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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken's biography

Christopher Walken is 79 years old film actor born at Astoria. He was born on Wednesday 31st of March 1943. He is often nicknamed as ChrisRonnie. According to year of birth 1943 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 31st of March means he is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be film actor. You can know him also as film director, screenwriter, character actor, stage actor, dancer, voice actor, television actor. He is recently known as model. He received Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor The Deer Hunter in 1978

Christopher Walken's family

Christopher Walken's spouse

She is known as casting director. His spouse was born in 1939 in United States of America.

Christopher Walken's ex spouse

Christopher Walken's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Hofstra University, Professional Children's School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended the Professional Children's School.

Christopher Walken's career

His main focus is to be film actor. He is famous thanks to The Deer Hunter. You could see him also in The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can.

Awards and competitions

Christopher Walken's Awards

  • Won an MTV Video Music Award for choreographing his own dancing in Fatboy Slim's 2001 music video "Weapon Of Choice", directed by Spike Jonze.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "James Joyce's The Dead."
  • Received the Shakespeare Theater's Will Award in 1994 for his contributions to classical theater.
  • Received Harvard's "Hasty Pudding Man of the Year" award on February 15, 2008.
  • He was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "Sweet Bird of Youth," at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Christopher Walken's Rankings

  • Ranked #96 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  • Ranked #1 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
  • His performance as Nick Chevotarevich in The Deer Hunter (1978) is ranked #88 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

Christopher Walken's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Catch Me If You Can in 2002
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

What Christopher Walken has done for a first time

  • Was the first to play King Philip of France on stage for "The Lion in Winter" in 1966, at the Ambassador Theatre, New York City.

Christopher Walken's quotes

  • I don't need to be made to look evil. I can do that on my own.
  • I make movies that nobody will see. I've made movies that even I have never seen.
  • Is typecasting really a problem?
  • My hair was famous before I was.
  • If you want to learn how to build a house, build a house. Don't ask anybody, just build a house.
  • Emotional power is maybe the most valuable thing that an actor can have.
  • At its best, life is completely unpredictable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I used to be prettier than I am, but I think I look better now. I was a pretty boy. Particularly in my early movies. I don't like looking at them so much. There's a sort of pretty thing about me.
  • Bear costumes are funny . . . Bears as well.
  • I believe in saving money. I believe in having a house. I believe in keeping things clean. I believe in exercising. Slow and steady is a very good thing for me. It works for me.
  • [on guns] I don't even like holding them. Whenever I hold a gun, I want to get it out of my hand as quick as possible.
  • I eat the same things all the time: fish, hardly ever meat. Chicken, vegetables. I'm fond of steamed sea bass over leeks. I don't drink hard liquor. I like wine.
  • [on Pulp Fiction (1994)] I put aside an hour every day to go over that monologue again and again for months, and every time I got to the end of it, I would crack up.
  • I won't do commercials, either. I don't want to sell anything. As an actor, it's tricky. You have this platform and it has to do with your face, your charisma. It's tricky when you endorse something because people are liable to believe you. Be careful.
  • I would like to be a very old man and still be acting. So I feel lucky to have stuck around for this long. You have to be good and all that, but you also have to be lucky. I guess in everything. But especially if you're an actor. So I got no complaints.
  • I'm serious. I do not like the unknown or the unexpected. I cannot stand being surprised, yet as an actor I like surprise. I get very upset if my bills aren't paid immediately.
  • [on what makes him choose parts] Lots of things. The script, the directors, the location, the actors, how much are they going to pay me? How long is it going to take?
  • People always comment about my hair. It is unusual for a man my age to have so much.
  • There were years when I didn't do anything but collect unemployment. I worked a lot, but I worked for nothing. I worked for 15 years as a kind of janitor at the Actors Studio. I would do manual things. I did lots of plays, theater workshops, for nothing.
  • I think that movie sets when they're good, are a lot like sandboxes.
  • People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.
  • I would make a very bad killer in real life because I don't think I could even pick up a gun, much less actually shoot one. Guns make me very nervous. They're dangerous. I'm more of a pacifist than anyone could imagine.
  • [on Quentin Tarantino] Movie scripts are usually pretty loose--things usually change a lot. But not with [Quentin Tarantino]. His scripts are absolutely huge. All dialogue. It's all written down. You just learn the lines. It's more like a play.
  • Me and Dennis Hopper, when we were doing that scene in True Romance (1993), it was hilarious. It really was--including shooting him. All that laughing was real. He was killing me. And all the guys around us--that was a very cracking-up day.
  • Professional dancers don't go dancing.
  • I don't like zoos. Awful.
  • There's something dangerous about what's funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary.
  • They say that the human smile is in fact one of those primordial things--that in fact it's a showing of teeth, that it's a warning. That when we smile, in a primeval way it has to do with fear.
  • Sometimes I look at this watch and I think, "There's some guy that puts these little screws in there?" There is something about it. I'm not into cars, either, but there is something about a really magnificent car.
  • When you're onstage and you know you're bombing, that's very, very scary. Because you know you gotta keep going--you're bombing, but you can't stop. And you know that half an hour from now, you're still gonna be bombing. It takes a thick skin.
  • I used to love Danish. My father used to make a Boston cream pie. You never see that anymore. Very good.
  • My father was a lesson. He had his own bakery, and it was closed one day a week, but he would go anyway. He did it because he really loved his bakery. It wasn't a job.
  • That's supposed to be a fact, that the question mark is originally from an Egyptian hieroglyph that signified a cat walking away. You know, it's the tail. And that symbol meant--well, whatever it is when they're ignoring you.
  • Morning is the best time to see movies.
  • My weakness as a director was if somebody would ask me something I'd say, "Just do whatever you want". My impression is that a director must be a little like a general. You'd hate me to be running a war because I wouldn't know what anybody is doing.
  • There are just certain roles--well, they never ask me to play the guy that gets the girl, even though I've been married for 41 years now, so I DID get the girl.
  • [on his home in Wilton, CT] At night I have possums, skunks, lots of raccoons. They come right in the house, through the cat door, and they bring their babies in. I get up at night and they're in the kitchen, eating all the cat food.
  • If somebody were to do the story of my life, not that anybody would, it would be about my wife and me around the house. It would be like watching paint dry.
  • [on his style] Garish. Especially when I was younger--I was always a bit exotic. Never wore a hat because the hair was more important.
  • I know what I'm doing onstage. But in films I have to depend on the kindness of strangers.
  • [on airports] I can't stand going to the airport. I avoid it as much as I can. I just can't stand it, it's really an ordeal. And if it's an international flight, and you have to fill out those immigration cards? Stay home!
  • [rules to live by] Take care of yourself--eat good, sleep, not too much stress. Don't be greedy!
  • [on playing Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire"] When I screamed ''Stella!" they couldn't stop laughing.
  • My life is anything but eccentric. I've been married for 46 years and I pay all my bills, and I live in a house where the lawn is always cut and I'm nice to my cat.
  • When I was a kid my parents gave me piano lessons and guitar lessons for a while, but I was never very good at it. I have big, sort of awkward hands. It's hard to keep going when you don't get any better.
  • I really just stay home, except when I go to work . . . so in that sense I suppose I'm a regular guy.
  • I think a good movie creates its own world, and that world needn't refer to anything that's real.
  • [2016, when asked about the films he's made] I have a nice house.
  • [on the 2016 guest interview with Today show, "Talkin' with Walken" along with the Kittens from the Best Friend Animal Society] : Everybody take one (Kitten). Because they are so good for you.

Christopher Walken's body shape

Lets describe how Christopher Walken looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.