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Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor. Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained" Christoph Waltz on his Django Unchained Director Quentin Tarantino. Working with Quentin Tarantino seems to be the good luck charm Christoph Waltz needs for Oscar recognition.

Christoph Waltz on his Django Unchained Director Quentin Tarantino

Three years ago, he picked up the Best Supporting Actor statue at the Oscars for his turn as the ruthless Nazi officer Colonel Hans Landa in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, even though he’d been acting for some time before this. Now, once again, the Austrian actor’s work with the American director has lead to an Oscar nod for his somewhat more sympathetic portrayal of a German in Django Unchained. In an interview about the film, which has now become the biggest box office success of Tarantino’s career, Christoph told me about the relationship they have, and why Tarantino is just like German composer-extraordinaire Richard Wagner.

He also throws in the word gesamtkunstwerk in there a few times. And yes, I had to google the spelling of that one. And this one: Glückwünsche, Mr Waltz! Django Unchained opens in South Africa next Friday, it’s currently playing in the US. Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen. NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says after working with Christoph Waltz on 2009's "Inglourious Basterds," he found himself writing a role specifically for the Austrian actor in "Django Unchained.

Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

" "I've been wanting to do this story for a long time and there was never a German dentist-bounty hunter in the story. The next thing I know, I sat down and wrote that opening scene, and he just flew right out of the pen, like it was the tenant of God, boom! " Tarantino told reporters in New York while promoting "Django" before its theatrical release late last year. 'Unchained' Admiration Between Actor And Director. Christoph Waltz (right, with Jamie Foxx) stars in Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained.

'Unchained' Admiration Between Actor And Director

Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Company hide caption itoggle caption Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Company Christoph Waltz (right, with Jamie Foxx) stars in Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained. Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Company When Christoph Waltz auditioned for the role of SS officer Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, he read the passage assigned for the audition, then kept going until he had gone through the entire role as Tarantino himself filled in for the other parts.

"It was partly hilarious, partly just fabulous, partly scary," Waltz tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. Waltz wound up winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor the following year for his portrayal of Landa, and, at age 53, officially breaking into the Hollywood scene. Waltz won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for his performance in Inglourious Basterds. Christoph Waltz: An Oscar-Nominated Glorious 'Basterd' Quentin Tarantino, one of Hollywood's most influential directors, said his multi-Oscar nominated movie "Inglourious Basterds" would never have been made were it not for a relatively unknown Austrian actor called Christoph Waltz – despite having cast Brad Pitt as the lead. null Tarantino's movie revolves around a hillbilly from the South, Lt.

Christoph Waltz: An Oscar-Nominated Glorious 'Basterd'

Aldo Raine, played by Pitt, who starts a resistance movement with eight Jewish American soldiers who are dropped behind enemy lines. Waltz plays the charismatic yet sadistic Nazi Colonel Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa. Before Tarantino met Waltz, he said he wasn't able to find the perfect actor for the role. Oscar Nominee: 'Inglourious Basterds' Waltz, who won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival last May, was nominated in February for an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category.

"It took me a long time to say the word Oscar, but after the nomination I thought I might as well start," Waltz said in a recent interview with Travers. " Christoph Waltz Explains What Makes Quentin Tarantino So Special. Quentin Tarantino and Cast Discuss the Struggle and Joy In Making ‘Django Unchained’ On Sunday, December 16th, Quentin Tarantino and cast converged on New York City’s high-class Ritz-Carlton to discuss their film, Django Unchained.

Quentin Tarantino and Cast Discuss the Struggle and Joy In Making ‘Django Unchained’

In short, there was a legendary auteur, big stars, and feeble press all on hand, though this didn’t lead to nearly as much blood as the work itself. Nevertheless, those who’ve seen the movie are, by now, fully aware of the chemistry and energy this team carry when all put together — thankfully, that transplants to what could’ve just been another stiff press event. It’s only fitting that the writer-director — wearing a baggy sweatshirt and Kangol hat which recalled Ordell Robbie — would be the point upon which this entire discussion pivoted. While Tarantino was, unsurprisingly, a joy to listen to (verbal eccentricities and all), there was heavy educational value in hearing him speak firsthand. Not that it was so easy. So in came none other than Sidney Poitier. This story, too, is a bit of a change for him as a screenwriter.