Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor... (wikipedia)
The villain is usually the most interesting part. But it has to be a smart thing. Just dumb cliche villains with a Russian accent and big muscles and a mean face, I don't know. My Russian accent isn't that great, and the muscles aren't that big and the mean face is not enough. You know what I mean? It gets very boring. Tedious stuff.
You know, I don't talk about the characters that I play. Years ago, I was a little timid about it and I kind of squirmed when I was asked, 'Could you tell us something about your character.' Now with a little self-confidence that comes with the grey beard, I just flatly refuse.
By looking into more details of American history, we can make more sense of what's happening today.
You can't always do the extraordinary, in between you have to do the ordinary. Because if you didn't, what would constitute the extraordinary?
Well, you need the villain. If you don't have a villain, the good guy can stay home.
It's easy to not feel misplaced if this tidal wave of appreciation is coming your way.
It's a wonderful narrative device to bring someone from the outside and look through his eyes if you want to describe the absurdity and preposterous reality that is accepted amongst the ones who are inside.
I'm open to working anywhere, but not on anything.
Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It's not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.
I take praise as not just a reward and a result but also as the beginning of a new process.