What are Christoph Waltz's best films

Christoph Waltz turns 60: These are his ten best roles

Even if he had already been praised and awarded for numerous German film and television productions, it was Quentin Tarantino who made the big breakthrough possible for Christoph Waltz.

His portrayal of the SS-Standartenf├╝hrer Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds" earned Waltz an Oscar in 2010 and opened the way to Hollywood for him. Born in Vienna, he will be 60 years old on Tuesday (October 4th).

Tarantino also helped Waltz to get Oscar number 2

Three years after the "Basterds" it was again Tarantino who helped Christoph Waltz to win his second Oscar. He received the trophy for his portrayal of the bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in "Django Unchained".

But Waltz not only shone in the films of the US cult director. He has worked with the likes of Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam and Roman Polanski and will appear next year in the science fiction "Downsizing" by the two-time Oscar winner Alexander Payne - alongside stars like Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Neil Patrick Harris and Alex Baldwin.

On the occasion of his 60th birthday, we are honoring the exceptional actor Christoph Waltz with his (so far) ten best roles.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld / Franz Oberhauser

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"James Bond 007 - Specter"Sam Mendes2015Great Britain-

The accolade for all actors who like to play the bad guy is the role of the Bond villain. In 2015 the time had come for Christoph Waltz too. And he was allowed to play the ultimate Bond opponent: Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Unfortunately, Waltz was not able to boast quite as big here as one is used to from him.

Walter Keane

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"Big Eyes"Tim Burton2014United States-

In Tim Burton's biopic about the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), Waltz plays her husband Walter, a self-loving high steward and blender who claims the fame of his wife for himself. A suitable role for Waltz, even if he overshoots the mark here and there.

Qohen Leth

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"The Zero Theorem"Terry Gilliam2013Great Britain, Romania-

In the rather eccentric future vision of Monty Python Terry Gilliam ("12 Monkeys") Christoph Waltz is allowed to play the hero of the film for once. Still, his role as a bald computer genius is rather weird.

Dr. King Schultz

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"Django Unchained"Quentin Tarantino2012United StatesOscar, Golden Globe, etc.

Waltz 'German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz one of the good guys. Director Quentin Tarantino wrote the role and the first-class dialogues for his star, paving the way for Waltz's second Oscar for best supporting actor.

Alan Cowan

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"The God of Carnage"Roman Polanski2011France, Poland, Germany-

Together with Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz is part of Roman Polanski's high-class chamber play based on the play by Yasmina Reza. The four actors make the film a real experience together, even if Waltz 'arrogant lawyer Alan Cowan perhaps towers over his colleagues a little.

August Rosenbluth

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"Water for the elephants"Francis Lawrence2011United States-

In the slightly kitschy but excellent-looking romance in the circus environment, zoo keeper Jacob (Robert Pattinson) falls in love with rider Marlena (Reese Witherspoon). It's just stupid that she is married to the ringmaster August Rosenbluth. Curtain up for Christoph Waltz, who in this role is once again allowed to present all facets of eloquent maliciousness and who easily plays his young colleagues on the wall.

Hans Landa

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"Inglourious Basterds"Quentin Tarantino2009USA, GermanyOscar, Golden Globe, SAG Award and others

You don't have to say much about the role of the ironic, eloquent, charismatic, devious and vicious SS-Standartenf├╝hrer Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds".

Martin Bach

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"The killer is among us"Markus Imboden2003GermanyGolden camera (nom.)

In the intense provincial thriller, Christoph Waltz plays a criminal psychologist and forensic scientist who re-opens a nine-year-old Morfall. The ZDF crime thriller shows Waltz as a deliberate, slightly quirky investigator who draws the right conclusions with great sensitivity.

Roy Black

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"You Are Not Alone - The Roy Black Story"Peter Keglevic1996GermanyBavarian television award

The biopic produced by RTL and Premiere could easily have become a sweet exaggeration of the pop star Roy Black, who died in 1991. Thanks to the main actor Christoph Waltz, who also sang in the film, the drama also has psychological depth and tragedy. Waltz won the Bavarian Film Prize for this.

Erwin Mikolajczyk

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"Day of reckoning - The gunman from Euskirchen"Peter Keglevic1994Germany-

In the drama, which is based on real events, Waltz shows his skills in playing remote characters in the main role of the gunman. In 1994, 39-year-old Erwin Mikolajczyk killed seven people, injured eight others and finally blew himself up during the act of violence in an outbuilding of the Euskirchen District Court.