August 11, 2016, MODEL CITIZENS

CHRISTOPH WALTZ IN KILLER MODE: DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?

A ONE-TO-ONE IN 10 PICTURES & A LESSON IN HARD FLIRTING

Christoph Waltz, photographed by Play Hunter for Playlust.net, September 26, 2015

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This much I learned about Mr Waltz... 1/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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His body linguistics are... 2/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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pure camera candy... 3/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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worthy of their own academy award category. 4/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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In interviews, he likes to attack... 5/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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with the kind of predatory panache... 6/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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SS colonel Hans Landa killed his strudel pastry... 7/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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in Inglourious Basterds. 8/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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 The face has many stories to tell for those who care to see. 9/10
Christoph Waltz, shot by Play Hunter, Zurich, September 2015. See more on Playlust.net

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Christoph Waltz, caught in Zurich on September 26, 2015 10/10



The face has many stories to tell. The red carpet isn’t usually the place to express them. Or so I thought until Christoph Waltz turned a red carpet reception at Zurich Film Festival into a high-drama movie for those who cared to see. His body linguistics are worthy of their own academy award category: Waltz has a tendency to attack hapless German-speaking journalists with the kind of poise and predatory panache SS Colonel Hans Landa killed his strudel pastry in Inglourious Basterds. When the senior reporter in the cream-coloured dinner jacket from Austrian state TV ORF presents Waltz with a book, in which he apparently features prominently, he replies, with perfect Viennese charm: “I shall definitely maybe have a look.” (“Ich werde mir das bestimmt vielleicht anschauen). It makes perfect camera candy.


Wait for the cream

It’s my turn. I open fire with a smile and my finest cut-glass English accent.

– Mister Waltz, what makes you instantly happy?
– The sight of a beautiful woman
– (Oh damn. I was prepared for a punch, “my wife”, mein Gott, anything, really. But a charm offensive? Inhale. Exhale. Contenance). Anything else?
– (Waltz comes scarily close, firmly looks me in the eye, lowers his voice to a killingly soft tone) Do I need anything else?
– (Do I need anything else?! I mentally run through all the options) No.
– Ha! (He exclaims with a deeply satisfied, mission-accomplished kind of smile)

Did I just get killed? Or did I enjoy my apple strudel moment? Flattery is a dish best enjoyed with a pinch of salt. But give me perfectly delivered alpha Hollywood flirting and quality camera candy anytime. These are the to-die-for moments. Je ne regrette rien.

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