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.
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. 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.
" "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. Waltz earned matching Best Supporting Actor Oscars for his performances in "Django" and "Basterds.
" 'Unchained' Admiration Between Actor And Director. Christoph Waltz (right, with Jamie Foxx) stars in Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.