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Encyclopedia > Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken
Birth name Ronald Walken
Born March 31, 1943 (1943-03-31) (age 64)
Queens, New York, United States
Other name(s) Chris, Ronnie
Spouse(s) Georgianne Walken (1969-)

Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. In 1979, Walken won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Deer Hunter, where he played a disturbed Vietnam veteran alongside Robert De Niro. Walken was nominated again in 2002 for Catch Me if You Can. He has over 100 plays to his credit, and won the Clarence Derwent Award for his performance in The Lion in Winter in 1966[1] and an Obie for his 1975 performance in Kid Champion. He has played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 551 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (749 × 815 pixel, file size: 458 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Christopher Walken User:DavidShankBone Metadata This... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... NY redirects here. ... Georgianne Walken (maiden name Thon) is an award-winning American casting director. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For the noise rock band, see Deerhunter. ... Beyond overall skin structure, refer below to: See-also. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role it was created only in 1981 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For the noise rock band, see Deerhunter. ... Robert Mario De Niro Jr. ... Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. ... The Clarence Derwent Awards are Broadway theatre awards given annually by the Actors Equity Association. ... VHS Cover The Lion in Winter is a 1966 Broadway play by James Goldman. ... The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Macbeth and Banquo meeting the witches on the heath by Théodore Chassériau. ... Image:Manny and Promil brown. ... Gaius Marcius Coriolanus was a 5th century BC Roman general. ...


Walken, a prolific actor who continues to work non-stop after more than 50 years on stage and screen,[2] has appeared in over 100 movie and television roles, including The Deer Hunter, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, Batman Returns, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, The Funeral and Catch Me If You Can, and in TV's Kojak and The Naked City. Walken gained a cult following in 90s as the Archangel Gabriel in the first three The Prophecy movies, as well as his frequent guest host appearances on Saturday Night Live. In the United States, his films have grossed over $1.8 billion.[3] For the noise rock band, see Deerhunter. ... The Dead Zone is a 1983 film directed by David Cronenberg. ... For the Ian Fleming short story that inspired the film, see From a View to a Kill. ... At Close Range is based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. ... King of New York is an ultraviolent 1990 motion picture depicting Frank White, a recently-released drug lord who, in a modern-day retelling of the Robin Hood legend, returns to New York City to retake control of the illegal drug trade and use the profits to fight poverty. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 motion picture based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... True Romance is an American motion picture released in 1993, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery and directed by Tarantino. ... A funeral is a ceremony marking a persons death. ... Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Naked City was a television series which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Prophecy is a 1995 film starring Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen (as Lucifer). ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


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.[4] The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A short film directed by American actor, Christopher Walken. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...

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Biography

Early life

Walken was born Ronald Walken (named after actor Ronald Colman) in Queens, New York. His father, Paul Walken, was a German immigrant, and his mother, Rosalie, was a Scottish immigrant;[5] both of his parents were bakers. Walken worked in the family bakery Walken's Bakery was situated on Broadway and 30th Street in the Astoria Section of Queens, NY after school. He was raised in the Methodist religion.[6] Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers Ken Walken and Glenn Walken were child actors on television in the 1950s. He studied at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York but did not graduate. Walken initially trained as a dancer in musical theatre before moving on to dramatic roles in theatre and then film. Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an Oscar-winning British actor. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... A baker prepares fresh rolls A baker is someone who primarily bakes and sells bread. ... Astoria can mean: Cities, villages, and towns in the United States (listed in order of population) Astoria, Queens, formerly an independent town, now part of Queens in New York City The city of Astoria, Oregon The village of Astoria, Illinois The town of Astoria, South Dakota Famous Places The London... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Hofstra University is a private institution of higher learning located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA) founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of wealthy lumber magnate William Hofstra and widow Kate Davidson. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...


Early career

Walken first appeared on the screen as a child extra in numerous anthology series and variety shows during the Golden Age of Television. After appearing in a sketch with Martin and Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour, Walken decided to become an actor.[7] At ten years old, he landed a regular role in the 1953 television show The Wonderful John Acton as the show's narrator. During this time, he was credited as "Ronnie Walken". Over the next twenty years, he appeared frequently on television, landed an experimental film role in Me and My Brother, and had a thriving career in theatre. In 1964, he changed his name to "Christopher" at the suggestion of a friend who believed the name suited him better.[8] He nowadays prefers to be known informally as "Chris Walken".[9] In drama, an extra is a performer in a film, television show, or stage production who has no role or purpose other than to appear in the background (for example, in an audience or busy street scene). ... An anthology series is a television series that features different stories, with a different cast of characters in every episode. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits. ... The Golden Age of Television is a reference to the period from approximately 1949 to 1960 when prime time television drama was predominated by original and classic productions from such writers as Paddy Chayefsky, Reginald Rose and Rod Serling. ... Martin and Lewis were an American comedy duo, comprising singer Dean Martin (as the straight man) and comedian Jerry Lewis (as his stooge). ... The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American comedy-musical variety television show that ran on the NBC network from October 1950 to December 1955. ... The Narrator is the entity within a story that tells the story to the reader. ... Experimental film, or experimental cinema, is a term that describes a range of filmmaking styles that are generally quite different from, and often opposed to, the practices of mainstream commercial and documentary filmmaking. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ...


Walken made his feature film debut with a small role opposite Sean Connery in Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes in 1971. In 1972, Walken played his first starring role in The Mind Snatchers.[10] He plays a borderline sociopathic American soldier stationed in Germany, in a science fiction film which deals with mind control and normalization. A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... Portrait of Sidney Lumet, May 7, 1939. ... The Anderson Tapes (1971). ... Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is a personality disorder which is often characterised by antisocial and impulsive behaviour. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ... Normalization is a process whereby behaviours and ideas are made to seem normal through repetition, or through ideology, propaganda, etc. ...


Woody Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall has Walken playing the strange and suicidal brother of Annie Hall (Diane Keaton);[11] This Academy Award-winning film is often cited as the first film that brought the actor to the attention of the mainstream viewing public. 1978 saw the release of a western, titled Shoot the Sun Down, which was filmed in 1976 and co-starred Margot Kidder just before she rose to fame in the Superman films.[12] Along with Nick Nolte, Walken was considered by George Lucas for the part of Han Solo in 1977s blockbuster, Star Wars.[13][14] The part eventually went to Harrison Ford. Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... i like western films The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ... Margot Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American film and television actress who achieved fame playing Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Superman Superman, also known as Superman: The Movie, is a 1978 Warner Bros. ... Nicholas King Nolte born February 8, 1941 is a Oscar-nominated American actor, model, and producer. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. ...


Walken won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in the controversial 1978 film, The Deer Hunter.[15] He plays a young Western Pennsylvania steelworker who is emotionally destroyed by his experience during the war in Vietnam. Walken's performance is notable for his transformation from a gentle young man to a Russian-roulette playing tragic figure. To help achieve a gaunt appearance for the role, Walken ate nothing but bananas and rice for a week. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... For the noise rock band, see Deerhunter. ... Russian roulette is a lethal form of gambling in which participants place a single round in a chamber of a revolver and, spinning the cylinder such that the location of the round is unknown, take turns putting the weapon to their temples (heads) and pulling the trigger until the weapon... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


1980s

Walken's first film of the 1980s was the controversial Heaven's Gate. Although Walken's role did not provide him with the opportunities offered by Michael Cimino's previous film The Deer Hunter, his cold menace as an efficient hired gun is offset by a romantic vulnerability and a subtly amusing take on his character's social aspirations. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Cimino (born February 3, 1939, New York City) is an American film director. ... For the noise rock band, see Deerhunter. ...


After Heaven's Gate, Walken starred in the 1981 action-adventure The Dogs of War filmed by Technicolor cinematographer Jack Cardiff. Walken then played schoolteacher Johnny Smith in David Cronenberg's 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone. That same year, Walken also starred in Brainstorm alongside Natalie Wood and, in a minor role, his wife Georgianne. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Action film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The quintessential adventure film. ... Based on the best-selling novel by Frederick Forsyth, The Dogs Of War is a 1981 film starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as part of a small group of mercenaries hired to depose the leader of the fictional African Republic of Zangaro, so that a British tycoon can gain... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jack Cardiff (born 18 September 1914) is a British cinematographer, director and photographer. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... The Dead Zone is a 1983 film directed by David Cronenberg. ... Brainstorm is a 1983 MGM horror/thriller/science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood (in her last film appearance). ... Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was a three time Academy Award nominated American film actress. ... Georgianne Walken (maiden name Thon) is an award-winning American casting director. ...

Walken as Max Zorin (1985)

In 1985, Walken played a James Bond villain, Max Zorin, in A View to a Kill. Walken dyed his hair blond to befit Zorin's origins as a Nazi experiment. He also played the leading role of Whitley Strieber in 1989s Communion, autobiographical film written by Streiber and based on his claims that he and his family were subject to alien abductions. Image File history File links Christopherwalken007. ... Image File history File links Christopherwalken007. ... Max Zorin is a fictional character in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. ... Flemings image of James Bond; commissioned to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... Max Zorin is a fictional character in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. ... For the Ian Fleming short story that inspired the film, see From a View to a Kill. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Louis Whitley Strieber (born June 13, 1945) is a US writer best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, which professes to be a non-fictional description of his subjective experiences with non-human entities (see alien abduction). ... The Abduction Phenomenon is as umbrella term used to describe a number of kidnap individuals--sometimes called abductees--usually for medical testing or for sexual reproduction procedures. ...


At Close Range starred Walken as Brad Whitewood, a psychopathic rural Pennsylvania family crime boss who tries to bring his two sons (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 is highly regarded by some film critics.[citation needed] At Close Range is based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... A crime boss is someone in charge of a criminal organization. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


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. He plays Robert, a decadent Italian aristocrat who lives with his wife (Helen Mirren) in Venice, in addition to having extreme sexual tastes and murderous tendencies. Sporting Armani suits, Walken provides an understated performance that combines charm and sudden violence. The Comfort of Strangers is a 1990 film directed by Paul Schrader. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Art film. ... Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a screenwriter and film director, renowned for his characters that fall into desperation while their world crumbles around them. ... Aristocracy is a form of government in which rulership is in the hands of an upper class known as aristocrats. ... Dame Helen Mirren DBE (born on July 26, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning English stage, television and film actress. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia, Latin: Venetia) is a city in northern Italy, the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,251 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer (born 11 July 1934 in Piacenza, Italy), particularly noted for his menswear. ...


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. In 1992, Walken again played the leading villian in Batman Returns as greedy millionaire industrialist Max Shreck. Walken's next major film role was opposite Dennis Hopper in True Romance, scripted by Quentin Tarantino. 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.[citation needed] Tarantino's Pulp Fiction finds Walken in an amusing turn as a Vietnam veteran who delivers a watch to a small boy from his dead father and explains in graphic detail how the watch had been bodily hidden during his years in a prisoner of war camp. King of New York is an ultraviolent 1990 motion picture depicting Frank White, a recently-released drug lord who, in a modern-day retelling of the Robin Hood legend, returns to New York City to retake control of the illegal drug trade and use the profits to fight poverty. ... Born July 15, 1951 in The Bronx, Ferrara started his career in his teens, making amateur films on Super 8. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US Drug Enforcement Administration In jurisdictions where legislation restricts or prohibits the sale of certain popular drugs, it is common for an illegal drugs trade to develop. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 motion picture based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Dennis Lee Hopper (born May 17, 1936) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and film-maker, known for his roles in Blue Velvet, 24 and Easy Rider. ... True Romance is an American motion picture released in 1993, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. ... Sicilian (Lu Sicilianu, Lingua Siciliana) is the Romance language spoken in Sicily, Italy. ... A major selling point of DVD video is that its storage capacity allows for a wide variety of extra features in addition to the feature film itself. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery and directed by Tarantino. ...


Later in 1994, Walken starred in A Business Affair, a rare leading role for him in a romantic comedy. Walken manages to once again feature his trademark dancing scene, as he performs the tango. 1995 featured Walken in Wild Side (directed by Donald Cammell), The Prophecy in which Walken takes on the role of the Archangel Gabriel, and the modern vampire flick The Addiction (his second collaboration with director Abel Ferrara and writer Nicholas St. John). Look up tango in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wild Side was a film by Donald Cammell starring Anne Heche, Joan Chen and Christopher Walken. ... Donald Seaton Cammell (January 17, 1934 – April 24, 1996) was a Scottish film director who enjoys a cult reputation thanks to his debut film Performance, which he co-directed with Nicolas Roeg. ... The Prophecy is a 1995 film starring Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen (as Lucifer). ... Gabriel delivering the Annunciation. ... The Addiction is a 1995 film by Abel Ferrara, starring Lili Taylor and Christopher Walken. ... Born July 15, 1951 in The Bronx, Ferrara started his career in his teens, making amateur films on Super 8. ...


In the 1996 film Last Man Standing, Walken plays a sadistic henchman who kills for the joy of it. 1996 also found Walken in a predominant 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. Last Man Standing is a 1996 action film written and directed by Walter Hill. ... Ripper is a 1996 adventure computer game developed by Take-Two Interactive, and released for Windows-based personal computers. ... It has been suggested that FMV game be merged into this article or section. ...


In 1999, Walken played Calvin Webber in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past. Webber is a brilliant but eccentric Cal Tech nuclear physicist whose fears of a Cold War era nuclear holocaust lead him to build an enormous fallout shelter beneath his suburban home. Blast from the Past is a 1999 romantic comedy film starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Sissy Spacek, Christopher Walken, and Dave Foley. ...


One of Walken's last 90s movie appearances was as The Headless Horseman in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow starring Johnny Depp & Christina Ricci, although his face was only seen three times in the movie. The Headless Horseman. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer known for his off-beat and quirky style. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is an historical horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II[2] on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Academy Award-nominated and SAG Awards-winning American actor and for his performances in the films Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ...


Walken also starred in two music videos in the 90s. His first video role was as the Angel of Death in Madonna's 1993 "Bad Girl" video, the second appearance was in Skid Row's "Breakin' Down" video. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Death, as a skeleton carrying a scythe. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Bad Girl was the third single from Madonnas 1992 album Erotica. ... Skid Row is an American heavy metal band which became the hair metal prototypes of the late 1980s metal scene and were reasonably successful until they were eclipsed by the Seattle grunge bands in 1991. ... Breakin Down is a song by Skid Row. ...


2000s

In 2000, Walken was cast as the lead, along with Faith Prince, in James Joyce's The Dead on Broadway. A "play with music", The Dead was directed by Richard Nelson. The show 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. Faith Prince (born 5 August 1957) is an American actress. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Poseidon is a movie remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. ... Shaun Davey is an Irish composer. ... Charles Prince Charles O. Chuck Prince, III, born January 13, 1950, is the chief executive officer of Citigroup. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


Walken had a notable music video performance in 2001 with Fatboy Slim's Weapon of Choice. Directed by Spike Jonze, it won six MTV awards in 2001 and also won best video of all time in April 2002, in a list of the top 100 videos of all time, compiled from a survey of musicians, directors, and music industry figures conducted by a UK music TV channel VH1. In this video, Walken performs a tap dance around the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. Walken also helped choreograph the dance. Also in 2001 Walken played Clem in David Spade's comedy Joe Dirt and a very eccentric film director in America's Sweethearts who kidnaps the movie he's working on, from a worried movie studio head (Stanley Tucci). Fatboy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963[1], also known as Norman Cook) is a British big beat musician. ... Christopher Walken in Weapon of Choice. ... Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel on October 22, 1969), is an American director of music videos and commercials, and an Academy Award-nominated director and producer in film and television, most notably the 1999 film Being John Malkovich and the 2002 film Adaptation. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Man tap dancing Tap dance was born in the United States during the nineteenth century, and today is popular all around the world. ... Marriott International, Inc. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Joe Dirt (tv/working title: The Adventures of Joe Dirt) is a 2001 cult film starring David Spade, Dennis Miller, Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel, Jaime Pressly, Erik Per Sullivan and Kid Rock. ... Americas Sweethearts (2001) is a romantic comedy film, directed by Joe Roth, starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack and Catherine Zeta-Jones. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Walken played Frank Abagnale, Sr. in Catch Me If You Can, a film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is inspired by the story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a con artist who managed to pass himself off as several identities and forge millions of dollars worth of checks, with an FBI agent (played by Tom Hanks) hot on his trail. Walken plays Frank Jr.'s father. His portrayal earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.[15] Frank William Abagnale, Sr. ... Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Frank William Abagnale, Jr. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), serving as both a federal criminal investigative body and a domestic intelligence agency. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

Christopher Walken in the music video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice".

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 who pays people very small amounts of money and deliberately makes sure they get in debt with him. Skin is a film starting Gary Oldman and Maggie Smith. It features him as Father. Envy (2004 film) is a film starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black. It features Walken as The J Man. Man on Fire (2004 film) is a film directed by Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, and Walken. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name. The film was originally based on a series of books by A. J. Quinnell. It loosely follows the first of the series about a former Marine and Foreign Legionnaire turned mercenary. Another film released in 2004 Walken has starred in was a remake of Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives. He played the role of Treasury Secretary in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers. Image File history File links Walkenweaponofchoice. ... Image File history File links Walkenweaponofchoice. ... Fatboy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963[1], also known as Norman Cook) is a British big beat musician. ... Christopher Walken in Weapon of Choice. ... The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle) is an action film starring The Rock and Seann William Scott about a bounty hunter/enforcer/aspiring chef named Beck who must head for the Amazon Rainforest to capture someone. ... ... Seann William Scott (born October 3, 1976) is an American actor perhaps best known for portraying Steve Stifler in the American Pie series of teen films. ... For other uses, see Debt (disambiguation). ... Beyond overall skin structure, refer below to: See-also. ... Leonard Gary Oldman (born March 21, 1958) is a critically acclaimed English actor, writer and director. ... Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Dame Maggie Smith, is a two-time Academy Award, and Emmy-winning English film, stage, and television actress. ... Man on Fire is a 2004 film directed by Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, and Christopher Walken. ... See also Tony Scott for the American clarinet jazz musician. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Dakota Fanning (born Hannah Dakota Fanning on February 23, 1994) is an American actress. ... Radha Louise Mitchell (born November 12, 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actress. ... Giancarlo Giannini (born August 1, 1942, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy) is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor and dubber. ... A. J. Quinnell is a pseudonymous author of thrillers. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... “Legionnaire” redirects here. ... A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict who is not a national of a Party to the conflict and is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a... Ira Levin (born August 27, 1929 in New York) is an American novelist, playwright and songwriter. ... For the 1975 film see The Stepford Wives (1975 film), for the 2004 remake see The Stepford Wives (2004 film). ... Wedding Crashers is a 2005 comedy film, directed by David Dobkin. ...


Most recently, he played the role of Morty, a sympathetic inventor who's more than meets the eye, in the comedy Click and also appeared in Man of the Year with Robin Williams and Lewis Black, as well as in the 2007 film adaptation Hairspray where he is seen singing and dancing in a romantic duet with John Travolta. Click is a 2006 comedy/drama/fantasy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Steve Koren and Mark OKeefe. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21, 1952)[1] is an American actor and comedian. ... Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, and actor. ... Hairspray is a 2007 musical film produced by Zadan/Meron Productions and distributed by New Line Cinema, it was released in the US and the UK on July 20, 2007. ...


The death of Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood's death occurred after an evening onboard a yacht with her husband Robert Wagner and Walken. There were reports Wagner and Walken had an argument about Walken's behavior towards Natalie, and Wood apparently tried to either leave the yacht or to secure a dinghy that was banging against the hull when she accidentally slipped and fell overboard. A woman on shore said she heard cries for help from the water that night, along with voices replying "we're coming." Wagner, Walken, and the pilot of the Splendor said they heard nothing. Los Angeles Medical Examiner Thomas Noguchi revealed that Wood was legally intoxicated when she died and there were marks and bruises on her body, which could have been received as a result of her fall. In Noguchi's memoir, Coroner, he stated that had Natalie not been intoxicated, she would likely have realized that her heavy down-filled coat and wool sweater were pulling her underwater, and would have removed them. Noguchi said he found Natalie's fingernails still embedded in the rubber boat's side.[citation needed] Thomas T. Noguchi, born in 1926 in Japan, was the Chief Medical Examiner / Coroner for the County of Los Angeles from 1967 to 1982. ...


Cult status

Walken has attracted a strong cult following as an actor. This may stem from his appearance in genre films, or films by directors with their own cult following such as Abel Ferrara, David Cronenberg, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino. It may also stem from his odd appearance, quirky mannerisms, and ability to exude menace. Walken is often imitated for his deadpan affect, sudden off-beat pauses, and strange speech rhythm. He has been parodied on Dave the Barbarian by an unusual unicorn named Twinkle. Twinkle has the same speech pattern and menacing deadpan. This cult status is demonstrated by the frequency of impersonations either by amateurs or other professional actors (notably Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollak, Jay Mohr, Phil Mondiello, two-time costar Johnny Depp and by Jake Gyllenhaal on the Donnie Darko DVD audio commentary). He is also frequently referenced in various other works of pop culture, such as in the Fountains of Wayne song "Hackensack". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Born July 15, 1951 in The Bronx, Ferrara started his career in his teens, making amateur films on Super 8. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer known for his off-beat and quirky style. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. ... Deadpan is a form of comedic delivery in which humour is presented without exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. ... Dave the Barbarian is a Disney animated television series, created and written by Doug Langdale, that premiered in January of 2004 on The Disney Channel. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is a two time Academy Award winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Kevin Pollak Kevin E. Pollak (born on October 30, 1957 in San Francisco, California) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his uncanny impressions of Christopher Walken and William Shatner. ... Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II[2] on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Academy Award-nominated and SAG Awards-winning American actor and for his performances in the films Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994... Jacob Benjamin Jake Gyllenhaal[2] (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning American actor. ... For the fictional character, see Donald Darko. ... Fountains of Wayne is an American power pop/rock band, formed in 1995. ... Welcome Interstate Managers is an album by Fountains of Wayne. ...


Appearances on Saturday Night Live

Walken as Bruce Dickinson in the famous SNL "More Cowbell" sketch
Walken as Bruce Dickinson in the famous SNL "More Cowbell" sketch

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. His recurring sketch "The Continental" has been a favorite with audiences.[citation needed] One of his more famous SNL performances was a spoof of "Behind the Music" featuring a recording session of Blue Öyster Cult's "(Do not 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. Image File history File links Walken-Cowbell. ... Image File history File links Walken-Cowbell. ... SNL could mean: Saturday Night Live Scots National League This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Bruce Dickinson (Christopher Walken), right, gold record producer and self-proclaimed cock of the walk, speaks to Gene Frenkle and Blue Öyster Cult. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... The Continental The Continental is a recurring skit on Saturday Night Live featuring Christopher Walken. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in 1967 and still active in 2007. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... Bruce Dickinson (Christopher Walken), right, gold record producer and self-proclaimed cock of the walk, speaks to Gene Frenkle and Blue Öyster Cult. ...


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. It's going to hurt real bad...right here for eight, nine seconds."). The Dead Zone is a 1983 film directed by David Cronenberg. ...


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. 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. For the Ian Fleming short story that inspired the film, see From a View to a Kill. ... Max Zorin is a fictional character in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character in the James Bond universe. ... Emilio Largo is a fictional character from the James Bond novel Thunderball. ... Classes Calcarea Hexactinellida Demospongiae The sponges or poriferans (from Latin porus pore and ferre to bear) are animals of the phylum Porifera. ... Flemings image of James Bond; commissioned to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... Phil Hartman (born as Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian/American actor, voice artist, comedian, graphic artist and writer. ...


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'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). Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Colonel Angus Colonel Angus was a comedy skit featured on the television show Saturday Night Live that gained notoriety due to its use of ribald word play. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Presidential candidacy hoax

Walken was the subject of a hoax controversy in October 2006 from a fake website started that August, which announced he was running for President of the United States. Some fans believed it was authentic until Walken's publicist dismissed the claims.[16] 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, replied "What the Heck?" and "No More Zoos!"[17] The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy-winning American comedian, writer and television personality best known as host of NBCs late-night talk/variety show Late Night with Conan OBrien. ...


Personal life

Walken has been married to Georgianne Walken (née Thon) since 1969. Georgianne is a casting director, most notably for The Sopranos. They reside, with their cats, in rural Connecticut.[18] In regards to his villainous roles preceding him when meeting new people, Walken says that "when they see me in a movie they expect me to be something nasty... that's why it's good to defy expectations some times."[19] Georgianne Walken (maiden name Thon) is an award-winning American casting director. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Sopranos is an American television drama series created by David Chase and originally broadcast on the HBO network. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes Director
1969 Me and My Brother Film Debut
1971 The Anderson Tapes The Kid
1972 The Happiness Cage Pvt. James H. Reese
1975 Valley Forge The Hessian
1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert
1977 The Sentinel Det. Rizzo
Annie Hall Duane Hall Woody Allen
1978 Shoot the Sun Down Mr. Rainbow
The Deer Hunter Nikonar 'Nick' Chevotarevich Winner: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Michael Cimino
1979 Last Embrace Eckart
1980 Heaven's Gate Nathan D. Champion Michael Cimino
1981 The Dogs of War Jamie Shannon
Pennies from Heaven Tom
1983 Who Am I This Time? Harry Nash
Brainstorm Dr. Michael Anthony Brace Douglas Trumbull
The Dead Zone Johnny Smith David Cronenberg
1985 A View to a Kill Max Zorin James Bond film John Glen
1986 At Close Range Brad Whitewood Sr.
1987 Deadline Don Stevens Nathaniel Gutman
1988 The Milagro Beanfield War Kyril Montana
Biloxi Blues Sgt. Toomey
Puss in Boots Puss
Homeboy Wesley Pendergass
1989 Communion Whitley Strieber
1990 The Comfort of Strangers Robert
King of New York Frank White
1991 McBain McBain
1992 Mistress Warren Zell
Batman Returns Max Shreck Tim Burton
Day of Atonement Pasco Meisner
All-American Murder P.J. Decker
1993 Scam Jack Shanks
True Romance Vincent Coccotti Tony Scott
Wayne's World 2 Bobby Cahn
1994 A Business Affair Vanni Corso
Pulp Fiction Captain Koons Quentin Tarantino
1995 The Funeral Ray Tempio
Nick of Time Mr. Smith
The Prophecy Gabriel
The Addiction Peina
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead The Man with the Plan
Search and Destroy Kim Ulander
Wild Side Bruno Buckingham
1996 Last Man Standing Hickey
1997 Excess Baggage Raymond 'Ray' Perkins
Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci/Charlie Barret
Mousehunt Caeser, the Exterminator
1998 The Prophecy II Gabriel
Illuminata Bevalaqua
New Rose Hotel Fox
Trance Uncle Bill Ferriter
Antz Cutter
1999 Sleepy Hollow Headless Horseman
Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max
Sarah Plain and Tall: Winter's End Jacob Witting
Vendetta James Houston
Blast from the Past Calvin Webber
2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Gabriel
The Opportunists Victor 'Vic' Kelly
2001 Joe Dirt Clem
The Affair of the Necklace Count Cagliostro
America's Sweethearts Hal Weidmann
Scotland, Pa. Lieutenant McDuff
2002 Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale Sr. Nomination: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Steven Spielberg
Plots with a View Frank Featherbed
Poolhall Junkies Mike
Julius Caesar Marcus Portius Cato
The Country Bears Reed Thimple
2003 Kangaroo Jack Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio
The Rundown Hatcher Peter Berg
Gigli Det. Stanley Jacobellis
Skin Father Winner: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2004 Envy J-Man
The Stepford Wives Mike Wellington Frank Oz
Around the Bend Turner Lair
Man on Fire Rayburn Tony Scott
2005 Wedding Crashers Mr. Cleary, Secretary of Treasury
Domino Mark Heiss Tony Scott
Romance and Cigarettes Cousin Bo
2006 Click Morty Co-Starred With Adam Sandler Frank Coraci
Man of the Year Jack Menkan Barry Levinson
2007 Balls of Fury Feng
Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad

Walken also voiced the characters of George, a police officer and friend of protagonist Nick Kang in the videogame True Crime: Streets of LA, and as Gabriel Whitting, an FBI agent, in True Crime: New York City. In early 2007, CBS considered Walken as a replacement for aging Bob Barker as the host of popular gameshow "The Price is Right." The Anderson Tapes (1971). ... Recreation of a cabin in which soldiers would have lived at Valley Forge Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the American Revolutionary War. ... Next Stop, Greenwich Village, is a 1976 film written and directed by Paul Mazursky, featuring, amongst others, Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith, and Christopher Walken. ... The Sentinel is a 1977 horror film starring Chris Sarandon & Cristina Raines. ... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... For the noise rock band, see Deerhunter. ... Michael Cimino (born February 3, 1939, New York City) is an American film director. ... Last Embrace is the name of a Hitchcockian thriller from 1979 directed by Jonathan Demme based on the novel The 13th Man by Murray Teigh Bloom and starring Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin and Christopher Walken. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Based on the best-selling novel by Frederick Forsyth, The Dogs Of War is a 1981 film starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as part of a small group of mercenaries hired to depose the leader of the fictional African Republic of Zangaro, so that a British tycoon can gain... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ... Who Am I This Time? is a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut in the 1950s. ... Brainstorm is a 1983 MGM horror/thriller/science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood (in her last film appearance). ... Douglas Trumbull (born April 8, 1942) is a film director and special effects supervisor. ... The Dead Zone is a 1983 film directed by David Cronenberg. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... For the Ian Fleming short story that inspired the film, see From a View to a Kill. ... Max Zorin is a fictional character in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. ... Flemings image of James Bond; commissioned to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... John Glen is a noted film director, born May 15, 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. ... At Close Range is based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. ... The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American film drama based on the John Nichols novel of the same name. ... Biloxi Blues, a play by Neil Simon, is the second in what is known as Simons Eugene Trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... Puss in Boots sometimes also listed as Cannon Movie Tales: Puss in Boots (film, run time 1 hour 36 min) was a 1988 musical version of the story of Puss in Boots, starring Christopher Walken as Puss and Jason Connery as the youngest son who is assisted by Puss. ... Homeboy is a 1988 drama film, directed by Michael Seresin. ... Communion is a 1989 science-fiction/thriller/drama film based on the book by Whitley Strieber with the same name. ... The Comfort of Strangers is a 1990 film directed by Paul Schrader. ... King of New York is an ultraviolent 1990 motion picture depicting Frank White, a recently-released drug lord who, in a modern-day retelling of the Robin Hood legend, returns to New York City to retake control of the illegal drug trade and use the profits to fight poverty. ... McBain is a 1991 action film written and directed by James Glickenhaus. ... Mistress is the feminine form of the word master. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 motion picture based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Christopher Walken as Max Shreck in 1992s Batman Returns. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer known for his off-beat and quirky style. ... Yom Kippur (יום כפור yom kippūr, day of atonement) is the Jewish holiday of the Day of Atonement. ... True Romance is an American motion picture released in 1993, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... See also Tony Scott for the American clarinet jazz musician. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery and directed by Tarantino. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. ... The Funeral is a 1996 film directed by Abel Ferrara starring Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Vincent Gallo, Benicio Del Toro and Gretchen Mol. ... DVD cover Nick of Time, starring Johnny Depp, Courtney Chase and Christopher Walken, is a 1995 thriller movie about an assassination attempt. ... The Prophecy is a 1995 film starring Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen (as Lucifer). ... The Addiction is a 1995 film by Abel Ferrara, starring Lili Taylor and Christopher Walken. ... Things to Do in Denver When Youre Dead is a 1995 movie directed by Glen Fleder and written by Scott Rosenborg. ... Search and Destroy, or Seek and Destroy, or simply S&D, refers to a military strategy that became a notorious element of the Vietnam War. ... Wild Side was a film by Donald Cammell starring Anne Heche, Joan Chen and Christopher Walken. ... Last Man Standing is a 1996 action film written and directed by Walter Hill. ... A bag is a container that is usually used for storing or holding something. ... Suicide Kings was a 1997 American movie, starring Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, and Henry Thomas. ... Mousehunt is a 1997 slapstick comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski, scored by Alan Silvestri and released by DreamWorks SKG. Starring Nathan Lane and Lee Evans, it concerns two brothers who, upon inheriting an antique house, must rid it of a troublesome mouse who comedically foils their efforts to exterminate... The Prophecy II is a motion picture which was released direct to video in 1998. ... New Rose Hotel is a short story by William Gibson, later collected in his book Burning Chrome. ... Trance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Antz is a computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is an historical horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... A feud is a long-running argument or fight between parties—often groups of people, especially families or clans. ... Blast from the Past is a 1999 romantic comedy film starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Sissy Spacek, Christopher Walken, and Dave Foley. ... The Opportunists is a 2000 film starring Christopher Walken. ... Joe Dirt (tv/working title: The Adventures of Joe Dirt) is a 2001 cult film starring David Spade, Dennis Miller, Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel, Jaime Pressly, Erik Per Sullivan and Kid Rock. ... The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 film directed by Charles Shyer and starring Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Adrien Brody, and Joely Richardson. ... Americas Sweethearts (2001) is a romantic comedy film, directed by Joe Roth, starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack and Catherine Zeta-Jones. ... Scotland, Pa. ... Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Poolhall Junkies (2003 in film) is the story of a pool hustler named Johnny Doyle (played by director Mars Callahan), who must battle his former mentor (Chazz Palminteri and his mentors new prodigee (Rick Schroder) in a final pool match. ... Julius Caesar is a 2002 mini-series about the life of Julius Caesar. ... The Country Bears is a 2002 live-action film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, based loosely on the Disney attraction Country Bear Jamboree. ... Kangaroo Jack is a buddy-action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Jerry OConnell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken and Estella Warren. ... The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle) is an action film starring The Rock and Seann William Scott about a bounty hunter/enforcer/aspiring chef named Beck who must head for the Amazon Rainforest to capture someone. ... Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964 in New York City) is an American actor and film director. ... Gigli (IPA ) is a film released in 2003 which was written and directed by Martin Brest, starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Lainie Kazan. ... Beyond overall skin structure, refer below to: See-also. ... Envy is a 2004 comedy film, starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black and was directed by Barry Levinson. ... The Stepford Wives is a 2004 comedy and science fiction film based on the Ira Levin novel The Stepford Wives. ... Frank Oz (born May 25, 1944) is an American film director, actor and puppeteer. ... Around the Bend film poster Around the Bend is a 2004 film written and directed by Jordan Roberts. ... Man on Fire is a 2004 film directed by Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, and Christopher Walken. ... See also Tony Scott for the American clarinet jazz musician. ... Wedding Crashers is a 2005 comedy film, directed by David Dobkin. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... Domino is a 2005 American film inspired by the story of Domino Harvey, the English daughter of stage and screen actor Laurence Harvey, who became a bounty hunter working in Los Angeles . ... See also Tony Scott for the American clarinet jazz musician. ... Romance and Cigarettes is a movie set in Brooklyn featuring James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Steve Buscemi and Christopher Walken. ... Click is a 2006 comedy/drama/fantasy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Steve Koren and Mark OKeefe. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Frank Coraci (b. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Man of the Year is a comedy movie directed by Barry Levinson and featuring Robin Williams in the lead role. ... Barry Levinson Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Jewish-American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. ... Balls of Fury is an upcoming comedy starring Dan Fogler and Christopher Walken and is directed by Robert Ben Garant. ... Hairspray is a 2007 musical film produced by Zadan/Meron Productions and distributed by New Line Cinema, it was released in the US and the UK on July 20, 2007. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... True Crime: Streets of LA Categories: Computer and video game stubs | 2003 computer and video games | PlayStation 2 games | Xbox games | GameCube games | Activision games | Windows games ...


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  18. ^ "Bend it like Walken: Actor has more to say about food and hair than acting", Dixie Reid, The Sacramento Bee, Oct 24, 2004.
  19. ^ Christopher Walken Would Rather Have a Tail.

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Louis Jourdan and
Steven Berkoff
Official James Bond villain actor
1985
Succeeded by
Joe Don Baker and
Jeroen Krabbé
Awards
Preceded by
Jason Robards
for Julia
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1978
for The Deer Hunter
Succeeded by
Melvyn Douglas
for Being There
Preceded by
Jim Broadbent
for Moulin Rouge!
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2003
for Catch Me if You Can
Succeeded by
Bill Nighy
for Love Actually

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