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How rich is Christoph Waltz?

Christoph Waltz net worth:
$20 Million

Christoph Waltz information

Christoph Waltz information

Birth date: 4 October 1956,
Birth place: Vienna, Austria,
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Reporter
Nationality:Germany

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Christoph Waltz was born on the 4 October 1956 in Vienna, Austria, one of four children, and also has German citizenship from his father – a set builder – and his mother, a costume designer. He had a deeper family tradition to uphold, as his grandmother, Maria Mayen and step-grandfather Emmerich Reimers were actors at the famous Burgtheater in Vienna. He is mostly known for his roles in movies “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained” by Quentin Tarantino, have had the biggest impact on his total net worth, and is also a director.

So, just how rich is Christoph Waltz? Well, the Austrian’s net worth is estimated to be over $20 million by sources, the larger part of his wealth having coming from his television and movie appearances on two continents, especially Hollywood movies, in a career now spanning almost 40 years. Christoph has also signed profitable endorsement deals with some large companies such as IKEA and Deutsche Telekom, who have been attracted by his acting success. The actor owns large residences in Berlin and Los Angeles. He also loves to drive top-of-the-line cars – he is a big fan of the Jaguar car brand and has several of them in his garage.

Christoph Waltz Net Worth $20 Million

Christoph Waltz has long worked in Europe, but he has also attracted the attention of American movie audience. He began acting as a teenager, and was then educated at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and later at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. After that, Waltz studied method acting in New York with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. He began his career in theater, notably in Vienna, Zurich and Salzburg, and then moved onto television, becoming noticed for his role in “The Gravy Train”.on British TV in the 1990s. When he and Quentin Tarantino started working together, his Hollywood career began flourishing. In the film “Inglorious Basterds” (2009) he played Colonel Hans Landa and the role won him a total of 20 awards, including the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, and an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award for the Best Supporting Actor. He also won all three for a second time for the film “Django Unchained” in 2012.

Christoph has been involved in almost 460 movies and 75 television shows to date, including a couple as director, producer and writer, and has a total of 79 nominations and 36 award wins. He is the only Austrian actor to have won two Oscars and the first and, so far, only actor to win an Oscar for acting in a Tarantino film.

In his personal life, Waltz has three adult children from a previous marriage, and a daughter with second wife Judith Holste. He is fluent in English, German and French, and says that he can mimic Italian fluently all of which have no doubt aided his career. Christoph Waltz currently divides his time between the cities of Berlin, London and Los Angeles due to work-related requirements. He loves opera, singing and musicals.

The award winning artist has even given his support to fund-raising events for charities like UNICEF. Despite being rich and famous, he is very modest. When interviewed about his quick success in Hollywood, he said: “It can be very annoying. Sometimes everything goes very smoothly, but sometimes it’s a real mess.” He is known to be a very reserved person and hardly ever talks about his personal life in his interviews to media.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alita: Battle Angel2018filmingDr. Dyson Ido
Downsizing2017post-production
Tulip Fever2017completedCornelis Sandvoort
The Legend of Tarzan2016Leon Rom
Spectre2015/IBlofeld
Big Eyes2014/IWalter Keane
Horrible Bosses 22014Bert Hanson
Muppets Most Wanted2014Christopher Waltz
The Zero Theorem2013Qohen Leth
Epic2013Mandrake (voice)
Django Unchained2012Dr. King Schultz
Carnage2011Alan Cowan
The Three Musketeers2011Richelieu
Water for Elephants2011August
The Green Hornet2011Chudnofsky
Inglourious Basterds2009Col. Hans Landa
Tatort1987-2008TV SeriesGerd Weißenbach / Prof. Robert Henze / Inspektor Passini
Das Geheimnis im Wald2008TV MovieHans Kortmann
Todsünde2008TV MovieSebastian Flies
Das jüngste Gericht2008TV MoviePeters
Die Anwälte2008TV SeriesHerbert Jahn
Die Zürcher Verlobung - Drehbuch zur Liebe2007TV MovieFrank 'Büffel' Arbogast
Unter Verdacht2007TV SeriesThomas Sell
Der letzte Zeuge2007TV SeriesDr. Martin York
Die Verzauberung2007TV MovieDr. Helmut Bahr
Der Staatsanwalt2007TV SeriesDr. Claudius Tressen
Franziskas Gespür für Männer2006TV MovieKarl Löwen
Stolberg2006TV SeriesPaul Büttner
Bukow and König2006TV SeriesDr. Juris Gríns
Die Spezialisten: Kripo Rhein-Main2006TV SeriesAndreas Senner
Lapislazuli - Im Auge des Bären2006Czerny
Der Elefant: Mord verjährt nie2005TV SeriesRichard Seemann
Die Patriarchin2005TV Mini-SeriesWolf Sevening
Schöne Witwen küssen besser2004TV MovieJean-France
Mörderische Suche2004TV MovieRichard Benedek
Dorian2004Rolf Steiner
Scheidungsopfer Mann2004TV MovieBenedikt von Arn
Herr Lehmann2003Arzt
Tigeraugen sehen besser2003TV MovieDr. Thilo Rylow
Schussangst2003Johannsen
Jennerwein2003TV MoviePföderl
Zwei Tage Hoffnung2003TV MovieMichael Berg
Der Fall Gehring2003TV MovieMartin Bach
Jagd auf den Flammenmann2003TV MovieBrisky
Der alte Affe Angst2003Analytiker
Weihnachtsmann gesucht2002TV MovieJohannes Böhmke
Dienstreise - Was für eine Nacht2002TV MovieKlaus-Dieter Lehmann
Der Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker2001TV MovieDieter Cilov
Riekes Liebe2001TV MovieTrainer Karlhoff
Death, Deceit & Destiny Aboard the Orient Express2001Ossama / Tarik
Engel sucht Flügel2001TV MovieCaspari
Queen's Messenger2001Ben Samm
She2001/IMichael Vincey
Das Teufelsweib2000TV MovieFinanzbeamte Fink
Falling Rocks2000Louis
Ordinary Decent Criminal2000Peter
Dessine-moi un jouet1999TV MovieKlaus Hermann
Die Braut1999Herzog Carl August
Mörderisches Erbe - Tausch mit einer Toten1998TV MovieMoritz Fink
Rache für mein totes Kind1998TV MoviePaul
Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit1998Charly
Das Finale1998TV MovieKant
Sieben Monde1998Becker
Schock - Eine Frau in Angst1998TV MovieKommissar Kaul
Vickys Alptraum1998TV MovieJohnny
Einsteins Ende1998TV Movie
Schimanski1997TV SeriesKlaus Mandel
Our God's Brother1997Max, Maksymilian Gierymski
Faust1997TV SeriesGerhardt Schulze-Leitner
Maître Da Costa1997TV SeriesWalter Mueller
Kommissar Rex1996TV SeriesMartin Wolf
Rosa Roth1996TV SeriesWietze
Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story1996TV MovieRoy Black
Der Tourist1996TV MovieStephan Görner
Catherine the Great1996TV MovieMirovich
Man(n) sucht Frau1995TV MovieChristoph
Prinz zu entsorgen1995TV MovieRoman
The All New Alexei Sayle Show1995TV SeriesWeak Moustache
Ein Anfang von etwas1995Herbert
Die Staatsanwältin1995TV SeriesAndreas Döpke
Die Staatsanwältin1994TV MovieAndreas Doepke
Jacob1994TV MovieMorash
Tag der Abrechnung - Der Amokläufer von Euskirchen1994TV MovieErwin Mikolajczyk
König der letzten Tage1993TV Mini-SeriesJan Bockelson
Die Angst wird bleiben1992TV MovieManfred
5 Zimmer, Küche, Bad1992TV MovieHartwig Klemmnitz
Zycie za zycie. Maksymilian Kolbe1991Jan (as Christopher Waltz)
The Gravy Train Goes East1991TV Mini-SeriesHans-Joachim Dorfmann
St. Petri Schnee1991
Napoléon et l'Europe1991TV SeriesKarl Emmanuel
Der Alte1986-1990TV SeriesChristian Kamp / Hans Baumeister
The Gravy Train1990TV Mini-SeriesDr. Hans-Joachim Dorfmann
Goldeneye1989TV MovieGerman spy
Quicker Than the Eye1988Police Chief
Derrick1986-1988TV SeriesSchumann / Eberhard Bothe
The Alien Years1988TV MovieStefan Mueller
Das andere Leben1987TV MovieStefan
Lenz oder die Freiheit1986TV Mini-SeriesSigel
Wahnfried1986Friedrich Nietzsche
Ein Fall für zwei1985TV SeriesAlf
Der Sandmann1983TV Movie
Dr. Margarete Johnsohn1982TV MovieRainer
The Mysterious Stranger1982TV MovieErnst Wasserman
Die Weltmaschine1981TV Movie
Tristan and Isolde1981Tristan
Kopfstand1981Markus Dorn
Parole Chicago1979TV SeriesEde
Feuer!1979TV MovieKarl Albrecht Schlick
Breakthrough1979Sanitäter in der Eröffnungssequenz am Bahnhof beim Verwundetenzug (uncredited)
Der Einstand1977TV MovieGünther Vesely
Am Dam Des1977TV Series1977, das neue Jahr

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wenn man sich traut2000TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Django Unchained2012performer: "Unchained The Payback/Untouchable"
Am Dam Des1977TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wenn man sich traut2000TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Zero Theorem2013co-producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Role That Changed My Life2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Der ewige Dienstmann - Hans Moser im Porträt2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Xposé2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet2010TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV SeriesHimself
MTV Movie Night2010TV SeriesHimself (2012)
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live2010TV MovieHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Bambi Verleihung 20092009TV MovieHimself - Winner
The Fabulous Picture Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Festival Du Cannes 20092009TV MovieHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
III nach neun2001TV SeriesHimself
21 Years: Quentin Tarantino2016Documentary post-productionHimself
The Legend of Tarzan: Battles and Bare-Knuckle Brawls2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Legend of Tarzan: Gabon to the Screen2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Legend of Tarzan: Tarzan Reborn2016Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - At the Oscars
The European Film Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Winner: European Achievement in World Cinema
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Spectre with Richard Wilkins2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Big Eyes / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Big Eyes
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
James Bond's Spectre with Jonathan Ross2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Oh du mein Österreich2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2015TV SeriesHimself
Canada A.M.2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself - Big Eyes
Hollywood Sessions2014TV SeriesHimself
Der Meisterfälscher - Ein Fall für Beltracchi2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Film
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Kulturzeit2013TV SeriesHimself
The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers2013DocumentaryMenachem Begin (voice)
Le grand journal de Canal+2011-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2013TV SeriesHimself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Mack Montgomery / Pope Benedict XVI / ...
Charlie Rose2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis2013TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Huff Post's BV 3652012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
It Is No Dream2012DocumentaryTheodor Herzl (voice)
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Tavis Smiley2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
La nuit des Césars2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2010TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Öscars2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Spiel für Dein Land2015TV SeriesHimself
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieDjesus (uncredited)
Willkommen Österreich2012TV SeriesHimself
The Digital Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2006TV SeriesKarl Löwen

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016All Def Movie AwardAll Def Movie AwardsBest Helpful White Person
2015Outstanding European Achievement in World CinemaEuropean Film Awards
2015Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign ActorBig Eyes (2014)
2014Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn December 1, 2014. At 6667 Hollywood Blvd.
2013OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleDjango Unchained (2012)
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureDjango Unchained (2012)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Django Unchained (2012)
2012Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearDjango Unchained (2012)
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2011BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastCarnage (2011)· Jodie Foster
· Kate Winslet
· John C. Reilly
2010OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleInglourious Basterds (2009)· Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Martin Wuttke
2010CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actor - International CompetitionInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastInglourious Basterds (2009)· Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· B.J. Novak
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Martin Wuttke
2010ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Inglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010RomyRomy Gala, AustriaFavorite Actor (Beliebtester Schauspieler)Inglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Cinema Vanguard AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureInglourious Basterds (2009)· Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Martin Wuttke
2010Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)Inglourious Basterds (2009)
2010Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)Inglourious Basterds (2009)
2010TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleInglourious Basterds (2009)· Brad Pitt
· Mélanie Laurent
· Eli Roth
· Diane Kruger
· B.J. Novak
· Mike Myers
· Michael Fassbender
· Daniel Brühl
· Til Schweiger
· Gedeon Burkhard
· Denis Ménochet
2009BambiBambi AwardsBest Actor - InternationalInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009Best ActorCannes Film FestivalInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBreakthrough PerformanceInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleInglourious Basterds (2009)· Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Martin Wuttke
2009SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceInglourious Basterds (2009)· Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Rod Taylor
· Martin Wuttke
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2004Adolf Grimme AwardAdolf Grimme Awards, GermanyFiction/EntertainmentDienstreise - Was für eine Nacht (2002)· Stephan Wagner (director)
· Armin Rohde (lead actor)
2003German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Bester Schauspieler in einer Nebenrolle)Jagd auf den Flammenmann (2003)
2002Adolf Grimme AwardAdolf Grimme Awards, GermanyFiction/EntertainmentDer Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker (2001)· Peter Keglevic (director)
· Sebastian Koch (actor)
· Tobias Moretti (actor)
1997Bavarian TV AwardBavarian TV AwardsBest Actor in a Movie Made for Television (Bester Schauspieler - Fernsehspiel/Fernsehfilm)Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (1996)
1996Special AwardBaden-Baden TV Film FestivalDu bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (1996)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalBig Eyes (2014)
2014Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastDjango Unchained (2012)· Dennis Christopher
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jamie Foxx
· Walton Goggins
· Samuel L. Jackson
· Don Johnson
· James Remar
· Kerry Washington
2013NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2013VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorWater for Elephants (2011)
2012ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceDjango Unchained (2012)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorThe Green Hornet (2011)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorWater for Elephants (2011)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorCarnage (2011)
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceDjango Unchained (2012)· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Samuel L. Jackson
· Jonah Hill
· Jamie Foxx
· Kerry Washington
· Zoë Bell
· James Remar
· Don Johnson
· Walton Goggins
· Bruce Dern
2012VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2011MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThe Green Hornet (2011)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleCarnage (2011)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBreakthrough ArtistInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009RomyRomy Gala, AustriaFavorite Actor (Beliebtester Schauspieler)Das jüngste Gericht (2008)
2004Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest German ActorDer Fall Gehring (2003)
2002Adolf Grimme AwardAdolf Grimme Awards, GermanyOutstanding Individual AchievementDer Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker (2001)
2002RomyRomy Gala, AustriaFavorite Actor (Beliebtester Schauspieler)Der Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker (2001)
1997RomyRomy Gala, AustriaFavorite Actor (Beliebtester Schauspieler)Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (1996)
1997Golden LionRTL Golden Lion AwardsBest Actor in a TV FilmDu bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (1996)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2012NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting Actor of the DecadeInglourious Basterds (2009)
2009UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInglourious Basterds (2009)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDjango Unchained (2012)


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#Fact
1Is one of six performers to win an Oscar playing a character that mostly spoke in a foreign language (for his performance in Inglourious Basterds (2009)). The others are Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Roberto Benigni, Benicio Del Toro and Marion Cotillard.
2He is the grandchild of the actress Maria Mayen.
3Similar to Robin Williams, most of the villainous characters Waltz has played have been clean-shaven, while most of the protagonists he has played have sported beards or some form of facial hair.
4Along with Christopher Walken in A View To A Kill (1985) and Javier Bardem (in Skyfall (2012)), he is one of three Oscar-winning actors to play a main Bond villain. Benicio Del Toro, who appeared in Licence to Kill (1989) as a henchman of the main villain, won his Oscar after appearing in the Bond film.
5He played the small part of a 'German spy' in the British TV-Movie Goldeneye (1989) about the life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Waltz was an unknown actor then. Fleming was played by Charles Dance. 26 years later Waltz would appear in Spectre (2015) in the iconic role of James Bond's greatest villain: 'Ernst Stavro Blofeld'.
6He is the first actor to appear in the James Bond franchise to have won two Academy Awards.
7He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard on December 1, 2014.
8In 2013, he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Quentin Tarantino's anti-slavery western Django Unchained (2012), where he plays a bounty hunter who opposes the enslavement of the blacks. The next year, he presented the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to Lupita Nyong'o, who won for her performance as a slave in Steve McQueen's anti-slavery drama 12 Years a Slave (2013). In addition to this, his Oscar for Django was presented to him by Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer, who had been awarded the previous year for her performance in The Help (2011), focused on the racism against blacks.
9His stepfather Alexander Steinbrecher had previously been the stepfather of director Michael Haneke by his marriage to actress Beatrix Degenschild.
10He loves opera. His favorite opera composer is Donizetti.
11He and Marcia Gay Harden are the only two actors to win an Oscar without receiving a SAG nomination for the same performance.
12Is the only Austrian actor (born in Vienna) to win two Oscars.
13As of 2013, he is only one of 6 actors who have a 2-0 winning record when nominated for an acting Oscar. The others are Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937); Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951); Helen Hayes for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) and Airport (1970); Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspects (1995) and American Beauty (1999); and Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
14Both his Oscar-winning performances were directed by Quentin Tarantino. This makes him one of four actors to win two Oscars under the same person's direction. The other three are: Walter Brennan for Come and Get It (1936) and The Westerner (1940) (both directed by William Wyler), Jack Nicholson for Terms of Endearment (1983) and As Good as It Gets (1997) (both directed by James L. Brooks) and Dianne Wiest for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994) (both directed by Woody Allen).
15Counts Federico Fellini's (1963) as one of his all-time favorite films, having seen it numerous times since his teens.
16Is one of four consecutive Oscar winners in the Best Supporting Actor category whose name begins with Chris, the other actors being Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer. Waltz won twice.
17Despite being born in Austria, he was born with German citizenship (and kept it all his life) since his father was German.
18His first wife, Jackie, was from New York and Jewish.
19The first and, thus far, only actor to win an Oscar for acting in a Quentin Tarantino film. He received Best Supporting Actor for both Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012).
20Was originally cast as Sigmund Freud in A Dangerous Method (2011), but dropped out of the project in order to film Water for Elephants (2011). Viggo Mortensen was later cast instead.
21Is one of 11 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Geoffrey Rush for Shine (1996), Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007), Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012), Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008), Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010), Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010), and J.K. Simmons for Whiplash (2014).
22Lives in London, but his longtime companion, costume designer Judith Holste, and their daughter live in Berlin.
23His son from his first marriage is a rabbi, a daughter from his first marriage is an architect.
24His grandparents were actors.
25Son of set designers Elisabeth Urbancic and Johannes Waltz.
26Studied acting at the Max Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna and the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York.
27Is divorced from his first wife, Jackie, a psychotherapist. They have three adult children: Miriam, Leon and Rachel.
28Made his stage debut at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich (1982).
29Is fluent in English, French and German. Is skilled at mimicking Italian speech.

#Quote
1It 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.
2I do feel I can say - without smugness - that it feels good. I am entitled. I am entitled to judge the situation and say that yes: It feels good, and that yes, I agree with you. I feel like I served my time. I feel like I paid [my dues].
3[on fame] As a motivation in itself, celebrity is foolhardy and stupid.
4[on Bill Murray ] He was just the nicest guy, he gave me the biggest tips [while Waltz was working as a waiter]. And now I know him: not like as a close friend, but I know him. I really like how he handles privacy. But then Bill Murray is a radical...I'm not a radical. I'm just a smart-ass.
5[on being a private person] When I was 25, that's when this whole thing got started. My oldest daughter was a little kid. A tabloid reporter called my house. He said, "I hear a child crying. Is it a boy or a girl? What's their name?". I said "I want to keep that private." He said "It's not private." Thats when I decided I didn't want other people to decide what I disclose.
6[on waiting 30 years to become an overnight success] That was my experience, and it was very frustrating. These false dawns went on for a long time. It feels like someone keeps trying to switch the light on, but the dimmer switch is broken. And then sometimes the bulb blows altogether.
7[on comedy] As long as you take it seriously, you can do it. But in a movie, because comedy is so much timing and rhythm, all of that is most established in editing. I can say a complete straight sentence, just neutral and straight, and a good editor can turn it into a funny or sad thing. Because that's the beauty of movies, nothing works in itself.
8If the advice to 'get out' is too late, then my advice would always be read, go to museums, go to concerts. Don't learn life from movies or television.
9Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It's not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.
10[his Oscar acceptance speech for Inglourious Basterds (2009)] Oscar and Penélope [Cruz], that's an über bingo! I always wanted to discover some new continent and I thought I had to go this way, and then I was introduced to Quentin Tarantino, who was putting together an expedition that was equipped by Harvey Weinstein and Lawrence Bender and David Linde, and he put this script in front of me and he said, "This is where we're going, but we're going the other way." So Brad Pitt helped me on board and Diane Kruger was there Mélanie Laurent and Denis Ménochet and Bob Richardson and Sally Menke and Adam Schweitzer and Lisa Kasteler. Everybody helped me find a place. Universal and The Weinstein Company and ICM and Quentin, with his unorthodox methods of navigation, this fearless explorer, took this ship across and brought it in with flying colours and that's why I'm here. And this is your welcoming embrace and there's no way I can ever thank you enough, but I can start right now. Thank you.
11It's the result that makes the art, not necessarily the process that leads to it. So when Hilary plays Bach, that's the music (but) what you perceive is the art. Is she considering herself as an artist? I don't think so. I think she just puts herself into the craft, into each individual note and ties them together in order to arrive at what the emotion might be. That's one of the biggest problems with the actor. The piece of art -- the person, the performance, everything that leads up to it -- is so difficult to separate from each other.
12It's frustrating. Even though I agree with all of you [other actors being interviewed], I have a less romantic and idealistic approach to acting. Over there [Germany], the business is based on mediocrity. On a high level, admittedly, but mediocrity. You reach a certain level, beyond which you will not go. Not just in career but in challenges and opportunity. It's interesting for the specific issue of how to cope with an actor's life. To lead an actor's life. What do you do if you have a stretch of five years where you only get mediocre offers and nothing to sink your teeth into? That's where it is difficult. Becoming an actor is one thing. Being an actor is entirely different.
13[on the toughest aspect of preparing for Inglourious Basterds (2009)] To put aside what I know about the topic. Because it was irrelevant. Growing up in that area, you don't hear much about the French Revolution or the Egyptians or the Seven Year War. You hear about the Nazi era. But it was irrelevant to the part and unnecessary and would have been a bad obstacle.
14[on advice a dog trainer once gave him that can apply to him as well] The better the dog, the busier you have to keep him. I'm arrogant and blase enough to consider myself a very good dog. You take pride in what you're doing, in your craft, and all of that, but -- I wouldn't say I resigned myself to mediocrity, not at all, but I started to accept that there might be an ideal you strive for (and) never realize.
15The one advantage of having grown up in the business is that you don't romanticize it. "Oh, isn't it wonderful?" Blah, blah, blah. No, it isn't! I've never romanticized it. But on the other hand, the conviction, the dedication that you see here, is tremendous. It would be awful if the whole business consisted of grouchy farts like me.
16I know what I can contribute. And that's a very limited, very specific unit, whether it's a big movie, a small movie, a German movie, an American movie. That's the advantage I have over a 25-year-old. I've had the chance to understand what it is I do.
17[on being typecast] Nobody's talking about that. I get interest coming my way from many different directions. I'd hate to pigeon-hole myself. The variety is what's interesting.
18[on working in Hollywood] In Europe, everybody would say, "Well, they just want to squeeze you like a lemon." Well, yeah! But, you know, if I have the juice, why shouldn't they?

#Trademark
1Soft Austrian accent
2Deep silky voice
3Characters often explain their motivations or opinions through long (usually humor-filled) speeches
4Polyglotism
5Often plays charming but sinister characters
6Frequently works with Quentin Tarantino.

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