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->''"That's a bingo!"''

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian (with a German father and Austrian mother) actor (born 4 October 1956 in Vienna) 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 [[StarMakingRole groundbreaking role]] that brought him international fame and acclaim. He has been [[TypeCasting regularly cast]] as a villain since. He is [[CunningLinguist fluent in German, French, and English]] and [[CastTheExpert speaks all three of the languages]] by himself in both Tarantino movies he appeared in.

Waltz has also won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor twice so far, for his roles in the aforementioned Tarantino movies.

!!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 The Three Musketeers]]'' (2011)
* Alan Cowan in ''Film/{{Carnage}}'' (2011)
* Dr. King Schultz in ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' (2012)
* Mandrake in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' (2013)
* Qohen Leth in ''Film/TheZeroTheorem'' (2013)
* Walter Keane in ''Film/BigEyes'' (2014)
* Franz Oberhauser[[spoiler:/Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' (2015)
* Léon Rom in ''Film/TheLegendOfTarzan'' (2016)
* Dusan Mirkovic in ''Film/{{Downsizing}}'' (2017)
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!!'''Tropes associated with him:'''

* AsHimself: In ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', playing the special guest in the Muppets' Berlin show.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Well, not ''every'' time, but it sure adds up. [[Film/DjangoUnchained Even his more heroic roles aren't safe.]]
* 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, they tend to be cultured and versed in several languages.
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