CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Dusan) won his second Academy Award for his
performance in Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED. The role of Dr. King
Schultz also garnered him Best Supporting Actor honors at the 2013 Golden
Globe and BAFTA awards. In 2009, Waltz received the Academy, SAG, BAFTA,
Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival awards for his portrayal of Nazi Colonel
Hans Landa in Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS. On December 1, 2014, Waltz
was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Waltz is currently in production on his directorial debut, GEORGETOWN,
which is based on an article written by Franklin Foer in The New York Times
Magazine. The true crime story, adapted for film by Pulitzer Prize-winner David
Auburn, is based on the murder of a Washington, D.C. socialite (played by
Vanessa Redgrave), who was killed in her Georgetown row house by her much
younger husband (played by Waltz).
In December, Waltz stars alongside Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig in
Alexander Payne's DOWNSIZING. The film tells the story of an Omaha man who
joins a group of people undergoing a new process that reduces people to a tiny
fraction of their size in order to counter the effects of overpopulation.
In 2018, Waltz will be seen in Robert Rodriguez's ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL,
opposite Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali. Waltz was last
seen in David Yates' THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, starring as Captain Rom alongside
Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard. In 2015, Waltz
starred as Oberhauser opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in MGM and Sony
In 2014, Waltz was seen starring as Walter Keane alongside Amy Adams as
Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's biopic, BIG EYES and was nominated for a
Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical on for his
performance in the film. Also in 2014, Waltz appeared alongside Jason Bateman,
Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Pine in Sean Anders'
highly anticipated comedy, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, which was released by Warner
In 2012, Waltz starred in Terry Gilliam's THE ZERO THEOREM with Matt
Damon and Tilda Swinton, and also lent his voice to Fox's animated feature,
EPIC. In 2011, Waltz starred in CARNAGE, an adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony
winning play, God of Carnage. Roman Polanski directed the film and Waltz
starred opposite Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly. The same year,
also starred in THE THREE MUSKETEERS for director Paul W.S. Anderson and Summit
Entertainment. Waltz played Cardinal Richelieu alongside a cast that included
Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom and Mads Mikkelsen
In April 2011, Waltz co-starred in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, the Richard
LaGravanese-scripted adaptation of the novel by Sara Gruen. Waltz played a
circus owner in the film opposite Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Prior
to that, Waltz played Chudnofsky in Michel Gondry's THE GREEN HORNET
alongside Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz.
Off screen, Waltz spent a portion of 2013 directing his first opera, Richard
Strauss' DER ROSENKAVARLIER. His production premiered in December 2013 at
the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp with musical direction by Dmitri Jurowski and
Philipp Pointner. The comic opera follows the romantic desperation of two
couples in 18th century Vienna. Waltz will next direct Giuseppe Verdi's
also with the Vlaamse Opera, later this year.
Waltz's work in European television, film and theatrical productions spans
three decades. His motion picture credits include GUN-SHY, the Berlin Film
entry LAPISLAZULI, DORIAN, SHE, FALLING ROCKS, ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL,
OUR GOD'S BROTHER, THE BEAST, BERLIN BLUES, and ANGST. On television, Waltz
appeared in the Adolf Grimme Award-winning films DER TANZ MIT DEM TEUFEL -
DIE ENTFUHRUNG DES RICHARD OETKER and DIENSTREISE - WAS FUR EINE NACHT
DIENSTREISE. For his work in DU BIST NICHT ALLEIN - DIE ROY BLACK STORY, Waltz
garnered Bavarian and German TV awards and the RTL Golden Lion.