has declared battle against Tom Cruise
for the title of best World War II movie - branding the Hollywood actor's recent film Valkyrie
Pitt teamed up with director Quentin Tarantino
for Inglourious Basterds
, which was released this month - less than a year after Cruise's 2008 drama about a plot to kill Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
However, the actor insists his portrayal of Nazi hunter Aldo Raine in Tarantino's violent film is no comparison to his rival Cruise's character.
He tells German magazine Stern, "The second World War could still deliver more stories and films, but I believe that Quentin put a cover on that pot. With 'Basterds,' everything than can be said to this genre has been said. The film destroys every symbol. The work is done, end of story... (Valkyrie) was a ridiculous movie."
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