Christoph Waltz is a phenomenal actor not only because of his excellence in performing, but also in his demeanor off the stage. He defends his work brilliantly and reinforces acting and movie entertainment as pillars of artistry.
You know what a sure sign of a great actor is? You never remember his/her name, because they disappear so completely in their characters. This guy here is that kind of actor. I can never remember his name. Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins by Norman Jean Roy.