AWARD-WINNING ACTOR CHRISTOPH WALTZ HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Watch Christoph Waltz unveil star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that two-time Oscar® winning actor Christoph Waltz was honored with the 2,536th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, December 1st, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Motion Pictures was unveiled in front of the historic Musso & Frank Grill at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard. Helping Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star was speaker Quentin Tarantino. “Christoph Waltz is one of Austria’s greatest exports and Hollywood is thrilled to add his name to our internationally known Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Christoph Waltz, grew up in Vienna, Austria and started his career 35 year career on a German TV show as a bumbling thief in Weimar, Berlin. He worked steadily in German and Austrian films and TV with only a couple of English-language credits before his first American role and the two-time Academy Award wins.
Currently, Waltz is appearing in Sean Anders’ highly anticipated comedy, “Horrible Bosses 2,” alongside Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Pine. On December 25, 2014, Waltz will star as Walter Keane opposite Amy Adams in Tim Burton’s drama “Big Eyes” which will be released by Weinstein Films.
In 2013, Waltz scored his second Academy Award for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” His role also garnered him the Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, he received the Academy, SAG, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival awards for his portrayal of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”.
Waltz recently completed production on Justin Chadwick’s “Tulip Fever,” and on David Yates’ “Tarzan,” starring as Captain Rom alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Alexander Skarsgård.
Last year, Waltz starred in Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” with Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton, and also lent his voice to Fox’s animated feature, “Epic.”
In 2011, Waltz starred in “Carnage,” an adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play, God of Carnage. Roman Polanski directed the film and Waltz starred opposite Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly.
He also appeared in other such films as “The Three Musketeers” “Water For Elephants” and “The Green Hornet.”
Off the screen, Waltz spent part of 2013 directing his first opera, Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavarlier.” His production premiered in December 2013 at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp with musical direction by Dmitri Jurowski and Philipp Pointner. The comic opera follows the romantic desperation of two couples in 18th-century Vienna.
Waltz’s work in European television, film and theatrical productions spans three decades. His motion picture credits include “Gun-Shy,” the Berlin Film Festival entry “Lapislazuli,” “Dorian,” “She,” “Falling Rocks”, “Ordinary Decent Criminal,” “Our God’s Brother,” “The Beast,” “Berlin Blues And Angst.” On television, he appeared in the Adolf Grimme Award-winning films “Der Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker” and “Dienstreise - Was für eine Nacht Dienstreise.” For his work in “Du Bist Nicht Allein” – “Die Roy Black Story,” Waltz garnered Bavarian and German TV awards and the RTL Golden Lion.
Waltz is currently involved as an Ambassador Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. The organization funds more than 832 programs in 21 countries.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
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