Director Antonio Margheriti
Set only about 24 years apart, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Inglourious Basterds are relatively close together on the Tarantinoverse, so it makes sense that the former’s connection to the big picture is primarily through the latter. This one is easy to miss, however, so don’t feel bad if you missed it. In the World War II film, Lt. Aldo Raine (more on him in a minute) and a pair of his crew work to personally infiltrate the special Nation’s Pride screening by pretending to be a group of Italian filmmakers. The guise used by Eli Roth’s Sgt. Donny Donowitz is Antonio Margheriti, and while its highlighted moment in the movie stems from Roth’s funny pronunciation and Christoph Waltz’s Hans Landa making him repeat it, the identity now exists as an Easter egg on two levels.