Christoph Waltz Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Jul, 2020
Facts of Christoph Waltz
Date of Birth: 1956 , October-4
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: Austria
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Christoph Waltz
Birth Name Christoph Waltz
Father Johannes Waltz
Mother Elisabeth Urbancic
Nationality German-Austrian
Birth Place/City Vienna
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor
Net Worth $30 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Weight in KG 76
Married to Judith Holste
Children 4
Divorce Jackie
Awards Academy Awards, Golden Globes Awards
Movies Alita: Battle Angel, The Legend of Tarzan, Inglourious Basterds, The Green Hornet, Django Unchained, Epic, Spectre
TV Show Most Dangerous Game, Parole Chicago
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Christoph Waltz is a German-Austrian actor and director. The actor gained his fame from the Quentin Tarantino's movie Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained for both movies he won Academy Award and Golden Globe for supporting role. His other notable movie includes Spectre, Alita Battle Angel, Big Eyes, and The Legend of Tarzan.   

Holds Austrian And German Citizenship

Christoph Waltz was born on 4th October 1956, in Vienna, Austria. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds the dual nationality of German and Austrian.

He is the son of German set designer father Johannes Waltz and Austrian costume designer mother Elisabeth Urbancic.  

Waltz graduated from Theresianum in Vienna. Then he went to study acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. The actor enrolled at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, but later thought his voice was not good for an opera career. 

Won Two Academy Awards For Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz made his debut as an actor from the German television series Am Dam Des in 1977.  As for his first silver screen presence, he worked in the 1981 German movie Headstand. He worked in many television series and a feature film and his craft led him to work in Quentin Tarantino's movie Inglourious Basterds in 2009. For which he won his first Academy Award and Golden Globes for the best supporting role. 

Christoph Waltz holding his Academy Award SOURCE: Pinterest

The actor shared the screen with Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kerry Washington in the movie Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino. For his role, he won Academy Award and Golden Globes Award for his role. 

After that, he was offered many big roles in the movie including Big Eyes, Spectre, The Legend of Tarzan, and Downsizing. In 2019, he shared the screen with Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, and Keean Johnson in Alita Battle Angel. The same year, he made his directorial debut from the movie Georgetown.

He is reprising his role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond movie series No Time To Die in 2020. 

Net Worth Around $30 Million

Christoph Waltz has been working for more than 40 decades as an actor and made him a brand of himself. According to celebrity net worth, he has an estimated net worth of $30 million, as of 2020. 

The actor must charge in million for his role his the movies. As he has appeared in many films which do well in the box office, here are some of his movies with its box office. 

Movie Released Date Star Cast Budget  Box-Office
Inglourious Basterds 2009 Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, and Michael Fassbender $70 million $321.5 million
The Green Hornet 2011 Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, and Cameron Diaz $120 million $227.8 million
Water for Elephants 2011 Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Hal Holbrook $38 million $117.1 million
Django Unchained 2012 Kerry Washington, Dennis Christopher, and Walton Goggins $100 million $425.4 million
Epic 2013 Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, and Amanda Seyfried $93 million $268.4 million
Spectre 2015 Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, and Lea Seydoux $300 million $880.7 million
The Legend of Tarzan 2016 Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, and Margot Robbie $180 million $356.7 million
Alita: Battle Angel 2019 Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Jackie Earle Haley $170 million $404.8 million

The actor resides in Los Angeles just like many renowned celebrities. He has not shared his information about his properties and the house he owns.  

Relationship Status??

Christoph Waltz has been married twice. First, he tied the knot to psychotherapist Jackie. The former husband and wife lived together for 17 years until their divorce. From his first marriage, he has three children. 

Christoph Waltz along with his wife Judith Holste SOURCE: Getty Image

After his divorce, he tied the knot with costume designer Judith Holste. From his second marriage, he has one child daughter.  

The actor split his time between Los Angeles and Berlin. 

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