Christoph Waltz reflects on 'consolidating' Oscar success
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 December 2014
'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."