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 $10 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.