Christoph Waltz

'Downsizing' actor Christoph Waltz thinks the world needs to downsize its hubris to move forward

'Downsizing' actor Christoph Waltz thinks the world needs to downsize its hubris to move forward

Whoever believes “There aren’t any small parts, only small actors” hasn’t seen “Downsizing.” Alexander Payne’s sci-fi comedy-drama, opening at Christmas, offers the satirical premise that downsizing, or shrinking people to 5 inches tall, will save the world from environmental devastation. But it doesn’t exactly work that way.

The action centers on Paul Safranek (played by Matt Damon), a regular Joe who undergoes the radical shrinking process to help make a difference, while also making his bank account last much longer. In his new life at the little community of Leisureland, he encounters the joyful hedonist Dusan Mirkovic, and his life shifts yet again. Christoph Waltz plays Dusan,...

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