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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 77 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Spectre
 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)
 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 Bukow and König (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 Unsolved (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)
 2004 Mörderische Suche (TV Movie)
Richard Benedek
 2004 Pact with the Devil
Rolf Steiner
 2004 Scheidungsopfer Mann (TV Movie)
Benedikt von Arn
 2003 Berlin Blues
 2003 Tigeraugen sehen besser (TV Movie)
Dr. Thilo Rylow
 2003 Gun-shy
 2003 Jennerwein (TV Movie)
 2003 Zwei Tage Hoffnung (TV Movie)
Michael Berg
 2003 Der Fall Gehring (TV Movie)
Martin Bach
 2003 Jagd auf den Flammenmann (TV Movie)
 2003 Angst
 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)
 2001 Queen's Messenger
Ben Samm
 2001/I She
Michael Vincey
 2000 The Beast (TV Movie)
Finanzbeamte Fink
 2000 Falling Rocks
 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)
 1998 Das Finale (TV Movie)
 1998 Sieben Monde
 1998 Schock - Eine Frau in Angst (TV Movie)
Kommissar Kaul
 1998 Vickys Alptraum (TV Movie)
 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)
- 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)
 1995 Man(n) sucht Frau (TV Movie)
 1995 Prinz zu entsorgen (TV Movie)
 1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Weak Moustache
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Weak Moustache
 1995 Ein Anfang von etwas
 1995 Die Staatsanwältin (TV Series)
Andreas Döpke
 1994 Die Staatsanwältin (TV Movie)
Andreas Doepke
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
 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)
 1992 5 Zimmer, Küche, Bad (TV Movie)
Hartwig Klemmnitz
 1991 Zycie za zycie. Maksymilian Kolbe
Jan (as Christopher Waltz)
 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)
 1986 Lenz oder die Freiheit (TV Mini-Series)
 1985 A Case for Two (TV Series)
- Blutsbande (1985) ... Alf
 1983 Der Sandmann (TV Movie)
 1982 Dr. Margarete Johnsohn (TV Movie)
 1982 The Mysterious Stranger (TV Movie)
Ernst Wasserman
 1981 Die Weltmaschine (TV Movie)
 1981 Kopfstand
Markus Dorn
 1979 Feuer! (TV Movie)
Karl Albrecht Schlick
 1979 Breakthrough
Sanitäter in der Eröffnungssequenz am Bahnhof beim Verwundetenzug (uncredited)
 1977 Der Einstand (TV Movie)
Günther Vesely
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[on advice a dog trainer once gave him that can apply to him as well] The better the dog, the busier you have to keep him. I'm arrogant and blase enough to consider myself a very good dog. You take pride in what you're doing, in your craft, and all of that, but -- I wouldn't say I resigned myself to mediocrity, not at all, but I started to accept that there might be an ideal you strive for (and) ... See more »


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