Christoph Waltz

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Woody Allen to shoot new film with Christoph Waltz

5 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Woody Allen is set to shoot a new film in the summer with Christoph Waltz in the lead role. The 83-year-old director – who had his last movie, 'A Rainy Day in New York', put on hold by Amazon after allegations he had molested his adopted daughter…

Alita: Battle Angel

4 Feb 20193 stars

Rosa Salazar impresses in Robert Rodriguez's big budget manga adaptation

Like the cyborg at its centre, Alita: Battle Angel is the fusion of several notable parts: the manga by Yukito Kishiro; a script co-written by Avatar's James Cameron; and direction by Robert Rodriguez, the Sin City and Spy Kids filmmaker who gets to…

Tulip Fever

3 Dec 20183 stars

Superficially entertaining yet tonally odd adaptation, featuring Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz

Originally scheduled for release in 2015, Tulip Fever is a curious hybrid in which frantic farce and tragic romance make for uncomfortable bedfellows. The quality of the cast and the level of craftsmanship ensure a superficially entertaining film, but…

Christoph Waltz wasn't happy with Spectre

16 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz wasn't entirely "happy" with his James Bond movie 'Spectre'. The 61-year-old actor starred as the villain Blofeld in the 2015 action film where, at the end, his character was revealed to be Bond's quasi-stepbrother, but despite Daniel…

Christoph Waltz reluctant to act and direct again

21 Dec 2017

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Christoph Waltz is reluctant to direct and star in another movie. The Academy Award-winning actor admits he found it tough to balance the challenge during his directorial debut 'Georgetown', and Christoph would be hesitant to put himself through that…

Downsizing

18 Sep 20173 stars

TIFF 2017: Alexander Payne's sci-fi comedy is beautiful and well-acted yet sprawling and disjointed

Big is no longer beautiful in Downsizing, a sprawling, disjointed mixture of science-fiction whimsy, mild-mannered comedy and gentle romance that finds Sideways director Alexander Payne venturing into territory that seems a more comfortable fit for a…

Christoph Waltz in Alita talks

25 Aug 2016

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz is set to star in 'Alita: Battle Angel'. The 59-year-old actor is in early negotiations to appear in James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of the popular manga graphic novels. Set in the 26th century, the movie tells the…

Christoph Waltz could spend a lifetime playing bad guys

18 Jul 2016

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Christoph Waltz accepts he could spend the rest of his life "playing bad guys" - because they are all different. The 59-year-old actor is famous for his villainous roles, with memorable performances including being Ernst Stavro Blofeld in James Bond…

Gay kiss between Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz cut from Tarzan

9 Jul 2016

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'The Legend of Tarzan' director David Yates cut a gay kiss between Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz from the movie. The 53-year-old director admitted a scene in which Waltz's character Leon Rom locked lips with Skarsgard's Tarzan as he lay…

Christoph Waltz prefers collaboration

6 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz loves "collaborating" with directors. The 59-year-old star considers himself to be a "traditional" actor because he likes both "professionalism and fun" on set. He said: "Of course, it is a collaboration absolutely but if you…

The Legend of Tarzan

4 Jul 20162 stars

Beautiful but bland take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s wild man, with Alexander Skarsgård

Trading high camp for furrowed brow, this latest crack at Edgar Rice Burroughs’s ‘swinger’ has the scope and swagger of a modern blockbuster but, tonally, it’s a pretty turgid affair. A man who looks distinctly uncomfortable in clothes, Alexander…

Spectre

22 Oct 20153 stars

Solidly entertaining but narratively uninspired 24th instalment in the Bond franchise

It's a miracle that the Bond franchise continues to not only endure but thrive in an age that seems an ill-fit for its brand of taciturn masculinity, relentless formalwear and disposable glamour-gals. Not only that, but by the end of 2012's widely…

Christoph Waltz: Bond team always talk about Blofeld

22 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz and the 'Spectre' team constantly talk about Ernst Blofeld. The Oscar-winning star - who's been cast in the eagerly-awaited new James Bond movie - has been consistently linked to the role of the iconic movie villain, but has refused…

Christoph Waltz to direct Worst Marriage in Georgetown

7 May 2015

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz is set to star in and make his directorial debut on 'The Worst Marriage in Georgetown'. The 58-year-old actor will be starring as Albrecht Muth in the crime drama, based on a New York Times Magazine article about a true story. Muth…

Christoph Waltz didn't audition for Spectre

11 Apr 2015

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz's 'Spectre' role was written especially for him. The Austrian actor plays the villain, Frank Oberhauser, in the forthcoming James Bond movie but didn't have to audition for the coveted role because director Sam Mendes knew he wanted…

Christoph Waltz reflects on 'consolidating' Oscar success

23 Dec 2014

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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…

Christoph Waltz 'will not be playing the head of Spectre'

16 Dec 2014

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Christoph Waltz will not be playing the head of Spectre in the next James Bond movie. The Oscar-winning actor has been widely expected to assume the role of legendary villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the Special Executive for…

Profile: Christoph Waltz

15 Dec 2014

Two-time Oscar winner on his latest film, working with Tim Burton, choosing roles, and critics

Born in Vienna, Christoph Waltz had been acting for many years before he got his first big Hollywood break in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds as the evil Col. Hans Landa, for which he was awarded the Oscar for best supporting actor. Since then…

Christoph Waltz to star on 007 film SPECTRE

4 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz has been cast as Oberhauser in the new James Bond movie 'SPECTRE'. The 58-year-old actor - who has previously starred in 'Inglorious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' - was confirmed in the role of Bond's skiing instructor during an…

Horrible Bosses 2

24 Nov 20142 stars

Limp sequel teaming Bateman and co with newbies Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz

Like its title, this sequel to Seth Gordon’s 2011 comedy lacks imagination. The first 30 minutes or so are particularly uninspiring as we catch up with Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), the trio of white-collar dudes…

Christoph Waltz to play 'significant' role in Bond 24

14 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz will play a "significant" role in 'Bond 24'. The 'Django Unchained' star has reportedly signed up to star in the latest instalment in the spy film franchise - which does not yet have a confirmed title - although it's unclear whether…

Christoph Waltz to present at The Oscars 2014

21 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz will present at the forthcoming Academy Awards. The 57-year-old actor will take to the stage on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to hand out a prize at the ceremony which will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Waltz won the…

The Zero Theorem

14 Feb 20143 stars

Terry Gilliam's latest is a tale of love and loneliness that sadly fails to touch the heart

Existential equations are the at first pleasingly perplexing order of the day in the third part of Terry Gilliam's dystopian trilogy, following 1985's Brazil and 1995's 12 Monkeys. Set in the near-future and boasting an eclectic international cast, The…

The best films of 2013

20 Dec 2013

Our top 5 films of the year, featuring Gravity, Blue is the Warmest Colour and Django Unchained

Blue is the Warmest Colour Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or-winning love story is at risk of being remembered for all the wrong reasons (the controversy around the lesbian sex scenes and stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos’ criticisms of the…

Christoph Waltz for Pirates of the Caribbean 5?

29 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz and Rebecca Hall may join 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. The 'Django Unchained' star is in line to play Captain Brand, the main villain in the new swashbuckling adventure starring Johnny Depp as his famous…