Christoph Waltz reflects on 'consolidating' Oscar success

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2014
Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz

'Inglourious Basterds' star Christoph Waltz has revealed he found his second Academy Award to be "consolidating"

Christoph Waltz found his second Academy Award to be "consolidating".

The 58-year-old Austrian actor - who won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Colonel Hans Landa in the 2009 Quentin Tarantino film 'Inglourious Basterds' and a second gong for his role as King Schultz in 'Django Unchained' - says winning the prestigious award twice reaffirmed his credentials as a performer.

Christoph - who's been cast in the new Bond film 'Spectre' - reflected: "The second one had a completely different connotation and quality. It was consolidating. It was not so much ego as securing something that I had perceived as precarious.

"It said that it wasn't a coincidence, I wasn't going to vanish as quickly as I came, but that people wanted to work with me and with what I had to offer."

Christoph also admitted to feeling gutted that he wasn't cast in Tarantino's much-anticipated new Western 'The Hateful Eight', but having read the script, he concedes there was no obvious role for him in the movie.

He told The Times newspaper: "It pains me not to be a part of it. The other kids get to play, but I have to stay in and do my homework. It's sad. But I've seen the script and there's nothing in it for me.

"It would've been a different kind of hurt had there been something in it that was perfect for me that went to someone else, but even then, taking anything for granted would be a really big mistake."

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