Christoph Waltz is one of the most renowned actors in the Hollywood film industry, and is most recognized to have played several villainous characters in super hit American movies.
Besides being an established actor in Hollywood, Christoph Waltz is also renowned for his roles in several popular Television Films in the German and American TV industries as well. Apart from being a talented actor on screen Christoph Waltz is also a successful film director too.
Christoph Waltz is most recognized for playing smooth-talking, soft-spoken and charming but sinister characters. Christoph Waltz’s characters mostly include a long dialogue/speech which explains his motivations in the most uniquely chilling and humorous way.
About Christoph Waltz
|Real Name||Christoph Waltz|
|Date of Birth||4th October 1956|
|Age (as of November 2018)||62 years|
|Place of Birth||Vienna (Austria)|
|Education||Graduate in Acting from Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler (New York)|
|Height||5 ft 7"
(170 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Mother||Elisabeth Urbancic Waltz
|Net Worth||INR 166,00,00,000
(USD 23 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Headstand (1981), Fire and Sword (1982), Quicker Than the Eye (1988), The Start of Something (1995), Our God's Brother (1997), Seven Moons (1998), The Bride (1999), Ordinary Decent Criminal, Death Deceit and Destiny Aboard the Orient Express (2000), Queen's Messenger (2001), Angst, Berlin Blues (2003), Pact with the Devil (2004), Lapislazuli: In the Eye of the Bears (2006), Inglorious Basterds (2009), The Green Hornet, The Three Musketeers (2011), Django Unchained (2012), Epic (2013), Horrible Bosses-2 (2014), Spectre (2015), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Tulip Fever (2017)
Der Einstand (1977), Parole Chicago (1979), The Mysterious Stranger (1982), Der Sandmann (1983), Ein Fall fur zwei (1985), The Old Fox - "Zwei Leben" (1986), Das andered Leben (1987), The Alien Ears, Derrick - "Mord Inklusive" (1988), Goldeneye (1989), The Gravy Train (1990), The Gravy Train Goes East (1991), Die Angst wird bleiben (1992), Jacob (1994), Catherine The Great (1995), Der Tourist, Rex: A Cop's Best Friend - "Der Puppenmorder" (1996), Maitre Da Costa (1997), The Final Game (1998), The Beast (2000), Riekes Liebe (2001), Stolberg (2006)
|First Movie||Headstand (1981)|
|Annual Income||INR 7,00,00,000
(USD 1 Million)
Christoph Waltz is most recognized for playing protagonists in movies, who are deviously smooth talkers with a deceptively brutal and cunning personality hidden beneath a sophisticated veneer.
Christoph Waltz’s age is around 62 years as Christoph Waltz was born on the 4th of October, 1956 in Vienna, Austria. Christoph Waltz’s height is around 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) while Christoph Waltz’s weight is around 70 kg (155 lbs). In his spare time Christoph Waltz loves to watch the opera, as part of his hobbies.
Christoph Waltz’s father is Johannes Waltz, a German set designer, while Christoph Waltz’s mother is Elisabeth Urbancic Waltz, a set designer from Austria. Christoph Waltz is the only child and has no siblings. Christoph Waltz’s ex-wife is Jackie, a psychotherapist whom he was married for some years. Christoph Waltz and his ex-wife Jackie have three among which he has a son, who is a rabbi, while one of his daughters is an architect by profession. Christoph Waltz’s wife is German costume designer, Judith Holste, with whom he has a daughter too.
Thanks to his impressive talent as an actor, Christoph Waltz’s annual income is around INR 7 crores (USD 1 Million), which makes Christoph Waltz’s net worth an estimated INR 166 crores (USD 23 Million).
As for the recognition for being a talented actor on TV and in movies, Christoph Waltz has won numerous prestigious awards and honors and has had immense award nominations too.
Christoph Waltz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive performance in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009) and again won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Django Unchained’ (2012).
Christoph Waltz also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his excellent performance in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009) and won another Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his impressive role in ‘Django Unchained’ (2012), apart from having 1 Golden Globe Award nomination as well.
Christoph Waltz has won the British Academy of Film & Television Award (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009) and again won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role award for his role in ‘Django Unchained’ (2012).
Christoph Waltz also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his acclaimed performance in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009).
Christoph Waltz has also won the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actor award for his performance in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009).
Christoph Waltz is the winner of the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble for his role in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009).
Christoph Waltz has won the Empire Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009) while Christoph Waltz also had 1 Empire Award nomination later.
Christoph Waltz is also the winner of the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009) apart from having 1 Satellite Award nomination later.
Christoph Waltz has also received the 1982 O. E. Hasse Prize from the Berlin Academy of Arts, the 2010 Romy Favorite Actor award, the 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award, the 2012 Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art and also received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in 2014.
Apart from winning these awards and accolades, Christoph Waltz also had 2 MTV Movie Award nominations and 2 Saturn Award nominations to his credit till date.
Interesting Facts About Christoph Waltz
- Christoph Waltz smokes and drinks alcohol too.
- Christoph Waltz is not only fluent in his mother-tongue German, but can also speak in French and English. Besides speaking these 3 languages, Christoph Waltz can also mimic the Italian accent with precision.
- Christoph Waltz made his acting debut at the age of 26 years (in 1982) at Germany’s famed Schauspielhaus, based in Zurich.
- Although Christoph Waltz’s parents were set and stage designers, Christoph Waltz’s grandparents are said to have been successful actors in Germany.
- Christoph Waltz holds the record for being the only Austrian actor to have won 2 Oscar (Academy) Awards.
- Christoph Waltz also holds the record for being the only actor who has appeared in a James Bond movie and received 2 Oscars.