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Christoph Waltz


Christoph Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria, to Elisabeth Urbancic, an Austrian-born costume designer, and Johannes Waltz, a German-born stage builder. He has 3 siblings. He was born into a theater family, as his maternal grandmother was Viennese Burgtheater actress Maria Mayen, and his step-grandfather was fellow Burgtheater actor Emmerich ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 73 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bond 24 (pre-production) (rumored)
 2016 Tarzan (filming)
Captain Rom
 2015 Tulip Fever (post-production)
Cornelis Sandvoort
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2
Bert Hanson
 2013 Epic
Mandrake (voice)
 1987-2008 Tatort (TV Series)
Gerd Weißenbach / Prof. Robert Henze / Inspektor Passini
- Liebeswirren (2008) ... Gerd Weißenbach
- Schlaflos in Weimar (2006) ... Prof. Robert Henze
- Wunschlos tot (1987) ... Inspektor Passini
 2008 Das Geheimnis im Wald (TV Movie)
Hans Kortmann
 2008 Todsünde (TV Movie)
Sebastian Flies
 2008 Das jüngste Gericht (TV Movie)
Peters
 2008 Die Anwälte (TV Series)
Herbert Jahn
- Leben und Tod (2008) ... Herbert Jahn
 2007 Die Zürcher Verlobung - Drehbuch zur Liebe (TV Movie)
Frank 'Büffel' Arbogast
 2007 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Thomas Sell
- Hase und Igel (2007) ... Thomas Sell
 2007 Der letzte Zeuge (TV Series)
Dr. Martin York
- Martinspassion (2007) ... Dr. Martin York
 2007 Die Verzauberung (TV Movie)
Dr. Helmut Bahr
 2007 Der Staatsanwalt (TV Series)
Dr. Claudius Tressen
- Glückskinder (2007) ... Dr. Claudius Tressen
 2006 Franziskas Gespür für Männer (TV Movie)
Karl Löwen
 2006 Stolberg (TV Series)
Paul Büttner
- Kreuzbube (2006) ... Paul Büttner
 2006 Polizeiruf 110 (TV Series)
Dr. Juris Gríns
- Die Lettin und ihr Lover (2006) ... Dr. Juris Gríns
 2006 Die Spezialisten: Kripo Rhein-Main (TV Series)
Andreas Senner
- Schuld und Sühne (2006) ... Andreas Senner
 2005 Der Elefant: Mord verjährt nie (TV Series)
Richard Seemann
- Verlorene Jahre (2005) ... Richard Seemann
 2005 Die Patriarchin (TV Mini-Series)
Wolf Sevening
- III (2005) ... Wolf Sevening
- II (2005) ... Wolf Sevening
- I (2005) ... Wolf Sevening
 2004 Schöne Witwen küssen besser (TV Movie)
Jean-France
 2004 Mörderische Suche (TV Movie)
Richard Benedek
 2004 Dorian
Rolf Steiner
 2004 Scheidungsopfer Mann (TV Movie)
Benedikt von Arn
 2003 Herr Lehmann
Arzt
 2003 Tigeraugen sehen besser (TV Movie)
Dr. Thilo Rylow
 2003 Gun-shy
Johannsen
 2003 Jennerwein (TV Movie)
Pföderl
 2003 Zwei Tage Hoffnung (TV Movie)
Michael Berg
 2003 Der Fall Gehring (TV Movie)
Martin Bach
 2003 Jagd auf den Flammenmann (TV Movie)
Brisky
 2003 Angst
Analytiker
 2002 Weihnachtsmann gesucht (TV Movie)
Johannes Böhmke
 2002 Dienstreise - Was für eine Nacht (TV Movie)
Klaus-Dieter Lehmann
 2001 Riekes Liebe (TV Movie)
Trainer Karlhoff
 2001 Engel sucht Flügel (TV Movie)
Caspari
 2001 Queen's Messenger
Ben Samm
 2001/I She
Michael Vincey
 2000 The Beast (TV Movie)
Finanzbeamte Fink
 2000 Falling Rocks
Louis
 1999 Dessine-moi un jouet (TV Movie)
Klaus Hermann
 1999 Die Braut
Herzog Carl August
 1998 Mörderisches Erbe - Tausch mit einer Toten (TV Movie)
Moritz Fink
 1998 Rache für mein totes Kind (TV Movie)
Paul
 1998 Das Finale (TV Movie)
Kant
 1998 Sieben Monde
Becker
 1998 Schock - Eine Frau in Angst (TV Movie)
Kommissar Kaul
 1998 Vickys Alptraum (TV Movie)
Johnny
 1998 Einsteins Ende (TV Movie)
 1997 Schimanski (TV Series)
Klaus Mandel
- Blutsbrüder (1997) ... Klaus Mandel
 1997 Our God's Brother
Max, Maksymilian Gierymski
 1997 Faust (TV Series)
Gerhardt Schulze-Leitner
- Villa Palermo (1997) ... Gerhardt Schulze-Leitner
 1996 Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (TV Series)
Martin Wolf
- Der Puppenmörder (1996) ... Martin Wolf
 1996 Rosa Roth (TV Series)
Wietze
- Nirgendwohin (1996) ... Wietze
 1996 Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (TV Movie)
Roy Black
 1996 Der Tourist (TV Movie)
Stephan Görner
 1996 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
Mirovich
 1995 Man(n) sucht Frau (TV Movie)
Christoph
 1995 Prinz zu entsorgen (TV Movie)
Roman
 1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Weak Moustache
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Weak Moustache
 1995 Ein Anfang von etwas
Herbert
 1995 Die Staatsanwältin (TV Series)
Andreas Döpke
 1994 Die Staatsanwältin (TV Movie)
Andreas Doepke
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
Morash
 1994 Tag der Abrechnung - Der Amokläufer von Euskirchen (TV Movie)
Erwin Mikolajczyk
 1993 A King for Burning (TV Mini-Series)
Jan Bockelson
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Jan Bockelson
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Jan Bockelson
 1992 Die Angst wird bleiben (TV Movie)
Manfred
 1992 5 Zimmer, Küche, Bad (TV Movie)
Hartwig Klemmnitz
 1991 Zycie za zycie
Jan
 1986-1990 The Old Fox (TV Series)
Christian Kamp / Hans Baumeister
- So gut wie tot (1990) ... Christian Kamp
- Zwei Leben (1986) ... Hans Baumeister
 1989 Goldeneye (TV Movie)
German spy
 1988 Quicker Than the Eye
Police Chief
 1986-1988 Derrick (TV Series)
Schumann / Eberhard Bothe
- Mord inklusive (1988) ... Schumann
- Schonzeit für Mörder (1986) ... Eberhard Bothe
 1988 The Alien Years (TV Movie)
Stefan Mueller
 1987 Das andere Leben (TV Movie)
Stefan
 1986 Lenz oder die Freiheit (TV Mini-Series)
Sigel
 1985 A Case for Two (TV Series)
Alf
- Blutsbande (1985) ... Alf
 1983 Der Sandmann (TV Movie)
 1982 Dr. Margarete Johnsohn (TV Movie)
Rainer
 1982 The Mysterious Stranger (TV Movie)
Ernst Wasserman
 1981 Die Weltmaschine (TV Movie)
 1981 Kopfstand
Markus Dorn
 1979 Feuer! (TV Movie)
Karl Albrecht Schlick
 1977 Der Einstand (TV Movie)
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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Christopher Waltz

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's frustrating. Even though I agree with all of you [other actors being interviewed], I have a less romantic and idealistic approach to acting. Over there (in Germany), the business is based on mediocrity. On a high level, admittedly, but mediocrity. You reach a certain level, beyond which you will not go. Not just in career but in challenges and opportunity. It's interesting for the specific ... See more »

Trivia:

His son from his first marriage is a rabbi, a daughter from his first marriage is an architect. See more »

Trademark:

Polyglotism See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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