By Bean Miller
I first fell in love with Christoph Waltz as an actor when I saw him in Django Unchained. Before this moment, I hadn’t seen a movie with him in it… or noticed him if I had. But, once I saw his character come to life in Django Unchained, I went back and watched as many movies as I could with him in it. I seem to have developed a mini-crush on the man and, with his birthday being this month, wanted to share my favorite fun facts around this amazingly talented actor.
1) He’s from a family that has worked extensively in the entertainment industry. His parents were set and costume designers and his grandmother was an actress, with even his step-grandfather being an actor. His great-grandparents were also involved in theater.
2) He loves the opera, with his favorite composer being Donizetti. He’s even directed several opera productions!
4) He’s Austrian and he’s the only Austrian actor to have won TWO Academy Awards!
5) He’s in a movie from the James Bond franchise and not only that; he’s the first actor to appear in one that has won two Academy Awards!
6) He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
7) He’s not only amazing on the big screen, but he’s talented in commercials, as well. Does this make me want a Samsung phone!? The answer is YES!
So let’s raise a glass to Mr. Waltz on his birthday on October 4th. He’s successful, talented, and one heck of a great actor! Rent his films from DVD Netflix:
Bean Miller is a travel addict and video and content producer. She's constantly on the move (and takes her red DVD Netflix envelopes with her, so look for our Where in the World in this Netflix DVD posts on social media, courtesy of Bean)!