Christoph Waltz was born October 4, 1956, in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor who is best known for playing the villainous Nazi in the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino blockbuster, Inglourious Basterds. In 2010, Christoph won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the film. He began his acting career in 1977 in various German TV programs. He has roles in several more American films, including The Green Hornet, Water for Elephants and The Three Musketeers.