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Christoph Waltz (04.10.1956)
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor best known for his parts in 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained'.

Childhood: Christoph Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria. His parents are Johannes Waltz and Elisabeth Urbancic, who were both set and costume designers. He studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Acting career: Christoph Waltz made his acting debut on stage and subsequently performed on various stages including at the Salzburg Festival. He then made various television appearances appearing first in German series 'Parole Chicago' in 1979. In 1990, he was in the British TV series 'Gravy Train'. In 2000, he directed his first TV movie 'Wenn man sich traut'. In 2009, he had his breakthrough role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' as SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Landa alongside Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Eli Roth. The role won him an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe among many others for Best Supporting Actor making him the only actor ever to win an Oscar in a Tarantino movie. In 2011, he appeared in 'The Green Hornet' opposite Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz; 'Water for Elephants' alongside Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon; and 'Carnage' with Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet. 2012 saw him win another Academy Award for his appearance in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' opposite Jamie Fox and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Personal life: Christoph Waltz speaks fluent German, French and English. He has one daughter with his costume designer wife Judith Holste and three other offspring from a previous marriage. He has homes in both Berlin and Los Angeles.



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A Kiss Between Alexander Skarsgard And Christoph Waltz Was Cut From 'The Legend Of Tarzan'


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A scene in which Christoph Waltz’s character Rom kisses Alexander Skarsgard in The Legend of Tarzan was removed from the final film for being “too clever”, according to director David Yates. Speaking to The Times Yates explained that test audiences were left “perplexed” by the kiss, which happened when Tarzan was unconscious.

The Legend of Tarzan castThe Legend of Tarzan originally featured a kiss between Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz.

Yates explained that as part of the film’s effort not to “fall into the trap of what Tarzan represented to some people”, the original cut included a scene where Belgian soldier Rom (played by Christoph Waltz) kisses Tarzan.

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The Legend Of Tarzan Review

Good

It's been nearly 30 years since the last live-action Tarzan movie, and yet it still feels too soon for another remake. Thankfully, this is actually a sequel (perhaps it should have been titled Tarzan Returns), and along with a first-rate cast, this movie has a surprisingly beefy script that hints at a much more high-brow adventure epic. But clearly the studio preferred to make a mindless bit of blockbuster action.

After leaving the jungle, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) has settled into life in damp 1880s England as the Earl of Greystoke with his American wife Jane (Margot Robbie). Meanwhile, deep in the Congo, Belgian diplomat Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) has made a deal with Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou), who has a personal grudge against Tarzan. Planning to hand over Tarzan in exchange for diamonds, Leon lures Tarzan back to Africa, accompanied by Jane and the American explorer George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), who suspects that the slave trade hasn't ended. On arrival, Leon pounces, and Tarzan must revert to the instincts he learned from the gorillas who raised him, while calling on help from old friends.

The plot is actually quite compelling, sparking lots of whooshing action (including plenty of vine-swinging) while grappling with some bigger themes involving colonialism and racism, plus more personal issues of identity and responsibility. The actors pack their scenes with textures that touch on these ideas, while also providing a spark of wit. With his impossibly sculpted physique, Skarsgard looks rather too gym-fit for the role, but he gives Tarzan a soulfulness that makes him likeable. He also develops some steamy chemistry with Robbie, who shines in her role as a feisty woman happy to return to the village where she was raised. The best scene in the film is when she has dinner with Waltz' sneering villain, gleefully swapping innuendo. And even with the action and gunplay, this is Jackson's deepest role in years.

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Actor Christoph Waltz at the Premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. 'The Legend Of Tarzan' has been directed by Harry Potter director David Yates and sees Christoph Waltz cast as the ruthless Captain Léon Rom. Tuesday 28th June 2016

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Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz

Actor Christoph Waltz poses alone and with his co-stars Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson , Djimon Hounsou at the Premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. 'The Legend Of Tarzan' has been directed by Harry Potter director David Yates. Tuesday 28th June 2016

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Christoph Waltz, Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Djimon Hounsou

Samuel L. Jackson plays George Washington Williams in David Yates' new film 'The Legend of Tarzan'. Samuel L. Jackson is seen entering the premiere of the movie with co-stars held at The Dolby Theater. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016

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Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson
Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Djimon   Hounsou
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Samuel L. Jackson

Actor Christoph Waltz at the Premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. 'The Legend Of Tarzan' has been directed by Harry Potter director David Yates and sees Christoph Waltz cast as the ruthless Captain Léon Rom. Tuesday 28th June 2016

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Christoph Waltz

The Legend Of Tarzan Trailer


When Lord John and Lady Greystoke found themselves stranded in strange jungle, their only instinct was to survive. Lord Greystoke built a shelter in the trees and made a home for him, his wife and his new born son, John Greystoke Jr.. As time passed, the jungle grew wilder and both the lord and lady lose their lives. John is found in his crib by a nursing Gorilla who decides to take the baby and nurse him as her own. So begins the legendary tale of Tarzan.

As Tarzan grows stronger, he knows he's different from the rest of his tribe and when he discovers the house his father built it teaches Tarzan about a whole new world full of people just like him. The boy grows into a man and eventually climbs the ranks in his pack to become head of the group. Tarazan - King Of The Jungle.

When a boat is shipwrecked, Tarzan meets his Jane and the two fall in love. Wishing to seek out his homeland and learn more about where he comes from Tarzan and Jane return to London where Lord John Greystoke Jr is soon found to be just of much of a gentleman that of his father.

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Christoph Waltz - Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner 2016 at Montage Beverly Hills at Montage Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016

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Christoph Waltz

The Legend Of Tarzan - Teaser Trailer


Who would've thought that a boy who grew up with apes in the jungle could turn into a well-respected lord who's not only adjusted to 'civilised' life - become accustom to it too. Tarzan is no longer the boy who was written about in all the books, he's a lord and lives with the love of his life, Jane.

When John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan) is approached by the government to travel back to the Congo become an ambassador for the Parliament he reluctantly accepts under forced circumstances. What Tarzan doesn't know is that he's about to play exactly into the hands of Captain Leon Rom, a ruthless Belgian businessman and hunter who's fierce rule is taking over Tarzan's old home.

Having kidnapped Jane, Tarzan's love Captain Leon Rom knows Tarzan will track her down. Both parties are not only pitted against one another but the jungle and its residents also make a battle cry which could result in disastrous consequences.

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Stars And Royals Turn Out For The World Premiere Of 'Spectre' In London [Photos]


James Bond Prince William Kate Middleton Daniel Craig Christoph Waltz Ralph Fiennes Sam Smith Shirley Bassey David Walliams Joan Collins Sam Mendes

The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) as well as the stellar cast led by Daniel Craig and a number of other superstar faces from Shirley Bassey to Martin Freeman.

Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica BellucciLea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci at 'Spectre' premiere

The Royal Film Performance took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in association with the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF); a charity that raises money for people working behind the scenes in the movie and television industry who have suffered financial setbacks in their lives. As well as the future King and his wife, Prince Harry was also spotted at the event, while previous events have even seen the Queen herself in attendance.

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James Bond - Spectre Review

Excellent

For his latest adventure, James Bond mixes the personal drama of Skyfall with the vintage globe-hopping action of the previous 23 movies. The result is an epic thriller packed with exhilarating set-pieces and dark surprises. Again directed by Sam Mendes, the film has a meaty tone from the astounding pre-titles sequence in Mexico City to the climax in North African. And it takes its time to build the suspense, mystery and drama in ways few blockbusters bother to do.

After the calamitous events at Skyfall, Bond (Daniel Craig) has gone rogue, following a videotaped message from his late boss (Judi Dench) to track a villain to Mexico, then continuing to Rome, where he woos the grieving widow (Monica Bellucci). Pursued by relentless goon Mr Hinx (Dave Bautista), he travels onward to Austria, he confronts an old nemesis (Jesper Christiansen), whose daughter Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) joins Bond to travel to Morocco to face the shady top boss Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) in his secret lair. Meanwhile in London, the new M (Ralph Fiennes) is fighting to to keep MI6 in operation as new boss C (Andrew Scott) works to restructure British security as part of a global conglomerate.

Mendes stages this on a massive scale, with huge action sequences that are never rushed or choppy, beautifully shot by ace cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. And it's all underpinned by darker personal drama between the characters, so every sequence features thoughtful conversation, witty banter, more clues to the larger mystery and then thrilling action. And as 007 hops from location to location filling in the bigger picture, the film feels like all of the classic Bond movies rolled into one.

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Spectre Trailer


James Bond has never played by the rules, but this time he may have gone too far when he responds to a mysterious message by travelling to Mexico on an unauthorised mission to meet Lucia Sciarra, the widow of one of the world's most notorious criminal masterminds. She has information regarding a corrupt underground organisation known as SPECTRE, but he's still managed to seriously anger his boss M. Thus, Bond decides to continue his mission undercover, setting out to find a woman named Madeleine Swann who may be able to help him infiltrate the society, bring it down and save the world. Completion of the mission could also secure MI5's continued work, as the new boss of the Centre for National Security Max Denbigh becomes increasingly sceptical of its necessity. However, little does Bond know that he's also about to uncover some secrets about the SPECTRE head that he may rather have kept hidden.

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Sam Smith Receives GQ’s Solo Artist Of The Year Award, Hours After Announcing ‘Spectre’ Theme Song


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Sam Smith had a pretty good day on Tuesday (8th September). The 23-year-old ‘Stay With Me’ singer won the GQ Solo Artist of the Year award and also announced he’s singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre.

Sam SmithSam Smith at the 2015 GQ Man of the Year Awards in London.

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Spectre Trailer


It seems James Bond's flighty career has all boiled down to this moment. He's in deep trouble when MI5 boss M finds out that he has set up his own secret mission to Mexico City, but it was a trip he couldn't afford to miss after discovering a message in regards to a top secret criminal organisation. With a new car and a new lover, now he just needs every trace of his existence erased as he sets out to Rome to uncover this sinister mystery, while on the way meeting the only person with inside knowledge of this group; Lucia Sciarra, the widow of a notorious crime boss who informs Bond about SPECTRE. It soon becomes clear that Bond has a new enemy to face off against, though with every member of SPECTRE having some sort of link to 007, maybe this time the enemy's not such a new face after all.

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Christoph Waltz Denies Playing Ernst Blofeld In 'Spectre'


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Christoph Waltz says he is not playing the classic James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Sam Mendes's forthcoming movie, Spectre. Speculation has been rife that the Oscar winner's character Franz Oberhauser would be revealed as Blofeld, though the actor told GQ magazine that the rumour couldn't be further from the truth.

Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz has denied he will be playing James Bond's arch-nemesis Ernst Blofeld

"That is absolutely untrue," said the Austrian actor, 58. "That rumour started on the internet, and the internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser."

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Christoph Waltz

Date of birth

4th October, 1956

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.70


Christoph Waltz Movies

The Legend of Tarzan Movie Review

The Legend of Tarzan Movie Review

It's been nearly 30 years since the last live-action Tarzan movie, and yet it still...

The Legend Of Tarzan Trailer

The Legend Of Tarzan Trailer

When Lord John and Lady Greystoke found themselves stranded in strange jungle, their only instinct...

The Legend Of Tarzan - Teaser Trailer

The Legend Of Tarzan - Teaser Trailer

Who would've thought that a boy who grew up with apes in the jungle could...

James Bond - Spectre Movie Review

James Bond - Spectre Movie Review

For his latest adventure, James Bond mixes the personal drama of Skyfall with the vintage...

Spectre Trailer

Spectre Trailer

James Bond has never played by the rules, but this time he may have gone...

Spectre Trailer

Spectre Trailer

It seems James Bond's flighty career has all boiled down to this moment. He's in...

Spectre - Teaser Trailer

Spectre - Teaser Trailer

Picking up after the climactic battle at his childhood home of Skyfall Lodge and the...

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Big Eyes Movie Review

Big Eyes Movie Review

Tim Burton combines his sunnier filmmaking style (Big Fish) with his more deranged impulses (Dark...

Big Eyes Trailer

Big Eyes Trailer

Margaret is an inspirational American painter desperate to sell her unique artwork depicting women and...

Horrible Bosses 2 Movie Review

Horrible Bosses 2 Movie Review

Like The Hangover, Horrible Bosses was a movie no one really wanted to see a...

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

In the wake of their struggle to murder their bosses in the first film, 'Horrible...

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

Having previously got involved with a scheme to kill their abusive bosses (a plan which...

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets...

The Zero Theorem Movie Review

The Zero Theorem Movie Review

Lively and imaginative, this raucous adventure-drama recaptures the ramshackle futurism of director Terry Gilliam's 1985...

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