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Christoph Waltz

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Christoph Waltz (born 4 October 1956) is an Austrian-German actor. Internationally, he is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. He received acclaim for his portrayal of SS-Standartenf├╝hrer Hans Landa in Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2010. He portrayed Dr. King Schultz in Tarantino's 2012 film Django Unchained, for which he won the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Christoph Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria. He is the son of German-born Johannes Waltz and Austrian-born Elisabeth Urbancic, set and costume designers. His maternal grandfather, Rudolf von Urban, was a psychiatrist and psychologist who wrote the book Sex Perfection and Marital Happiness (Rider & Co 1952). His maternal grandmother was Burgtheater actress Maria Mayen, and his step-grandfather was actor Emmerich Reimers. His great-grandparents also worked in theatre.

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