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Christoph Waltz

Birthday: 
Thursday, October 4, 1956
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Birth Place: 
Vienna, Austria
Height: 
5' 8"

Christoph Waltz was born to Elisabeth Urbancic, a costume designer, and Johannes Waltz, a stage builder. He has 3 siblings. He was born into a theater family. His grandmother was the Viennese Burgtheater actress Maria Mayen, and his step-grandfather was fellow Burgtheater actor Emmerich Reimers.

Christoph attended the Theresianium and Billrothstrasse in Vienna. Upon graduation, he attended the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar before going to New York to the Lee Strasberg Institute. While in New York, Christoph met his first wife, and moved back to Vienna, then to London.

During the 80s, Christoph worked primarily in theater, commuting from his home in London to Germany. Slowly he began to work in TV, taking one-off roles on series, and TV movies. Film roles soon followed, however, attempts to break into English-speaking film and TV were unsuccessful. Christoph has stated he is grateful to have made a living and supported his family through acting. For thirty years he worked steadily, tirelessly, in this manner.

It was not until he met Quentin Tarantino that his career in Hollywood took off. The role of Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds catapulted Christoph from a lifetime working in German TV/film to the new life of an international superstar, Academy Award winning actor. He won 27 awards for his performance as Hans Landa, including the Cannes prix d'interpretation Masculin for 2009, the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Best Supporting Actor award.

Christoph resides in Berlin and Los Angeles. His partner is the costume builder Judith Holste.

Awards and Nominations

2013 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Django Unchained)
2010 - Won - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Inglourious Basterds)

News

Christoph Waltz in Negotiations to Star in 'The Muppets' Sequel

UPDATE: No, he's not. Christoph Waltz is in negotiations to join the cast of Disney's sequel to The Muppets in a starring role.... Read more
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Reviews

Django Unchained

Finally, Christmas time is upon us. Snow is falling, fires are lit and families gather around their christmas tree to see what presents they're given this year. The only things missing from this joyous holiday are blood, slavery and vengeance!... Read more
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The Three Musketeers (BLU-RAY)

MUSKETEERS AT IT AGAIN:... Read more
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Water for Elephants (BLU-RAY)

"Water for Elephants" is a classic doomed love story set in The Great Depression: boy joins circus, boy meets girl, girl has obsessive overbearing husband, they get an elephant, and that never ends well. But that's just the Cliffs' Notes version.... Read more
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The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet is a franchise that spawned a successful radio series, television show, and even two film serials. Now it has finally been made into a full length motion picture with Seth Rogen taking up the green mask and becoming the vigilante crime fighter.... Read more
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Inglourious Basterds (BLU-RAY)

Quentin Tarantino’s ability to craft films with extreme violence is quite well known. He’s a master of bloody choreography, matched only perhaps by his skill with dialogue and wordplay.... Read more
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Videos

Big Eyes (Trailer #1)

Big Eyes (Trailer #1)

Big Eyes - Trailer #1 starring Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman ... Read more
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Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer #1)

Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer #1)

Horrible Bosses 2 starring Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz ... Read more
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The Zero Theorem (Trailer)

The Zero Theorem (Trailer)

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Carnage: The Letter CLIP

Carnage: The Letter CLIP

Carnage - The Letter Clip ... Read more
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Carnage: Maniac CLIP

Carnage: Maniac CLIP

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