31 Facts About Christopher Walken

1. Christopher Walken was one of the last persons to see Natalie Wood alive before her drowning on November 29, 1981, near Santa Catalina Island, California, while on a Thanksgiving weekend boating trip.

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2. Christopher Walken spoofed his starring role from The Dead Zone in a sketch titled "Ed Glosser: Trivial Psychic" (1992).

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3. Christopher Walken is known for his part in one of Will Ferrell and Rachel Dratch's "The Luvahs" skits.

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4. Christopher Walken has hosted the comedy sketch and satire TV series Saturday Night Live seven times.

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5. In 2015, Christopher Walken starred in the film When I Live My Life Over Again and played the role of Clem for the second time in the David Spade comedy Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser.

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6. Christopher Walken played the founder and leader of a string quartet in A Late Quartet.

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7. Christopher Walken reunited with McDonagh for the British crime comedy film Seven Psychopaths which had its world premiere on 7 September 2012.

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8. Christopher Walken returned to Broadway in Martin McDonagh's play A Behanding in Spokane in 2010, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.

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9. Christopher Walken portrayed the owner of "Disaster Studios" Frank Kincaid and encouraged guests to be extras in his latest film, Mutha Nature.

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10. Christopher Walken was in the movie Five Dollars a Day, in which he plays a con man proud of living like a king on $5 a day.

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11. Christopher Walken played the role of Paul Rayburn in 2004's Man on Fire, where, when speaking about the imminent destructive actions of John Creasy, his character states: "A man can be an artist.

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12. Christopher Walken starred in Barry Levinson's Envy, in which he plays J-Man, a crazy guy who helps Ben Stiller's character, and in his starring role in 2004's Around the Bend he again has a dancing scene as he portrays an absentee father who has fled prison to reunite with his father, his son, and the grandson he never knew before dying.

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13. Christopher Walken 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.

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14. Christopher Walken had a notable music video performance in 2001 with Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice".

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15. In 2000, Christopher Walken was cast as the lead, along with Blair Brown, in James Joyce's The Dead on Broadway.

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16. In 1999, Christopher Walken played Calvin Webber in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past.

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17. In 1998, Christopher Walken played an influential gay New York theater critic in John Turturro's film Illuminata.

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18. In 1997, Christopher Walken starred in the comedy films Touch and Excess Baggage and had a minor role in the film MouseHunt.

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19. In the 1996 film Last Man Standing, Christopher Walken plays a sadistic gangster named Hickey.

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20. Christopher Walken has a supporting role in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction as a Vietnam veteran named Captain Koons.

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21. In 1992, Christopher Walken played a villain in Batman Returns, millionaire industrialist Max Shreck.

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22. In 1991, Christopher Walken starred in Sarah, Plain and Tall as Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer.

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23. That same year, Christopher Walken starred in Brainstorm alongside Natalie Wood and his wife, Georgianne.

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24. Christopher Walken starred in the 1981 action adventure The Dogs of War, directed by John Irvin.

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25. In 1977, Christopher Walken starred in an episode of Kojak as Ben Wiley, a robber.

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26. Along with Nick Nolte and Burt Reynolds, Christopher Walken was considered by George Lucas for the part of Han Solo in Star Wars; the part ultimately went to Harrison Ford.

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27. Christopher Walken made his feature film debut with a small role opposite Sean Connery in Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes.

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28. In 1966, Christopher Walken played the role of King Philip of France in the Broadway premiere of The Lion in Winter.

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29. Christopher Walken initially trained as a dancer at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic roles in theater and then film.

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30. Christopher Walken debuted as a film director and scriptwriter with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001.

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31. Christopher Walken has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Nikanor "Nick" Chebotarevich in The Deer Hunter.

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