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Christopher Walken

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Christopher Walken

American stage and screen actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (12%), (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Sean Penn, Abel Ferrara, John Irvin

Linked to: Hofstra University, Iron Maiden, Marriott International, NBC

 

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Christopher Walken was born in 1943 add something


1954

From 1954 to 1956, Walken and his brother Glenn originated the role of Michael Bauer on the soap opera The Guiding Light. add something


1964

In 1964, he changed his first name to "Christopher" at the suggestion of a friend who believed the name suited him better than his given name, Ronald. add something


1969

In 1969, Walken guest-starred in Hawaii Five-O as Navy SP Walt Kramer. add something

 

Walken married Georgianne Walken in 1969; she is a casting director, notably for The Sopranos. add something


1970

Pat Corley - In the 1970s Corley appeared in several Broadway productions including "Of Mice and Men" with James Earl Jones and "Sweet Bird of Youth" with Christopher Walken


1976

Paul Mazursky's 1976 film Next Stop, Greenwich Village has Walken under the name "Chris Walken" playing fictional poet and ladies' man Robert Fulmer. add something

 

David Lucas (composer) - On the 1976 Blue Öyster Cult song "Don't Fear the Reaper" which he co-produced, Lucas sang backup vocals and came up with the idea for using a cowbell, which became a catchphrase in 2000 when it was parodied by Christopher Walken in a "More cowbell" skit on "Saturday Night Live"


1977

Helen Gallagher - Gallagher appeared in the 1977 movie "Roseland" opposite Christopher Walken


1978

In 1978, he appeared in Shoot the Sun Down, a western filmed in 1976 that costarred Margot Kidder. add something

 

Walken won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Michael Cimino's 1978 film The Deer Hunter. add something

 

Pulp Fiction - Vietnam War - The Vietnam War veteran is played by Christopher Walken, whose presence in the role evokes his performance as a traumatized G.I. in the 1978 Vietnam War movie "The Deer Hunter"


1980

John Irvin - In the 1980s, Irvin made "The Dogs of War" , starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger


1981

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

 

Frederick Forsyth - This book was adapted to film, in 1981, starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger


1982

In 1982, he played a socially awkward, but gifted theater actor in "Who Am I This Time?" He surprised many critics and filmgoers with his intricate tap-dancing striptease in Herbert Ross's musical Pennies From Heaven. add something


1983

Walken played schoolteacher-turned-psychic Johnny Smith in David Cronenberg's 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone. add something

 

Millie Perkins - In 1983, Perkins returned to features to play Jon Voight's ex-wife in "Table for Five" and has since been firmly typecast in the mother role, playing Sean Penn's mother in the fact-based film "At Close Range", which co-starred Christopher Walken

 

The Dead Zone (novel) - In 1983, the novel was adapted by screenwriter Jeffrey Boam into a film of the same name, starring Christopher Walken as Johnny and Martin Sheen as Greg Stillson, and directed by David Cronenberg


1985

In 1985, Walken played a James Bond villain, Max Zorin, in A View to a Kill. add something


1986

David Salle - In 1986, Salle received a Guggenheim Fellowship for theater design, and in 1995 he directed the feature film, "Search and Destroy", starring Griffin Dunne and Christopher Walken ://www

 

Sean Penn - In 1986, he starred in the drama At Close Range, opposite Christopher Walken.

 

Mary Stuart Masterson - She appeared with Sean Penn and Christopher Walken in the film "At Close Range" as Brad Jr's girlfriend Terry, a film based on an actual rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. (Bruce_Johnston_(criminal)) during the 1960s and 1970s

 

Patricia MacLachlan - She is best known for the 1986 Newbery Medal-winning novel "Sarah, Plain and Tall" which was later adapted as a TV movie starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken


1988

Walken played the role of Federal Agent Kyril Montana in Milagro Beanfield War in 1988. add something


1989

In 1989, he played the lead role of "Puss" in the Cannon theatre group's version of "Puss in Boots". add something

 

Philippe Mora - Released in 1989, the film starred Christopher Walken and was based on Strieber's own alleged encounters with aliens


1990

Natasha Richardson - Her performances opposite Robert Duvall and Faye Dunaway in "The Handmaid's Tale" and Christopher Walken, Rupert_Everett and Helen Mirren in "The Comfort of Strangers" won her the 1990 "Evening Standard" British Film *award for Best Actress


1992

Also in 1992, Walken appeared in Madonna's controversial coffee table book, SEX, and he played Bobby, Cassandra's manager in Wayne's World 2. add something

 

In 1992, Walken played a villain in Batman Returns as millionaire industrialist Max Shreck. add something

 

Later in 1994, Walken starred in A Business Affair, a rare leading role for him in a romantic comedy. add something


1993

The Prophecy (film series) - In a bit of truly inspired foreshadowing, in 1993, two years before "The Prophecy" release, Christopher Walken played an eerily similar role to that of his portrayal of the Archangel Gabriel in The Prophecy series


1995

In 1995, he appeared in Wild Side, The Prophecy and the modern vampire flick The Addiction, which was his second collaboration with director Abel Ferrara and writer Nicholas St. John. add something

 

Gregory Widen - In 1995 he wrote and directed the supernatural thriller "The Prophecy" starring Christopher Walken

 

Nick of Time (film) - "'Nick of Time"', starring Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles_S._Dutton and Courtney Chase, is a 1995 political thriller film

 

The Addiction - "'The Addiction"' is an unconventional 1995 American vampire film directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Lili Taylor, Edie Falco, Paul Calderón, Kathryn Erbe and Christopher Walken


1996

In the 1996 film Last Man Standing, Walken plays a sadistic gangster. add something


1997

Hunt. add something


1998

Given their visibility as popular portrayers of villains in Hollywood, MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch aired a match between Walken and Gary Oldman in 1998, citing their portrayals of such villains. add something

 

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

 

New Rose Hotel (film) - "'New Rose Hotel"' is a 1998 Cyberpunk film by director Abel Ferrara, based on a William Gibson story of the same name, starring Christopher Walken, Willem_Dafoe and Asia Argento


1999

In 1999, Walken played Calvin Webber in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past. add something


2000

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

 

David Lucas (composer) - This choice became legendary when it was parodied by Christopher Walken in a "Saturday Night Live" "More cowbell" comedy sketch on April 8, 2000


2001

Also in 2001, Walken played a gangster who was in the witness protection program in the David Spade comedy Joe Dirt and an eccentric film director in America's Sweethearts. add something

 

Directed by Spike Jonze, it won six MTV awards in 2001 and—in a list of the top 100 videos of all time compiled from a survey of musicians, directors, and music industry figures conducted by UK music TV channel VH1—won Best Video of All Time in April 2002. add something


2002

Cato the Younger - In the 2002 miniseries "Julius Caesar", Cato is played by Christopher Walken


2003

Until 2003, Walken had a recurring SNL sketch called "The Continental", in which Walken played a "suave ladies' man" who in reality cannot do anything to keep women from giving him the cold shoulder. add something


2004

Jonah Bobo - He co-starred opposite Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas in the 2004 drama "Around the Bend", playing the youngest of a four-generation family

 

Roger Bart - He was featured in the 2004 remake of "The Stepford Wives" with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close, and in "The Producers" , in which he reprised his role of "common-law assistant" Carmen Ghia

 

Rachel Weisz - In 2004, Weisz appeared in the comedy "Envy", opposite Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Christopher Walken


2005

Jane Seymour (actress) - In 2005, Seymour returned to the big screen in the comedy "Wedding Crashers", playing Kathleen Cleary, wife of fictional United States Secretary of the Treasury William Cleary, played by Christopher Walken


2006

Walken became the subject of a hoax controversy in 2006 when a fake website started in August of that year by members of internet forum Genmay. add something

 

Kate Beckinsale - Beckinsale's second film appearance of 2006 was opposite Adam Sandler and Christopher Walken in "Click", a comedy about an overworked family man who discovers a magical remote control that allows him to control time


2008

Walken was in the movie Five Dollars a Day, released in 2008, in which he plays a con man proud of living like a king on $5 a day. add something


2009

The film, The Maiden Heist, a comedy costarring Morgan Freeman, about security guards in an art museum, debuted at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25, 2009. add something

 

Poker Face (Lady Gaga song) - Actor Christopher Walken performed a special a capella rendition of "Poker Face" on BBC1's "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" for Halloween 2009

 

William H. Macy - In 2009, Macy completed filming on "The Maiden Heist", a comedy that co-stars Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken


2010

Donagh's play A Behanding in Spokane in 2010, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. add something

 

David Van Tieghem - An active musician, composer and sound designer, Van Tieghem scored and sound designed the 2010 Broadway play "A Behanding In Spokane", starring Christopher Walken, and collaborated on new work with the choreographers Doug Varone and Elizabeth Streb

 

Anthony Mackie - He starred with Christopher Walken in "A Behanding in Spokane" on Broadway, which opened February 15, 2010

 

Zoe Kazan - She appeared in the Broadway production of "A Behanding in Spokane" with Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell until June 6, 2010


2011

In 2011, Walken hired a lawyer when authorities re-opened the Wood case, while the LAPD said "Walken is not a suspect" add something


2012

The case was closed and termed an accidental death until June 2012, when the investigation was re-opened and the cause of death changed to "undetermined" add something

 

Walken reunited with McDonagh for the black comedy film "Seven Psychopaths" which had its world premiere on 7 September 2012 add something

 

Madhur Jaffrey - In 2012 she played a doctor in "A Late Quartet" who diagnoses Christopher Walken's character with Parkinson's Disease

 

Tom Waits - In 2012, Waits appeared in the movie "Seven Psychopaths" as part of an ensemble cast which included Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken

 

Stand Up Guys - "'Stand Up Guys"' is a 2012 American crime comedy film directed by Fisher Stevens and starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin


2013

Walken is due out in a new film for 2013 called "The Power of Few" add something


2014

In 2014, he appeared in "Turks & Caicos" add something

 

The Family Fang (film) - On May 5, 2014, Christopher Walken was cast as Caleb Fang, the siblings' father


2015

In 2015, Walken starred in the film "When I Live My Life Over Again" add something


2016

In 2016, he'll appear as the voice of King Louie in the CGI-live action remake of Disney's The Jungle Book add something