Christoph Waltz

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  • Birth Place: Vienna, Austria
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • The son of costume and production designers, and the fourth generation of a theater-working family, he began acting in plays and independent films at age 19.
  • In 1979, traveled to New York and studied Method acting with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler; later returned to Vienna and took classes at the renowned Max Reinhardt Seminar.
  • After many stage performances, found steady work in British and Austrian television programs and won praise for his versatile European film roles.
  • International acclaim and a Best Actor award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival came with the role of the charming Nazi villain Col. Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.

Awards

  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2009, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
  • 2015, European Film Awards — European Achievement in World Cinema: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner

Relationships

  • Judith Holste — Wife
  • Elisabeth Urbanicic — Mother
  • Johannes Waltz — Father
  • Miriam — Daughter

College

  • Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York, New York, United States; University of Music and Performing Arts, Max Reinhardt Seminar, Vienna, Austria

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  • Birth Place: Vienna, Austria
  • Profession: Actor

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