100+ Christoph Waltz Quotes That Will Brighten Up Your Day

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Christoph Waltz quotes that will brighten up your day. There are so many Christoph Waltz quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Christoph Waltz quotes exists just do that.

Christoph Waltz is a very famous actor and also a director, and his breakout role come in the movie, Inglourious Basterds, where Christoph Waltz had played SS officer Hans Landa. Christoph Waltz had then played bounty hunter named, King Schultz in Django Unchained. Christoph Waltz had earned an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and also a BAFTA Award. Christoph Waltz has earned the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and also a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Christoph Waltz had played the role of the computer genius, Qohen Leth in the science fiction movie called, The Zero Theorem and also, the plagiarist, Walter Keane in the movie, Big Eyes. Christoph Waltz has starred in Spectre (2015).

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“I think in Europe, movies are made like a commodity and then sold as art.”

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“I used to hate exposure situations. What is generally referred to as ‘red carpet.”

Christoph Waltz famous quotes “Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.”

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“I have always been so interested in film as a medium.”

Christoph Waltz quotes “I’m not really all that familiar with comic book culture.”

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“A silly comedy needs a straight guy, and that guy needs to be as straight as possible. The moment you start playing straight you’re not straight anymore, you’re bent straight, so it really requires the usual serious, straight-forward analysis and research, looking into it and finding the dramatic function, all of what you do until you feel you’ve collected enough points to safely and securely play the part.”

“Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.”

“By looking into more details of American history, we can make more sense of what’s happening today.”

“Comedy is the result of what’s happening, not what people are doing. Because if people are doing comedy. It’s embarrassing. The individual elements have to be straight-faced, serious, realistic with a firm basis. What makes it comedy is a somewhat shifted way to put it together.”

“Effortless [performance] and improvisation are two different things. Just because it’s improvised doesn’t mean it’s effortless and just because it’s effortless doesn’t necessarily mean it’s improvised.”

“For a while, I couldn’t decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I’m glad that I chose the latter because I wasn’t a very good singer.”

“For me, personally, there is one really interesting thing. You’re all a bit too young for that, but when you get to a certain level of experience, accumulation of experience you start slowly to once in a while get a whiff of the feeling, I’d love to be twenty years younger but with what I know and have experienced at this point.”

“I don’t like to read novelizations of movies.”

“I don’t say things straight into the other person’s face. I kind of like to make a joke or a remark and make it digestible or just give a little comment that voices my concern, but is not meant to be a critique, but just a comment so that he understands that I am thinking.”

“I go with the most interesting thing that comes my way,I don’t expect it to come from India to tell you the truth, but if it did, fine by me.”

“I guess there are no real strict rules [in comedy], but I just learn to apply my philosophy about comedy which is, it’s a serious business and the result needs to be funny, not the process.”

“I had to learn how to drive a cement truck because there is a whole car chase with cement trucks, so I had to learn how to drive a cement truck. I don’t like these things, but I’m not an idiot. I can do it.”

“I have my brain switched on and I might be thinking something else but we’ve come to an arrangement. That sort of play is maybe easier with someone who also thinks that way. But that is not necessarily a national thing, but maybe a little bit of a cultural thing.”

“I have nothing to do with comics. I know nothing about comics. I am aware of the importance of comics, but they’re not within my world. Not because I feel that I’m above it, but just that micro-surgery is not in my world either. Is that a deficit or is that an advantage?”

“I only do what I like to do.”

“I take praise as not just a reward and a result but also as the beginning of a new process.”

“I think Stephen Sondheim is a – and I hardly ever use this word – but this is as close as it gets to a genius.”

“I worked next to an elephant. And considering that she could step on your toes, it’s a good idea to keep a certain distance. It’s also a good idea to befriend the trainer.”

“I’d sort of acquired somewhat more mature perspective on what my career is and I don’t…not anymore…consider fame and fortune my career. I’m not a star. I’m an actor. So in a way, what I want to do as an actor, I would consider good for my career. Does that make sense?”

“If I jumped into the cliché, everybody will have seen it before. If I stick to my ignorance a little bit, maybe, maybe it will turn out different. Or maybe a slightly new aspect to a comic book villain.”

“If the shoe fits, you must wear it.”

“I’m not into weapons. I’m not into cars. I’m not into explosions. I’m scared of all of that.”

“I’m open to working anywhere, but not on anything.”

“I’m trying to be very aware of not repeating myself.”

“I’m very bad with improvisation. I hate it.”

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“It bothers me that people who should know better believe a glossy magazine fantasy.”

“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.”

“It’s easy to not feel misplaced if this tidal wave of appreciation is coming your way.”

“It’s the economics, that’s why opera is not dying but gets more and more difficult to put on.”

“Mine is studying script and being very academic and trying to be important.”

“My agent is the quickest, sharpest man on earth.”

“One does not contradict the other.Straight-faced is the basis of all decent comedy.”

“Praise is nothing that accumulates. Praise is a sequence, especially if you’ve toiled for a long time. Praise does not pile up. So in a way, you can’t get too much. I don’t consider it to be a quantity that you can measure by volume.”

“Stephen Sondheim I am in awe of.”

“Ten flashing lights are a nuisance but 500 are fantastic.”

“That’s exactly what I’m driving at. ‘Basterds’ was interesting because it was, in a way, unfamiliar. I thought well, OK. Let’s leave the comfort zone and just risk it. Why not? Because, exactly as you said, in a way, by taking that risk, I make up a little bit for my ignorance in the subject, or rather, the genre.”

“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.”

“There are plenty of people over there who understand the difference. And there are plenty of people over here who understand the difference. It’s still one world and it has been for a long time.”

“There is quite an important director in Germany who I think in the early fifties over here, and then went back, and he said something that’s absolutely true. And it’s more important to repeat that today than it ever was. Not for you, but for us over there it is important. He said, ‘In America they make movies like art, and sell it like commodities. We make make movies like commodities and sell them like art.'”

“There’s the beauty of the stage. I don’t like filmed theater or opera because you’re kind of playing soccer in a hockey game. Either or, they don’t do justice to the media and you end up with a hybrid that is purely sensationalistic. Opera is a very theatrical medium that should be seen on a stage with the musicians in the pit in the audience.”

“To be fair, on a good project, no matter whether it’s improvised or scripted or meticulously prepared, or all up for grabs, it’s always, always beyond the safety zone. Every project becomes interesting and exciting once you move beyond that routine. You always aspire to that. It’s not that this improvisational mode is the only mode that facilitates that.”

“Well, you need the villain. If you don’t have a villain, the good guy can stay home.”

“What I liked so much while shooting [a movie], I might not like anymore when I see it or vice versa. The two are connected but not on a causal level.”

“What it really is and what I now have experienced is that, people who take enormous pride in what they’re doing – not in their person – that their work ethos is as high as nowhere else.That they love their jobs, they love to do their jobs properly as best they can. And coupled with the financial umph, you know, you get decent results.”

“When a new book comes out or becomes accessible in whatever form, I get it and I read it.”

“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?”

“You get hit over the knuckles enough, you don’t stick them out anymore.”

“You know, I don’t support esoteric approaches to acting.”

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“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.”

“You need the villain. If you don’t have a villain, the good guy can stay home.”

“You see, my version of why anyone would want to become an actor is that it’s some psychological fixation, something that happened in puberty that you didn’t outgrow in time, which is normal. Nevertheless, if you make it a profession, it can be really neurotic.”

“You’re always being cast for what you’ve been in last.”

“[on working in Hollywood] In Europe, everybody would say, “Well, they just want to squeeze you like a lemon.” Well, yeah! But, you know, if I have the juice, why shouldn’t they?”

“[on being typecast] Nobody’s talking about that. I get interest coming my way from many different directions. I’d hate to pigeon-hole myself. The variety is
what’s interesting.”

“I know what I can contribute. And that’s a very limited, very specific unit, whether it’s a big movie, a small movie, a German movie, an American movie.
That’s the advantage I have over a 25-year-old. I’ve had the chance to understand what it is I do.”

“The one advantage of having grown up in the business is that you don’t romanticize it. “Oh, isn’t it wonderful?” Blah, blah, blah. No, it isn’t! I’ve never
romanticized it. But on the other hand, the conviction, the dedication that you see here, is tremendous. It would be awful if the whole business consisted of
grouchy farts like me.”

“[on advice a dog trainer once gave him that can apply to him as well] The better the dog, the busier you have to keep him. I’m arrogant and blase enough to
consider myself a very good dog. You take pride in what you’re doing, in your craft, and all of that, but — I wouldn’t say I resigned myself to mediocrity,
not at all, but I started to accept that there might be an ideal you strive for (and) never realize.”

“[on the toughest aspect of preparing for Inglourious Basterds (2009)] To put aside what I know about the topic. Because it was irrelevant. Growing up in that area, you don’t hear much about the French Revolution or the Egyptians or the Seven Year War. You hear about the Nazi era. But it was irrelevant to the part and unnecessary and would have been a bad obstacle.”

“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.”

“It’s the result that makes the art, not necessarily the process that leads to it. So when Hilary plays Bach, that’s the music (but) what you perceive is the
art. Is she considering herself as an artist? I don’t think so. I think she just puts herself into the craft, into each individual note and ties them
together in order to arrive at what the emotion might be. That’s one of the biggest problems with the actor. The piece of art — the person, the performance,
everything that leads up to it — is so difficult to separate from each other.”

“[his Oscar acceptance speech for Inglourious Basterds (2009)] Oscar and Penélope [Cruz], that’s an über bingo! I always wanted to discover some new
continent and I thought I had to go this way, and then I was introduced to Quentin Tarantino, who was putting together an expedition that was equipped by
Harvey Weinstein and Lawrence Bender and David Linde, and he put this script in front of me and he said, “This is where we’re going, but we’re going the
other way.” So Brad Pitt helped me on board and Diane Kruger was there Mélanie Laurent and Denis Ménochet and Bob Richardson and Sally Menke and Adam
Schweitzer and Lisa Kasteler. Everybody helped me find a place. Universal and The Weinstein Company and ICM and Quentin, with his unorthodox methods of
navigation, this fearless explorer, took this ship across and brought it in with flying colours and that’s why I’m here. And this is your welcoming embrace
and there’s no way I can ever thank you enough, but I can start right now. Thank you.”

“Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.”

“If the advice to ‘get out’ is too late, then my advice would always be read, go to museums, go to concerts. Don’t learn life from movies or television.”

“[on comedy] As long as you take it seriously, you can do it. But in a movie, because comedy is so much timing and rhythm, all of that is most established in
editing. I can say a complete straight sentence, just neutral and straight, and a good editor can turn it into a funny or sad thing. Because that’s the
beauty of movies, nothing works in itself.”

“[on waiting 30 years to become an overnight success] That was my experience, and it was very frustrating. These false dawns went on for a long time. It feels like someone keeps trying to switch the light on, but the dimmer switch is broken. And then sometimes the bulb blows altogether.”

“[on being a private person] When I was 25, that’s when this whole thing got started. My oldest daughter was a little kid. A tabloid reporter called my house. He said, “I hear a child crying. Is it a boy or a girl? What’s their name?”. I said “I want to keep that private.” He said “It’s not private.” Thats when I decided I didn’t want other people to decide what I disclose.”

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“[on Bill Murray ] He was just the nicest guy, he gave me the biggest tips [while Waltz was working as a waiter]. And now I know him: not like as a close
friend, but I know him. I really like how he handles privacy. But then Bill Murray is a radical…I’m not a radical. I’m just a smart-ass.”

“[on fame] As a motivation in itself, celebrity is foolhardy and stupid.”

“I do feel I can say – without smugness – that it feels good. I am entitled. I am entitled to judge the situation and say that yes: It feels good, and that
yes, I agree with you. I feel like I served my time. I feel like I paid [my dues].”

“It would be completely laughable if I claimed I was always motivated by the pure craft of acting and that recognition doesn’t play a part. Of course it does
– that’s human nature. The bohemian artist who exists only for his art, it’s a myth.”

“[on director Roman Polanski] His process is diligent preparation, utmost precision, and masterful execution.”

“[on his nationality] Ich bin in Wien geboren, ich bin in Wien aufgewachsen, ich bin in Wien zur Schule gegangen, ich habe in Wien Matura gemacht, ich habe in Wien studiert, ich habe in Wien mein Berufsleben begonnen, ich habe in Wien zum ersten Mal Theater gespielt, ich habe in Wien zum ersten Mal gedreht, es gibt noch ein paar Wiener Details. Wie österreichisch wollen Sie es denn noch haben? (I was born in Vienna, I was raised in Vienna, I went to school in Vienna, I made my Matura in Vienna, I studied in Vienna, I started my professional life in Vienna, I played theater the first time in Vienna, I filmed the first time in Vienna. There are some more Vienna details. How much more Austrian do you want to ”

“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?”

“Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.”

“By looking into more details of American history, we can make more sense of what’s happening today.”

“I’m very bad with improvisation. I hate it.”

“I’m open to working anywhere, but not on anything.”

“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.”

“My agent is the quickest, sharpest man on earth.”

“You’re always being cast for what you’ve been in last.”

“Stephen Sondheim I am in awe of.”

“I only do what I like to do.”

“I think in Europe, movies are made like a commodity and then sold as art.”

“You know, I don’t support esoteric approaches to acting.”

“Ten flashing lights are a nuisance but 500 are fantastic.”

“I’m not really all that familiar with comic book culture.”

“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 used to hate exposure situations. What is generally referred to as ‘red carpet.’”

“I take praise as not just a reward and a result but also as the beginning of a new process.”

“Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.”

“If the shoe fits, you must wear it.”

“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.”

“I have always been so interested in film as a medium.”

“I’m trying to be very aware of not repeating myself.”

“I think Stephen Sondheim is a – and I hardly ever use this word – but this is as close as it gets to a genius.”

“For a while, I couldn’t decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I’m glad that I chose the latter because I wasn’t a very good singer.”

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