Ten fun facts about Christoph Waltz

Fact 1
Christoph was nominated for the Academy Award, Critics Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and SAG Award in the same year for his performance in “Inglorious Bastards”. Only 10 other actors have had this distinction: Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Foxx, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Forest Whitaker, Javier Bardem, Daniel Day Lewis, Heath Ledger, Colin Firth, and Christopher Plummer.

Fact 2
Christoph fluently speaks German, English, and French and has the ability to mimic Italian speech.

Fact 3
Christoph studied acting at two prestigious acting institutes- the Max Reinhardt Seminar and the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.

Fact 4
His parents Elisabeth Urbancic and Johannes Waltz, were both set designers.

Fact 5
The actor resides in London but also has a home located Berlin. His primary place of residence is his London home.

Fact 6
He won two awards for Best Supporting Actor under the direction of writer/director Quentin Tarantino. They were for the films “Inglorious Bastards” and “Django Unchained”.

Fact 7
In 2011 he was cast in the film “A Dangerous Method” as Sigmund Freud but turned down the role to instead appear in the film “Water for Elephants”.

Fact 8
Christoph became the first actor to ever win an Academy Award for appearing in a Quentin Tarantino film.

Fact 9
He is only one of two German actors to ever win an Academy Award as of 2013. He has this distinction alongside Luise Rainer.

Fact 10
Christoph is a huge fan of the opera, specifically composer Donizetti.

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Is a German born Academy Award winning actor.