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Christoph Waltz Will Win Oscar Best Supporting Actor For “Inglorious Basterds”

March 7, 2010 /  by  
 

Christoph Waltz Inglorious Basterds Best Supporting ActorChristoph Waltz is the front runner to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.  He is sure to win the award for his brilliant performance as Col. Hans Landa.

This is Christoph Waltz’s first Oscar nomination,  for best actor in a supporting role (Inglorious Basterds).

In “Inglorious Basterds,” Christoph Waltz plays the intelligent, cunning, and intimidating Col. Hans Landa.  Waltz’ critically acclaimed performance in “Basterds” earned him a Best Actor award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Not surprisingly, Waltz took home the Globe and SAG awards and was poised to capture the Oscar. But the role that made him a true movie star almost never made it onscreen. Waltz apparently had reservations when he first read the script and thought that he was being considered for a lesser role. Tarantino also found it challenging to cast the right actor to play the charming polyglot Landa and had said in interviews that he considered ditching the film had he not found Waltz to play the pivotal role. The pairing proved to be very successful for both actor and director, with the film opening at No. 1 at the box office and kicking Waltz’ career into high gear (Yahoo!).

Christoph Waltz is a German actor that has mainly stuck with German roles up until “Inglorious Basterds” last year:

Inglorious Basterds Movie Poster Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor

Read our review of "Inglorious Basterds"

Inglourious Basterds (2009) …. Col. Hans Landa
“Tatort” …. Gerd Weißenbach / … (3 episodes, 1987-2008)
Todsünde (2008) (TV) …. Sebastian Flies
Das jüngste Gericht (2008) (TV) …. Peters
“Die Anwälte” …. Herbert Jahn (1 episode, 2008)
Die Zürcher Verlobung – Drehbuch zur Liebe (2007) (TV) …. Frank ‘Büffel’ Arbogast
“Unter Verdacht” …. Thomas Sell (1 episode, 2007)
“Der letzte Zeuge” …. Dr. Martin York (1 episode, 2007)
Die Verzauberung (2007) (TV) …. Dr. Helmut Bahr
“Der Staatsanwalt” …. Dr. Claudius Tressen (1 episode, 2007)
Franziskas Gespür für Männer (2006) (TV) …. Karl Löwen
“Stolberg” …. Paul Büttner (1 episode, 2006)
“Polizeiruf 110” …. Dr. Juris Gríns (1 episode, 2006)
“Die Spezialisten: Kripo Rhein-Main” …. Andreas Senner (1 episode, 2006)
Lapislazuli – Im Auge des Bären (2006) …. Czerny
“Der Elefant – Mord verjährt nie” …. Richard Seemann (1 episode, 2005)
“Die Patriarchin” (2005) TV mini-series …. Wolf Sevening
Schöne Witwen küssen besser (2004) (TV) …. Jean-France
Mörderische Suche (2004) (TV) …. Richard Benedek
Scheidungsopfer Mann (2004) (TV) …. Benedikt
Herr Lehmann (2003) …. Arzt
Tigeraugen sehen besser (2003) (TV) …. Dr. Thilo Rylow
Schussangst (2003) …. Johannsen
Jennerwein (2003) (TV) …. Pföderl
Zwei Tage Hoffnung (2003) (TV) …. Michael Berg
Der Fall Gehring (2003) (TV) …. Martin Bach
Jagd auf den Flammenmann (2003) (TV) …. Brisky
Der alte Affe Angst (2003) …. Analytiker
Weihnachtsmann gesucht (2002) (TV) …. Johannes Böhmke
Dienstreise – Was für eine Nacht (2002) (TV) …. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann
Der Tanz mit dem Teufel – Die Entführung des Richard Oetker (2001) (TV) …. Dieter Cilov
Riekes Liebe (2001) (TV) …. Trainer Karlhoff
Death, Deceit & Destiny Aboard the Orient Express (2001) …. Ossama/Tarik
Engel sucht Flügel (2001) (TV) …. Caspari
She (2001/I) …. Michael Vincey
Dorian (2001) …. Rolf Steiner
Das Teufelsweib (2000) (TV) …. Finanzbeamte Fink
Falling Rocks (2000) …. Louis
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) …. Peter
Queen’s Messenger (2000) …. Ben Samm

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