CHRISTOPH WALTZ 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 Inglourious Basterds. On December 1, 2014, Waltz was honored with a
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Waltz recently starred as Walter Keane alongside Amy Adams' Margaret Keane in
Tim Burton's biopic Big Eyes. The drama takes place in the 1960s and centres on
the great success of painter Margaret Keane coupled with the legal difficulties
she had with her husband (Waltz's Walter Keane), who claimed credit for her
Waltz appeared alongside Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer
Aniston and Chris Pine in Sean Anders' Horrible Bosses 2, which was released by
Warner Bros. Pictures on November 26, 2014. He also recently completed
production on Justin Chadwick's Tulip Fever and David Yates' Tarzan, starring as
Captain Rom alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Alexander Skarsgard.
In 2013, 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, he also
starred in The Three Musketeers for director Paul W.S. Anderson and Summit
Entertainment. Waltz played Cardinal Richelieu alongside an international cast
that included Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Matthew Macfadyen, Mads Mikkelsen
and Juno Temple.
In April 2011, Waltz co-starred in Water for Elephants, the Richard LaGravanese-scripted
adaptation of the novel by Sara Gruen. Waltz played the circus owner and
ringmaster in the film opposite Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Prior
to that, Waltz played the villain Chudnofsky in Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet
alongside Seth Rogen 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's work in European television, film and theatrical productions spans three
decades. His motion picture credits include Gun Shy, the Berlin Film Festival
entry Lapislazuli, Dorian, She, Falling Rocks, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Our
God's Brother, The Beast, Berlin Blues and Angst. On television, he appeared in
the Adolf Grimme Award-winning films "Der Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die EntfĂĽhrung
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.