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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Austrian actor Christoph Waltz is to serve as a presenter at this year's Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
'Tarzan' re-boot in the works at Warner Bros.

'Tarzan' re-boot in the works at Warner Bros.

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz are to star in a live-action Tarzan adventure, Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
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Tarantino to actors: Always bring a pen to make notes during rehearsal

Tarantino to actors: Always bring a pen to make notes during rehearsal

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he fires actors who come to a set unprepared because they aren't "professional enough to be in my movie."
Armed man arrested at the Cannes Film Festival

Armed man arrested at the Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, May 17 (UPI) -- An unidentified man with a gun was arrested Friday after causing a disturbance at France's Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Samuel L. Jackson complained about being too old to play Django

Samuel L. Jackson complained about being too old to play Django

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson admits he was initially disappointed to learn he was too old to play the lead in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Kidman, Waltz, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes jury

CANNES, France, April 24 (UPI) -- This year's Cannes International Film Festival jury features Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee, the organization said Wednesday.
Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says after working with Christoph Waltz on 2009's "Inglourious Basterds," he found himself writing a role specifically for Austrian actor in "Django Unchained."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Django' to undergo more edits in China

'Django' to undergo more edits in China

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- A re-edited "Django Unchained" is expected back in Chinese cinemas after it was abruptly pulled the day of its release, The New York Times reported.
Tarantino's 'Django' yanked from Chinese theaters the day of release

Tarantino's 'Django' yanked from Chinese theaters the day of release

BEIJING, April 11 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's bloody revenge western "Django Unchained" was abruptly pulled from Chinese cinemas the day of its release, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Tarantino adjusts 'Django' blood color for China release

Tarantino adjusts 'Django' blood color for China release

BEIJING, April 10 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures says some of the gore in Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked, 19th century epic "Django Unchained" is to be toned down for its release in China.
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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 Zürich, 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 Standartenführer 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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