Playing Gorbachev

Published: 19 October, 2012 08:35 IST | Special Features |

German actor Christoph Waltz is going to play former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Mike Newell's Reykjavik. CS takes a look at Christoph's life till now:

>> Christoph Waltz was born on 4 October, 1956 in Vienna, Austria.

Christoph Waltz

>> 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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