This gallery of photos features handsome, young, Christoph Waltz, including pictures from his teenager years and into his early 20’s during the early 1970s. Born on October 4, 1956 in Vienna, Austria, his parents were both costume and set designers. His grandmother was actress Maria Mayen and his step-grandfather was actor Emmerich Reimers. He studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar before relocating to New York City in the late 1970s where he studied method acting. His beginnings were as a stage actor, but he became a prolific television actor from 1980 to 2000, mainly in Europe. His most notable role was in the Quentin Tarantino movie Inglorious Bastards in 2009, which launched him into worldwide fame. He also starred in the 2012 film Django Unchained. He received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for both of his performances in these films. Waltz has three children with his wife, who is also a costume designer. Enjoy these photos of young Christoph Waltz.