Christoph Waltz (API/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES)Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz got the shock of his life Friday evening on the Croisette — the main boulevard in Cannes.
The "Django Unchained" star was being interviewed on the live TV talk show "Le Grand Journal," an entertainment program that broadcasts from Martinez Beach every day during the Cannes Film Festival, when a man in the audience took out a gun and fired two shots.
"Luckily they [were] blanks," Waltz told Showbiz411.com exclusively. "We thought maybe it was a joke or something to do with Occupy Cannes. I think he was just crazy. They wrestled him to the ground but then he yelled, 'I have a grenade!' That did it."
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Waltz — who was ushered offstage — said the man seemed to be shooting in the direction of actor Daniel Auteil, but it was random.
"I had a very good bodyguard who moved fast and got me out of there," said Waltz.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and police took one individual into custody.
The scene of the incident in Cannes (Twitter)
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