>> Christoph Waltz was born on 4 October, 1956 in Vienna, Austria.
>> He studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. He also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
>> He became a prolific television actor. In 2000, he made his directorial debut with the German-language television production Wenn man sich traut.
>> He is an Academy Award winning German-Austrian actor.
>> He is the first and, thus far, only actor to win in the Oscars for acting in a Quentin Tarantino film.
>> Christopher is fluent in German, French, and English and is his own voice actor when it comes to these languages in films.
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