Christoph Waltz (born October 4, 1956) is an Austrian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Hans Landa in the film Inglourious Basterds, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 82nd Academy Awards.
Christoph Waltz studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. He started as a stage actor, playing at venues like Zurich’s Schauspielhaus Zürich, Vienna’s Burgtheater, or the Salzburg Festival. He became a prolific actor on television. In 2000, he directed his first film, the TV production Wenn man sich traut. In Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, Waltz portrayed Standartenführer Hans Landa aka “The Jew Hunter”. For this role, he received the Best Actor Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and has received acclaim for the performance from critics and the public. In 2009, he began sweeping critics’ awards circuits, receiving awards for… read more