- “So I was showing off and telling him about movies that could be a reference to the movie he wanted to make, and he said, "Yeah, yeah. That's great. But I'm sure you know this other film that's much better." I was drinking white wine and basically lying, like, "Yeah ... Of course!" [laughs] Then, at the audition, I was again lying because he didn't have the French version of the script yet, but he knew he wanted to shoot my scenes in French. I said, "That's not a problem. I can translate it right away." But my French, as you know, is not that good, so I mixed all the words that I didn't know in French and said them in Spanish because I knew, you know, the Americans, they wouldn't— [They can't tell the difference.] Yeah. So it was a mixture of French and Spanish—and it worked.”
- ―Daniel Brühl on how he got the role 
Daniel César Martín Brühl (German: [bʀyːl] born 16 June 1978) is a Spanish-born German actor. He was introduced to mainstream US audiences in the role of Frederick Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds and in a minor role in The Bourne Ultimatum.
Daniel Brühl dubbed himself for the Spanish version of the film.