Last Updated on April 21, 2022
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian actor. The winner of the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards, as well as the Cannes Film Festival Silver Award for Best Supporting Actor has a net worth of over $30 million
|Net Worth||30 000 000 $|
|Born||4 October 1956
How rich is Christoph Waltz?
Christoph Waltz has been an actor for more than 40 years. However, he only celebrated his international breakthrough at the end of the 2000s. He owes it to two films by director Quentin Tarantino. For his performances in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, Waltz won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in each. He subsequently starred as a villain in the James Bond film Spectre, among other roles. Christoph Waltz’s estimated net worth is 30 million dollars.
The fees of Christoph Waltz
Soon after his career began, Christoph Waltz recorded five-figure euro sums as his annual income as an actor. By the time he starred in his first Hollywood film in 2009, he may have already earned up to 2.5 million euros from German-language productions. His fee for Inglourious Basterds (2009) was estimated to be around four million euros. He was able to call up a similarly high salary for all his film projects after his first Oscar win in 2010, thereby further increasing his fortune.
Member of a theater family
Christoph Waltz was born into a family with a theater background. His German father Johannes Waltz was a stage designer, while his Austrian mother Elisabeth Urbancic worked as a costume designer. Both one of his grandmothers and his step-grandfather and a great-grandfather were actors. After graduating from high school, Waltz studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. He also attended New York’s Lee Strassberg Institute for a time in the late 1970s. Soon after, he was hired for his first theater productions in Vienna, Zurich and Cologne.
Roles as Roy Black and Oetker kidnapper
Christoph Waltz made his first appearance in a television production in 1977 in the film Der Einstand. Subsequently, he mainly took on roles in individual episodes of broadcast series such as Derrick, Der Alte, Ein Fall für zwei and Tatort. Waltz did not limit himself to German-language films and series, however, but also starred in British and French productions. The actor became known to a wider public when he starred in the title role in the 1996 film Du bist nicht allein – Die Roy Black Story. In 2002 he played the kidnapper of the factory owner’s son Richard Oetker in the film Der Tanz mit dem Teufel – Die Entführung des Richard Oetker. For this, Waltz was awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize.
Hollywood star with two Oscars
In September 2008, director Quentin Tarantino announced that he had hired Christoph Waltz for a role in his film Inglourious Basterds. The flick, which was released worldwide in August 2009, provided Waltz’s international breakthrough. For his performance as SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa, he won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, among other awards. Three years later, he again appeared in a film by Quentin Tarantino. In Django Unchained, which was released in the U.S. at the end of 2012 and in German-speaking countries at the beginning of 2013, Christoph Waltz portrayed the German dentist King Schultz, who hires himself out as a bounty hunter. He also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for this in 2013.
Since his double Oscar success, Christoph Waltz has appeared exclusively in U.S. productions and can demand higher fees due to his awards. In 2015, for example, he appeared in the James Bond film Spectre as 007’s antagonist Blofeld. In 2016, Waltz starred in Legend of Tarzan and in 2019 in Alita: Battle Angel. Waltz also starred in an American series for the first time in 2020 with Most Dangerous Game. With each engagement, Christoph Waltz continues to expand his fortune and we will certainly see him on the big screen even more often.