(biography, photo, video) Christoph Waltz
Christoph waltz: biography
Christoph waltz, who became famous for brilliantly played roles in Quentin Tarantino’s «Inglourious Basterds» and «Django unchained», was born into a family that had a direct relationship to the world of cinema. Father, a German by birth, Johannes waltz, and mother Elizabeth Urbanchik, who was born in Austria, encouraged his son’s passion for acting. Parents worked as costume and grandparents Christophe was a famous theater actors.
After graduating from the Vienna gymnasium Christoph waltz became a student of the University, located in his hometown. As expected, he chose the acting Department. While here the workshops conducted by the famous Director and actor Max Reinhardt.
After graduation, Walz decided not to stay and went to new York where he set his sights on the famous acting school of Lee Strasberg.
Christophe enthusiastically studied and perfected his knowledge of 4 languages: German, French, Italian and English.
Biography Christoph Waltz dates back to late 1970s. during these years he worked in Vienna and went to the scene several theatres. He succeeded at that becomes clear with a list of a theatre stage, to which were invited the waltz. In their company a young actor enrolled in Hamburg, Zurich and theater Frankfurt am main. Christophe had to get their own agent, who helped him deal with a lot of offers and tight schedule.
The career of Christoph Waltz in film began somewhat later, in the early 1980s. First, the actor starred in the melodrama. In 1982 he was offered a role in the German-Irish project «the Flame and the sword: the legend of Tristan and Isolde». 26-year-old waltz and his agent pinned high hopes on this film. A key character, whose appearance is blond, with sky-blue eyes the young man had remembered the female audience, couldn’t lose. However, the project failed at the box office.
And then Christoph waltz, after consulting with his agent, decided to bet on a win-win – detectives. And agree not only on the «good» characters, but also negative. This role came to the Drum in 1991. Famous Krzysztof Zanussi invited the Viennese artist a small but vivid role of Maximilian Kolbe in his film «life for life».
Played actor in a detective film «inspector Rex» by agreeing to the role of a maniac Martin Wolfe. Negative character, as predicted by the agent to the Drum and attracted attention to the artist. Since then he regularly starred in Austrian, German, and then French and British TV series where a very useful knowledge of languages.
The long-awaited fame came to the Drum only in 2008. The work of 42-year-old Christoph suggested that the legendary Quentin Tarantino. It is noteworthy that the actor almost turned down the role, which he invited the famous Director. The fact that Waltz did not like the original interpretation of history. And offer the character, the Nazi villain Hans Landa, has not caused the actor much sympathy. To convince Christophe managed agent. He drew attention to the point: the genius Hollywood Director.
Work in inglorious Basterds Tarantino brought Christoph waltz numerous awards. But chief among them was, of course, «Oscar». It is noteworthy that the Vienna statue of the actor was given the role of the second plan. And the fact that waltz left behind such Hollywood stars as brad pitt and til Schweiger, Christoph made a higher top.
The second «Oscar» was won by the Austrian in the way of a German immigrant, Dr. king Schultz. And again it was the project of Quentin Tarantino. Drama «Django unchained» was released in 2012 and turned into another hit. In addition to the Oscar waltz received the award «Golden globe» and BAFTA.
Today in the rich filmography of this wonderful artist with a lot of vivid roles in famous paintings. Fans of the talent of Christoph Waltz special note of his film «Water for elephants», «the Three Musketeers», «Massacre» and «the Green hornet».
Viennese artist calls himself a «citizen of the world». Today he is in Los Angeles, tomorrow in Berlin or Vienna.
Personal life Christoph Waltz is two marriages, which had 4 children. Three of them gave birth to his first wife Jackie, a psychologist by profession. Son Leon is finished in Israel, the yeshiva and became a Rabbi. Daughters Miriam and Rachel, and Leon, live in Israel.
The second wife of the artist became artist costume designer Judith Holste, who bore her husband in 2005, her daughter.
- «The flame and the sword: the legend of Tristan and Isolde»
- «Inspector Rex»
- «Inglourious Basterds»
- «Django unchained»
- «Water for elephants»
- «The three Musketeers»
- «The green hornet»
- «007: Spectrum»
- «Tarzan. Legend»