CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Mandrake) won his second Academy Award for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. His role also garnered Waltz 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.
Recently, Waltz finished production on Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem with Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton.
Waltz was last seen 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 film premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2011 and opened at the New York Film Festival on September 30, 2011. It was released domestically by Sony Pictures Classics in December 2011.
Waltz was recently seen in The Three Musketeers 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. The film was released on October 14, 2011.
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.
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, and Berlin Blues 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.