Date of Birth : Oct 4th 1956
Waltz studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. He started as a stage actor, playing at venues like Zurich’s Schauspielhaus Zürich, Vienna’s Burgtheater, or the Salzburg Festival. Later he became a prolific actor in various TV productions. In Quentin Tarantino’s epic war film/spaghetti western Inglourious Basterds, Waltz portrayed Colonel Hans Landa, the sinister yet poetic pipe-smoking “Jew Hunter”. For this role, he received the Best Actor Award in the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Waltz is married with four children, and lives in London, England.