Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz (born 4 October 1956 in Vienna) is an Austrian-German actor. Waltz studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. In the late 1970s, Waltz spent some time in New York City where he studied method acting with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. He started as a stage actor, performing at venues such as Zurich’s Schauspielhaus Z├╝rich, Vienna’s Burgtheater, and the Salzburg Festival. Waltz is widely known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving critical acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenf├╝hrer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For both performances, he earned an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Waltz also received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Landa.
Waltz portrayed computer genius Qohen Leth in the sci-fi film The Zero Theorem (2013), American plagiarist Walter Keane in the biographical film Big Eyes (2014), and James Bond’s nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Spectre (2015), the twenty-fourth Bond film.

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