CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Walter Keane) won his second Academy Award for his performance
in Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHANINED. His role also garnered him the Golden
Globe and BAFTA awards for Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, he 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 November 26, 2014, Waltz will appear in Sean Anders' highly anticipated
comedy, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, alongside Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis,
Jennifer Aniston and Chris Pine. Later this year, on December 25, 2014, Waltz
will star as Walter Keane opposite Amy Adams in Tim Burton's drama BIG EYES.
Waltz recently completed production on Justin Chadwick's TULIP FEVER and on
David Yates' TARZAN, starring as Captain Rom alongside Samuel L. Jackson and
Last year, 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 was seen co-starring 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 Rogan and Cameron Diaz.
Off the screen, Waltz spent part of 2013 directing his first opera, Richard
Strauss' DER ROSENKAVARLIER. His production premiered in December 2013 at the
Vlaamse Opera in
December 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 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.