‘Inglourious Basterds’ co-star Waltz wins supporting-actor OscarBy David Germain, AP
Sunday, March 7, 2010
‘Basterds’ star Waltz wins supporting-actor Oscar
LOS ANGELES — Christoph Waltz has won the supporting-actor Academy Award for his role as a sociable fiend of a Nazi in “Inglourious Basterds.”
The first award of Oscar night went to Austrian-born Waltz, a veteran stage and television actor in Europe who had been virtually unknown in Hollywood before Quentin Tarantino cast him as the prattling, ruthless Jew-hunter Hans Landa in his World War II saga.
Waltz beat four Hollywood veterans: Matt Damon for “Invictus,” Woody Harrelson for “The Messenger,” Christopher Plummer for “The Last Station” and Stanley Tucci for “The Lovely Bones.”
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