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More and more media and acting types keep pouring into advance screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” It’s the must-see movie of the summer, apparently.

Last night, “X-Men” star Famke Janssen, her ex-husband director Tod Williams and his newish wife, Gretchen Mol, all made the showing, as well as hot actor Gael Garcia Bernal (pictured), Amy Irving, producer Ed Pressman, playwright and “Doubt” director John Patrick Shanley, ABC News vet Bob Jamieson, journalist Stanley Crouch, producer Jean Doumanian, fellow Fox escapee Bill McCuddy,’ famed New Yorker movie writer Lillian Ross, and Nielsen company’s own illustrious Gerry Byrne were in the audience.

“Basterds,” by the way, is tracking “through the roof.” This is lingo for “people want to see it.” And why not? It’s Tarantino’s best work since “Pulp Fiction.” And it’s full of hidden “Easter eggs” ‘ buried treasures of clues and hip references, even one to Tarantino’s own “Death Proof.”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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