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Christopher Walken Biography

Christopher Walken is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows.

Some of his roles in films includes Annie Hall (1977), The Deer Hunter (1978), The Dogs of War (1980), The Dead Zone (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Batman Returns (1992), True Romance (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Antz (1998), Vendetta (1999), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Hairspray (2007), Seven Psychopaths (2012), the first three Prophecy films, The Jungle Book (2016), and Irreplaceable You (2018), as well as music videos by many popular recording artists.

Christopher has received several awards and nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Deer Hunter.  For the same award he was nominated and won BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Catch Me If You Can.

His films have earned more than $1 billion in the United States.  Christopher has been nominated twice in Tony Award . He has also played the lead in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted seven times.

His most recognized roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson in the “More Cowbell” sketch; the double-entendre-named, disgraced Confederate officer Colonel Angus; and, in multiple appearances, the Continental sketch. Christoper has also appeared in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991), which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

He debuted as a film director and screenwriter with the 2001 short film Popcorn Shrimp. He also wrote and played the lead role in a 1995 play about his idol, Elvis Presley, titled Him.

Christopher Walken Age |How Old Is Christopher Walken

Christopher was born on March 31, 1943 in  Astoria, New York. He is 76 years old as of 2019.

Christopher Walken Height | How Tall Is Christopher Walken

Christopher stands at a height of 1.83 m.

Christopher Walken Family

Christopher was born Ronald Walken in Astoria, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (née Russell; May 16, 1907 – March 26, 2010), a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow, and Paul Wälken (October 5, 1903 – February 23, 2001), a German immigrant from Gelsenkirchen. His father owned and operated Walken’s Bakery in Astoria.

Christopher was named after actor Ronald Colman. He was brought up Methodist.  Together with his  brothers, Kenneth and Glenn, were child actors on television in the 1950s. They were influenced by their mother’s dreams of stardom.  At 15 years old, a girlfriend showed him a magazine photo of Elvis Presley, and Christopher later said, “This guy looked like a Greek god. Then I saw him on television. I loved everything about him.”  Christopher since then he changed his hairstyle to imitate Presley and has not changed it.

Christopher Walken Young

When he was a teenager, he worked as a lion tamer in a circus.  Christopher went to  Hofstra University but dropped out after one year, having gotten the role of Clayton Dutch Miller in an off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward alongside Liza Minnelli.  Initially  he trained as a dancer at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic stage roles and then film.

Christopher Walken Wife | Christopher Walken Children

Christopher married casting director Georgianne Walken in 1969. The couple has no children. Christopher has stated in interviews that being childless is one of the reasons he has had such a prolific career. They have a cat named Bowtie, and their previous cat was named Flapjack.  The couple  live in Westport, Connecticut, with a vacation home on Block Island, Rhode Island.

Christopher Walken Films | Christopher Walken Movies |Christopher Walken Filmography

Films From Year 2010 To 2018

  • 2018 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as Benjamin Lockwood
  • 2017 – Marshall as The Judge
  • 2016 – The Promise as Henry Morgenthau, Sr.
  • 2014 – Big Hero 6 as Robert Callaghan / Yokai
  • 2013 – The Trials of Cate McCall as Justice Sumpter
  • 2012 – Cowgirls n’ Angels as Terence Parker
  • 2012 – Memorial Day as Bud Vogel
  • 2012 – Flying into Love as Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 2012 – Still Mine as Craig Morrison
  • 2012 – Soldiers of Fortune as Sam Haussmann
  • 2011 – Admissions as The Clerk
  • 2011 – The Artist as Clifton
  • 2010 – Secretariat as Ogden Phipps

Films From Year 2000 To 2009

  • 2009 – A Lonely Place for Dying as Howard Simons
  • 2009 – Surrogates as Dr. Lionel Canter
  • 2008 – Hit Factor as Orson Fierce
  • 2008 – Tortured as Jack
  • 2008 – W. as George H. W. Bush
  • 2007 – Dante’s Inferno as Virgil
  • 2007 – Becoming Jane as Reverend Austen
  • 2007 – Spider-Man 3 as Captain George Stacy
  • 2006 – The Queen as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  • 2005 – The Longest Yard as Warden Rudolph Hazen
  • 2004 – I, Robot as Dr. Alfred Lanning
  • 2003 – Blackball as Ray Speight
  • 2003 – The Snow Walker as Walter Shepherd
  • 2002 – Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron as The Colonel
  • 2002 – The Sum of All Fears as President J. Robert Fowler
  • 2002 – The Nazi as Franz
  • 2000 – Space Cowboys as Bob Gerson

Films From Year 1992 To 1999

  • 1999 – The General’s Daughter as Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell
  • 1999 – The Bachelor as Priest
  • 1999 – The Green Mile as Warden Hal Moores
  • 1999 – Snow Falling on Cedars as Judge Fielding
  • 1998 – Owd Bob as Adam MacAdam
  • 1998 – Species II as Senator Judson Ross
  • 1998 – Deep Impact as Alan Rittenhouse
  • 1998 – Babe: Pig in the City as Farmer Arthur Hoggett
  • 1997 – L.A. Confidential as Captain Dudley Smith
  • 1997 – The Education of Little Tree as Granpa
  • 1996 – Eraser as William Donohue
  • 1996 – The People vs. Larry Flynt as Charles Keating
  • 1996 – Star Trek: First Contact as Dr. Zefram Cochrane
  • 1995 – Babe as Farmer Arthur Hoggett
  • 1993 – Romeo Is Bleeding as Cage
  • 1992 – The Babe as Brother Mathias

Films From Year 1976 To 1989

  • 1989 – The Runnin’ Kind as Unknown
  • 1989 – Pink Cadillac as Motel Desk Clerk
  • 1988 – The Rescue as Admiral Rothman
  • 1987 – Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise as Mr. Skolnick
  • 1986 – A Fine Mess as Detective Blist
  • 1986 – The Last Precinct as Chief Bludhorn
  • 1985 – Explorers as Mr. Müller
  • 1984 – The House of God as Officer Quick
  • 1984 – Tank as Deputy Euclid Baker
  • 1984 – Revenge of the Nerds as Mr. Skolnick
  • 1984 – Oh, God! You Devil as Priest
  • 1983 – The Man with Two Brains as Realtor
  • 1982 – Born to the Wind as Fish Belly
  • 1981 – Nobody’s Perfekt as Dr. Carson
  • 1978 – The Cheap Detective as Schnell
  • 1976 – Murder by Death as Marcel
  • TBA – The Laundromat

Christopher Walken Tv Shows

In the beginning of his acting career, Walken had relatively small roles in episodes for a number of television shows. This list includes appearances in various episodes of fictional shows, while excluding appearances as himself on talk shows, interview shows, ceremonies, and the like.

  • 1954-1956 – The Guiding Light as Michael “Mike” Bauer#1
  • 2014 – Peter Pan Live! as Captain Hook
  • 2003 – Julius Caesar as Cato the Younger
  • 1977 – Kojak as Ben Wiley
  • 1970 – Hawaii Five-O as Walt Kramer
  • 1963 – Naked City[III] as Chris Johannis
  • 1954 – The Motorola Television Hour[III]
  • 1953 – The Wonderful John Acton[III] as Kevin Acton

Christopher Walken Cowbell | Christopher Walken Snl

“More Cowbell” is a comedy sketch. It  aired on Saturday Night Live on April 8, 2000. It is presented as an episode of VH1’s documentary series Behind the Music that fictionalizes the recording of the song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult.

It featured guest host Christopher as music producer “The Bruce Dickinson”, and regular cast member Will Ferrell, who wrote the sketch with playwright Donnell Campbell, as fictional cowbell player Gene Frenkle, whose overzealous playing annoys his bandmates but pleases producer Dickinson. It also starred Chris Parnell as Eric Bloom, Jimmy Fallon as Albert Bouchard, Chris Kattan as Buck Dharma and Horatio Sanz as Joe Bouchard.

Christopher Walken Quotes

  • I think that a good movie creates its own world, and that world needn’t refer to anything that’s real. If it’s consistent, if it’s entertaining, if it’s interesting, it justifies its being there.
  • You know, there’s nothing you can do about your public image. It is what it is. I just try to do things honestly. I guess honesty is what you would call subjective: if you feel good about what you’re doing, yourself, if you figure you’re doing the right thing.
  • I like cats a lot. I’ve always liked cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.
  • My life is really quite conservative. I’ve been married nearly 50 years. I don’t have hobbies or children. I don’t much care to travel. I’ve never had a big social life. I really just stay home, except when I go to work.
  • At its best, life is completely unpredictable.
  • I don’t know why people eat so badly. I could eat pasta all the time, but it really is fattening. And I love ice cream, but I can’t do that. There was a time, until I was in my mid-forties, when I could eat a whole pizza – and really, no effect.
  • Improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you’re doing. That’s a kind of paradoxical thing about improvising.
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Christopher Walken Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 horror film.  It is directed by Tim Burton. It’s adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving’s 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The film stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, with Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, and Jeffrey Jones in supporting roles. The story line follows police constable Ichabod Crane (Depp) sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman.

Christopher Walken Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter is a 1978 epic war drama film. It is co-written and directed by Michael Cimino. It is about a trio of steelworkers whose lives were changed forever after they fought in the Vietnam War. The three soldiers are characterized by Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Savage, with John Cazale (in his final role), Meryl Streep, and George Dzundza playing supporting roles. The plot takes place in Clairton, Pennsylvania, a small working class town on the Monongahela River south of Pittsburgh, and in Vietnam.

Christopher Walken New Movie

  • Irreplaceable You -2018
  • Father Figures -2017
  • The War with Grandpa – 2017

Christopher Walken King Louie

King Louie is a imaginary character introduced in Walt Disney’s 1967 animated musical film, The Jungle Book. Contrary to the majority of the adapted characters in the film, Louie was not featured in Rudyard Kipling’s original works. King Louie was portrayed as an orangutan who was the leader of the other jungle primates, and who attempted to gain knowledge of fire from Mowgli, in order to become more human.

Christopher Walken Death| Is Christopher Walken Dead

Christopher is still alive.

Christopher Walken Accent

Christopher speaks with a modified Queens, New York accent. He has developed this accent over his years of performing. Although its New York roots are often not noticeable, he can (and does) emphasize them when the role requires it.

Best Christopher Walken Movies

  • The Deer Hunter – 1978
  • Pulp Fiction – 1994
  • King of New York – 1990
  • True Romance – 1993
  • The Dead Zone – 1983

Christopher Walken Annie Hall

Annie Hall is a 1977  romantic comedy film.  It is  directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. The film was Produced by Allen’s manager, Charles H. Joffe. It stars the director as Alvy Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film’s eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton in a role written specifically for her.

Christopher Walken True Romance

True Romance is a romantic crime film. It is directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. It  stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with an ensemble cast including James Gandolfini, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, and Christopher Walken.

Christopher Walken Batman

Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero film. It is  directed by Tim Burton. It is  based on the DC Comics character Batman. The film  is the second installment of Warner Bros. The first Batman film series, with Michael Keaton repeated the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. It was produced by Denise Di Novi and Burton.  It stars Danny DeVito as the Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and Christopher Walken as corrupt businessman Max Shreck. In Batman Returns, Batman must prevent the Penguin from killing all of Gotham City’s firstborn sons

Christopher Walken Awards | Christopher Walken Oscar

Christopher’s films have earned more than $1.8 billion in the United States. He has also received a number of awards for his performances and work. These include an Academy Award and Golden Globe for The Deer Hunter, an Oscar nomination for Catch Me If You Can, two BAFTA Awards, an Emmy Award, several Film Critic, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Five films featuring Walken have won Oscars, and he has added to these with several prominent awards from the theatre.

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