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Australian actor John Jarratt for a lead role in Tarantino’s next pic “Inglorious Bastards”? Sounds strange, but weirder things have happened. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, the touring “Kill Bill” director is quite a fan of the Australian actor, and even visited him on the set of series “McLeod’s Daughters”. He’s one of my favourite actors," Tarantino gushes. "He was in all those great movies in the late ’70s, he was the pretty boy." He says his favourite is Jarratt’s 1982 horror film, “Next Of Kin”. "That movie was mesmerising," said Tarantino. "I’ve never seen anything that had The Shining’s quality without ripping it off." Says Jarratt, "I love his stuff, loved Pulp Fiction, but I didn’t think he’d have heard of me let alone know my work," Jarratt said."Hopefully something comes of it but I won’t be worried if it doesn’t. I’m just an ugly old character actor now, mate." You never know…watch this space.