Happy Birthday: Christoph Waltz

Festival Reviews

christophwaltz.jpgChristoph Waltz

Born: October 4, 1956 in Vienna, Austria

It’s frustrating. Even though I agree with all of you [other actors being interviewed], I have a less romantic and idealistic approach to acting. Over there [Germany], the business is based on mediocrity. On a high level, admittedly, but mediocrity. You reach a certain level, beyond which you will not go. Not just in career but in challenges and opportunity. It’s interesting for the specific issue of how to cope with an actor’s life. To lead an actor’s life. What do you do if you have a stretch of five years where you only get mediocre offers and nothing to sink your teeth into? That’s where it is difficult. Becoming an actor is one thing. Being an actor is entirely different.

The Green Hornet
dir. Michel Gondry
Seth Rogen
Jay Chou
dir. Roman Polanski
Jodie Foster
Kate Winslet

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