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1979. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award, (Best Supporting Actor), and a Golden Globe, (Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role), for this film. He also won a New York Film Critics Circle Award, (Best Supporting Actor), for this film.
t. This book was written by Steve Duno and was published in August 2001.
Yes. Chris became a member of this club in May of 2001 with his fifth time hosting "Saturday Night Live". Other "Five-Timer's" include Steve Martin, John Goodman, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Bill Murray.
t. Released in February 1993, it came from her album, "Erotica". Christopher followed her around as her guardian angel.
1969. They met while touring with "West Side Story". She is a casting director and has been involved with casting such films as "Just Married", "The Banger Sisters" and "The Mothman Prophecies".
1990. Although Chris has hosted "Saturday Night Live" in all of these years, his first appearance was in 1990. This episode aired in the US on January 20, 1990. The musical guest was Bonnie Raitt. It was also the first appearance of "The Continental". This sketch has been performed in every episode that Christopher has hosted.
Sheba. Christopher joined a one-ring traveling circus, where he worked as an assistant lion tamer. He has been quoted as saying there wasn't much to it. Sheba, the lioness, was very old and had no teeth. "She was more like a dog than a lion," he said.
Paul and Rosalie. His parents were immigrants and met here in the US. His mother, Rosalie, came from Scotland and his father, Paul, hailed from Germany and was the owner and operator of Walken's Bakery in Queens, NY. Sadly, Paul passed away in February of 2001.
Ronald. Ronald (Ronnie) Walken was born on March 31, 1943, in Astoria, New York. He was named after British actor Ronald Colman. His name changed when a singer he was working with named him Christopher for reasons unknown and he has went by that name since.
The Deer Hunter. Walken won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the 1978 film "The Deer Hunter". He's sometimes referred to as "weird" or "creepy", probably because of the roles he plays. (He did win the "Mutant Viewers' 2005 Cult Lifetime Achievement Award".) Christopher Walken was born Ronald Walken in 1943, in Queens, New York. He married Georgianne Thon in 1969. A top casting director, she has worked on the HBO hits "The Sopranos" and "Entourage". I think he's a great actor, always interesting to watch, and very versatile. If you've seen "Pennies from Heaven", "The Deer Hunter" and "At Close Range", you know what I mean.
|Denzel Washington plays John Creasy, a former government agent, who's been hired to protect a young girl in Mexico City. Walken plays an ex-colleague. Creasy is a drinker and a cynic. The child is kidnapped, and Creasy sets out to exact revenge on the kidnappers. What's the name of this movie?||Films of the One and Only Christopher Walken
Man on Fire. Creasy and the young girl (played by Dakota Fanning) become very close after she manages to break through Creasy's shell. The relationship between the two is beautifully done and very touching. Denzel Washington gives a great performance, and Dakota Fanning is truly a remarkable young actress. Christopher Walken does his usual fine work in the role of an ex-colleague of Creasy. This 2004 movie was directed by Tony Scott, who captures perfectly the menacing atmosphere in Mexico City.
|Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this one. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson play hired killers, Bruce Willis plays a boxer, and Ving Rhames and Uma Thurman play a happily married couple; their stories are all interconnected in brilliant fashion. Does "Royale with Cheese" ring a bell? If so, name the film.||Films of the One and Only Christopher Walken
Pulp Fiction. This is one of my all-time favorites. Travolta made his great comeback in this one, and of course we get to see him dance, which is always a treat. The dialogue between the two hit men is very funny, but it's a violent movie, and there are some unpleasant scenes. Christopher Walken's part had to do with some unfinished business with a pocket watch, which was a key part of that complicated story.
|Based on a true story, two brothers (played by Sean and Chris Penn), follow their homicidal father, played by Walken, into a life of robbery and murder. This 1986 film had a great cast and terrific performances. Which movie is it?||Films of the One and Only Christopher Walken
At Close Range. The part of the Penn brother's grandmother was played by Eileen Ryan, who is actually their real-life mother. Sadly, Chris Penn died in January 2006. The part of their father was played by Christopher Walken, in a convincingly menacing performance. He's also a great dancer, and he squeezed a bit of dancing into a pool-hall sequence which was very cool. The other three films mentioned all feature the great Sean Penn: "The Falcon and the Snowman" was from 1985, "State of Grace" from 1990, and "Bad Boys" from 1983.
|Agent 007 discovers a plot: Industrialist Max Zorin (Walken) is concocting a scheme to take over the global microchip market, which involves causing a series of explosions along the San Andreas Fault. Roger Moore is James Bond in this one--which is it?||Films of the One and Only Christopher Walken
A View to a Kill. "A View to a Kill" (1985) was the 14th James Bond film, and the last time Roger Moore played Bond. Grace Jones and Tanya Roberts were the "Bond Girls", and Christopher Walken played the deranged villain Max Zorin. "The Living Daylights" (1987), "Never Say Never Again" (1983) and "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) are other James Bond films.
|A band of mercenaries are hired to plot the overthrow of the leader of an African country. This one is based on a best-selling novel by Frederick Forsyth. What is the title of this movie?||Films of the One and Only Christopher Walken
Dogs of War. "The Dogs of War" (1981) features Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Christopher Walken and Jobeth Williams. The other three answers are also novels written by Frederick Forsyth.
|Michael Cimino directed this 1980 western, which starred Walken and Kris Kristofferson. It was probably the most expensive movie ever made at the time, and it was a failure at the box office. Which movie is this?||Films of the One and Only Christopher Walken
Heaven's Gate. "Heaven's Gate" had a fine cast, including Joseph Cotten, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Christopher Walken, Sam Waterston and Isabelle Huppert. Still, the film was a notorious bomb, and pretty much put an end to Cimino's career as a director. He had achieved great success, and an Oscar for Best Director, for "The Deer Hunter" in 1978. The three other films mentioned, "The Four Feathers" (2003), "Cutthroat Island" (1995) and "Ishtar" (1987), were all famous failures.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village. This movie has become a cult classic. Several successful actors got off to a good start in this ensemble film, including Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Walken, Antonio Fargas and Bill Murray (in an uncredited role.) The star of the film, Lenny Baker, won a Tony Award in 1977 for Best Actor (Musical) for "I Love My Wife." He died of cancer in 1982 at the age of 37.
Catch Me If You Can. Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) is based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr. (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). A young man who by the age of nineteen cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks. Christopher's role was Frank Abagnale Sr., a man who is in his own trouble with the IRS. The role gave fans a chance to see his softer side as an actor.
Conan O'Brian. In a September 2006 interview, Walken seemed to enjoy the notion. Not knowing who, or how it started, he quiped, "What the heck".
The Prophecy. This 1995, horror/thriller pits Archangel, Gabriel (played by Walken) against fellow angel Simon (played by Eric Stoltz) and an ex-priest turned cop Thomas (played by Elias Koteas). While a battle in heaven rages, Gabriel tries to collect the souls he needs to end the war. Lucifer (played by Viggo Mortesen) wanting the war to continue, and all angels out of his realm. That of evil.
Vincenzo Coccotti. In "True Romance", written by Quentin Tarantino. Christopher play's a mob under-boss, Vincenzo Coccotti. When Clarence (played by Christian Slater) mistakenly takes a suitcase filled with cocaine, Vincenzo and his crew interrogate Clarence's father, Clifford (played by Dennis Hopper). Dubbed the "Sicilian Scene", critic's praised it as the best in the movie. Released in 1993, this action/drama was banned in Finland.
The Deer Hunter. The Vietnam War drama "The Deer Hunter" (1978): Christopher plays the role of Nikonar "Nick" Chevotarevich. A group of friends face the horror of war, and the awkwardness of returning home. A confused Nick, goes AWOL in Saigon, and faces his POW demons, while Mike (played by Robert De Nero) searches for his lost friend. "The Deer Hunter" also won the Oscar for Best Picture.
The Anderson Tapes. "The Anderson Tapes" (1971): a fast paced crime/drama about the burglary of a high class New York City apartmement building. Christopher had a very small role as "The Kid". Sean Connery stars as Duke, the ex-con and mastermind of the plan.
A Lion in Winter. In "The Lion in Winter", Christopher was cast as Phillip (the King of France). In his first speaking role, he had to battle extreme stage fright, and was almost fired.
Two. By the early 1950s, Ken, Glenn, and Christopher were enrolled in tap dancing classes. A member of The Stage Mother's Society, Rosalie took her sons to many television auditions and photography shoots.
Queens. He was born Ronald Walken on March 31, 1943, in the Astoria section of Queens. His parents named him after actor Ronald Colman. At the age of 22, he took the name, Christopher at the suggestion of Monique Van Vooran, a singer he had worked with.
Dance. In a televised interview, Walken said he tries to dance in every film. Sometimes it is just a fancy turn or a skip in his step. Something to look for in your next Walken film.
|In 1953 Christopher appeared in a sitcom called "The Wonderful John Acton". What was his role?||Christopher Walken
Narrator and 10 year old Kevin Acton. "The Wonderful John Action" lasted only two months and was really a summer replacement show. Walken played the title character's 10 year old grandson Kevin and provided off-screen narration.
|Harrison Ford got the role but Christopher Walken was the second choice in this highly successful movie. What was that film?||Christopher Walken
Star Wars. His career might have gone is an entirely different direction as" Star Wars" (1977) made Harrison a megastar.
|In the dark musical "Pennies from Heaven" (1981), Walken has another cameo role. In the scene Walken does what?||Christopher Walken
Does a strip tease. The strip tease steals the scene from Bernadette Peters as his character leads her down the road to immorality.
|In a cameo role in "Pulp Fiction" (1994) Walken brings a souvenir to a young boy. What is this object?||Christopher Walken
time piece. The watch has quite a history and Walken leaves out no details as to how the watch was hidden from time to time.