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'''Christoph Waltz''' is a German-Austrian actor (born 4 October 1956) whose career revolved mainly around theatre and television in Europe until he was cast as [[ThoseWackyNazis SS Standartenführer]] [[ManipulativeBastard Hans]] [[WickedCultured Landa]] (a.k.a. "The Jew Hunter") in Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', a groundbreaking [[StarMakingRole role that brought him international fame and acclaim]]. Since then, he is [[TypeCasting regularly cast]] as a villain.

He is [[CunningLinguist fluent in German, French, and English]] and [[CastTheExpert speaks all three of the languages]] in both ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' and ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.

Waltz has also won the AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor twice so far, for his roles in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' (2009) and ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' (2012).

!!His roles include:
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche in ''Wahnfried'' (1986)
* SS Standartenführer Hans Landa in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' (2009)
* Benjamin Chudnofsky in ''Film/TheGreenHornet'' (2011)
* August Rosenbluth in ''Literature/WaterForElephants'' (2011)
* Cardinal de Richelieu in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''
* Alan Cowan in ''Film/{{Carnage}}'' (2011)
* [[PlayingAgainstType Dr. King Schultz]] in ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' (2012)
* Mandrake in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' (2013)
* Qohen Leth in ''Film/TheZeroTheorem'' (2013)

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!!'''Tropes associated with him:'''

* AsHimself: In ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', playing the special guest in the Muppets' Berlin show.
* {{Badass}}: Some of his roles are this.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Well, not ''every'' time, but it sure adds up.
* CunningLinguist: Aside from his mother language (that is German), he is fluent in French and English.
* SoftspokenSadist: Hero or villain, his characters rarely raise their voices or sound rude. Doesn't makes them any less capable... or deadly.
* WickedCultured: When he plays villains.