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Christoph Waltz House: A Secret Life in LA & Staggering Net Worth

Danni Holland
Danni Holland

So, exactly who is Christoph Waltz? If you haven’t already heard of this insanely gifted man, then you’re seriously missing out on one of the greatest joys in life. I kid you not. But then again alas, I am but a nerdy theater kid at heart. So when we started getting Christoph Waltz house questions, I was stoked!


Most of you will remember Christoph Waltz either as the SS officer from Inglourious Basterds or as Dr. King Schultz from Django Unchained. Either way, the truth of the matter is that if you’ve been exposed to anything this gorgeous man touches, then you already understand that he is complete gold.

If you’re looking to learn more about the life, career, and background on this award-winning actor, then look no further than these next few lines.

Christoph Waltz House

Waltz previously divided his time with his family between Berlin, London and Los Angeles. However, in 2015 it was reported that he was officially moving his family to settle down in the City of Angels. The truth of the matter is that despite the fact that we’ve seen him in pretty much every film, magazine, and online publication on earth, the actor has a  notoriously private personal life. As a result, he stays pretty tight-lipped about where he lives.

Try as we might, even WE, the experts in digging up celebrity home details, can’t find a shred of info on Christoph Waltz house. Just about all we can confirm is that he and his wife moved the family to Los Angeles in 2015. The rest is a mystery that will haunt me forever.

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Christoph Waltz Age

How old is Christoph Waltz? Waltz was born on October 4, 1956. This makes him 62 years young as of May 2019 when this article was published.

Young Christoph Waltz

Waltz was pretty much born into a family steeped in the business. His parents were both set and costume designers hailing from Germany and Austria and his maternal grandmother and her husband were both theater actors. In his younger years, Waltz studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar located in Vienna.

In his early twenties, he moved to New York and studied method acting under Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler of the famous casting company.

Waltz discussed in an interview with Daily Actor his frustrations surrounding his career during this time and how he had started to give up on his dream of breaking into Hollywood.

“I had been trying for years. I was already giving up. I lived here in New York when I was very young. I went to Lee Strasberg’s theater hoping that I could break in. Well, that turned out to be impossible…Inglourious Basterds kind of brought me back,” he said.

Around this time, he was also participating in theater productions. From the 1980s to the 2000s, Waltz spent a great deal of time in becoming a seasoned European television actor. In fact, most of his television credits (which are extensive) are actually in German.

Christoph Waltz Height

How tall is Christoph Waltz, you ask? Well, according to, Waltz measures up to 5’7”.

Christoph Waltz Nationality

Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria and holds dual citizenship in both his country of origin and Germany.

 Christoph Waltz Wife

Waltz’s first wife, Jackie, lived with him in London during the first 15 years of his acting career. During this time Waltz wasn’t exactly financially stable. He struggled to obtain parts he truly enjoyed and often talks in interviews about having to concede and take on roles he wasn’t thrilled about just for the sake of providing for his family.

Waltz also says that he burned a few bridges during this time in his career. Apparently, his abrasive personality didn’t mesh well with some of his colleagues and as a result, he ended a certain project on bad terms.

While Waltz was working in London, he was also forced to reconcile with the fact that his accent was holding him back from some parts that he was truly interested in. Waltz discussed in one interview how he had earnestly wanted to play a Shakespeare in one theater production, but that the director adamantly refused his requests on the basis of nothing more than his accent. Needless to say, this didn’t go over well with him.

During this time, Waltz’s wife began to become impatient with his acting pursuits. As a result, they often had disagreements as to whether or not he should continue on in the career path. Waltz’s wife felt that he was an extremely talented individual and wanted him to pursue other ventures, however, Waltz admits in interviews that he essentially took offense to the suggestions. After the marriage fell apart, Waltz moved to Berlin and eventually settled down with and married a costume designer by the name of Judith Holste, who remains his current wife.


Christoph Waltz children

Waltz has four children in total – three daughters and a son. Waltz fathered his first three children during his marriage to his ex-wife Jackie. His youngest is the daughter of his second wife Judith and was born in 2005.

What languages does Christoph Waltz speak?

Christoph Waltz Languages

Waltz is one of those few lucky people you meet in the world who are actually trilingual. His native tongue is German but he is also fluent in French and English. Waltz furthermore speaks a little bit of Italian, however, he isn’t proficient in the language.

Christoph Waltz Awards

Christoph Waltz has literally won so many awards that Wikipedia has an entire page dedicated to them. A vast amount of the awards he’s won are attributed to his work on Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. During his audition for the latter, Quentin Tarantino absolutely fell in love with his performance. Around the time Tarantino had begun stressing about being able to fill the role and started to fear that he had written a part that was unplayable. However, when Waltz threw his hat in the ring, Tarantino felt that he was absolutely the only person fit for the job.

If you’re interested in finding out exactly how many awards Waltz has won or been nominated for, then you’re in luck. We have the entire list right here:

Christoph Waltz Adolph Grime Awards

  • 2001, Der Tanz mit dem Teufel
  • 2002, Dienstreise – Was für eine Nacht

Christoph Waltz BAFTA Awards

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds
  • 2012, Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz Cannes Film Festival

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds

Christoph Waltz Critic’s Choice Movie Awards

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds

Christoph Waltz Empire Awards

  • 2010, Inglourious Basterds
  • 2013, Django Unchained (nominated)

Christoph Waltz Golden Globe Awards

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds
  • 2012, Django Unchained
  • 2014, Big Eyes (nominated) 

Christoph Waltz MTV Movie Awards

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds (nominated)
  • 2011, Green Hornet (nominated)

Christoph Waltz Saturn Awards

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds (nominated)
  • 2012, Django Unchained (nominated) 

Christoph Waltz Satellite Awards

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds
  • 2011, Carnage (nominated)

Christoph Waltz Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds
  • 2012, Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz Oscars

  • 2009, Inglourious Basterds
  • 2012, Django Unchained 

Christoph Waltz Net Worth

Waltz has spent the vast majority of his career as a struggling actor. However, even though those days are officially long gone, they haven’t disappeared without a problem. In an interview with The Guardian, Waltz spoke of how fame had become an issue so strong that it even forced him to separate from a good friend of his.

It’s not that he had changed, he said, but that all his friend ever wanted to talk about once he made his breakthrough was his success – something that just felt unnatural and off-putting to him.  When Waltz had troubles keeping up with their email communications, his friend reportedly took offense and accused him of being elitist now that he has achieved status.

Waltz insists this is not the case and that he simply just doesn’t enjoy discussing matters of the sort because at the end of the day, he’s still the same person. Waltz also says he still nickel and dimes like he’s a struggling actor, but according to CelebrityNetWorth, he breaks the bank with a cool $20 million. I guess old habits die hard!

Christoph Waltz Movies

Christoph Waltz pretty much became a household name after his performance in Inglourious Basterds, but this guy is far from green. He’s been acting in films since 1979. Yep. Literally, before I was a fetus – not even a twinkle in my father’s eye.

To break it down for you, here’s the list of every film project (38 in total) that he’s been involved in since his film breakthrough in the late 70s up to the publishing of this article in May 2019:

  • 1979 Breakthrough                      
  • 1981 Headstand           
  • 1982 Fire and Sword                    
  • 1986 Wahnfried                             
  • 1988 Quicker Than the Eye       
  • 1991 Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe     
  • 1995 The Start of Something  
  • 1997 Our God’s Brother                               
  • 1998 Seven Moons, Love Scenes from Planet Earth                          
  • 1999 The Bride                                
  • 2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal, Falling Rocks, Death, Deceit and Destiny Aboard the Orient Express 
  • 2001 Queen’s Messenger, She 
  • 2003 Angst, Gun-Shy, Berlin Blues                          
  • 2004 Pact with the Devil           
  • 2006 Lapislazuli: In the Eyes of the Bear               
  • 2009 Inglourious Basterds                         
  • 2011 The Green Hornet, Water for Elephants, The Three Musketeers, Carnage                      
  • 2012 Django Unchained            
  • 2013 Epic, The Zero Theorem 
  • 2014 Muppets Most Wanted, Horrible Bosses 2, Big Eyes
  • 2015 Spectre                  
  • 2016 The Legend of Tarzan                         
  • 2017 Tulip Fever, Downsizing                  
  • 2019 Alita: Battle Angel, Georgetown 
  • 2020 The French Dispatch 

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