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Christoph Waltz Mocks Quentin Tarantino Films With DJesus Uncrossed Skit on Saturday Night Live

USMagazine, Sunday, February 17, 2013, 10:50am (PST)

Who knew serious actor Christoph Waltz had such a funny side? The Django Unchained actor gamely took part in a number of skits on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 16, but none was funnier than his portrayal of Jesus Christ in a fake Quentin Tarantino flick, DJesus Uncrossed.

The Austrian actor, 56, donned a beard and wig (and crown of thorns!) to play the title character in the mock movie trailer, in which he slashes through armies of Romans in "the ultimate revenge fantasy."

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The scenes are often bloody, and "Brad Pitt" is even set to make a cameo in the film. At one point in the digital short, a stunned onlooker cries "Jesus H. Christ!" to which Waltz deadpans, "the H is silent," in a nod to Jamie Foxx's memorable line in Django Unchained.

"I never knew how much Jesus used the N-word," a fake critic's blurb flashes across the screen.

In his cold open, Waltz proved that he had no problem poking fun of himself when he welcomed a "casual" Adolf Hitler onto the stage.

"I've wanted to host for a long time but they've always said to me, 'Why you? You don't have a sense of humor. 'You're a serious German actor,'" he said. "'Well, first of all, I'm not German, I'm Austrian and Austrians have a wonderful sense of humor. Germans, not so much."

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Grammy-nominated band the Alabama Shakes took the stage to round out the night with some Southern rockabilly grooves, including their hit "Always Alright."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Christoph Waltz Mocks Quentin Tarantino Films With DJesus Uncrossed Skit on Saturday Night Live

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