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Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz, Austrian actor known for his gleefully arch comic performances. He won Academy Awards for his performances in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012), both of which were directed by Quentin Tarantino. Learn more about Waltz's life and career.

Christoph Waltz (German pronunciation; born 4 October 1956) is an Austrian and German actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Since 2009, he has mainly been active in the United States.

Waltz' American breakthrough role came in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, in which he played SS officer Hans Landa. He collaborated with Tarantino again in 2012, when he played bounty hunter King Schultz in Django Unchained. For each performance, he earned an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.


October 1956
Christoph Waltz was born in Viennay.


Further Resources


Christoph Waltz Gives Jimmy Fallon a German Words Quiz


February 5, 2019

Christoph Waltz On The Difference Between Germans & Austrians | CONAN on TBS


February 15, 2021

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