Christoph Waltz Biography

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

Score: 7.58 / 10
Released: July 1, 2016
Director: David Yates
Producer: Jerry Weintraub, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche, David Barron
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Christoph Waltz, Genevieve O'Reilly
Genre: Action
Length: 109 minutes
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Christoph Waltz Biography


Date of Birth: October 4, 1956

Born in Vienna, Austria, Christoph Waltz's near 30-year career as an actor includes an impressive roster of award-winning television, film and stage credits.

His film credits include Lapislazuli (which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival), Berlin Blues, Gun-Shy, Angst, She, Dorian, The Beast, Falling Rocks, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Our God's Brother and Goldeneye.

Christoph is perhaps best known in Austria for his countless guest star and telefilm roles. The telefilms Der Tanz Mit Dem Teufel - Die Entfuhrung and Dienstreise Was Fur Ein Nacht won prestigious Adolf Grimme Awards for their creative team of director and actors. Waltz's work in Du Bist Nicht Allein - Die Roy Black Story won him a Bavarian TV Award, a German TV Award and an RTL Golden Lion Award.

For his work in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Christoph won multiple awards, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Since then, he's gone on to star as Reese Witherspoon's animal trainer husband in the drama Water for Elephants (2011). For his work in Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012), he won a second Academy Award. He lent his voice for the film Muppets Most Wanted (2014) and reprised his role in the sequel Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).

More recently, he starred in the Bond film, Spectre (2015), the biopic Big Eyes (2015), the adventure epic The Legend of Tarzan (2016), and the period drama Tulip Fever (2017). His latest role is in the film Downsizing (2017) opposite Matt Damon.

Christoph, who is divorced and has three adult children, currently makes his home in London.

Downsizing (2017)
Tulip Fever (2017)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Spectre (2015)
Big Eyes (2014)
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Django Unchained (2012)
Carnage (2011)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Water for Elephants (2011)
The Green Hornet (2011)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Lapislazuli – Im Auge des Bären (2006)
Herr Lehmann (2003)
Gun-shy (2003)
Angst (2003)
Death, Deceit & Destiny Aboard the Orient Express (2001)
She (2001)
Dorian (2001)
Falling Rocks (2000)
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
Queen’s Messenger (2000)
Die Braut (1999)
Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit (1998)
Night Time (1998)
Our God's Brother (1997)
Ein Anfang von etwas (1994)
St. Petri Schnee (1991)
Zycie za zycie (1991)
Quicker Than the Eye (1989)
Wahnfried (1986)
Fire and Sword (1982)
Kopfstand (1981)

Filmography → Oscars™ Nominations and Awards

Actor Downsizing (2017)
Actor Tulip Fever (2017)
Actor Big Eyes (2014)
Actor The Zero Theorem (2014)
Actor Epic (2013)
Actor Epic 3D (2013)
Actor Django Unchained (2012)
Actor Carnage (2011)
Actor The Green Hornet (2011)