Christoph Waltz Biography
Actor Christoph Waltz was born on October 4, 1956, in Vienna, Austria. He first found success in the theater, and then on television. In the late 1980s, he appeared in two British mini-series. He later became known mainly for his villainous roles on German crime dramas. He went on to receive critical acclaim for his performance as Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in 2006 film Inglorious Basterds.
He is widely known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.He also performed the Bounty hunter as King Schultz in Django Unchained in 2012. For both performances, he earned an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Waltz also received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Landa.
Waltz portrayed computer genius Qohen Leth in the science fiction film The Zero Theorem in 2013, American plagiarist Walter Keane in the biographical film Big Eyes in 2014, and James Bond’s nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Spectre in 2015, the twenty-fourth Bond film.
Christoph Waltz Awards
- Best Supporting Actor
2013 · Django Unchained
- Best Supporting Actor
2010 · Inglourious Baster
Christoph Waltz Net Worth
He has won the Oscars twice, for his performances. He has a net worth of $10 million. He was born into a theater family where his mother was a costume designer and father, a stage builder. A late bloomer in Hollywood, Waltz mainly worked in theaters during the 80’s. He worked tirelessly and steadily for thirty years and was grateful to have supported his family through his acting career.
Christoph Waltz Movies And TV Shows
- Star Files (TV Show)
- Downsizing (Movie)
- Horrible Bosses 2 (Movie)
- Big Eyes (Movie)
- The Zero Theorem (Movie)
- Django Unchained (Movie)
- The Green Hornet (Movie)
- Water For Elephants (Movie)
- Inglourious Basterds (Movie)
- Inglourious Basterds (TV Show)
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Christoph Waltz Wife
Waltz has three children with his former wife. He is raising a daughter who was born in 2005 with his second partner who is a costume designer, Judith Holste. They divide their time among Berlin, London, and Los Angeles.
Christoph Waltz Languages
Christoph Waltz speaks different languages :
Christoph Waltz Children
- Mirriam Waltz(Son)
- Leon Waltz(Son)
- Rachel Waltz(Daughter)
Christoph Waltz In Bond
Ernst Stavro Blofeld, born Franz Oberhauser, is the fictional founder and head of the global criminal organisation SPECTRE. Loosely based on the literary character created by Ian Fleming, Blofeld is the primary antagonist of EON Productions’ 2015 James Bond film Spectre and was portrayed by Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz. He was the last of seven men to play the iconic role of Blofeld on screen.
He re-invented the Daniel Craig personality for the continuity of James Bond films in 2006-2019. Blofeld is the foster brother of 007 and the leader of SPECTRE, which is bent on controlling global surveillance through the “Nine Eyes” programme. In addition, the film explicitly links Blofeld with the activities of Bond’s antagonists since 2006’s Casino Royale, including Le Chiffre, Dominic Greene, and Raoul Silva.
Christoph Waltz Family
Waltz was born into a family who worked in the entertainment industry. Two of his grandparents were actors, his mother worked as a costume designer and his father, a stage builder, according to IMDb.
How Tall Is Christoph Waltz
5ft 7 ¼ (170.8 cm)
Christoph Waltz With Judith Holste
He is married to Judith Holste, a costume designer; the couple has one daughter together
Christoph Waltz Quotes
- Something that is very special today might not be special tomorrow, but to hold it, to grasp it, to keep it, to make it special, to elevate it from the ordinary, that’s when you open up the champagne. To make it sparkle. Christoph Waltz
- Well, you need the villain. If you don’t have a villain, the good guy can stay home. Christoph Waltz
- Praise is nothing that accumulates. Praise is a sequence, especially if you’ve toiled for a long time. Praise does not pile up. So in a way, you can’t get too much. I don’t consider it to be a quantity that you can measure by volume. Christoph Waltz
- You get hit over the knuckles enough, you don’t stick them out anymore. Christoph Waltz
- The fact that Facebook presents facial recognition programmes as a desirable development, well, that in itself is a decisive step toward fascism, as far as I’m concerned. Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz Gay
A gay kiss between lead actors Waltz and Alexander Skarsgard was removed from The Legend of Tarzan for being “too clever”. Director David Yates originally had Waltz’s evil Captain Leon Rom go in for a snog while Skarsgard’s six-packed Tarzan lies unconscious, but edited it out after test audiences were left “perplexed”.
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Christoph Waltz: The Ultimate Movie Villain
June 8, 2018
You expect a movie villain to be the epitome of evil, or a nasty surprise you don’t see coming. Villains that are civil and in some cases even conversational like Christoph Waltz has been in his many roles are simply too ultimate to be fully contemplated in that moment. You get the feeling he’s a nice guy, as he was Django Unchained.
He might be a killer, one of the absolute worst people in the world, but he’s still very much the gentleman when it comes to how he acts around people. That’s what makes some of his most villainous roles so absolutely terrifying as he will smile at you, share a meal with you, and then order your death as though it’s an afterthought that he nearly forgot to mention.
That is the epitome of evil, someone who can smile at you while knowing that at one point or another they will gladly execute you and anyone else that falls within their purview without hesitation. And he’s not a killer that goes for death on a massive scale unless it’s necessary.
His villains have been seen to be surgical and quite methodical in the process of bringing down their prey. He’s just a scary guy that in real life seems to be quite the conversationalist and is genuinely nice to be around. On screen though, his every smile seems to hide a new horror that his characters have waiting just around the corner.
Here are just a few of his more disturbing roles as the bad guy
The Legend of Tarzan – Leon Rom
He might not look like much, but Rom actually comes close to killing the fabled Tarzan at one point in the movie and proves to be a capable foe through measures that employ something far worse than brute force. The intelligence and guile factor of Waltz’s villains makes him absolutely terrifying since he can pull it off so well. The civility only makes it worse since he’s not an unreasonable savage or brute, he’s a very smart individual that can batter at someone psychologically and tear them down without ever having to lay a finger on them. Physical damage and the capacity to inflict it is of course horrifying, but reducing someone to a lump of quivering doubt is even worst.
Inglorious Basterds – Hans Landa
Hans is simply evil with a smile. He’ll be a gentleman to your face while all the time he’s talking he’ll be listening and dissecting everything you say in an attempt to discover how best to break you down a a person and then just kill you. Granted, he does manage to kill Diane Kruger’s character with as much savagery as he can manage, but throughout the rest of the film he’s a genius that hunts down his prey and doesn’t think twice about torturing them with his logic as they attempt to figure out just what he’s up to.
Horrible Bosses 2 – Burt Hanson
Some businessmen don’t seem that imposing until someone attempts to threaten them or back them into a corner. At that moment you can honestly believe that some of them would gladly skin you alive and sell the resulting mess for a profit if they could. Some businessmen are just flat out ruthless and don’t worry too much about tying a few businesses to a tree and bashing them with a shovel, metaphorically-speaking of course, and some won’t even take the time to tie them up before knocking them down with a bulldozer in the name of progress. The latter seems to be the way that Hanson works.
The Three Musketeers – Cardinal Richelieu
The famed Cardinal has been seen as the bad guy in this tale in ways that make a person question the efficacy of religion when it’s run by corrupt men. Okay that might have been too close to reality for comfort but Waltz definitely puts a nice spin on this villain since like all of his characters he’s pleasant, polite, and yet ruthless enough when it comes down to it to really be counted as one of the most ultimate villains to ever be conceived. Plus the addition of this Cardinal seemingly be trained in swordplay is just a scary thought. A mastermind that can fight is not a person to be messed with.
Spectre – Erns Stavro Blofeld
You might be wondering why Waltz wasn’t made a Bond villain before now when he could have made one of the most epic villains of all time. Well, it might not have been the right time and seeing as how his character has such a deep and intimate bond with, well, Bond, it makes a lot of sense to keep him in the wings until everything is set and the moment is right to bring him out. But keeping him alive seems like a very bad mistake.
He’s one of the greatest characters to ever play a villain since he’s also the guy that could be your best friend until he sticks the knife in your back.