "Snatch" gypsy, he's become quite talented at plunging himself into roles that you wouldn't normally expect the heartthrob superstar to excel in.

So it comes as a bit of a surprise to hear Pitt discuss his Aldo character in "Inglourious Basterds." As he says in the video below, director Quentin Tarantino had a background and an arc fully mapped out and ready for Pitt to study off of. Make sure you head over to MTV.com for Larry Carroll's full red carpet report.