| $ 20 Million
Actor and Director
$ 20 Million
- Birthday4th Oct, 56
- Birth PlaceAustria
- Marital statusMarried
OSCARS 2013: Christoph Waltz wins Supporting Actor for Django Unchained.
Christoph Waltz is one of the most recognizable Austrian-German actors in the world who has managed to replicate his European success in the Hollywood movie industry. The actor successfully managed to carry off one of the most incredibly difficult and multilayered roles ever conceived by celebrated director Quentin Tarantino in the film “Inglourious Basterds”, a performance which landed Waltz the Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category in the year 2010. And before he plunged into mainstream English movies, Christoph was already a highly accomplished actor in the European movie and television circuit. Christoph has so far also won honors for his subsequent movie performances and is fast cementing his reputation as one of the most accomplished method actors in Hollywood.
Waltz’s phenomenal acting prowess has helped him to break into the elite millionaire’s club and guarantee his long term financial safety. Today the Austrian’s net worth is estimated to be over $20 million. The vast chunk of this sizeable bank balance has come from Waltz’s television and movie appearances spread acrros two continents. Christoph has also inked lucrative endorsement deals to market products of big companies of the likes of Ikea and Deutsche Telekom.
Waltz’s extremely healthy bank balance has allowed him to afford a very comfortable lifestyle for him and his family. The actor owns two luxury residences in Berlin and Los Angeles. The Austrian loves to drive high end cars. He is a huge fan of the Jaguar brand and owns quite a these expensive cars in his garage. Christoph prefers to spend his spare time with his family and loves to take them out to exotic beach resorts like Florida for short vacations. The multi-lingual actor is a fluent speaker of German, French and English. The award winning artist has lent his support to fundraising events to benefit charities like UNICEF. It is not yet known if Waltz directly patronizes any philanthropic organizations.
Waltz was born in Austria into a family which had a long association with the theater industry. He has three siblings. The actor is a very reserved person and rarely talks about his personal life during media interviews. Waltz has been married twice. While working in New York he met his first wife and the couple had three children together but unfortunately the marriage could not survive and both went their separate ways. Christoph's second wife Judith Holste is a costume designer and the union so far has been blessed with a daughter. The artist currently juggles his time between the cities of Berlin and Los Angeles due to work related requirements.
It's a wonderful narrative device to bring someone from the outside and look through his eyes if you want to describe the absurdity and preposterous reality that is accepted amongst the ones who are inside.
Well, you need the villain. If you don't have a villain, the good guy can stay home.
You can't always do the extraordinary, in between you have to do the ordinary. Because if you didn't, what would constitute the extraordinary?
I take praise as not just a reward and a result but also as the beginning of a new process.
You get hit over the knuckles enough, you don't stick them out anymore.
Did you know?
He received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Landa.
He won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, and ultimately the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Django Unchained.
He is the only Austrian actor to win two Oscars.
He is fluent in English, French and German and is skilled at mimicking Italian speech.
He loves opera. His favorite opera composer is Donizetti.