Quote: "I'm not interested in opinions and preoccupation about what happened 35 years ago. I'm a moral person who despises moralistic judgements because they're made at the expense of morals." Christoph Waltz had no problems working with exiled moviemaker Roman Polanski on Carnage. The director is still facing charges in the U.S. of having sex with a minor at a Hollywood party over 35 years ago. He fled to Europe on the eve of his sentencing and has never returned.
Quote: "I once ran into Dustin Hoffman at a basketball game... His son introduced me, saying, 'Dad, this is Christoph, you know, he played in Inglourious Basterds'. Hoffman looked at me and said, 'Yeah, I haven't seen that. That's strange, because usually I check out the other short guys'." Christoph Waltz had a strange encounter with Dustin Hoffman.
Quote: "I was a member of the Fred Astaire fan club in Vienna. I was about 16 or so... I thought, 'Well, maybe if I become a member of the fan club I can at least see all of Fred Astaire's movies or find some way to learn about tap dancing." Actor Christoph Waltz was obsessed with silver screen movie icon Fred Astaire as a teenager.
Quote: "Recently I've had the experience of receiving screenplays that they've (producers) gone through all this effort to keep secret... I've even had trouble reading them because my name is written so big across the page that it almost blocks out the text." Christoph Waltz is not a fan of top secret film projects, like his new James Bond movie Spectre.
Quote: "He shouldn't be replaced at all." New James Bond villain Christoph Waltz is a big fan of current 007 Daniel Craig.
Quote: "This man walks up to me at an event, tall, good-looking, very cultured, beautiful glasses. The spectacle thing, that impresses me. I start talking to him, very nice conversation, lovely man and then, like, two minutes into the conversation he says, 'You don't know who I am do you...? I'm Jerry Seinfeld.' I was almost embarrassed, it was the glasses that threw me, I didn't recognise him with the glasses." Actor Christoph Waltz was left red-faced during a recent meeting with comedian Seinfeld.
Quote: "I felt a sudden urge to go to the bathroom and then I was afraid to miss my bus... It reminded me of whenever it was, in the 80s. I hated it then." Actor Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz made a hasty retreat from a recent Quentin Tarantino tribute in Hollywood when Boy George and Culture Club hit the stage.
Fact: Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz showed off his dramatic acting skills on late-night Tv in America on Tuesday (11Nov14) when he performed an emotional spoken-word version of the theme from Sesame Street as part of an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Quote: "I had a director throw a full glass of beer at me. And I had a director throw a chair at me because he thought I had an affair with his wife. I didn't." Horrible Bosses 2 star Christoph Waltz describes his own experience with horrible bosses.
Fact: Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and director Ang Lee are among the stars who will sit on the jury panel at this year's (13) Cannes Film Festival. Moviemaker Steven Spielberg has already been unveiled as the jury president for the 2013 event in France next month (May13).
Fact: Oscar nominee Christoph Waltz became the first German-speaking celebrity to host Saturday Night Live on Saturday (16Feb13). During his stint on the comedy show, the Austrian actor portrayed a game show host, the pope and Jesus Christ.
Quote: "I went out last night (with) Quentin. I kind of followed the lead. It was good, it was fun. It wasn't fun this morning." Christoph Waltz woke up with a hangover on Monday (14Jan13) after celebrating his Golden Globes win on Sunday (13Jan13) with his Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino.
Quote: "The difference between Austrians and Germans is like the difference between a battleship and a waltz... I think Germans always go for a head-on collision. It rarely has some grace and melody and rhythm... Austrians tend to make their lives easier, so, first of all, they are very polite and second, they don't mean it." Oscar winner Christoph Waltz on the differences between his native Austria and Germany.
Quote: "Against Christoph Waltz and Helena Bonham Carter? Not really fair competition. I thought I was well out of the works. Thanks to the fans for voting. I really appreciate it." Tom Felton is shocked he scooped the Best Villain trophy at the MTV Movie Awards for his role in Harry Potter AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE.
Quote: "I spoke to my son, who lives in Israel and he said, 'Now, how about Der Humpink?' And he was kind of solemn. I said, 'What about it?' and he said, '(It was) kinda embarrassing...' I said, 'Well, sorry; (you) picked the wrong father'." Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz left his son red-faced after appearing in a post-Oscars TV skit for comedian and chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, in which he approved the sexiness of inanimate objects and sheep while performing a suggestive song and wearing lederhosen. The skit has become a hit online.
Quote: "Morgan Freeman. Every time I see him I just want to run over and hug him. I don't know why." Christoph Waltz wanted to embrace the veteran actor when the pair met at Sunday's (07Mar10) Academy Awards ceremony.
Quote: "I like to be prepared and in all seriousness it's a matter of respect. You have a fair chance - you are nominated and some of these shows are televised. You're standing in front of possibly (millions of) people." INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS star Christoph Waltz is writing up an Oscar-winning speech after receiving a best supporting actor nod ahead of next month's (07Mar10) ceremony.
Quote: "I keep getting people coming up to me speaking in strange languages. It is wonderful how people have embraced this character." Christoph Waltz has gained a cult following since appearing as a Nazi leader in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.