Christoph Waltz is a well-known and successful actor and director from the Republic of Austria. He gained a lot of fame through the work he has been doing with the filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Christoph Waltz in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Christoph Waltz was born on October 4, 1956 in Vienna the capital of Austria. His father Johannes Waltz was born in Germany and his mother Elisabeth Urbancic was born in Austria. The parents worked as costume and production designers so they were both in the acting and filming industry. His maternal grandparents were popular including Rudolf von Urban who was a psychiatrist and psychologist and Maria Mayen was an actress.
Christoph Waltz was mainly grown and raised in his birth town. His early education took place at the Theresianum school and he studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. He also studied method acting in New York where he attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. The number of siblings he has is not confirmed but some say that he is a brother of 3 siblings.
Christoph Waltz was first married to a woman named Jackie Waltz with whom he had 1 son and 2 daughters, Leon Waltz, Miriam Waltz and Waltz Rachel. He is now married to the costume designer Judith Holste.
Christoph Waltz can speak French, English and German fluently.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Christoph Waltz began his career working and performing on stage. One of his early screen appearances was in a German TV series named “Parole Chicago”. He has made various great acting roles in films since his career start but he earned many awards and massive success for his performance in the war “Inglourious Basterds” and the western comedy “Django Unchained”.
The TV star Christoph Waltz has over 120 award wins and nominations in his credit. He is a winner of 2 Oscars which he received for his performances in “Django Unchained” and “Inglourious Basterds” films. He also won a total of 2 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others.
Christoph Waltz latest and newest acting roles in films including a science fiction thriller named “Alita: Battle Angel”, crime “Georgetown” which he’s the director of, science fiction comedy drama “Downsizing” and a historical romantic drama film titled “Tulip Fever”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The Austrian actor and director Christoph Waltz has an estimated net worth of more than $25 million. He made his couple of tens of millions through the films he starred in. Christoph Waltz salary and earnings per film is not confirmed but he probably earns a lot as most of his films grossed hundreds of millions at the box office.
Christoph Waltz stands among the most talented and awarded actors. He has over 100 credits as an actor of films and series including the most recent ones. Christoph Waltz spend his living time with Judith Holste in Los Angeles, Berlin and London.