Christoph Waltz is best known for playing eloquent villains like Inglourious Basterds‘ Hans Landa, but Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know if his powers could be used for good.
On Thursday night, Kimmel and Waltz tried auditioning for the just-announced biopic of Las Vegas magicians Siegfried & Roy. Things got off to a rocky start, however, when both Waltz and Kimmel demanded they play Roy. Later, they got into another disagreement over Kimmel’s choice of accent, which Waltz derided as sounding like a “Nazi magician.”
“You’ve never heard of a German accent?” Kimmel said.
“Oh, I’ve heard German accents,” Waltz replied.
“Okay, well, Kimmel is a German name, so I think I know what German sounds like,” Kimmel said.
The final straw, however, was when Kimmel started reciting the lyrics to “99 Luftballons” in spoken-word form. Waltz got so angry he left the audition. Unfortunately, Kimmel wasn’t allowed to play both parts. He did, however, get to demonstrate “my scream for when the tiger’s eating my head.”
Watch the clip below.