Quentin Tarantino Doles Out Stiff Punishment to Lazy Actors

Celebuzz / August 11, 2009

It’s really not a good idea to fall asleep on the set of a Quentin Tarantino film.

German paper the Bild reports that the Pulp Fiction director has a unique way of dealing with heavy-lidded thesps who snooze during his productions—he snaps a pic of them sleeping with a monstrous purple phallus nicknamed “Gerry” and puts the incriminating photo up on a “Wall of Shame.”

Apparently, Tarantino has employed this tactic to keep his talent alert on every film since Kill Bill (hmm; was David Carradine a victim?), keeping the toy at the ready in a chair for the first drop of an eyelid.

Known recipients of the punishment include Inglorious BasterdsBrad Pitt and his co-star Gedeon Burkhard, who plays Cpl. Wilhelm  Wicki in the Nazi-slayin’ flick.

“I fell asleep and had to pay the price,” Burkhard tells the paper.

Wow; let’s hope that the folks at Guantanamo don’t get wind of this tactic.