Director Quentin Tarantino will be making a cameo appearance in Italian director Enzo G. Castellari’s upcoming spaghetti western Badlands. The director has told Italian journalists (via Hollywood Reporter) that he has set aside a small role for Tarantino and Franco Nero, the actor who starred in the iconic 1966 spaghetti western Django.
Castellari stated that the role was a thank you for helping to revive interest in the spaghetti western genre with his recent blockbuster Django Unchained.
Nero previously starred in Castellari’s 1976 western Keoma.
Among the many films on Castellari’s resume is The Inglorious Bastards, the 1978 World War Two men-on-a-mission film that was one of the inspirations for Tarantino’s film of the same name.
Although he took a few acting roles in the first few years of fame after the release of Pulp Fiction, Tarantino has restricted his acting to appearances in hisonly a few movies, including 2007’s Sukiyaki Western Django, a spaghetti western filtered through the sensibilities of Japanese genre director Takashi Miike.