Christoph Waltz Bio, Wiki, Age, Movies, Inglourious Basterds, and Net Worth

Christoph Waltz Bio | Wiki

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He has been primarily active in the United States since 2009. Christoph’s accolades include two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In 2020, he starred in the web series Most Dangerous Game, receiving his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. He also voiced Mandrake in Epic (2013) and Count Volpe in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio adaptation (2022).

Christoph Waltz Age

Christoph was born on October 4, 1956, in Vienna, Austria. He is 66 years old.

Christoph Waltz Height

He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.7 m).

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Christoph Waltz Family

He was born in Vienna, Austria, to his parents Johannes Waltz and Elisabeth Urbancic. Christoph’s mother was an Austrian costume designer of Slovenian descent and his father was a German set designer.

His father died when he was seven years old, and his mother later married composer and conductor Alexander Steinbrecher. Steinbrecher was previously married to the mother of director Michael Haneke; as a result, Christoph and Haneke shared the same stepfather.

Christoph Waltz Wife

Christoph was first married to Jacqueline, a dance therapist originally from New York. Together, they have three children. The two lived in London and their marriage lasted 17 years.

Christoph married his second wife, German costume designer Judith Holste, with whom he has a daughter. They divide their time between Berlin, Vienna, and Los Angeles. He speaks German, English, and French in Django Unchained and also Italian in Inglourious Basterds.

Christoph Waltz Education

He had a passion for opera as a youth, having seen his first opera at around the age of ten. As a teenager, Christoph would visit the opera twice a week. He was uninterested in theatre and wished to become an opera singer. After graduating from Vienna’s Theresianum, he went to study acting at the renowned Max Reinhardt Seminar.

At the same time, Christoph also studied singing and opera at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, but eventually decided that his voice was not good enough for an opera career.

In the late 1970s, Christoph spent some time in New York City where he trained with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. He studied script interpretation under Adler and credits his analytical approach to her teaching.

Christoph Waltz Movies

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The Green Hornet (2011)
Water for Elephants (2011)
Carnage (2011)
Django Unchained (2012)
Big Eyes (2014)
Spectre (2015)
Tulip Fever (2017)
Downsizing (2017)
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Rifkin’s Festival (2020)
The French Dispatch (2021)
No Time to Die (2021)
Pinocchio (2022)

Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds

In Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, Christoph portrayed SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa, also known as “The Jew Hunter”. Clever, courteous, multilingual—but also self-serving, cunning, implacable, and murderous—the character of Landa was such that Tarantino feared he “might have written a part that was unplayable”.

Christoph received the Best Actor Award for his performance at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and received acclaim from critics and the public. In 2009, he began sweeping critics’ awards circuits, receiving awards for Best Supporting Actor from the New York Film Critics Circle.

He also received from the Boston Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Best Supporting Actor at the 67th Golden Globe Awards and the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2010. The following month, he won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Christoph Waltz Blofeld Spectre | James Bond

He gained acclaim for his performance as James Bond’s nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Sam Mendes’ Spectre (2015), a role which he reprised in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die (2021). Spectre is a 2015 spy film and the twenty-fourth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures. Directed by Sam Mendes and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan, and Jez Butterworth.

Christoph Waltz Net Worth

He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Christoph’s estimated net worth is $30 million.

Is Christoph Waltz Married

Yes. Christoph married his second wife, German costume designer Judith Holste, with whom he has a daughter. They divide their time between Berlin, Vienna, and Los Angeles.

How Ols Is Christoph Waltz

He is 66 years old. Christoph was born on October 4, 1956, in Vienna, Austria.

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