Christoph Waltz Quotes

“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.

Becoming an actor is like

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

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

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

“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 a wonderful narrative device

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

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

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

“If the shoe fits, you must wear it.”

If the shoe fits, you must

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

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

“I only do what I like to do.”

I only do what I like to

“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.”

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

“I take praise as not just a reward and a result but also as the beginning of a new 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 had to learn how to drive

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

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

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

“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 go with the most interesting

“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.”

“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’m not really all that familiar with comic book culture. Not because I’m such a high brow intellectual and bloody European. But it’s just something that I was never into. Not because of any superiority. I don’t know why.”

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

Mine is studying script and

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

“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.”

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

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

My agent is the quickest,

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

“Stephen Sondheim I am in awe of.”

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

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

I think in Europe, movies

“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.”

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