Watch Christoph Waltz's Humble Post-Oscar Win Interview
If you had the chance to ask two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz any question you wanted, what would it be? Would you ask him how he prepared to play such a gleefully evil man in Inglorious Basterds? Or maybe what intrigued him most about the character of Dr. King Schultz from Django Unchained? Would you ask if he could comment on one of the many controversies the latter film has inspired, or would you ask him to dish on his upcoming collaboration with Terry Gilliam The Zero Theorum?
Whatever you answered, I bet it wasn't concerning Waltz's thoughts on the new pope potentially being a black man. Yet this was one of the string of questions thrown his way moments after he had won his Oscar for Django Unchained. Whatever the question aksed, Waltz was warm and thoughtful, despite being a bit befuddled, still reeling from the shock of his Oscar win. Check out his charming and humble reaction below, thanks to CNN:
"I'm sorry about the stammering."
Don't you ever apologize for being you, Waltz. We love you just the way you are!
You might recall from Waltz's acceptance speech that before he thanked his director (Quentin Tarantino), or his co-stars (Jaime Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio), he began with thanks to each of his fellow nominees. Here we see him expand on that thought, calling Robert De Niro and Alan Arkin "role models for me since I started in this profession." He restates the cliché that it's an honor just to be nominated, but with his eyes glistening and his big smile, I totally believe him. He looks genuinely gobsmacked by his good fortune, happily gushing about the movie he was very proud to be a part of. But when it comes to the money, he's not in it for that.
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