Christoph Waltz may be a winner of two Academy Awards, but it seems even this extraordinary actor gets starstruck from time to time, and none more so than on Tim Burton's forthcoming true story drama 'Big Eyes'.

Christoph Waltz and Danny Huston in 'Big Eyes'
Christoph Waltz is Walter Keane in 'Big Eyes'

The 'Inglourious Basterds' star plays Walter Keane in the biopic, a fraudulent 'artist' from the 60s who took the credit for his wife Margaret Keane's remarkable paintings before she subsequently took him to court and won damages for his deception. And while the story is amazing in so many ways, Waltz admits he didn't care who he played, he was that excited to be working with visionary filmmaker Tim Burton. 

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'I always wanted to work with Tim', Waltz confesses. 'We kind of ran into each other and he said, 'Yeah, there's this thing...' and I didn't want to tell him that I don't care what it is, I'll do it!' He has also compared the 'Edward Scissorhands' director to that of a king, who every now and again emerges from his kingdom to unveil what's inside. 'In this case, it feels like the king came out and said 'Would you like to come in and join me?' So of course you run!', Says Waltz. 'Then on the way you meet Amy Adams and you say, 'Can you hold my hand? I'm a little scared!''

Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams and Krysten Ritter in 'Big Eyes'
Christoph Waltz was happy to be starring opposite Amy Adams

Speaking of his co-star Adams, who plays Margaret in the flick, it seems he couldn't have been more pleased to work alongside such a fine actress. 'I want to do my next movie with Amy, and the one after, and the one after. And then I might consider the next one after that', he joked at the movie's premiere. 'This is a movie that I'm so excited about because the story really reaches so far into our experiences and we can really enjoy being in the movie theater at the same time and have fun and then walk away thinking. And there's nothing better than that.'

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'Big Eyes' is set to be released in the US on Christmas Day!

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