Playlist: Christoph Waltz of "Inglourious Basterds"
Sun, 16 Aug 2009 12:13:31
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Classical music can be pretty evil.
Some of those symphonies and sonatas are so epic that they're scary.
For Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, actor and classical music aficionado Christoph Waltz became one of the most sinister screen villains of the past decade, Nazi Col. Hans Landa. Nicknamed "The Jew Hunter," the character's entire life revolves around hunting his prey with no remorse, regret or regard. Waltz gives Landa a wicked sense of humor that makes him instantly unforgettable.
"I listen to music all the time," says Waltz. "Rhythm is not just in music. It's life. How we communicate is basically rhythm—how we throw back and forth and tune into each other's intentions. I don't apply specific pieces of music to specific moments in preparing a role, but maybe I should try that [Laughs]."
Christoph shared some his favorite composers with ARTISTdirect.com for this exclusive feature. Check it out below in the video and don't miss him in Inglourious Basterds this Friday August 21!
Christoph Waltz's Playlist: