Christoph Waltz young
October 4, 1956
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
76 kg | 168 lbs
35 in | 88 cm
9 US | 42.5 EU
30 in | 76 cm
Christoph Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria, on October 4, 1956, is an Austrian-German actor.
Young Christoph Waltz began his professional acting career on the stage and in television series and films.
He landed his stage debut at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich (1982).
He got his television debut in Austrian children's series Am dam des (1977) in role as singer.
He made his big screen debut in drama war film Breakthrough (1979) in uncredited role as Paramedic.
Christoph's breakthrough performance came as SS Colonel Hans Landa in drama action war movie Inglourious Basterds (2009) directed by Quentin Tarantino, for which he won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He made his directorial debut with the German television movie Wenn man sich traut (2000).
No Time to Die (2020) spy in role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, with Daniel Craig
Rifkin's Festival (2020) comedy, directed by Woody Allen
The French Dispatch (2020) comedy drama in role as Boris Schommers, opposite Frances McDormand, Bill Murray and Timothée Chalamet
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) cyberpunk action in role as Dr. Dyson Ido, opposite Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali and Jennifer Connelly
Georgetown (2019) crime in role as Ulrich Mott, with Vanessa Redgrave and Annette Bening
He won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in revisionist Western film Django Unchained (2012) directed by Quentin Tarantino.
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Walter Keane in biographical drama movie Big Eyes (2014).
He played supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Bond movie Spectre (2015) with Daniel Craig.
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) crime comedy with Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell
The Green Hornet (2011) superhero action comedy with Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz
Water for Elephants (2011) romantic drama with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson
Carnage (2011) black comedy drama opposite Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet
The Zero Theorem (2013) science fiction opposite Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton
The Legend of Tarzan (2016) adventure with Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson
Tulip Fever (2017) historical romantic drama opposite Alicia Vikander and Cara Delevingne
The Three Musketeers (2011) romantic action adventure with Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman and Luke Evans
Tristan and Isolde (1982) omance adventure in role as Tristan
Downsizing (2017) science fiction comedy drama opposite Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig
Studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.
Studied method acting with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler.
Has three siblings.
He loves opera.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard on December 1, 2014.
He directed opera "Falstaff", at the Vlaamse Opera, in Antwerp (2017) and in Ghent (2018).
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
He was married to psychotherapist from New York City, Jackie, they have three children: Miriam, Leon, and Rachel.
He has a daughter with his second wife, costume designer Judith Holste.
I only do what I like to do.
I'm very bad with improvisation. I hate it.
You know, I don't support esoteric approaches to acting.
Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It's not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.
I'm trying to be very aware of not repeating myself.
It would be completely laughable if I claimed I was always motivated by the pure craft of acting and that recognition doesn't play a part. Of course it does - that's human nature. The bohemian artist who exists only for his art, it's a myth.