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Film critics name 'Locker' best picture

Film critics name 'Locker' best picture

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The National Society of Film Critics in New York declared "The Hurt Locker" the best picture of 2009.

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Roy Disney dead at 79 ... Ferguson wins 'So You Think You Can Dance' ... Freeman, Firth vie for SAG lead award ... 'Empire' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
Freeman, Firth vie for SAG lead award

Freeman, Firth vie for SAG lead award

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Morgan Freeman and Jeremy Renner were nominated for the lead actor Screen Actors Guild Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
N.Y. film critics honor 'Hurt Locker'

N.Y. film critics honor 'Hurt Locker'

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle says it has voted "The Hurt Locker" the best film of 2009.

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Bullock, Damon score double Globe nods

Bullock, Damon score double Globe nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious" and "Up in the Air" were nominated for the best drama Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles Tuesday.
'Inglourious,' 'Nine' lead Choice nods

'Inglourious,' 'Nine' lead Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- "Inglourious Basterds" and "Nine" were each nominated for 10 Critics' Choice Movie Awards, the U.S. Broadcast Film Critics Association said Monday.
NYFCO honors 'Avatar,' 'Inglourious'

NYFCO honors 'Avatar,' 'Inglourious'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- New York Film Critics Online declared James Cameron's special effects-laden adventure "Avatar" the best picture of 2009.
'Basterds' is Tarantino's top grosser

'Basterds' is Tarantino's top grosser

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" has surpassed "Pulp Fiction" to become the U.S. filmmaker's highest grossing film, The Weinstein Co. said.
'Ribbon' takes Palme d'Or at Cannes

'Ribbon' takes Palme d'Or at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 25 (UPI) -- Michael Haneke Sunday won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, for his black-and-white drama "The White Ribbon."
Tarantino begins 'Inglourious' shoot

Tarantino begins 'Inglourious' shoot

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has begun principal photography on his World War II picture "Inglourious Basterds" in Germany, The Weinstein Co. said.
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Best Supporting Actor winner Christoph Waltz holds his Oscar backstage at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Christoph Waltz (German pronunciation: ; born October 4, 1956) is an Austrian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of SS Colonel Hans Landa in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 and the Best Supporting Actor at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010. He is the second Austrian actor to receive an Oscar.

Waltz was born in Vienna, where he studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. He also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. He started as a stage actor, performing at venues such as Zurich's Schauspielhaus Z├╝rich, Vienna's Burgtheater, or the Salzburg Festival. He became a prolific actor on television. In 2000, he directed his first film, the TV production Wenn man sich traut.

In Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, Waltz portrayed Standartenf├╝hrer Hans Landa of the Schutzstaffel (SS) aka "The Jew Hunter." For this role, he received the Best Actor Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and has received acclaim for the performance from critics and the public. In 2009, he began sweeping critics' awards circuits, receiving awards for Best Supporting Actor role from the New York Film Critics Circle, Boston Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association and for Best Supporting Actor at the 67th Golden Globe Awards and the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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