Following his award-winning performance in the Robert DeNiro-led drama, scripts started pouring in from all over Hollywood, and while some of the films Christopher chose were box office duds, a majority of them showcased his many talents. The 80’s quickly rolled by, and before he knew it, Christopher had become one of the most respected character actors in the industry. This, of course, led to his inexplicable script selection, which was assembled of hits (“True Romance,” “Pulp Fiction”) and misses (“Wayne’s World 2,” “Excess Baggage”). Christopher’s sudden shift to playing eccentric characters led to numerous appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and the infamous Fatboy Slim video “Weapon of Choice,” along with other unique roles in movies like “Joe Dirt.” Since exploiting his newfound typecasting in the late 90’s and into the new millennium, Christopher has surprised his critics and fans by appearing in a number of films that you wouldn’t expect. Could this be the beginning of a return of classic Walken? We can see Oscar gold just a little ways down the road, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Christopher On The Web
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Christopher on the Screen
Christopher Walken has had three defining sections to his career: the early years, the crazy 90's, and the new image millennium. Starting out in movies like "Annie Hall" and "The Deer Hunter," Christopher was quick to be typecast as the psychotic villain, a role he embraced in the 90's in films like "Batman Returns," "True Romance" and "Sleepy Hollow," though his fatherly turn in "Pulp Fiction" was well received. He continued this trend into the new millennium in a few films (like "The Rundown"), but has recently been given the chance to play a handful of different, less evil characters. These roles are evident in features like "Catch Me If You Can," "Wedding Crashers," and "Domino."
Fans can catch Christopher in two new films next year: the thriller "Fade to Black" and the Adam Sandler comedy "Click."
Everybody Wants to Talk Like Me
On his role in "Wedding Crashers":
"Also for me it was different because I play a lot of villains and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy, basically. He's the Secretary of the Treasury. I never had a job like that."
On his infamous accent:
"I don't know. I come from a certain part of New York. Queens. And the truth is that that's the way that people talk there."
On his resume:
"I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts."