The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognized symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the Group’s hotels. In appreciation of their support, the Group donates to each celebrity’s individual choice of charity. Christoph Waltz has chosen Médecins sans Frontières to benefit.
Waltz is widely known for his performances in two of American filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino’s movies, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained. Both gained him Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and a Cannes Best Actor Award. He also played James Bond’s nemesis in the twenty-fourth Bond film, Spectre.
Outside of acting, Waltz enjoys travelling, because it “opens my eyes and in the end, opens my mind.” He cites Mandarin Oriental, Paris as his favourite hotel, saying, “It’s a lovely building in a fantastic location that provides everything I’m looking for.”
Well-known portrait photographer Mary McCartney photographs each celebrity in a location of their choice which, for them, best represents a feeling of well-being. Waltz chose to be photographed in Malibu, California.