10. Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), "Inglourious Basterds"
With a ridiculous accent, broken vernacular and hit-or-miss superstar asked to embody him, the character of Aldo Raine could have easily stuck out like a sore thumb in Tarantino's World War II re-imagining. But Brad Pitt ran with the assignment at hand and turned the hard-headed Basterds leader into a comic masterstroke. In between strong dramatic turns in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Moneyball," Pitt demonstrated his versatility in arguably his strangest role to date (okay, "Interview with the Vampire" probably wins, but still).