Christopher Walken young
March 31, 1943
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
75 kg | 165 pounds
10 US | 43 EU
Christopher Walken was born in Astoria, New York City, New York, United States on March 31, 1943, is an American actor. Young Christopher Walken began his acting career as a child actor on the American television. He made his big screen debut in thriller film The Anderson Tapes (1971) in role as The Kid, opposite Sean Connery. Christopher's breakthrough performance came as Duane Hall in romantic comedy film Annie Hall (1977), directed by Woody Allen.
He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Cpl. Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich in the epic war drama film The Deer Hunter (1978), directed by Michael Cimino. He was nominated for the same award for his role as Frank Abagnale in biographical crime film Catch Me If You Can (2002), directed by Steven Spielberg.
King of New York (1990) crime thriller with Laurence Fishburne and Wesley Snipes
True Romance (1993) romantic crime opposite Christian Slater, Brad Pitt and Patricia Arquette
The Dead Zone (1983) horror thriller directed by David Cronenberg
Wedding Crashers (2005) comedy with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn
Seven Psychopaths (2012) dark comedy crime with Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson
A View to a Kill (1985) spy opposite Roger Moore
Man on Fire (2004) action drama with Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning
Batman Returns (1992) superhero with Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito
Close Range (1986) crime drama with Sean Penn
Homeboy (1988) drama with Mickey Rourke
Nick of Time (1995) neo noir political thriller opposite Johnny Depp
Pulp Fiction (1994) drama crime directed by Quentin Tarantino
Stand Up Guys (2012) crime comedy with Al Pacino
Heaven's Gate (1980) epic Western with Kris Kristofferson and Jeff Bridges
Last Man Standing (1996) action thriller with Bruce Willis
The Prophecy (1995) fantasy horror thriller with Viggo Mortensen
He appeared in more than 100 films during his career.
He acted Shakespeare on the stage, received the Shakespeare Theater's Will Award for his contributions to classical theater.
Loves horror movies featuring zombies.
He is member of Saturday Night Live prestigious "Five Timers Club".
He is a huge fan of Elvis Presley.
He married casting director Georgianne Walken in 1969.
Lives in Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
I've always been a character actor, although I'm not quite sure what that means. All my scripts are absolutely covered in notes, so any time I say anything - even "pass the salt" - I have six subtexts, comments on what I really mean when I'm saying that. Maybe that's what gives the impression that I'm saying one thing and thinking something else.
Acting has to do with saying it as if you meant it, so for me the words are always very important. It's very important for me to know my lines, know them so well that I don't have to think about them.
An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece, whether it's a play or movie.
I'll tell you, Quentin Tarantino really writes the most amazing dialogue.
People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.
I like to go to work, and also, I don't have any kids. I don't have any hobbies. I don't like to travel. So going to work is kind of it.
Morning is the best time to see movies.
I live sort of in the country and I like that. It's very quiet, it's beautiful.