“His name was King. He had a horse. Along the countryside. I saw him ride. He had a gun. I knew him well. And when he shot, Oh that man. He never missed…”
30 Days of Quentin Tarantino
Day 3 ➔ Favorite Villian
Christoph Waltz after winning his Golden Globe for his performance in “Django Unchained”
YAY!!! He deserves it. He was absolutely amazing in Django Unchained.
“I don’t talk about the characters that I play. Years ago, I was a little timid about it and I kind of squirmed when I was asked, ‘Could you tell us something about your character?’ Now with a little self-confidence that comes with the grey beard, I just flatly refuse. I find it incredibly counterproductive to what I do - not to what you do, that I completely understand - to explain, because I want you to see what it is that you see. I strongly believe that what I do for a living is for you to see and to watch. But when I’m an audience too, when we go to the movies or to the theater, we don’t go because we want that version, but because we want to recognize what we have to do with that version. So, meaning, if you really want to distill it down to the bare essence, I claim that when we go to the movies, we go to see ourselves. Now, if I sort of push in and say, ‘No, no, you can not see what you see. You have to see what I tell you.’ Why would I do it? I can spare myself the bother of doing it, of going to New Orleans for weeks in the summer and sweat and work and fall off horses and stuff like that. We could just meet and I tell you, which would be a nice digital age performance, but either or. So I just flatly refuse to explain my characters.” - Christoph Waltz on his role in Django Unchained.