Christoph Waltz who is best known for his role in TV shows and films like “Inglorious Basterds”, “Django Unchained”, “Carnage” and “Big Eyes” is an Austrian-German actor/director who has been active in the industry since 1977. He has won two Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards to date.
|Full Name||Christoph Waltz|
|Date of Birth||October 4, 1956
|Birth Place||Vienna, Austria|
|Spouse||Jacqueline Rauch (Divorced)
|Net Worth||US $40 million|
EARLY LIFE, YOUNG, AND EDUCATION
Christoph Waltz was born to parents Johannes Waltz and Elizabeth Urbancic on the day of October 4 of 1956 in Vienna which is located in Austria. His father worked as a set designer and his mother worked as a costume designer. His father passed away when he was just 7 years old after which, his mother got married to Alexander Steinbrecher. Alexander was a composer.
Christoph was keen on opera as a child. He often visited the opera and dreamt of becoming an opera singer. He studied acting at Max Reinhart Seminar after completing school. He also studied opera. He however decided to not pursue a career in opera as he thought his voice wasn’t suitable for it. He learned script interpretation from Stella Adler who helped him a lot.
CAREER, MOVIES, IMDb, OSCARS, AND AWARDS
Christoph made his film debut in the year 1979 with the film “Breakthrough” in a minor role of a paramedic. He was uncredited for the role. In 1981, he appeared in the film titled “Headstand” in which he portrayed the role of Markus. 1982 saw him act in the film titled “Fire and Sword” in the role of Tristan. In 1986, he appeared in the film titled “Wahnfried” in the role of Friedrich Nietzsche.
In 1988, he appeared in the film titled “Quicker Than the Eye” in the role of a Police Chief. In 1991, he appeared in the film titled”Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe” in the role of Jan Tietz. In 1995, he appeared in the film “The Start of Something” in which he portrayed the character of Herbert. In 1998, he acted in the film titled “Seven Moons” as Kom. Becker. The same year, in 1998, he appeared in the film titled “Love Scenes from Planet Earth” as Charly. In 1999, he appeared in “The Bride” as Karl August.
From 2000 to 2010, Christoph Waltz appeared in films like “Ordinary Decent Criminal” in which he acted in the role of Peter, “Falling Rocks” in which he portrayed the role of Louis, “Queen’s Messenger” in which he played the role of Ali Ben Samm, “She” in which he acted as Michael Vincey, “Angst” in which he portrayed the role of a Psychoanalyst and “Inglourious Basterds” in which he acted in the role of Col. Hans Landa. 2011 saw him act in the film titled “The Green Hornet” in the role of Benjamin.
In 2012, he appeared in the film titled “Django Unchained” in which he played the role of Dr. King Schultz. In 2013, he appeared in the film “Epic” as Mandrake and in the film “The Zero Theorem” in the role of Qohen Leth. 2014 saw Christoph Waltz appear in the film titled “Muppets Most Wanted” in a cameo role, in the film “Horrible Bosses 2” in the role of Burt Hanson, and in “Big Eyes” in which he portrayed the role of Walter Keane. In 2015, he acted in the film “Spectre” as Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
In 2016, he appeared in the film titled”The Legend of Tarzan” as Léon Rom. 2017 saw him act in the film “Tulip Fever” in the role of Cornelis Sandvoort and in the film “Downsizing” as Dusan Mirkovic. In 2019, he appeared in the film titled “Alita: Battle Angel” in the role of Dr. Dyson Ido and in the film “Georgetown” as Ulrich Mott. The film was his directorial debut. In 2020, he appeared in the film titled “Rifkin’s Festival” in which he played the role of Death. He is to appear in the film titled “No Time to Die” as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in 2021.
PERSONAL LIFE, WIFE, CHILDRENS, AND LANGUAGES
Christoph Waltz was previously married to Jacqueline Rauch. They were married for seventeen years and have three children together. She works as a dance therapist. After their divorce, he got married to Judith Holste. Judith is a costume designer. Together, they have a daughter. Christoph Waltz is multilingual and speaks German, English, and French. He has citizenships of Austria and Germany.
Height, Weight, and Age
Christoph Waltz stands 1.7 meters tall and weighs approximately 70 kg. As of January of 2021, he is 64 years old.
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Christoph Waltz isn’t active on any social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter as of January of 2021.
Christoph Waltz’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 40 million as of January of 2021.