Christoph Waltz: The fortune of the actor

Residence Los Angeles, Berlin
birth date October 04, 1956 (66 years old)
Born in Vienna, Austria
nationality Germany, Austria
Marital status married to Judith Holste (since 2013)
Profession Actor, director, voice actor
Children 4

How rich is Christoph Waltz?

Christoph Waltz has been an actor for more than 40 years. However, he only celebrated his international breakthrough at the end of the 2000s. He owes it to two films directed by Quentin Tarantino . Waltz won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained . He was then seen, among other things, as a villain in the James Bond film Specter . The estimated net worth of Christoph Waltz is 25 million euros .

The fees of Christoph Waltz

Soon after the start of his career as an actor, Christoph Waltz was recording annual income in the five-figure euro range. By the time he took part in his first Hollywood film in 2009, he should have earned up to 2.5 million euros with German-language productions. His fee for Inglourious Basterds (2009) is estimated to be around four million euros . After winning his first Oscar in 2010, he was able to call up a similarly high wage for all film projects, thereby further increasing his fortune.

Member of a theater family

Christoph Waltz was born into a family with a theater background. His German father Johannes Waltz was a stage designer, his Austrian mother Elisabeth Urbancic worked as a costume designer. Both one of his grandmothers, his step-grandfather and a great-grandfather were actors. After graduating from school , Waltz studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna . In the late 1970s he also attended the Lee Strassberg Institute in New York. Soon after, he was engaged for the first theater productions in Vienna, Zurich and Cologne.

Roles as Roy Black and Oetker kidnapper

Christoph Waltz had his first appearance in a television production in 1977 in the film Der Einstand . In the years that followed, he mainly took on roles in individual episodes of series such as Derrick , The Old Man , A Case for Two and Tatort . However, Waltz did not limit himself to German-language films and series, but also played in British and French productions. The actor became known to a broad public when he starred in the 1996 film You Are Not Alone – The Roy Black Story in the title role. In 2002 he played the kidnapper of the manufacturer’s son Richard Oetker in the film Dance with the Devil – The Kidnapping of Richard Oetker . For this, Waltz was awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize.

Hollywood star with two Oscars

In September 2008, director Quentin Tarantino announced that he had hired Christoph Waltz for a role in his film Inglourious Basterds . The film, which hit theaters worldwide in August 2009, was Waltz’s international breakthrough. For his performance as SS Standartenfuhrer Hans Landa, he won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, among other prizes. Three years later, he appeared again in a Quentin Tarantino film. In Django Unchained, which was released in the US in late 2012 and in German-speaking countries in early 2013, Christoph Waltz played the German dentist King Schultz, who hires himself out as a bounty hunter. He also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 2013.

Since his double Oscar success, Christoph Waltz has only worked in US productions and, due to his awards, can also demand higher fees. In 2015, for example, he appeared in the James Bond film Specter as 007’s antagonist Blofeld. In 2016, Waltz starred in Legend of Tarzan and in 2019 in Alita: Battle Angel . With Most Dangerous Game , Waltz also starred in an American series for the first time in 2020. With every commitment, Christoph Waltz continues to expand his fortune and we will certainly see him on the big screen more often.

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