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Christopher Walken

Walken in 2008
Born Ronald Walken
March 31, 1943 (1943-03-31) (age 66)
Astoria, Queens, New York,
United States
Other name(s) Chris Walken, Ronnie Walken
Occupation Actor
Years active 1952—present
Spouse(s) Georgianne Walken (1969–present)
.Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an U.S. stage and screen actor.^ March 31, 1943.
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^ March 31, 1943 .
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^ Born March 31, 1943, and raised in Queens, N.Y., Walken began his career as a catalog model, but later trained hard as a dancer and even worked a short stint as a circus lion tamer.
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[1] .He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows, including Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, Sleepy Hollow, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, Batman Returns, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Wayne's World 2, Pulp Fiction, Envy, Wedding Crashers, Click and Hairspray as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey and Fatboy Slim.^ Known primarily for playing intense, unstable characters in films like THE DEER HUNTER, Christopher Walken lends his considerable talent to more lighthearted fare this week in the WEDDING CRASHERS .
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^ Search close home news arts & life music programs listen news/talk .
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^ When New York fashion model ( Cristina Raines ) splits with her fiance ( Chris Sarandon ) and moves into an old brownstone, she soon discovers she has more than she bargained for in the  Read More .
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.Walken's films have grossed more than $1.8 billion in the United States.^ In the United States alone, films featuring Walken have grossed over $2 billion dollars.
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^ But the real "bane" of this film's existence will be the presence of Ryan Phillippe, which this announcement, if true, will more than make up for.
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^ Sure Walken is a cm taller than him, but cameras try to not reflect that on film.
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[2] .He has also played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus.^ He has played the main role in a number of Shakespeare plays, notably Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus.
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^ He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled Him in 1995.
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^ One of his plays even made it to the stage in 1994 with Chris in the main role.
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.He has several times guest-hosted Saturday Night Live, his most notable role being Bruce Dickinson in the "More Cowbell" sketch.^ I'm hosting my next Saturday Night Live on February 22.

^ He has become a regular host on "Saturday Night Live."

^ Walken has also appeared three times on Saturday Night Live since 1990 and has recently begun to play more paternal roles such as Uncle Ray in Alicia Silverstone's Excess Baggage and as Brendan Fraser's father, Calvin Webber, in Blast From The Past.
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Walken debuted as a film director and script writer with the short (five-minute) film "Popcorn Shrimp" in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled Him in 1995.[3]

Contents

Early life

.Walken was born Ronald Walken (named after actor Ronald Colman) into a Methodist family[4] in Astoria, Queens, New York.^ Queens New york .
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^ Was named after actor Ronald Colman .
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^ I am a huge Walken fan and I like to imagine he's cooking this in his parent's kitchen in Astoria, Queens (right around the corner from me, somewhere, Walken is cooking)!!!
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.His mother, Rosalie (born 1906), was a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow, and his father, Paul Walken (1904-2001), emigrated from Germany in 1928 with his brothers, Wilhelm and Alois.^ About me: Born: March 31, 1943 Astoria, Queens, New York Real Name: Ronald Walken (Ronnie) Father: Paul Walken (from Germany) Mother: Rosalie Walken (from Scotland) Siblings: Ken Walken, Glenn Walken Spouse: Georgianne Walken (since 1969) Current Residences: New York, NY & Wilton, CT Education: Professional Children's School, Hofstra University Paul and Rosalie Walken immigrated to America as adults.
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[5] .His father was a baker and his mother worked as a window dresser.^ The son of a German father who worked as a baker and a Scottish stay-at-home mother, he has been in show business since the age of 14 months, when he posed with kittens for a calendar shoot.
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^ My father was a baker and he worked very hard, he worked everyday, long hours.
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Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers Kenneth and Glenn were child actors on television in the 1950s. Walken studied at Hofstra University on Long Island, but did not graduate. .Walken initially trained as a dancer in music theatre at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic roles in theatre and then film.^ Walken initially trained as a dancer in musical theatre before moving on to more serious roles in theatre and then film.
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^ Walken initially intended to study dancing instead of acting, but dropped out of Hofstra University after one year when he landed an off-Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward" in 1963.
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^ Is it true you try to incorporate a dance move into every one of your roles?

Career

Early roles

.Walken first appeared on the screen as an extra in numerous anthology series and variety shows during the Golden Age of Television.^ Walken himself has joined in the fun, appearing numerous times on Saturday Night Live , where he has poked fun at his persona and showed off his consummate dancing skillwhich is the last thing you'd expect a guy like Walken to be able to do.
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^ Walken appeared in hundreds of television's early productions, including a skit with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.
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^ He has directed television series for the BBC, Bravo, and TLC. He won numerous film festival awards for writing and directing the feature film, Slaves of Hollywood.

.After appearing in a sketch with Martin and Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour, Walken decided to become an actor.^ After appearing in a sketch with Martin and Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour, Walken decided to become an actor.

^ Walken has hosted the comedy sketch and satire TV series Saturday Night Live on six occasions, and, schedule permitting, has a standing offer to host the show.

^ Years ago, I decided if Hollywood had one actor it needed cloned, Walken was it-- no one remotely like him.

[6] .He landed a regular role in the 1953 television show The Wonderful John Acton as the show's narrator.^ Motorola TV Theatre (USA: alternative title)     - The Muldoon Matter (1954) TV episode (as Ronnie Walken) "The Wonderful John Acton" (1953) TV series (as Ronnie Walken) ....
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During this time, he was credited as "Ronnie Walken".
.Over the next two years, he appeared frequently on television, landed an experimental film role in Me and My Brother, and had a thriving career in theatre.^ Walken initially trained as a dancer in musical theatre before moving on to more serious roles in theatre and then film.
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^ After appearing in several New York theatre productions, including the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1966, Walken made his film debut in 1968 with a bit part in Me and My Brother.
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^ I hid that lightsaber up my ass for two years.
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.In 1964, he changed his name to "Christopher" at the suggestion of a friend who believed the name suited him better.^ Adopted the name "Christopher" when a friend told him the name suited him better than "Ronnie".
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^ Don introduced us all to another SEAL who was standing next to him named Ben.

^ They met in New York, married and had three children: Ken, Glenn and Ronald (who later changed his name to Christopher).
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[7] Coincidentally, Walken's last credited role under the name "Ronnie" was a character with the name of "Chris".[8] Now adays, he prefers to be known informally as "Chris" in place of "Christopher".[6]

1970s

.Walken made his feature film debut with a small role opposite Sean Connery in Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes .^ Walken then first broke through into cinema in 1969 appearing in Me and My Brother (1969), before appearing alongside Sean Connery in the sleeper heist movie The Anderson Tapes (1971).
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^ After nearly getting cast in two roles that would've insured an immediate leap into stardom— Star Wars and Love Story —Chris finally landed his first leading role alongside Sean Connery in 1971's The Anderson Tapes .

^ After appearing in several New York theatre productions, including the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1966, Walken made his film debut in 1968 with a bit part in Me and My Brother.
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.In 1972's The Mind Snatchers A.K.A. The Happiness Cage, Walken played his first starring role.^ First of all, Walken is one of my favorite actors (alongside Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins) and IF this rumor is true then I'll be one happy son of a bitch.
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^ Hell...they should just have Walken play EVERY role in Episode II....just CG his ass all over the place.
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^ Walken also wrote and starred in a rather humorous play about Elvis Presley entitled Him, and he continues to get involved in theater when his schedule allows.
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[9] .In this science fiction film, which deals with mind control and normalization, he plays a sociopathic U.S. soldier stationed in Germany.^ He plays a borderline sociopathic American soldier stationed in Germany, in a science fiction film which deals with mind control and normalization.

^ Along with Nick Nolte, Walken was considered by George Lucas for the part of Han Solo in the 1977 science fiction film Star Wars.

^ Walken plays an ancient vampire who has learned to control his addiction to blood to the degree that he is able to function fairly normally in society.

.Paul Mazursky's 1976 film Next Stop, Greenwich Village has Walken under the name "Chris Walken" playing fictional poet and ladies man Robert Fulmer.^ Because Walken chooses to play in these low-budgeted, poorly written films that aren't worthy of his person.
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^ I think the character that Chris Walken plays has done evil, but I think that he's a human being.
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^ Carpen7er writes: on December 23rd, 2009 at 4:36:30 AM Chris Walken is da Man !
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[10] .Woody Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall has Walken playing the suicidal brother of Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).^ "In Annie Hall (1977), I played the strange brother who wanted to drive into oncoming cars.
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^ His eclectic work really came to the attention of critics in 1977 with his intense portrayal of Diane Keaton suicidal younger brother in Annie Hall (1977), and then he scooped the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1977 for his role as Nick in the electrifying The Deer Hunter (1978).
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^ Woody Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall has Walken playing the strange and suicidal brother of Annie Hall (Diane Keaton);[10] This Academy Award-winning film is often cited by Walken and others as the first film that brought the actor, and his unusual qualities, to the attention of the mainstream viewing public.

[11] .In 1978, he appeared in Shoot the Sun Down, a western filmed in 1976 that costarred Margot Kidder.^ He continued to get roles in films such as the western with Margot Kidder, Shoot The Sun Down and the last MGM musical movie, Pennies From Heaven with Steve Martin and choreography by Danny Daniels, Walken's former tap teacher.
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^ Nick Shoot the Sun Down (1978) ....
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[12] .Along with Nick Nolte, Walken was considered by George Lucas for the part of Han Solo in Star Wars;[13][14] the part ultimately went to Harrison Ford.^ Walken cast as Han Solo by Mole .
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^ Was George Lucas ' second choice for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977).
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^ Walken was George Lucas' second choice for Han Solo after Harrison Ford.
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.Walken won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Michael Cimino's 1978 film The Deer Hunter.^ Walken goes to a little room off the living room and brings out the Best Supporting Actor Oscar he won for The Deer Hunter.
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^ He won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978).
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^ Synopsis: One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War (including Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Coming Home ), Michael Cimino 's epic second feature The Deer Hunter was both renowned for its tough portrayal of the war's effect on American working class steel workers and notorious for its ahistorical use  Read More .
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[15] .He plays a young Pennsylvania steelworker who is emotionally destroyed by the Vietnam War.^ They said, “We're looking for a young man who can play an accordian.” My brother raised his hand.

^ Since the Siths are extincted for a millenium , he will probabily play a Sith lord clone, during the clone wars , he and a bunch of other cloned siths will destroy the jedi council!
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^ I don't care who Walken plays, as long as he gets one scene where he touches young Anakin and gets that "look" on his face.
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.To help achieve his character's gaunt appearance before the third act, Walken consumed only bananas, water, and rice for a week.^ Walken can only help.
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^ In addition to this, Walken has voiced characters in a number of video games, and is also the only actor to play both a Bond villain and a Batman villain.
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^ In order to achieve the gaunt, withdrawn and hollow look of his character in The Deer Hunter (1978), it's reported that he ate a diet consisting of only rice and bananas in preparation for this film.
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[16]

1980s

.Walken's first film of the 1980s was the controversial Heaven's Gate, helmed by Deer Hunter director Cimino.^ Walken's first film of the 1980s was the scandalous and controversial Heaven's Gate.

^ "Nobody cries as much on the screen as you," I tell Walken, referring to his performance in The Deer Hunter, The Dead Zone and a half a dozen other films where tears stream down his face.
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^ Known primarily for playing intense, unstable characters in films like THE DEER HUNTER, Christopher Walken lends his considerable talent to more lighthearted fare this week in the WEDDING CRASHERS .
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.Walken also starred in the 1981 action adventure The Dogs of War, directed by John Irvin.^ Chris Walken did audition for Star Wars.
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^ Christopher Walken auditioning for Star wars way back when by Maynard .
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^ Gee, what a brilliant idea, Christopher Walken in the next Star Wars movie....I'm sure this isn't gonna suck.
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.He surprised many critics and filmgoers with his intricate tap-dancing striptease in Herbert Ross's musical Pennies From Heaven.^ Later Walken got to dance on film in Pennies from Heaven (1981), and most recently in, of all things, the Fatboy Slim video Weapon of Choice.
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^ In 1980, Walken starred in what would become MGM'S last musical, Pennies from Heaven , turning in a dance number that was so memorable that at a party he was complimented by two of his favorite dancers of all time—Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

^ (I won't talk about the HAIR!) That striptease in PENNIES FROM HEAVEN knocked my socks off!!!

.Walken then played schoolteacher-turned-psychic Johnny Smith in David Cronenberg's 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone.^ Walken plays schoolteacher Johnny Smith in David Cronenberg's 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone.

^ Walken also spoofed his role from The Dead Zone in a sketch titled "Ed Glosser: Trivial Psychic", in which the title character had the ability to accurately predict meaningless, trivial future events ("You're going to get an ice cream headache.

^ They don't remember his subtlety and nuance in lead performances, as a man struggling with psychic abilities after a prolonged coma in David Cronenberg's The Dead Zone (1983), or as Sean Penn's murderous father in James Foley's At Close Range (1986).
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.That same year, Walken also starred in Brainstorm alongside Natalie Wood and (in a minor role) his wife, Georgianne.^ Natalie Wood, was Walken involved in murder?
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^ Despite his non-stop work schedule, Christopher Walken leads a relatively “normal,” quiet life with his wife of 34 years, Emmy-Award-winning casting director Georgianne Walken.

^ Walken was, of course, infamously present on the yacht off Catalina Island when his Brainstorm co-star Natalie Wood disappeared and drowned in 1981.
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.In 1985, Walken played a James Bond villain, Max Zorin, in A View to a Kill.^ When I play these villains, I think people can see that's Chris, pretending to be Max (from Batman Returns ) and Max knows he's really Chris, and Chris knows that you know that Chris knows that.

^ He’s transformed into that creature Walken would play throughout his career: the gaunt-eyed bogeyman with eyes that kill.

^ Not worried or bothered by being typecast, Walken continued to take on the bad guy whether it was a Bond villain in A View to a Kill or an irascible drill sergeant in Neil Simon's comedy, Biloxi Blues .

Walken dyed his hair blond to befit Zorin's origins as a Nazi experiment. .Walken played the role of Federal Agent Kyril Montana in Milagro Beanfield War in 1988. He also played the leading role of Whitley Strieber in 1989's Communion, an autobiographical film written by Strieber that was based on his claims that he and his family were subject to alien abductions.^ I decide to bring up the 1990 film Communion, in which Walken portrayed the real-life writer Whitley Strieber, who claims to have been abducted by-literally-little blue men who did weird things to his body.
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^ This is genius, and it was interesting to see Walken play this kind of role.
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^ Walken, who has played some of the gloomiest characters in film, lets out a raucous laugh.
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.At Close Range starred Walken as Brad Whitewood, a rural Pennsylvania crime boss who tries to bring his two sons into his empire, his character mostly based on Bruce Johnston.^ At Close Range has Walken starring as Brad Whitewood, a psychopathic rural Pennsylvania family crime boss who tries to bring his two estranged sons (played by real-life brothers Sean Penn and Chris Penn) into his criminal world.

^ Based on a true story about the Bruce Johnston crime family which operated in eastern Pennsylvania during the late 1970s, this independent film has received much critical acclaim over the years.

^ He meets Wesley Pendergrass ( Christopher Walken ), the smooth-talking hood who tries to talk Johnny into helping in the heist of a jewelry store.
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.In Biloxi Blues, Walken convincingly played an eccentric drill sergeant known for his stinging sarcasm and sharp wit, not dissimilar to his real life talents.^ Biloxi Blues- Walken as the is-he-or-isn't-he-crazy drill sergeant is comically menacing but still feels real.

^ Known primarily for playing intense, unstable characters in films like THE DEER HUNTER, Christopher Walken lends his considerable talent to more lighthearted fare this week in the WEDDING CRASHERS .
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^ Christopher Walken played Bruce Dickinson (yes, THE Bruce Dickinson) in a Blue Oyster Cult skit ("Guys, I think we need a little more cow bell."
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1990s

.The Comfort of Strangers, an art house film directed by Paul Schrader, had the distinction of providing a role for Walken that disturbed even him.^ Walken initially trained as a dancer in musical theatre before moving on to more serious roles in theatre and then film.
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^ So many of the best Walken choices have already been mentioned, so I'm hard pressed to bring up new ones, though there are so many, even in otherwise so-so films.

^ Walken tried his hand at writing and directing with the short five-minute film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001.
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He plays Robert, a decadent Italian aristocrat with extreme sexual tastes and murderous tendencies who lives with his wife (Helen Mirren) in Venice.
.King of New York, directed by Abel Ferrara, stars Walken as ruthless New York City drug dealer Frank White—recently released from prison and set on reclaiming his criminal territory.^ What no fans of King of New York?
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^ Add King of New York: SE (Widescreen) Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star Rate not interested Abel Ferrara's stylish direction accentuates this gritty action film about a New York drug lord (Christopher Walken) who's just out of prison and determined to rule the streets again with a vengeance.
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^ Oscillating between the New York stage and Hollywood, Walken has made his presence known on both coasts.
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.In 1992, Walken again played a supporting villain in Batman Returns as millionaire industrialist Max Shreck.^ When I play these villains, I think people can see that's Chris, pretending to be Max (from Batman Returns ) and Max knows he's really Chris, and Chris knows that you know that Chris knows that.

^ Arriving at his house in Connecticut (which for some reason I imagined might be a dark castle at the top of a hill), I encountered a scene more Norman Rockwell than Max Shreck, the villain he played in Batman Returns .

^ He's at his best when playing an unlikable scumbag, as he did in "Batman Returns".
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.Walken's next major film role was opposite Dennis Hopper in True Romance, scripted by Quentin Tarantino.^ Me and Dennis Hopper , when we were doing that scene in True Romance (1993), it was hilarious.
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^ God in Heaven would I love to see them re-stage Dennis Hopper's lecture to Christopher Walken on the true genealogy of the Sicilian.
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^ Synopsis: In the mode of Quentin Tarantino , this film, directed by Gary Fleder from a script by Scott Rosenberg , concerns itself with hip, smart gangsters.
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His so-called Sicilian scene has been hailed by critics as the best scene in the film and is the subject of four commentaries on the DVD..July 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Walken has a supporting role in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction as a Vietnam veteran giving his dead comrade's son the family's prized possession—a gold watch—while explaining in graphic detail how he had hidden it from the Vietcong by smuggling it in his rectum, after the boy's father, in whose rectum the watch had previously been concealed, had died of dysentery.^ Pulp Fiction- Walken relishes this soliloquoy.

^ Was delighted someone mentioned DEAD ZONE, a change-up role in which he projected the sadness of a good man fated to endure knowing his life had been stolen; watch him staring at television news with his similarly haunted father.

^ Walken, (genius) could give the kind of twisted 'humanity' to the role of a sith master/apprentice..
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Also in 1992, Walken appeared in Madonna's controversial coffee table book, SEX, and he played Bobby, Cassandra's manager in Wayne's World 2.
.Later in 1994, Walken starred in A Business Affair, a rare leading role for him in a romantic comedy.^ Later in 1994, Walken had a role in the film A Business Affair.

^ This is one of Walken's few outings in a principal role in a romantic comedy.

^ Walken was the last decent Bond villain that actually had some complexity and depth to him IMO. Plus his role in True Romance was just damn cool!
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.Walken manages to once again feature his trademark dancing scene as he performs the tango.^ Monologue: Chris Walken certainly doesn't have to perform a song-and-dance monologue, and sure enough this Q-and-A bit suited his style well.
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In 1995, he appeared in Wild Side, The Prophecy and the modern vampire flick The Addiction, which was his second collaboration with director Abel Ferrara and writer Nicholas St. John. He also appeared in Nick of Time, which also stars Johnny Depp.
.In the 1996 film Last Man Standing, Walken plays a sadistic gangster.^ Last Man Standing (1996) .
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^ Because Walken chooses to play in these low-budgeted, poorly written films that aren't worthy of his person.
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^ Last Man Standing, VHS (1997) directed by Walter Hill .
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That year, he played a prominent role in the video game Ripper, portraying Detective Vince Magnotta. .Ripper made extensive use of real-time recorded scenes and a wide cast of celebrities in an interactive movie.^ Synopsis: Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s.
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.In 1997, Walken starred in the comedy films Touch, Excess Baggage and had a minor role in the film MouseHunt.^ Walken initially trained as a dancer in musical theatre before moving on to more serious roles in theatre and then film.
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^ Walken would be GREAT, but would he actually get a decent role, after all, Star Wars has a long tradition of lousy acting.
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^ At about age 25, Walken began his film career, with small roles in the films Me And My Brother, the Sidney Lumet-directed The Anderson Tapes, and his first starring role in The Happiness Cage.
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He also appeared in the drama/thriller film Suicide Kings which also filled with suspense and humor.
.In 1998, Walken played an influential gay New York theater critic in John Turturro's film Illuminata.^ Therefore, I believe it's a cameo or the new sith that Mr. Walken will be playing.
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^ Because Walken chooses to play in these low-budgeted, poorly written films that aren't worthy of his person.
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^ I was in a play in New York and Mars came to see it.

.In 1999, Walken played Calvin Webber in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past.^ In 1999, Walken played the role of Calvin Webber in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past.

^ In 1962, Calvin Webber (Christopher Walken) was a brilliant but somewhat paranoid scientist living with his Donna Reed-esque wife, Helen (Sissy Spacek), in Los ...
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^ Blast from the Past, VHS (1999) directed by Hugh Wilson .
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Webber is a brilliant but eccentric Caltech nuclear physicist whose fears of a nuclear war lead him to build an enormous fallout shelter beneath his suburban home. .The same year, he appeared as the Headless Horseman in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow, starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.^ Is it true that Ray Park played the headless horseman in sleepy hollow.
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^ Sixteen years later he plays The Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow (1999).
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^ Synopsis: Washington Irving's tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman gets a few new twists in a screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton .
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.Walken also starred in two music videos in the 1990s.^ In 1980, Walken starred in what would become MGM'S last musical, Pennies from Heaven , turning in a dance number that was so memorable that at a party he was complimented by two of his favorite dancers of all time—Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

.His first video role was as the Angel of Death in Madonna's 1993 "Bad Girl", and the second appearance was in Skid Row's "Breakin' Down" video.^ Guardian Angel (segment "Bad Girl") Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (1987) (TV) Terror in the Aisles (1984) .
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^ In 1966, he made his first appearance in a non-singing role as Phillip, the King of France, in a Broadway production of The Lion in Winter.
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^ Miller let's watch a video down here here's crazy couple fight too crazy girls."
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2000s

.In 2000, Walken was cast as the lead, along with Faith Prince, in James Joyce's The Dead on Broadway.^ In 2000, Walken was cast as the lead, along with Faith Prince, in James Joyce's The Dead on Broadway.

^ James Joyce's The Dead won a Tony Award that year for Best Book for a Musical.

^ Was nominated for Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for " James Joyce 's The Dead."
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A "play with music", The Dead featured music by Shaun Davey, conducted by Charles Prince, with music coordination and percussion by Tom Partington. .James Joyce's The Dead won a Tony Award that year for Best Book for a Musical.^ The best thing about that for me was I'm going to be 84 years old [kidding] and at this point [it's nifty] to be able to be in a music video and actually have kids think it's cool.

^ He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Deer Hunter, where he played a disturbed Vietnam vet alongside Robert De Niro.
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.Walken had a notable music video performance in 2001 with Fatboy Slim's Weapon of Choice.^ Won an MTV Video Music Award for choreographing his own moves in Fatboy Slim 's 2001 music video "Weapon Of Choice."
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^ He can even be humorous (see the music video for Fatboy Slim).
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^ His appearance in the video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (directed by Spike Jonze) is credited with bringing a new generation of fans to his talents.
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.Directed by Spike Jonze, it won six MTV awards in 2001 and—in a list of the top 100 videos of all time compiled from a survey of musicians, directors, and music industry figures conducted by UK music TV channel VH1—won Best Video of All Time in April 2002. In this video, Walken dances and flies around the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles; Walken also helped choreograph the dance.^ Spike Jonze + Christopher Walken = __________________ Time.
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^ Walken: The director, Spike Jonze called and asked me to do that.
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^ Walken also helped choreograph the dance.

.Also in 2001, Walken played a gangster who was in the witness protection program in the David Spade comedy Joe Dirt and an eccentric film director in America's Sweethearts.^ Looking at many of Walken's other captivating screen roles, it is easy to see the diversity of his range and even his droll comedic talents with humorous appearances in Biloxi Blues (1988), Wayne's World 2 (1993), Joe Dirt (2001), Mousehunt (1997) and America's Sweethearts (2001).
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^ To look at these two films is to understand that Christopher Walken is an actor who can play both sides of the film fence without alienating either camp—the Hollywood studio system and the American Independent.

^ Walken tried his hand at writing and directing with the short five-minute film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001.
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Walken played Frank Abagnale, Sr. in Catch Me If You Can. It is inspired by the story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a con artist who passed himself off as several identities and forged millions of dollars worth of checks. .His portrayal earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.^ His eclectic work really came to the attention of critics in 1977 with his intense portrayal of Diane Keaton suicidal younger brother in Annie Hall (1977), and then he scooped the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1977 for his role as Nick in the electrifying The Deer Hunter (1978).
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^ He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Deer Hunter, where he played a disturbed Vietnam vet alongside Robert De Niro.
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^ His portrayal of a suicidal American soldier in Vietnam not only won him acclaim, it won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1978.

[15] .Walken also had a part in the 2003 action comedy film The Rundown, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Seann William Scott, in which he plays a ruthless despot.^ View All Movies Action/Adventure Animation Award-Winning Collection Blu-ray Comedy Dimension Films .
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^ Actors: The Rock , Seann William Scott , Rosario Dawson , Christopher Walken , Ewen Bremner .
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.He was nominated for a Razzie (Worst Supporting Actor) in 2002's The Country Bears[17] and in two 2003 movies, Gigli and Kangaroo Jack.^ He is also known for never turning down a role, leading to Razzie nominations in both 2002 and 2003 for Kangaroo Jack, Gigli , and The Country Bears , collectively.
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^ Is only the second person in history to be nominated for both Best Supporting Actor from the Oscars, for Catch Me If You Can (2002), and Worst Supporting Actor from the Razzies, for The Country Bears (2002) in the same year.
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^ Christopher Walken appears in The Country Bears (2002), for some reason.
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[18] .Walken also starred in Barry Levinson's Envy in which he plays J-Man, a crazy guy who helps Ben Stiller's character.^ In 2006 he took on a supporting role opposite Robin Williams in the Barry Levinson directed satire Man of the Year as a political consultant.
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^ Add Man of the Year Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star Rate not interested Robin Williams stars in this Barry Levinson comedy as the irreverent host of a political satire talk show who decides to run for president.
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^ I personally like "Jerrk Beatoffer"..That's pretty descriptive...kindalike Hand Solo!!Christopher Walken plays the same guy in EVERY movie.
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.Most recently, he played the role of Morty, a sympathetic inventor who's more than meets the eye in the comedy/drama Click, and he also appeared in Man of the Year, with Robin Williams and Lewis Black.^ Way, way, way more than meets the eye.
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^ Walken has also appeared three times on Saturday Night Live since 1990 and has recently begun to play more paternal roles such as Uncle Ray in Alicia Silverstone's Excess Baggage and as Brendan Fraser's father, Calvin Webber, in Blast From The Past.
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^ People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.
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.He costarred in the 2007 film adaptation Hairspray—where he is seen singing and dancing in a romantic duet with John Travolta—and he portrayed the eccentric but cruel crime lord and Ping-Pong enthusiast Feng in the 2007 comedy Balls of Fury, opposite Dan Fogler.^ Synopsis: Adam Shankman 's adaptation of the stage musical Hairspray , itself an adaptation of the non-musical John Waters film of the same name, stars Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local Baltimore teen dance program.
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^ Himself - 'Feng' You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray' (2007) (V) ....
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^ Balls of Fury (2007) .
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.Walken was in the movie Five Dollars a Day, released in 2008, in which he plays a con man proud of living like a king on $5 a day.^ Synopsis: A con man and his traditional son compete to live on five dollars a day in this THINKFilm release starring Christopher Walken and Alessandro Nivola .
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^ I personally like "Jerrk Beatoffer"..That's pretty descriptive...kindalike Hand Solo!!Christopher Walken plays the same guy in EVERY movie.
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^ Most movies that I make— even if I'm in them from first day to the wrap party— it was usually five to six weeks.

The film, The Maiden Heist, a comedy costarring Morgan Freeman, about security guards in an art museum, debuted at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 25 June 2009.[19]
Walken can now be found in Universal Studios' "Disaster" attraction (formerly "Earthquake and the Magic of Effects"). Walken portrays the owner of "Disaster Studios" and encourages guests to be extras in his latest film, Mutha Nature. .Walken is projected on a clear screen, much like a life-size hologram, and interacts with the live-action talent.^ If you ask me, it looks like Lucas will be expanding on the mythology and action every bit as much as the love story.
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Walken returns to Broadway in Martin McDonagh's play A Behanding in Spokane, premiering in 2010.

Popularity and imitators

Walken is imitated for his deadpan affect, sudden off-beat pauses, and strange speech rhythm, in a manner similar to William Shatner (this was subject to parody in a Robot Chicken episode).[20] .He is revered for his quality of danger and menace, but his unpredictable deliveries and expressions make him invaluable in comedy as well.^ Synopsis: A man makes some unexpected (and potentially dangerous) discoveries about his family in this comedy.
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.Walken is noted for refusing movie roles only rarely, having stated in interviews that he will decline a role only if he is simply too busy on other projects to take it.^ Walken is noted for rarely turning down movie roles, and has only done so when it conflicted with another project he was working on at the time and was simply too busy to take the role.
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^ Yeah, Walken is a great actor with some kick ass movies under his belt, but for all we know, he could simply be catering the damned movie.
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^ But, by his own admission, Walken was always an actor who liked to work, and he maintained a busy schedule of both stage and screen roles.
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.He regards each role as a learning experience.^ He has stated in interviews that he won't, and will never, turn down roles unless he is busy on another project, because he regards each role as a learning experience.
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He is a frequently impersonated actor in Hollywood. .Walken impressionists include Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eddie Izzard, Jay Mohr, Kevin Pollak, Eminem, Kevin Spacey, Peter Garibaldi, Dave Wittenberg, and Jeff Davis and on the Kevin Bishop Show where his catchphrase is "these are my fucking crisps". He is also frequently referenced in various other works of pop culture, such as in the Fountains of Wayne song "Hackensack". Walken has played the main villain in a number of popular motion pictures.^ Best Walken impersonation ever: Jay Mohr.
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^ He has played the main role in a number of Shakespeare plays, notably Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus.
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^ When I play these villains, I think people can see that's Chris, pretending to be Max (from Batman Returns ) and Max knows he's really Chris, and Chris knows that you know that Chris knows that.

[21] .MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch aired a match between Walken and Gary Oldman, citing their portrayals of many memorable Hollywood villains.^ Oscillating between the New York stage and Hollywood, Walken has made his presence known on both coasts.
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^ First of all, Walken is one of my favorite actors (alongside Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins) and IF this rumor is true then I'll be one happy son of a bitch.
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[22] On February 15, 2008, he accepted Harvard's award as Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. .Walken refers to himself as “world’s worst impersonator”.^ Himself The Rundown: Walken's World (2004) (V) ....
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[23]
.Jay Mohr impersonated Walken's voice reading a book to children in the "Insane Clown Poppy" episode of The Simpsons.^ Best Walken impersonation ever: Jay Mohr.
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^ Actors: Christopher Walken , Denis Leary , Henry Thomas , Sean Patrick Flanery , Jay Mohr , Johnny Galecki .
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[24]
.Washington DC's WTEM ESPN 980 started a weekly feature where "Christopher Walken" (portrayed by producer Marc Sterne) calls in during the noon to 2 p.m.^ Synopsis: This 2000 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Christopher Walken and features musical guest Christina Aguilera .
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^ Synopsis: This 1992 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Christopher Walken and features musical guest Arrested Development .
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^ Synopsis: This 2001 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Christopher Walken and features musical guest Weezer .
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slot to comment on his beloved Redskins' performance during the American football season.

Appearances on Saturday Night Live

Christopher Walken in 2007
.Walken has hosted the comedy sketch and satire TV series Saturday Night Live seven times, and has a standing offer from Lorne Michaels to host the show whenever Walken's schedule permits.^ I watched your “Saturday Night Live” shows (five total).

^ Along with Alec Baldwin , he has a standing invitation to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975) every year (if scheduling permits).
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^ I'm hosting my next Saturday Night Live on February 22.

.One of his more famous SNL performances was a spoof of "Behind the Music", featuring a recording session of Blue Öyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) the Reaper". In the guise of record producer Bruce Dickinson (not to be confused with Bruce Dickinson, lead singer for Iron Maiden), Walken makes passionate and slightly unhinged speeches to the band and is obsessed with getting "more cowbell" into the song.^ One of his more famous SNL performances was a spoof of "Behind the Music" featuring a recording session of Blue yster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper."

^ In the guise of record producer Bruce Dickinson (not to be confused with Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer for Iron Maiden), Walken makes passionate and slightly unhinged speeches to the band, and is obsessed with getting "more cowbell" into the song.

^ Walken's SNL appearances proved so popular that he is one of the few SNL hosts for whom a "Best of...SNL" DVD is available (an honor usually reserved only for SNL cast members).

The phrase "Gotta have more cowbell" has since been adapted to merchandise, e.g. t-shirts, etc. He is also known for his part in one of Will Ferrell and Rachel Dratch's "The Lovers" skits. His character brought a lady friend to meet The Lovers, and she is instead subjected to learning the past history that Walken's character shares with The Lovers. .He also divulges private information about his sex life with his girlfriend, much to her horror ("She ventured places no lover had dared go before...specifically, the ear canal")!^ We were going to learn about survival skills before we arrived at our survival area that night.

^ He wants to tell him something about life before he kills him.
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

.Walken spoofed his role from The Dead Zone in a sketch titled "Ed Glosser: Trivial Psychic", in which the title character had the ability to accurately predict meaningless, trivial future events ("You're going to get an ice cream headache.^ You're going to do that instead," I get lost.
  • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You're going to do that instead,” I get lost.

^ A lot of you seem to think Walken going to make the movie better.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's going to hurt real bad—right here—for eight, nine seconds."^ It's going to hurt real bad...right here for eight, nine seconds."

).
.He spoofed his role from A View to a Kill in a sketch titled "Lease with an Option to Kill", in which he reprised his role as Max Zorin.^ He also spoofed his role from A View to a Kill in a sketch titled "Lease with an Option to Kill", in which he reprised his role as Max Zorin.

^ Walken also spoofed his role from The Dead Zone in a sketch titled "Ed Glosser: Trivial Psychic", in which the title character had the ability to accurately predict meaningless, trivial future events ("You're going to get an ice cream headache.

^ OR he could reprise his Trainspotting role as Begbie and kill Jar Jar!
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Zorin, who had taken on some qualities of other notable Bond villains (Blofeld's cat and suit, Emilio Largo's eye patch), was upset that everything was going wrong for him.^ Anybody who's an actor will tell you that some days the work is better then others.
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've never had an opinion about him one way or the other, but some people are turned off by him.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the other hand, he could go the way of Anakin (which makes it less likely since this is the path of another main character) and be consumed by the tragedy that surrounds him.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His lair was still under construction; his henchmen had jump suits that didn't fit; and his shark tank lacked sharks, having a giant sea sponge instead.^ Zorin, who had taken on some qualities of other notable Bond villains (Blofeld's cat and suit, Emilio Largo's eye patch), was upset that everything was going wrong for him: his lair was still under construction, his henchmen had jump suits that did not fit, and his shark tank lacked sharks, instead having a giant sea sponge.

.A captive James Bond, portrayed by Phil Hartman, offered to get Zorin "a good deal" on the abandoned Blofeld volcanic lair if Zorin let him go, to which he reluctantly agreed.^ A captive James Bond, portrayed by Phil Hartman, offered to get Zorin "a good deal" on the abandoned Blofeld volcanic lair if Zorin let him go, to which he reluctantly agreed.

^ Zorin, who had taken on some qualities of other notable Bond villains (Blofeld's cat and suit, Emilio Largo's eye patch), was upset that everything was going wrong for him: his lair was still under construction, his henchmen had jump suits that did not fit, and his shark tank lacked sharks, instead having a giant sea sponge.

^ No offense, but uglying Walken up again and letting him run around with a lightsaber isn't going to win any points with the fans.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He performed a song and dance rendition of the Irving Berlin standard, "Let's Face the Music and Dance". Finally, there was the "Colonel Angus" sketch, laden with ribald double entendres, in which Walken played a dishonored Confederate officer.^ In another appearance, he performed a song and dance rendition of the Irving Berlin standard "Let's Face the Music and Dance".

^ Finally, the "Colonel Angus" sketch, in which Walken played a dishonored Confederate officer, laden with ribald double entendres.

^ Walken: Sure, there's lots of things I can't play.
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Walken's SNL appearances have proved so popular that he is one of the few SNL hosts for whom a Best of...^ Host: Walken is by far, the best host of the season.
  • Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco episode on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walken's SNL appearances proved so popular that he is one of the few SNL hosts for whom a "Best of...SNL" DVD is available (an honor usually reserved only for SNL cast members).

^ The Walken family reunion was the best, and most uncomfortable skit, with Poehler shining, and Darrell Hammond making his 1 appearance for the episode.
  • Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco episode on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.SNL
DVD is available (other celebrity hosts who have a Best of... SNL DVD are Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin), an honor usually reserved only for SNL cast members.^ Walken's SNL appearances proved so popular that he is one of the few SNL hosts for whom a "Best of...SNL" DVD is available (an honor usually reserved only for SNL cast members).

^ Simultaneously odd and charming, the Oscar-winning actor is pretty much a safe bet for a good show, much like Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin at the top of their respective games.
  • Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco episode on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Along with Alec Baldwin , he has a standing invitation to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975) every year (if scheduling permits).
  • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Until 2003, Walken had a recurring SNL sketch called "The Continental", in which Walken played a "suave ladies' man" who in reality cannot do anything to keep women from giving him the cold shoulder.^ His recurring sketch "The Continental" has been a favorite with audiences.

^ Christopher Walken as Morty, in Click Christopher Walken as Morty, in Click Most recently, he played the role of Morty, a sympathetic inventor who's more than meets the eye, in the comedy Click and in Man of the Year with Robin Williams and Lewis Black.

^ Finally, the "Colonel Angus" sketch, in which Walken played a dishonored Confederate officer, laden with ribald double entendres.

Though he is outwardly chivalrous, his more perverted tendencies inevitably drive away his date over his pleading objections. For instance, he invites a woman to wash up in his bathroom; once she is inside, it becomes obvious that the bathroom mirror is a two-way mirror when the "Continental" is seen lighting up a cigarette. What distinguishes "The Continental" is that various ladies are never seen; the camera represents their point of view.
.Walken hosted Saturday Night Live on April 5, 2008, which was the first time an episode hosted by Walken did not have a "Continental" sketch or a monologue where he sings and dances.^ I'm hosting my next Saturday Night Live on February 22.

^ Synopsis: This 2008 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Christopher Walken and features musical guest Panic at the Disco.
  • Christopher Walken Filmography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

^ He has become a regular host on "Saturday Night Live."

Presidential candidacy hoax

.Walken became the subject of a hoax controversy in 2006 when a fake website started in August of that year by members of internet forum Genmay.com announced that he was running for President of the United States.^ When asked about the hoax in a September 2006 interview with Conan O'Brien, Walken seemed amused by the fake presidential campaign and, when prompted by O'Brien to come up with a fitting presidential campaign slogan for himself, replied with "What the Heck?"

^ Walken was the subject of a hoax in August 2006 when an unidentified fan created a fake campaign website[17] (complete with fictitious Walken "quotes" on key political issues and a link to a Cafepress page selling Walken campaign merchandise) which announced he was running for President of the United States.

^ This hoax was perpetrated by the Internet forum General Mayhem.

.Some believed it was authentic, until Walken's publicist dismissed the claims.^ Many fans believed it was authentic until Walken's publicist dismissed the claims put forth by the website as "100% not true".

^ While it is likely Walken and Wood were merely close friends, some people believe that they were having an affair.
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25] When asked about the hoax in a September 2006 interview with Conan O'Brien, Walken was amused by the hoax; and when asked to come up with a campaign slogan, he replied, "What the Heck?" and "No More Zoos!"[25] The site, Walken2008.com, remains online.

Personal life

.Walken has been married to Georgianne Walken (born Thon) since 1969; she is a casting director, most notably for The Sopranos.^ Georgianne is a casting agent, most notably for The Sopranos.

^ Walken has been married to Georgianne Walken (born Thon) since 1969.

^ Met wife, casting agent Georgianne Walken (ne Thon), while touring with "West Side Story".
  • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They live in Connecticut and have no children (Walken has stated in interviews that not having children is one of the reasons he has had such a prolific career).^ While it is likely Walken and Wood were merely close friends, some people believe that they were having an affair.
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question: No worry about then about having to live up to it?
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A little over one month until openning, and guest what: NO FUCKING WALKEN! He ain't in the movie.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

[1] .They also have a vacation home on Block Island, RI. In regard to his villainous roles preceding him when meeting new people, Walken says, "When they see me in a movie, they expect me to be something nasty ...^ Walken: People say hello.
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walken says the only people he sees when he is not working are the garbage men.
  • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.
  • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes."[26]

Filmography

Awards

Quotes

."I'll tell you how that happened.^ I'll tell you how that happened.
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Suddenly I'll be in a scene with you and I decide in this scene I'm Elvis, but I'm not going to tell you.

^ As for what happened here with Lucas on Wednesday, there's not much you'll be interested in.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When I was a dancer, Monique Van Vooren had a nightclub act and she uses three guys as backup.^ When I was a dancer, Monique Van Vooren had a night club act and she used three guys as backup.
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the early 1960s he earned a job as one of three men dancing and singing with Andy Warhol favorite Monique van Vooren in her sultry nightclub act.
  • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I remember from when I used to be a dancer, there is an expression among dancers, I had a T-shirt that said: SHUT UP AND DANCE. And acting gets like that too.
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

.She'd sing French and we would dance and provide vocals.^ She'd sing French and we would dance and provide vocals.
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

.She would introduce us at the end of the show and one night she said to me, 'You know, I don't really like ‘Ronnie.'^ Walken: You know, I think that one of the thingsPeople have said that I'm strange.
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She would introduce us at the end of the show and one night she said to me, "You know, I don't really like 'Ronny.'
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She would introduce us at the end, and one night she said, You know, Ronnie, I'm going to call you Christopher.
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I think you are more ‘Christopher.'^ I think you are more 'Christopher.'
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christopher Walken played Bruce Dickinson (yes, THE Bruce Dickinson) in a Blue Oyster Cult skit ("Guys, I think we need a little more cow bell."
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Do you mind if I call you Christopher?"^ Do you mind if I call you Christopher?"
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She would introduce us at the end, and one night she said, You know, Ronnie, I'm going to call you Christopher.
  • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I said, "Call me anything you like, just don't call me late for lunch."^ I don't particularly like to do anything dangerous.
  • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I said, "Call me anything you like, just don't call me late for lunch."
  • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Harry, I'd really like to know who confirmed this-we don't need names-just an idea.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

-- Chris Walken, Film Comment, August 1992.

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From Wikiquote

.Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an American film and theater actor.^ Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor.

^ Christopher Walken was born Ronald Walken in 1943, in Queens, New York.
  • Walken, Christopher - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was born Ronald Walken on March 31, 1943, in the Astoria section of Queens.
  • Walken, Christopher - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Walken is a prolific actor who has spent more than 50 years on stage and screen.^ Walken is a prolific actor who has spent more than 50 years on stage and screen.

^ The evening marked Walken's fourth time hosting the show, and you could tell by the success of the various sketches why they keep asking the 57-year-old veteran actor back for more.
  • Christopher Walken - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
  • Christopher Walken - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an American stage and screen actor.
  • Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He has appeared in over 100 movie and television roles, including A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, Batman Returns and Pulp Fiction, as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna.^ What no fans of King of New York?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of all of his roles in all of his movies, my favorite has to be "A View To A Kill."
  • Christopher Walken Information, Photos, and Trivia at MovieTome 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.movietome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ King of New York (1990) .
  • Videodetective.com - Christopher Walken filmography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC videodetective.com [Source type: General]

.He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1978 film The Deer Hunter.^ This role led him to be offered a major role in The Deer Hunter (1978).
  • Christopher Walken@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1978 film The Deer Hunter .
  • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That fragility was best captured in ''The Deer Hunter,'' the 1978 Michael Cimino film that won Walken an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Odd Man In - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

Sourced

  • I have the easiest job in Hollywood, because I get paid to be me. What's the role? A milkman? 'Hey, I'm a milkman. Here's your milk.' 'Cut. Print.' .
  • I play a lot of those parts, and it's a chicken-and-egg thing.^ Sometimes, it can be lots of different things, or a lot of those things.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (On how he chooses parts) "Lots of things.
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "One thing that's happened to me is I've been around a long time and I've played a lot of villains and so forth.
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I don't know whether you get scary because you play those parts or did you get those parts because you were scary?^ Walken: You know what I play?
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you know what God did for me?
    • On the crazy train with Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Here's a fact I don't know whether you know or not...
    • Midday Chaser: Asians Doing Christopher Walken Impressions 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC minx.cc [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But I do believe that there's a very close connection to what's scary and what's funny.^ But I do believe that there's a very close connection to what's scary and what's funny.
    • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is a connection between funny and scary.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think there is a very close connection between what frightens people and what makes them laugh.
    • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So I think if you have the ability to do one, you might have the ability to do the other.^ Which one do you think is most important?

    ^ So I think if you have the ability to do one, you might have the ability to do the other.
    • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With your distinctive speech pattern and all the impressions of you, is there one that you think is the best?
    • October 2004 | blackfilm.com | features | interview | christopher walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.blackfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • The Toronto Star staff (July 20, 2007) "How Walken makes us laugh in fear", The Toronto Star, p.^ The Toronto Star staff (July 20, 2007) "How Walken makes us laugh in fear", The Toronto Star , p.
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      ^ This clip answers the question “How long can you make a sketch that is based entirely on a double entendre?” The wordplay is really the star of this sketch, but it’s hilarious to watch Walken try to speak with a Southern accent.
      • Brohans Video Blog » Blog Archive » VIDEOS: I’ve Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription Is…Christopher Walken SNL Sketches. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.brohans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The Henry Rollins Show (July 20, 2007), Season 2, Episode 15.
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      .E01.
  • Well, I don't play heroes obviously.^ I play a record producer who, well, I don't want to give the movie away."
    • Interview with the Antichrist 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.fortunecity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He was obviously confirmed, but I just don't remember what part he played.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I never played the guy who gets the girl.^ I’ve never met an actor who didn’t have a play or two tucked in his pocket.
    • Interviews > Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Immediately after that was The Deer Hunter (1978), where I played this nice guy who shoots himself in the head.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ive never met an actor who didnt have a play.
    • PopEntertainment.com: Christopher Walken Interview 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It might be interesting to do a part where I was a father in a functional family. .
    • Hap Erstein (October 29, 2004) "Walken Doesn't Mind Playing Creepy Type - As Long As He's Cast", The Palm Beach Post, p.^ Posted April 26, 2004 5:36:00 AM See All: ben stiller Christopher Walken envy jack black rachel weisz .
      • ETonline: Articles Tagged With Christopher-walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.etonline.com [Source type: General]

      ^ CHADWICK: If you had never done a Christopher Walken impersonation, what led you to try out for the cast in this play, which is, you know, pretty much -that's the gig?
      • Being Christopher Walken : NPR 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Georgianna Walken and Christopher Walken Halloween Cast Party for "Little Shop of Horrors" 10/29/1982 .
      • WireImage: Listings 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.wireimage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      9.
  • I won't retire. .When you're an actor, you're forced to retire every few months.^ But especially if you`re an actor.
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We're back up now though-- if you're having problems, please save the URL you were given after uploading and check again in a few minutes.
    • Add cowbell and Christopher Walken to any song - Boing Boing 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Y ou know, in the movies, if you're a movie actor, if they want you, it doesn't matter what their reason is, it's okay.
    • October 2004 | blackfilm.com | features | interview | christopher walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.blackfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    John Gielgud was 96 when he died, and he was working. .It's good to work, whatever it is that keeps you interested.^ It had some good laughs and was one of those sketches that keeps building in the absurdity department which works great for a host like Walken.
    • 04/05 - Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco - NBC 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC boards.nbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If somebody would ask me something, I’d say, “Do whatever you want.” And that’s not a good way to be a director.
    • Cinema Confidential News: 10/05/04 - INTERVIEW: Christopher Walken on "Around the Bend" 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinecon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Q: So many actors you started out with are no longer working, yet you keep going.
    • Cinema Confidential News: 10/05/04 - INTERVIEW: Christopher Walken on "Around the Bend" 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinecon.com [Source type: General]

    .I would like to do that, I would like to keep going.^ What would it have been like to have Walken going on to be Indiana Jones, Jack Ryan, the President, etc.?
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I don't have kids, and I don't have hobbies.^ "I don't have any kids, I don't have any hobbies, I don't play any sports, I don't socialise much.
    • Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I don't particularly like to travel.^ I don't particularly like to do anything dangerous.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If you're an actor, you have to travel anyway.^ But especially if you're an actor.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But especially if you`re an actor.
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Every time you see a movie, and you see an actor who has made a lot of movies, you see not [just] the character they're playing.
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Dixie Reid (October 24, 2004) "'Bend' it like Walken - Actor has more to say about food and hair than acting", The Sacramento Bee, p.^ But it should be more like 24 .
      • The 12 Days of Christopher Walken « raincoaster 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC raincoaster.com [Source type: General]

      ^ More about this episode: www.bbc.co.uk Oscar-winning Hollywood anti-hero Christopher Walken performs Lady Gaga's 'Poker ...
      • Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.listal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ While appearing in a revue starring model-turned-singer Monique Van Vooren in 1965, Walken was told by the headliner he looked more like a Christopher than a Ronald; he decided to take her advice, and adopted Christopher Walken as his stage name.
      • Videodetective.com - Christopher Walken filmography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC videodetective.com [Source type: General]
      • Christopher Walken Movies 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]

      TK31.
  • I look for good possibilities in movies. I don't look for perfection. .
    • Glenn Lovell: Knight Ridder Newspapers (October 18, 2004) "A mellow, reflective Christopher Walken", The Seattle Times, p.^ Christopher Walken, The New York Observer, 09-18-2000.
      • MySpace - Christopher Walken - 66 - Male - New york, New York - myspace.com/120862666 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Christopher Walken Filmography Fandango Home Find Theaters + Movie Times Search Find a Movie Link Name .
      • Christopher Walken Filmography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

      ^ But she makes a mistake when she tries to snare Walken, who plays an ancient bloodsucker who has time to reflect on his undead hungers.

      E8.
  • I'm not a big fan of other people's punctuation. .When I read a script I've got a sort of automatic eraser.^ But I [told] them, the first reaction when I read the script was that that speech really is a parable-it's the sort of thing you find in the Bible.
    • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

    I don't see punctuation or capitals or instructions. I want to decide when the sentence is over. .Who's to say when a sentence ends and the other one begins?^ Doctor Who Specials: "The End of Time, Part One" The Directors of the Decade, Parts 7 and 8: Jean-P...

    Sometimes it begins in the middle of the next sentence. .
  • I believe in saving money.^ "I believe in saving money.
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I believe in having a house.^ I believe in having a house.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I believe in keeping things clean.^ I believe in keeping things clean.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I believe in exercising. .Slow and steady is a very good thing for me.^ "Slow and steady is a very good thing for me.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I heard very good things about the footage that was shown at ShoWest, so be sure to add this one to your calendar.
    • Christopher-Walken | /Film 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was the hardest thing I ever did, because it wasn't very good.
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It works for me. .
    • Douglas J. Rowe: The Associated Press (June 14, 2004) "Film bad guy Walken: 'Slow and steady is a very good thing for me'", The Grand Rapids Press, p.^ "Slow and steady is a very good thing for me.
      • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Later Walken got to dance on film in Pennies from Heaven (1981), and most recently in, of all things, the Fatboy Slim video Weapon of Choice.
      • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ By Paul Fischer Wednesday June 22nd 2005 11:01PM Christopher Walken is an Oscar winner, an ex-dancer, a six time host of TV's Saturday Night Live, and Hollywood's favourite bad guy.
      • Dark Horizons | News | Interview: Christopher Walken for Wedding Crashers - June 22nd 2005 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .D5.
  • Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are.^ They had several people they were thinking about.
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are.
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .People talk to me about my choices.^ People talk to me about my choices.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I always think that in movies or on stage, two people can be talking to each other - the audience doesn`t necessarily have to know what they`re talking about, just so long as they know that you know what you`re talking about."
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When he describes these things-and lots of people have seen them, so I'm not talking about something really private-he really gets into it.
    • Interview with the Antichrist 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.fortunecity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I don't make choices, hardly.^ I don't make choices, hardly.
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Things happen, and you say yes or no - usually 'yes', because it's always better to do something.^ Because you said that you rarely say no to anything.
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You go and make something better .
    • Christopher Walken to run for President! - General [M]ayhem 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.genmay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Things happen, and you say yes or no - usually 'yes', because it's always better to do something.
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    What's the choice? .Somebody will say, 'Don't do that part, you don't need to do that part.'^ You fight almost as good as I did when I was 2 6) You're in way over your head kid, I don't even need a vehicle to jump in to hyperspace!!!!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If somebody invites you to a party, don't go.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As far as the paper goes I can tell you that it's best to work so that you don't lean or put any pressure on the parts of the sheet you have yet to draw on.
    • Needs More Cowbell: Geekologie Reader's Christopher Walken Ballpoint Portrait - Geekologie 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: General]

    .And I'll say, 'Why not?^ And I'll say, 'Why not?
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    What am I going to do? .Sit around the house?^ Sit around the house?
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I'd much rather go to work, and see actors, and have fun.^ I'd much rather go to work, and see actors, and have fun."
    • Christopher Walken - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He is a much loved actor and in rare interviews appears to be a man who loves to work and has a real drive and enthusiasm for acting.
    • Christopher Walken (The Lonely Maiden, Balls Of Fury, Hairspray and Man of the Year) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She also has a fearless quality to her approach to acting - she takes the kind of risks an actor needs to take if they're going to take their work to the next level.
    • Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • William Leith (January 25, 2003) "Dancing in the Dark: He was a baby when he got his first showbiz break in the 1940s, and then firmly schooled in the song-and-dance tradition. .So how did Christopher Walken end up as a master of evil?", The Guardian.
  • I think it's sort of a compliment.^ How much chicken did you end up eating?
    • Cinema Confidential News: 10/05/04 - INTERVIEW: Christopher Walken on "Around the Bend" 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinecon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Christopher Walken Height - how tall .
    • Christopher Walken Height - how tall 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Quick, what do you think of Christopher Walken?
    • Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Jay Mohr does it in front of me all the time.^ Q: Who does a better impression of you, Jay Mohr or Kevin Spacey?
    • Cinema Confidential News: 10/05/04 - INTERVIEW: Christopher Walken on "Around the Bend" 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinecon.com [Source type: General]

    .I've got another friend who does me on his answering machine.^ But I have a friend who does me on his answering machine.
    • October 2004 | blackfilm.com | features | interview | christopher walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.blackfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I have a friend who does me on his answering machine.
    • Dark Horizons | News | Interview: Christopher Walken for Wedding Crashers - June 22nd 2005 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When I call him, I hear myself.^ You call up and hear him doing my voice.
    • Dark Horizons | News | Interview: Christopher Walken for Wedding Crashers - June 22nd 2005 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • On individuals' impressions of Walken, interview in Randy Cordova (December 22, 2002) "Workaholic Walken Is Marvelous 'Catch'", The Arizona Republic, p.^ In 2002, Steven Spielberg was interested in casting Walken as Leonardo DiCaprio's father in ''Catch Me if You Can.''
      • Odd Man In - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Christopher Walken was nominated again in 2002 for Catch Me if You Can.

      ^ Christopher Walken in Catch Me If You Can 2002 .

      .E3.
  • I have a theory, that there is a terrific link between what is funny and what is scary.^ There is a connection between funny and scary.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The dialogue between the two hit men is very funny, but it's a violent movie, and there are some unpleasant scenes.
    • Walken, Christopher - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think there is a very close connection between what frightens people and what makes them laugh.^ There is a connection between funny and scary.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Laughs) No, its very difficult to talk about a movie before you make it because every movie Ive ever made, when I see it, its different than I thought.
    • INT: Christopher Walken - JoBlo.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I am scared of sickness, pollution and crazy people but, work-wise, there is nothing to frighten me.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Laughter is a kind of nervousness. Animals don't laugh. Smiling is, anthropologists agree, directly linked to the baring of the teeth. .
    • Jan Moir (March 11, 2002) "'You're not scared of me, are you?': Christopher Walken has cornered the market in movie menace.^ Christopher Walken, Daily Telegraph, 03-11-2002.
      • MySpace - Christopher Walken - 66 - Male - New york, New York - myspace.com/120862666 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Re: Christopher Walken to run for president (?
      • Christopher Walken to run for president (?) - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ CHRISTOPHER: No, you’re right.
      • Cinema Confidential News: 10/05/04 - INTERVIEW: Christopher Walken on "Around the Bend" 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinecon.com [Source type: General]

      .But, as Jan Moir discovers, he is just as unsettling in real life", The Daily Telegraph, p.^ Just like real life.
      • Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco episode on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .18.
  • I think that my strength as a villain is that the people watching me know that Chris knows that he's in a movie.^ I think Chris is amazing in the movie.
    • PopEntertainment.com: Christopher Walken Interview 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Chris knows he's in the movie.
    • Odd Man In - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So I think that, when I play somebody who wants to blow up the world, I think that the audience knows that that's Chris, and he's having fun.
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He's playing. He's having fun. He's going bang, bang. You know, "What's that?" .
    • Associated Press (December 16, 1999) "Christopher Walken Prefers His Ozzie Nelson Side", The Press of Atlantic City, p.^ The DCA Gallery in New York City introduced Christopher Walken in his debut exhibition of "Works on Paper".
      • MySpace - Christopher Walken - 66 - Male - New york, New York - myspace.com/120862666 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ After Pennies , the evil side of Christopher Walken was introduced to the movie-going public with his acclaimed performance as criminal syndicate head Brad Whitewood Sr.

      ^ SNL Saturday Night Live Christopher Walken More Cowbell Black T-shirt $16.95 .
      • Christopher Walken T-Shirts, Christopher Walken Merchandise | TV Store Online 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.tvstoreonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      B3.
  • It's a natural aspect of the marketplace. It's always been that way in storytelling. .The guy who was good at playing the lover plays the lover, the funny guy gets the comic role.^ I play a guy who is watching Adam.
    • Dark Horizons | News | Interview: Christopher Walken for Wedding Crashers - June 22nd 2005 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't think anybody really thinks of me as a bad guy, but I've played so many of those parts that it's good to surprise the audience a little bit.
    • Dark Horizons | News | Interview: Christopher Walken for Wedding Crashers - June 22nd 2005 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Walken : It was different to play the father and a good guy and the Secretary of the Treasury.
    • Dark Horizons | News | Interview: Christopher Walken for Wedding Crashers - June 22nd 2005 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Movies are so expensive, when they put them together they want to have a couple of solid blocks in what they're building.^ In the movies, if you're a movie actor, if they want you, it's good.
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think that movie sets when they're good, are a lot like sandboxes.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I always think that in movies or on stage, two people can be talking to each other - the audience doesn`t necessarily have to know what they`re talking about, just so long as they know that you know what you`re talking about."
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I accept that. .In theater, though, I tend to look for other things, I think I tend to be best in comedy.^ I think its just first of all, it has to do with before I became a movie actor, I was in the theater, and I almost always did comedy.
    • INT: Christopher Walken - JoBlo.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The best thing about that for me was I'm going to be 84 years old [kidding] and at this point [it's nifty] to be able to be in a music video and actually have kids think it's cool.

    ^ I think it had to do with, well one thing is that I looked younger than I was for a long time.
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Terry Lawson: Knight-Ridder Newspapers (February 18, 1996) "Weird, As In Walken - No, He's Not Really Nuts ... Maybe", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. .3D.
  • I'm a better actor now than I ever was, I wish I could have hurried that up, but there's no way.^ They better hurry up.

    ^ I was in it now, there was no looking back.

    ^ Now, theres probably more good young actors than ever.
    • INT: Christopher Walken - JoBlo.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Anyway, I always wanted to be around for a long time.^ "One thing that's happened to me is I've been around a long time and I've played a lot of villains and so forth.
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Like a European actor, I hope I live a long time and that I'm acting until I finish.^ I had apprenticed at the Actors Studio for a long time.

    ^ People who've known each other for a long time and liked each other.
    • Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For a long time I never played fathers and uncles and stuff like that, he acknowledges.
    • PopEntertainment.com: Christopher Walken Interview 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Associated Press (February 4, 1993) "Christopher Walken shows charming side", The Toronto Star, p.^ After Pennies , the evil side of Christopher Walken was introduced to the movie-going public with his acclaimed performance as criminal syndicate head Brad Whitewood Sr.

      ^ When Christopher Walken won an Oscar in 1978 he looked like the Next Big Movie Star.
      • Interview with the Antichrist 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.fortunecity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Christopher Walken auditioning for Star wars way back when by Maynard .
      • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .F7.
  • I'm very nervous when I work in a film and very relaxed before a live audience.^ He worked with aliens before in the film Communion (based on my fave book prob was the film was crap).
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is very difficult to make me nervous about working these days.
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm pretty sure the very first photograph even before the jump is a pic of the work in progress.
    • Needs More Cowbell: Geekologie Reader's Christopher Walken Ballpoint Portrait - Geekologie 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: General]

    .I like theater because it's more of an actor's medium.^ And obviously, the cast members will always have the advantage over the host because they have much more practice at making quick glances to the cards and then back to the other actors.
    • 04/05 - Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco - NBC 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC boards.nbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's much more likely that he just convinces the wardrobe guys to hand them over, because who's going to deny Christopher Walken.
    • Christopher Walken Steals Clothes from Movie Sets | WorstPreviews.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Steals Clothes from Movie Sets | WorstPreviews.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You can control your performance.^ AboutFilm: When did you first become aware that there are things about your performances, or your acting, that are memorable to people?
    • Profile&Interview: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you have any idea how to control that so that your talent is there when you need it?
    • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Unfortunately, your home computer may cause some glitches that effect how you see our Site -- and that is beyond our control.
    • ICYMI - Christopher Walken on Regis | SPIKE 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .In film you depend on the director to watch out for your ass, but in the theater you can take care of yourself.^ You also have another film coming out.

    ^ Fair warning: you might want to turn your volume down before watching this.
    • Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken filming "The Irishman" in Detroit | Michigan Movies & DVD - - Movies & DVD - MLive.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.mlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I hope you don't fall out of your seat when you read this-but BURT REYNOLDS also audtioned for the role!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Michael Blowen (August 17, 1980) "Walken's Success Spells Old Lifestyle, But Better Wines", The Boston Globe.

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  • Walken is fascinating because he has a complex and fearless process -- each take is wildly different and he does that until he finds the one that is true perfection.^ Many fans believed it was authentic until Walken's publicist dismissed the claims put forth by the website as "100% not true".

    ^ Walken was the last decent Bond villain that actually had some complexity and depth to him IMO. Plus his role in True Romance was just damn cool!
    • Christopher Walken - DVD Talk Forum 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I tell Walken that I think one of the best things he's ever done is one of the most recent: True Romance.
    • Interview with the Antichrist 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.fortunecity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Josh Lucas, discussing acting with Walken in film Around the Bend, interview in Kathy Cano Murillo (October 21, 2004) "Lucas Cranks It Up A Notch In 'Bend'", The Arizona Republic, p.^ Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith in the July-August 1992 issue of Film Comment .
      • Christopher Walken interviewed by Gavin Smith 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.walkenworks.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken .
      • Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken .
      • Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .9.
  • Everybody always wants to work with Christopher Walken.^ The DCA Gallery in New York City introduced Christopher Walken in his debut exhibition of "Works on Paper".
    • MySpace - Christopher Walken - 66 - Male - New york, New York - myspace.com/120862666 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I dont think I stopped talking in my Christopher Walken voice from the point of landing on and Elliot was always doing his Kipp voice.

    ^ Christopher Walken told Zeit newspaper that he has never bought clothes, since he raids the costume department of whichever movie he is working on.
    • Christopher Walken Steals Clothes from Movie Sets | WorstPreviews.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Christopher Walken Steals Clothes from Movie Sets | WorstPreviews.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think he's the most interesting actor working today.^ I think he's a great actor, always interesting to watch, and very versatile.
    • Walken, Christopher - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think that's the problem with today's system, where a lot of younger actors who haven't had a chance to develop suddenly become stars.
    • Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .His choices are always dangerous, which makes for interesting work.^ He's made a choice to live on the edge and that's part of what makes all of his films so interesting.
    • Film features: The Total Film Interview - Christopher Walken | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You can watch him eat a bowl of cereal and you'd be riveted because he's just unpredictable.^ And after an hour or two, I`ll think, `You`re just sitting there watching television and it`s not even interesting.` And there`s nothing to do.
    • Christopher Walken Quotes - Christopher Walken 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And after an hour or two, I'll think, 'You're just sitting there watching television and it's not even interesting.'
    • Christopher Walken - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And just like the others, it's funny enough, but it just really gets old fast, and before you know it you cringe seeing it because it has gotten so annoying.
    • Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco episode on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Mars Callahan, interview in Bob Strauss (February 24, 2003) "Still racking them up - Christopher Walken, Oscar nominee and star of 'Poolhall Junkies,' has no intention of slowing his prolific career", The Whittier Daily News.

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Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), as an actor he is known as Christopher Walken, is an American movie, television, and theatre actor. He is best known for playing evil or mentally damaged characters. He has sometimes used that image for comedic effect. He was born in Queens, New York to a German father and Scottish-born mother. Walken has been married to casting director Georgianne Walken since 1969.

Walken is a skilled dancer who in many of his movies dances, because he requests it. He has been in nearly one hundred movies and television shows since 1953, including The Dead Zone (1983), Brainstorm (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Batman Returns (1992) True Romance (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Nick of Time (1995), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Around the Bend (2004). He was George Lucas' second choice for Han Solo after Harrison Ford.

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Deer Hunter (1978) where he played a disturbed Vietnam veteran with Robert De Niro. He was nominated again in 2002 for Catch Me if You Can.

Walken has been guest host on Saturday Night Live many times, and has played many well known characters on that show.

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