Top 3 Austrian Actors Famous in Hollywood

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Top 3 Austrian Actors Famous in Hollywood

Celebrating the airing of Past Sins, an Austrian movie drama about kidnapping and revenge, we would like to highlight some of the best Austrian actors out there.

Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor and director. Since 2009, he has mainly been active in the United States in blockbusters and award-winning productions. His accolades include two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. His breakout American role came in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, in which he played SS officer Hans Landa. He would later collaborate with Tarantino once again in 2012 when he played bounty hunter King Schultz in Django Unchained. For each performance, he earned an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Waltz also received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Landa.

Klaus Maria Brandauer
Born in Bad Aussee, Styria, Klaus Maria Brandauer is not only an actor but also a director. He is also a professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. Brandauer is known internationally for his roles in The Russia House (1990), Mephisto (1981), Never Say Never Again (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Hanussen (1988), Burning Secret (1988), and White Fang (1991). For his supporting role as Bror von Blixen-Finecke in Out of Africa (1985), he was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

You might think he is American but this legend is actually from the Old Continent. Born in Thal, Styria, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a producer, businessman, retired bodybuilder, and former politician who served as the 38th governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15 and went on to win the Mr. Universe title at age 20, subsequently winning the Mr. Olympia contest seven times.

After retiring from bodybuilding, Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film star. He is the face of the Terminator film saga but has also starred in other successful action films such as Commando (1985), Predator (1987), Total Recall (1990), in addition to comedy films such as Kindergarten Cop (1990) and Jingle All the Way (1996).

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