Christoph Waltz
Actor
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. Internationally, he is known for his works with American film-maker Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. He received acclaim for his portrayal of SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2010.
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Watch the first trailer for ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ season 9
Yahoo News - 2 months
2016 has been an incredibly fraught year, but at least Jerry Seinfeld is attempting to end it on a positive note with the release of the first trailer for the ninth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee . By the time the new season begins, it will only have been six months since the eighth season concluded. As with each of the past three seasons, Seinfeld will be joined by six guests in season 9: Kristen Wiig, Norm Macdonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis Black, Bob Einstein and Christoph Waltz. You could argue that Waltz isn't exactly a comedian, but neither was President Obama, and that still worked out pretty well . Take a sneak peek at the new season and the upcoming guests in the short trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOLTQzNxUM 53 episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee have aired to date. Although there has been some talk of Seinfeld exploring other options outside of the Crackle streaming service, the two parties appear to have reached a deal, as the nin ...
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Samsung says new Galaxy Note 7 turns everyone into an American
Yahoo News - 7 months
Technically Incorrect: A new ad featuring Christoph Waltz mocks Americans before finally giving in to their multitasking ways.
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Stars out for 'The Legend of Tarzan' European premiere
Reuters.com - 8 months
Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz hit the red carpet in London for the European premiere of 'The Legend of Tarzan'. Rollo Ross reports.
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Christoph Waltz and Jimmy Kimmel Audition for ‘Siegfried and Roy’ Biopic
Wall Street Journal - 8 months
'The Legend of Tarzan' star went head to head with the late-night host on Thursday's episode.
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Christoph Waltz blasts Cameron over 'really stupid' Brexit
Yahoo News - 8 months
Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz blasted Prime Minister David Cameron for leading Britain toward a referendum in which a majority cast a "really stupid" vote to leave the European Union. The Vienna-born star of "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained" said he was "worried shitless" by the damage Britain's successful "Leave" campaign was doing to the rest of Europe. Cameron is due to gather his cabinet Monday at the start of a crunch week for Europe's leaders after Britain's shock vote on Thursday to leave the EU.
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ReThink Review: The Hateful Eight</em> -- Reservoir Cowboys
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As its promotional material is fond of telling us, the Hateful Eight is only Quentin Tarantino's eighth film in his more than twenty-year career. However, few if any other filmmakers have had as much of an impact on film and television as Tarantino has. And his films are so distinct, singular, and uniquely Tarantino-esque in their use of dialogue, violence, and genre that they're in a category all their own, making it nearly impossible to compare his work to any other director's. Tarantino's films can only really be compared to each other, and the Hateful Eight serves as an excellent progress report for how Tarantino has and hasn't evolved as a filmmaker, since not only does it find Tarantino revisiting the themes and conventions that define his work, but also bears similarities to his 1992 film that started it all, Reservoir Dogs. Watch the trailer for the Hateful Eight below. The Hateful Eight takes place in the middle of a Wyoming blizzard sometime shortly after the Civil War. ...
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Caine, Waltz honored at European Film Awards
Reuters.com - about 1 year
BERLIN - Stars of film from across Europe gathered in Berlin on Saturday for the 28th European Film Awards, where actors Michael Caine and Christoph Waltz were honored.
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Sir Michael Caine and Christoph Waltz honoured in Berlin
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Stars feel surprised and honoured at the European Film Awards. Rough Cut - no reporter narration
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Sam Mendes' Spectre
Huffington Post - about 1 year
About visionaries one of the characters in Spectre the latest 007 film, directed by Sam Mendes of American Beauty fame, says "the psychiatric wards are full of them." And therein lies the seamless drive of the film. As you're watching Spectre with its villainous cartel, you might find yourself asking what is this all this about, what is C (Andrew Scott), the new British intelligence honcho up to in trying to make a world wide network of information? What's in it for him? Not necessarily economics. No he's a visionary, the most dangerous embodiment of evil. You might perhaps think of the NSA collecting information or even a luddite like Snowden, who has undoubtedly caused his own share of mayhem in his campaign to create ultimate transparency. On the other side of the dialectic is the whole question of obsolescence. Bond (Daniel Craig) is not only threatened by evil digital wizards, but so is the whole idea of the glamorous self-motivated agent. One of C's aims is to rid MI-6 of the 00 ...
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Final 'Hunger Games' again tops box office
Yahoo News - about 1 year
The fourth and final "Hunger Games" movie shrugged off lukewarm reviews to rule the North American box office for the second straight week over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, industry figures showed Sunday. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" raked in $75.8 million in ticket sales in its second weekend in the United States and Canada, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. The star-studded spy thriller -- with Daniel Craig as 007, and including Italian beauty Monica Bellucci and Austrian Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as the villain -- has taken in $172.3 million in its four weeks in cinemas.
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Q: Tarantino-Inspired Works by Shaine Schroeder
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Ask me to describe film director and writer Quentin Tarantino in a single word and I'll pass. It's an impossible task. His films crashed their way into our cinematic psyche like a bloody bowling ball through pins of cookie-cutter movie formulas. The material he puts forth overflows with grit, beauty, humor, tragedy and countless other layers. Strike! I would also pass if you asked me the same of visual artist Shaine Schroeder, who is currently gearing to unveil a Tarantino-inspired collection, appropriately and simply titled Q. Whether deliberately or coincidentally, the timing couldn't be better, as Mr. Tarantino has been a bit of a hot news item recently due to his outspoken views against police brutality. His words have not landed him in the midst of only controversy but boycott threats as well. As unshakeable as a character of his own creation, Q continues to ally himself with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Life imitates art. John Gascot: What prompted you to create a Tarantin ...
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Zaki's Review: <i>Spectre</i>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
At the close of 2012's Skyfall, the big fiftieth anniversary installment of the James Bond film series, we'd come to the natural conclusion of a de facto "Becoming Bond" trilogy for current 007 Daniel Craig. Beginning with the 2006 reboot Casino Royale, and continuing through 2008's Quantum of Solace, we'd seen Bond's first mission, his first true love, his first betrayal, and learned of the childhood trauma that shaped him into the international man of mystery that we all know and love. With a newly-introduced, newly-youthified Q (Ben Whishaw), a brand-new Miss Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and Ralph Fiennes as a freshly-installed M to give Bond his marching orders, it sure looked like the pump was primed for the kind of traditional heightened reality 007 escapades that audiences had been thrilling to right up to the beginning of Craig's tenure. But not quite. With Spectre, number 24 in the infinitely enduring franchise (and at 150 minutes this one really is an exercise in infinite en ...
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Movie Review: <i>Spectre</i> -- Bond Does It Again
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Wit, non-stop action, and a liberated heroine make Spectre -- that is breaking records in the UK -- a blockbuster delight. Spectre a criminal spy organization is masterminded by Christoph Waltz, the champion of naughty. Daniel Craig as Monsieur Bond charms as you from Mexico City, to Tunisia, Rome, Austria and, of course, London. Bond searches half way around the world for Waltz (Django Unchained) who plays the sinister Oberheiser determined to torture and to kill Bond. Craig does not let you down nor does the script which has pistol-like one liners that will guarantee your laughing out loud -- sometimes at the most inappropriate moments. And this is part of the charm of Spectre. Surprise. Laughter at the sinister. And yet two scenes were predictable, but one can forgive this faux pas because the rest of Spectre flies like confetti. Bond's love interest is offered in the form of Lea Seydoux as Madelaine Swann who has a Lauren Bacall quality that is refreshing. Her independence makes her ...
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Day of the Dead premiere for James Bond in Mexico
Yahoo News - over 1 year
The star-studded "Spectre" cast graced a skeleton-themed red carpet in Mexico on Monday as the new James Bond movie, partly shot here, made its Mexican debut on the Day of the Dead. Bond actor Daniel Craig, Italian beauty Monica Bellucci and Austrian star Christoph Waltz, who plays the villain, were greeted by a jubilant crowd -- some in the typical Catrina skeleton makeup -- at the capital's National Auditorium. As Mexicans celebrated their traditional Day of the Dead November 1-2 holiday, giant skeleton couple and skulls towered over the red carpet.
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19 Obscure Halloween Costumes For People Who Hear 'What Are You?' As A Challenge
Huffington Post - over 1 year
According to "Mean Girls," Halloween is the one day a year when a person can dress up like a total nerd and no one else can say anything about it. And, even better, everyone has to guess each others' costumes or risk being told as if they didn't even watch "Dr. Strangelove" that one time, in college, at a screening with members of the Film Society who held a post-viewing discussion at the independent bookstore nearby. Or YouTube videos of alternative '80s pop stars. Or every episode of "The O.C.," ironically.  Here are some ideas for people who consider Halloween an exercise in personal vanity second only to winning at Tuesday night trivia who are the worst. 1. Stuart Sutcliffe, The Beatles' bassist for a little over one year: Shirt, tie, jacket, Ray-Bans, paintbrush. 2. French dairy farmer Perrier LaPadite (Denis Ménochet), who harbored the Dreyfus family until their untimely demise at the hands of Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) in "Inglorious Basterds": Red henley T- ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christoph Waltz
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 59
    In July 2016, he portrayed lead villain Captain Leon Rom, a corrupt Belgian captain, in the reboot The Legend of Tarzan.
    More Details Hide Details Waltz has three children with his former wife. He is raising a daughter (b. 2005) with his second wife, costume designer Judith Holste. They divide their time among Berlin, London, and Los Angeles. Waltz's native language is German and he is fluent in English and French. He speaks all three of these in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, and although his character in Inglourious Basterds also spoke Italian, Waltz stated on the Adam Carolla Podcast that he does not speak it fluently. He is his own voice actor for both the French and German dubs of each film. Waltz was born in Vienna to a German father who applied for him to become a citizen of Germany after his birth. He received Austrian citizenship in 2010, thus holding citizenships of both Austria and Germany, but considers his German passport a "legal, citizenship law banality". Asked whether he felt Viennese, he responded: "I was born in Vienna, grew up in Vienna, went to school in Vienna, graduated in Vienna, studied in Vienna, started acting in Vienna – and there would be a few further Viennese links. How much more Austrian do you want it?"
  • 2015
    Age 58
    In 2015, it was announced that Waltz will direct and star in the film The Worst Marriage in Georgetown, which is based on the true crime story of the murder of Viola Drath.
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  • 2014
    Age 57
    He starred as Walter Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes, which opened on 25 December 2014, and appeared as the villain in Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond franchise.
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    In 2014, he was selected as a member of the jury for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
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  • 2013
    Age 56
    In late 2013, he directed a production of the opera Der Rosenkavalier at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, Belgium.
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    In April 2013, he was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
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  • 2009
    Age 52
    In 2009, he began sweeping critics' awards circuits, receiving awards for Best Supporting Actor from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Boston Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and for Best Supporting Actor at the 67th Golden Globe Awards and the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The following month, he won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is the only actor to have won an Academy Award for playing a character in a Tarantino film. Tarantino acknowledged the importance of Waltz to his film by stating: "I think that Landa is one of the best characters I've ever written and ever will write, and Christoph played it to a tee. It's true that if I couldn't have found someone as good as Christoph I might not have made Inglourious Basterds". Waltz played gangster Benjamin Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet (2011); that same year, he starred in Water for Elephants and Roman Polanski's Carnage. He played German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012), a role Tarantino wrote specifically for Waltz. During a training accident prior to filming, Waltz injured his pelvis. His role garnered him awards acclaim once again, with Waltz winning the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, and ultimately the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
    Waltz received the Best Actor Award for the performance at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and received acclaim from critics and the public.
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    In Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, Waltz portrayed SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa, aka "The Jew Hunter".
    More Details Hide Details Clever, courteous, and multilingual — but also self-serving, cunning, implacable, and murderous — the character of Landa was such that Tarantino feared he "might have written a part that was un-playable".
  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 43
    In 2000, he made his directorial debut, with the German television production Wenn man sich traut.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 33
    Before coming to the attention of a larger audience in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds he had played Dr. Hans-Joachim Dorfmann in the British TV series The Gravy Train in 1990.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 23
    He became a prolific television actor in the years 1980 to 2000.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on October 4, 1956.
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