Oscar Actors: Waltz, Christoph–Two Supporting Actor Awards in Tarantino’s Movies

Christoph Waltz won his second Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  The same role, Dr. King Schultz, also garnered him Best Supporting Actor honors at the 2013 Golden Globe and BAFTA awards.

In 2009, Waltz received the Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival awards for his portrayal of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

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 work.

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 on November 26, 2014.

He recently completed production on Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever and David Yates’ Tarzan, starring as Captain Rom alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Alexander Skarsgård.

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 LapislazuliDorianSheFalling RocksOrdinary Decent CriminalOur God’s BrotherThe BeastBerlin Blues and Angst.  On television, he appeared in the Adolf Grimme Award-winning films “Der Tanz mit dem Teufel – Die Entführung des Richard Oetker” and “Dienstreise – Was für 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.

On December 1, 2014, Waltz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.