Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz

Darsteller
*04.10.1956 Wien, Österreich

Biography

Christoph Waltz, born October 4, 1956, in Vienna, attended actor's training at Vienna's Max-Reinhardt-Seminar and at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. In Vienna, he also studied voice at Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst. Since 1976, Waltz has been working as a theatre actor and performed at theatres in Frankfurt am Main, Salzburg, Hamburg, and at Vienna's Burgtheater, among other theatres.

In the early 1980s, Waltz started his film and TV career. He, for instance, played the role of Tristan in "Feuer und Schwert – die Geschichte von Tristan und Isolde" ("Fire and Sword", 1981). On TV, he made memorable performances in the leading role of Tom Toelle's Anabaptist drama "König der letzten Tage" ("A King for Burning", 1992) or as an alcoholic pop star in "Du bist nicht allein – die Roy Black Story" (1996) by Peter Keglevic, a role that won him the Bavarian TV award. In Marc Rothemund's film "Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit" ("Love Scenes from Planet Earth", 1998), Waltz delivered a strong performance as a melancholic writer. In 1999, he made his debut as a director with the romantic TV comedy "Wenn man sich traut".

On the movie screen, Waltz was mainly seen in striking supporting roles during the 2000s. He, for instance, played a psychoanalyst in Oskar Roehler's film "Der alte Affe Angst" ("Angst", 2003). His most important TV movies include "Scheidungsopfer Mann" (2004), directed by Stefan Krohmer, "Glückskinder" (2007), directed by Peter F. Bringmann, Matti Geschonneck's film "Todsünde" (2008), or the "Tatort" episode "Liebeswirren" (2008).

After repeatedly starring in international productions, Christoph Waltz caused a stir with his role as a Nazi officer in Quentin Tarantino's film "Inglorious Basterds". In May 2009, he won the Golden Palm as best actor at the Cannes film festival for his performance, followed by many other awards including the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in march 2010.

Filmography

2012 Django Unchained
Cast
 
2010/2011 Der Gott des Gemetzels
Cast
 
2010/2011 Die drei Musketiere
Cast
 
2010/2011 Wasser für die Elefanten
Cast
 
2010/2011 The Green Hornet
Cast
 
2009 Inglourious Basterds
Cast
 
2008 Liebeswirren
Cast
 
2008 Das jüngste Gericht
Cast
 
2007/2008 Das Geheimnis im Wald
Cast
 
2007/2008 Todsünde
Cast
 
2007 Die Zürcher Verlobung - Drehbuch zur Liebe
Cast
 
2006/2007 Die Verzauberung
Cast
 
2006/2007 Glückskinder
Cast
 
2006/2007 Schlaflos in Weimar
Cast
 
2006 Franziskas Gespür für Männer
Cast
 
2006 Die Lettin und ihr Lover
Cast
 
2005/2006 Lapislazuli - im Auge des Bären
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Patriarchin
Cast
 
2004 Mörderische Suche
Cast
 
2003/2004 Schöne Witwen küssen besser
Cast
 
2003/2004 Scheidungsopfer Mann
Cast
 
2003/2004 Dorian - Pakt mit dem Teufel
Cast
 
2003 Tigeraugen sehen besser
Cast
 
2002/2003 Der Mörder ist unter uns
Cast
 
2002/2003 Herr Lehmann
Cast
 
2002/2003 Schussangst
Cast
 
2002/2003 Jennerwein
Cast
 
2002/2003 Der alte Affe Angst
Cast
 
2002/2003 Zwei Tage Hoffnung
Cast
 
2001 Engel sucht Flügel
Cast
 
2000/2001 Der Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker
Cast
 
2000 Das Teufelsweib
Cast
 
1999/2000 Falling Rocks
Cast
 
1998/1999 Die Braut
Cast
 
1998 Ein mörderisches Erbe - Tausch mit einer Toten
Cast
 
1998 Einsteins Ende
Cast
 
1998 Das Finale
Cast
 
1997/1998 Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit
Cast
 
1997/1998 Rache für mein totes Kind
Cast
 
1997 Blutsbrüder
Cast
 
1997 Villa Palermo
Cast
 
1996/1997 Die Staatsanwältin
Cast
 
1996-1998 Sieben Monde
Cast
 
1996 Der Puppenmörder
Cast
 
1996 Nirgendwohin
Cast
 
1996 Lautlose Jagd
Cast
 
1994 Jakob
Cast
 
1994 Man(n) sucht Frau
Cast
 
1992/1993 König der letzten Tage
Cast
 
1991/1992 5 Zimmer, Küche, Bad
Cast
 
1990/1991 St. Petri Schnee
Cast
 
1990/1991 Leben für Leben
Cast
 
1988 Mord inklusive
Cast
 
1987 Wunschlos tot
Cast
 
1987 Wahnfried
Cast
 
1986 Lenz oder die Freiheit
Cast
 
1986 Schonzeit für Mörder
Cast
 
1985 Blutsbande
Cast
 
1983 Der Sandmann
Cast
 
1981/1982 Der geheimnisvolle Fremde
Cast
 
1981 Dr. Margarete Johnsohn
Cast
 
1981 Kopfstand
Cast
 
1980/1981 Feuer und Schwert - Die Legende von Tristan und Isolde
Cast
 
1980 Die Weltmaschine
Cast
 
1979 Feuer!
Cast
 
1978/1979 Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz. 2. Teil
Cast
 
1977 Der Einstand
Cast