Christoph Waltz
Performance: Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (Oscar nomination, Best Supporting Actor)

As a bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s antebellum riff on the spaghetti western, Waltz reunites with his Inglourious Basterds director, “who knows genres 10 times better than any film professor,” Waltz says. “Quentin can take genres and play on them like an organ.”

The Performers Speak:

Amy Adams

Sally Field

John Hawkes

Quvenzhané Wallis

Anne Hathaway & Hugh Jackman

Christoph Waltz

John Goodman

Naomi Watts

Jessica Chastain

See a Compilation of Highlights from the 2013 Great Performers

More Portraits of the 2013 Great Performers by Paola Kudacki

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