Waltz on childhood dreams and bearded pains

Christoph Waltz has revealed that starring in a western is like a dream come true for him.

Asked whether being part of a movie of that genre is the fulfilment of a childhood fantasy, the “Django Unchained” star told Austrian daily Der Standard: “It is indeed. (…) I was 13, 14 years old and watched spaghetti western at the cinema. The title of every other of these films included the word ‘Django’, even if such a character was not part of the script. It was a brand.”

The two-time Academy also spoke about the moment Quentin Tarantino checked his interest in playing Dr. King Schultz, a bounty hunter, in the new blockbuster. “You fall to your knees if someone serves up such an offer on a silver plate. Making this film with a friend is the icing on the cake,” Waltz said.
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The Vienna-born actor also disclosed that there were negative aspects to playing Schultz. He told Der Standard: “It was nice to have a full beard for a while as you don’t have to care about it. However, it started itching after a while.”

“Django Unchained” is currently on at the Burgkino, a Viennese cinema screening films in their original English-language versions. For starting times, visit http://www.burgkino.at

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