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Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(born Ronald Walken; March 31, 1943) is an American actor of screen[2] and stage who has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including Annie Hall
Annie Hall
(1977), The Deer Hunter (1978), The Dogs of War (1980), The Dead Zone (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Batman Returns
Batman Returns
(1992), True Romance
True Romance
(1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can
(2002), Hairspray (2007), Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths
(2012), the first three Prophecy films, Antz (1998), The Jungle Book (2016), as well as music videos by many popular recording artists. Walken has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Nikanor "Nick" Chebotarevich in The Deer Hunter. He was nominated for the same award and won BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance as Frank Abagnale
Frank Abagnale
Sr. in Catch Me If You Can. Walken's films have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States.[3] He has also played the lead in the Shakespeare
Shakespeare
plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
and Coriolanus. He is a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted seven times. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson
in the "More Cowbell" sketch, the double-entendre-named, disgraced Confederate officer Colonel Angus and, in multiple appearances, The Continental. Walken debuted as a film director and scriptwriter with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about his idol Elvis Presley, titled Him, in 1995.[4]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1950s–1960s 2.2 1970s 2.3 1980s 2.4 1990s 2.5 2000s 2.6 2010s

3 Legacy and popularity

3.1 Appearances on Saturday Night Live 3.2 Presidential candidacy hoax

4 Personal life 5 Filmography 6 Awards 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Named after actor Ronald Colman,[5] Walken was born Ronald Walken on March 31, 1943 in Astoria, Queens, New York City. He is the son of Rosalie (née Russell; May 16, 1907 – March 26, 2010), a Scottish emigrant from Glasgow, and Paul Wälken (October 5, 1903 – February 23, 2001), who came to the U.S. from Horst, Germany
Germany
in 1928.[5][6] His father owned and operated Walken's Bakery in Astoria.[7][8] Walken was raised a Methodist.[9] Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers, Kenneth and Glenn, were child actors on television in the 1950s.[8][10] At age 15, when a girlfriend showed him a magazine photo of Elvis, Walken said, "This guy looked like a Greek god. Then I saw him on television. I loved everything about him." He changed his hairstyle to imitate Elvis and hasn't changed it since (Robert Schnakenberg (2008). " Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
A to Z".). As a teenager, he worked as a lion tamer in a circus.[11] Walken went to Hofstra University, but dropped out after one year, having gotten the role of Clayton Dutch Miller in an Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward, co-starring with Liza Minnelli, who played Ethel Hofflinger.[12] Walken initially trained as a dancer in music theatre at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic roles in theatre and then film.[12] Career[edit] 1950s–1960s[edit] As a child, Walken appeared on screen as an extra in numerous anthology series and variety shows during the Golden Age of Television.[12] After appearing in a sketch with Martin and Lewis
Martin and Lewis
on The Colgate Comedy Hour, Walken decided to become an actor.[13] He landed a regular role in the 1953 television show The Wonderful John Acton as the show's narrator. During this time, he was credited as Ronnie Walken. Over the next two years, he appeared frequently on television (landing a role in the experimental film Me and My Brother) and had a thriving career in theatre. From 1954 to 1956, Walken and his brother Glenn originated the role of Michael Bauer on the soap opera The Guiding Light. In 1963, he appeared as a character named Chris in an episode of Naked City, starring Paul Burke. In 1966, Walken played the role of King Philip of France in the Broadway premiere of The Lion in Winter.[14] In 1969, Walken guest-starred in Hawaii Five-O as Navy SP Walt Kramer. In 1964, he changed his first name to Christopher at the suggestion of Monique van Vooren, who had a nightclub act in which Walken was a dancer and who believed the name suited him better than Ronnie (a pet form of his given name, Ronald), which he was credited as until then.[15] He prefers to be known informally as Chris instead of Christopher.[13] 1970s[edit] Walken made his feature film debut with a small role opposite Sean Connery in Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes. In 1972's The Mind Snatchers a.k.a. The Happiness Cage, Walken played his first starring role.[16] In this science fiction film, which deals with mind control and normalization, he plays a sociopathic U.S. soldier stationed in Germany. Paul Mazursky's 1976 film Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
had Walken, under the name "Chris Walken", playing fictional poet and ladies' man Robert Fulmer.[17] In Woody Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall, Walken played the homicidal and borderline crazy brother of Annie Hall
Annie Hall
(Diane Keaton).[18] Also in 1977, Walken had a minor role as Eli Wallach's partner in The Sentinel. In 1978, he appeared in Shoot the Sun Down, a western filmed in 1976 that costarred Margot Kidder.[19] Along with Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
and Burt Reynolds, Walken was considered by George Lucas for the part of Han Solo
Han Solo
in Star Wars;[20][21] the part ultimately went to Harrison Ford. In 1977, Walken also starred in an episode of Kojak[22] as Ben Wiley, a robber. Walken won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
in Michael Cimino's 1978 film The Deer Hunter.[23] He plays a young Pennsylvania steelworker who is emotionally destroyed by the Vietnam War. To help achieve his character's gaunt appearance before the third act, Walken consumed only bananas, water, and rice for a week.[24] 1980s[edit]

Walken in 1984 stage play, Hurlyburly

Walken's first film of the 1980s was the controversial Heaven's Gate, directed by Cimino of Deer Hunter fame. Walken also starred in the 1981 action adventure The Dogs of War, directed by John Irvin. He surprised[25] many critics and filmgoers with his intricate tap-dancing striptease in Herbert Ross's musical Pennies from Heaven (1981). In 1982, he played a socially awkward but gifted theater actor in the film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s short story Who Am I This Time? opposite Susan Sarandon. Walken then played schoolteacher-turned-psychic Johnny Smith in David Cronenberg's 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone. That same year, Walken also starred in Brainstorm alongside Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
and (in a minor role) his wife, Georgianne. In 1985, Walken played a James Bond
James Bond
villain, Max Zorin, in A View to a Kill, Roger Moore's last appearance as Bond. Walken dyed his hair blond to befit Zorin's origins as a Nazi experiment.[26] At Close Range
At Close Range
(1986) starred Walken as Brad Whitewood, a rural Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
crime boss who tries to bring his two sons into his empire; his character was mostly based on criminal Bruce Johnston. In 1988, Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
played a memorable role as Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues which was directed by Mike Nichols, and the role of Federal Agent Kyril Montana in Milagro Beanfield War. He also played the leading role of Whitley Strieber
Whitley Strieber
in 1989's Communion, an autobiographical film written by Strieber based on his claims that he and his friends were subject to visitations by unknown, other-worldly entities variously identified as possibly "aliens" or, simply, as "visitors". In 1989, he played the lead role of "Puss" in the Cannon theatre group's musical version of Puss in Boots. 1990s[edit]

Walken (right) on the set of Celluloide, 1996

The Comfort of Strangers, an art house film directed by Paul Schrader, features Walken as Robert, a decadent Italian aristocrat with extreme sexual tastes and murderous tendencies who lives with his wife (Helen Mirren) in Venice. King of New York
King of New York
(1990), directed by Abel Ferrara, stars Walken as ruthless New York City drug dealer Frank White, recently released from prison and set on reclaiming his criminal territory. In 1991, Walken starred in Sarah, Plain and Tall as Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer. In 1992, Walken played a villain in Batman Returns, millionaire industrialist Max Shreck. Also in 1992, Walken appeared in Madonna's controversial coffee table book SEX and the music video for her hit single, "Bad Girl" (directed by David Fincher). He also played Bobby, Cassandra's producer, in Wayne's World 2. Walken's next major film role was opposite Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
in True Romance, scripted by Quentin Tarantino. His so-called Sicilian scene has been hailed by critics as the best scene in the film[citation needed] and is the subject of four commentaries on the DVD. Walken has a supporting role in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
as a Vietnam veteran named Captain Koons. He gives his dead comrade's son the family's prized possession—a gold watch—while explaining in graphic detail how he had hidden it from the Vietcong
Vietcong
by smuggling it in his rectum after the boy's father, in whose rectum the watch had previously been concealed, had died of dysentery. Later in 1994, Walken starred in A Business Affair, a rare leading role for him in a romantic comedy. Walken manages to once again feature his trademark dancing scene as he performs the tango. In 1995, he appeared in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Wild Side, The Prophecy and the modern vampire flick The Addiction, which was his second collaboration with director Abel Ferrara
Abel Ferrara
and writer Nicholas St. John. He also appeared in Nick of Time, which also stars Johnny Depp, and an art house film by David Salle, Search and Destroy. In 1995, Walken acted in "Him," a first play written by Walken about his idol Elvis in the afterlife featured in the New York Shakespeare Festival. (R. Tantich, "Plays and Players," New York, 1995) In the 1996 film Last Man Standing, Walken plays a sadistic gangster named Hickey. That year, he played a prominent role in the video game Ripper, portraying Detective Vince Magnotta. Ripper made extensive use of real-time recorded scenes and a wide cast of celebrities in an interactive movie. In 1996 Walken also appeared in the Italian film Celluloide
Celluloide
as US Officer Rod Geiger and played the role of Ray in the Abel Ferrara
Abel Ferrara
crime-drama film The Funeral. In 1997, Walken starred in the comedy films Touch and Excess Baggage and had a minor role in the film MouseHunt. He also appeared in the drama/thriller film Suicide Kings, which was also filled with suspense and humor. In 1998, Walken played an influential gay New York theater critic in John Turturro's film Illuminata. The same year he voiced Colonel/General Cutter in the computer-animated Antz
Antz
franchise. In 1999, Walken played Calvin Webber in the romantic comedy Blast from the Past. Webber is a brilliant but eccentric Caltech
Caltech
nuclear physicist whose fears of a nuclear war lead him to build an enormous fallout shelter beneath his suburban home. The same year, he appeared as the Headless Horseman
Headless Horseman
in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow, starring Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
and Christina Ricci. He also appeared in Kiss Toledo Goodbye with Michael Rapaport
Michael Rapaport
and Nancy Allen. Walken also starred in two music videos in the 1990s. His first video role was as the Angel of Death in Madonna's 1993 "Bad Girl". The second appearance was in Skid Row's "Breakin' Down" video. 2000s[edit] In 2000, Walken was cast as the lead, along with Blair Brown, in James Joyce's The Dead on Broadway. A "play with music", The Dead featured music by Shaun Davey, conducted by Charles Prince, with music coordination and percussion by Tom Partington. James Joyce's The Dead won a Tony Award
Tony Award
that year for Best Book for a Musical. Walken had a notable music video performance in 2001 with Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice". 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. In this video, Walken dances and flies around the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles; Walken also helped choreograph the dance. Also in 2001, Walken played a gangster who was in the witness protection program in the David Spade
David Spade
comedy Joe Dirt and an eccentric film director in America's Sweethearts. Also in 2001, Walken played Lieutenant Macduff in Scotland, Pa, Billy Morissette's loose film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.[27] In 2002 Walken played Mike in the film Poolhall Junkies
Poolhall Junkies
and played Frank Abagnale, Sr. in Catch Me If You Can, which is inspired by the story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a con artist who passed himself off as several identities and forged millions of dollars' worth of checks. His portrayal earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.[23] Walken also had a part in the 2003 action comedy film The Rundown, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Seann William Scott, in which he plays a ruthless despot. He was nominated for a Razzie (Worst Supporting Actor) in 2002's The Country Bears[28] and in two 2003 movies, Gigli
Gigli
and Kangaroo Jack.[29] Walken also starred in Barry Levinson's Envy, in which he plays J-Man, a crazy guy who helps Ben Stiller's character, and in his starring role in 2004's Around the Bend he again has a dancing scene as he portrays an absentee father who has fled prison to reunite with his father, his son, and the grandson he never knew before dying. Walken played the role of Paul Rayburn in 2004's Man on Fire, where, when speaking about the imminent destructive actions of John Creasy (Denzel Washington), his character states: "A man can be an artist... in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasy's art is death. He's about to paint his masterpiece." Also in 2004, Walken played Mike in the film The Stepford Wives. In 2005, he played Mark Heiss in the film Domino and the role of Secretary Cleary in the film Wedding Crashers. In 2006, he played Morty, a sympathetic inventor who is more than meets the eye, in the comedy/drama Click and also appeared in Man of the Year with Robin Williams
Robin Williams
and Lewis Black. He co-starred in the 2007 film adaptation Hairspray, wherein he is seen singing and dancing in a romantic duet with John Travolta, and portrayed the eccentric but cruel crime lord and Ping-Pong
Ping-Pong
enthusiast Feng in the 2007 comedy action film Balls of Fury
Balls of Fury
opposite Dan Fogler. Walken was in the movie Five Dollars a Day
Five Dollars a Day
(released in 2008), in which he plays a con man proud of living like a king on $5 a day. The film The Maiden Heist, a comedy co-starring Morgan Freeman, William H. Macy
William H. Macy
and Walken about security guards in an art museum, debuted at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25, 2009.[30] Walken also starred in Universal Studios Florida's "Disaster" attraction (formerly "Earthquake and the Magic of Effects" and soon to be Fast & Furious: Supercharged). Walken portrayed the owner of "Disaster Studios" Frank Kincaid and encouraged guests to be extras in his latest film, Mutha Nature. Walken was projected on a clear screen, much like a life-size hologram, and interacted with the live-action talent. Famous quote "Frankenstein never scared me". 2010s[edit] Walken returned to Broadway in Martin McDonagh's play A Behanding in Spokane in 2010, and received a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.[31] He had a small voice role in NBC
NBC
sitcom 30 Rock, in the "Audition Day" episode. In 2011, he played the role of Jewish-American
Jewish-American
loan shark Alex "Shondor" Birns in the film based on the life of gangster Danny Greene, Kill the Irishman. Walken reunited with McDonagh for the British crime comedy film Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths
which had its world premiere on 7 September 2012. Walken also played the founder and leader of a string quartet in A Late Quartet
A Late Quartet
(late in 2012). Walken costarred with Al Pacino
Al Pacino
and Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
in the film Stand Up Guys, a story about aging gangsters out on the town for one last hoorah. He also appeared in The Power of Few. In December 2012, Walken was selected as a "GQ" Man of the Year. ("Gentlemen's Quarterly." April 2018. p. 24) In 2013, Walken became the protagonist in the campaign "Made From Cool" by Jack & Jones. In 2014, he appeared in Turks & Caicos. Walken appears as Gyp DeCarlo in the 2014 film Jersey Boys. In 2014, Walken played Captain Hook
Captain Hook
in the NBC
NBC
production Peter Pan Live![32] In 2015, Walken starred in the film When I Live My Life Over Again
When I Live My Life Over Again
and played the role of Clem for the second time in the David Spade
David Spade
comedy Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt
2: Beautiful Loser. In 2016, he voiced King Louie
King Louie
in the CGI-live action remake of Disney's The Jungle Book. He also recorded a cover of Louie's song I Wan'na Be like You, which he sings in the film as well as on the soundtrack. Legacy and popularity[edit] Described as "diverse and eccentric"[33] and "one of the most respected actors of his generation",[34] Walken has long established a cult following among film fans.[35] He's known for his versatility and named as one of Empire magazine's "Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time".[36] Once dubbed as a "cultural phenomenon",[37] he has portrayed several iconic movie characters including Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone, Max Shreck
Max Shreck
in Batman Returns
Batman Returns
and Max Zorin in A View to a Kill and was also considered for the role of Han Solo
Han Solo
in Star Wars films. His Oscar-winning performance in The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter
ranked as 88th greatest movie performance of all time by Premiere magazine[38] and his performance in Pennies from Heaven was made into Entertainment Weekly's list of the "100 Greatest Performances that should have won Oscars but didn't".[39] Sometimes regarded as "one of the kings of cameos", Walken has made several notable cameo appearances or appeared in a single but popular scene of films including Captain Koons in Pulp Fiction, Duane in Annie Hall, Hessian Horseman in Sleepy Hollow, and Don Vincenzo in True Romance's popular "Sicilian scene" which was described by Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
as one of the proudest moments in his career.[40] Walken's work has been praised and acclaimed by many popular figures. Kat Dennings
Kat Dennings
called him her favorite actor and said he was the reason she wanted to be an actress.[41] Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
cited Walken as an influence and stated that the best advice he had ever been given regarding acting came from him: "When you're in a scene and you don't know what you're gonna do, don't do anything."[42] Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
once said one of main reasons of why he starred in Nick of Time was him wanting to work with Walken.[43] Mickey Rourke,[44] Sam Rockwell,[45] Colin Farrell,[46] Bradley Cooper,[47] Leonardo DiCaprio[48] are among actors who spoke about their admiration for Walken. Prominent movie critic Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
was particularly impressed by his villain and anti-hero portrayals, once stated "when he is given the right role, there is nobody to touch him for his chilling ability to move between easy charm and pure evil"[49] and called him "one of the few undeniably charismatic male villains."[50] Walken, along with a number of " 'serious' actors and respected figures" such as Robert De Niro, began to play roles in comedy films, which marked an innovation.[51] Walken's unique voice has been compared to other entertainment figures with voices that create "a pleasing (or at least entertaining) aural experience," such as William Shatner
William Shatner
and Garrison Keillor.[52] His voice was parodied in a Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken
episode.[53] Walken inspired the stage show, All About Walken: The Impersonators of Christopher Walken, created by actor/comedian Patrick O'Sullivan in Hollywood in 2006. Walken is noted for refusing movie roles only rarely, having stated in interviews that he will decline a role only if he is simply too busy on other projects to take it. He regards each role as a learning experience.[54] A rare example of a role Walken turned down was that of Ray Ruby in the film Go Go Tales
Go Go Tales
(2007). According to film director Abel Ferrara, the character was originally written for Walken but the latter "didn't want to do it". The role was then given to Walken's New Rose Hotel (1998) co-star Willem Dafoe.[55] Appearances on Saturday Night Live[edit]

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Walken has hosted the comedy sketch and satire TV series Saturday Night Live seven times. He is one of only two actors (the other being Alec Baldwin) to have a standing offer from Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels
to host the show whenever his schedule permits. Walken's SNL appearances have proved so popular that he is one of the few SNL hosts for whom a Best of... SNL DVD is available (other celebrity hosts who have a Best of... SNL DVD are Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin), an honor usually reserved only for SNL cast members. One of Walken's more famous SNL performances was a spoof of Behind the Music, featuring a recording session of Blue Öyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) the Reaper". In the guise of record producer Bruce Dickinson (not to be confused with the real Bruce Dickinson, lead singer for Iron Maiden), Walken makes passionate and slightly unhinged speeches to the band and is obsessed with getting "more cowbell" into the song. The phrase "I gotta have more cowbell" has since been adapted to merchandise. The producer who actually did suggest the cowbell on the original BÖC recording is producer/composer David Lucas. Walken is also known for his part in one of Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
and Rachel Dratch's "The Lovers" skits. His character brought a lady friend to meet The Lovers, and she is subjected to learning the past history that Walken's character shares with The Lovers. He also divulges private information about his sex life with his girlfriend, much to her horror ("She was willing to accept her lover's body in places no one had ever trespassed...specifically, the ear canal"). Walken spoofed his starring role from The Dead Zone (1983) in a sketch titled "Ed Glosser: Trivial Psychic" (1992). In the film Walken's character can predict deaths and catastrophes, while Glosser can accurately predict meaningless, trivial future but with the same emotional intensity as in the film: "You're going to get an ice cream headache. It's going to hurt real bad, right here, [touches forehead] for eight, nine seconds."). His character in A View to a Kill
A View to a Kill
was parodied in a sketch titled "Lease with an Option to Kill", in which he reprised his role as Max Zorin. Zorin, who had taken on some qualities of other notable Bond villains (Blofeld's cat and suit, Emilio Largo's eye patch), was upset that everything was going wrong for him. His lair was still under construction; his henchmen had jump suits that didn't fit; and his shark tank lacked sharks, having a giant sea sponge instead. A captive James Bond, portrayed by Phil Hartman, offered to get Zorin "a good deal" on the abandoned Blofeld
Blofeld
volcanic lair if Zorin let him go, to which he reluctantly agreed. He performed a song and dance rendition of the Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
standard, "Let's Face the Music and Dance". Finally, there was the "Colonel Angus" sketch, laden with ribald double entendres, in which Walken played a dishonored Confederate officer. 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 a woman (a neighbor in his apartment building) from giving him the cold shoulder. Though he is outwardly chivalrous, his more perverted tendencies inevitably drive away his date over his pleading objections. For instance, he invites the woman to wash up in his bathroom; once she is inside, it becomes obvious that the bathroom mirror is a two-way mirror when he is seen lighting up a cigarette. In "The Continental", only the hand of his neighbor is ever seen; the camera always shows her point of view.

Walken in 2012

The April 5, 2008 Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
show was the first time an episode hosted by Walken did not have a "Continental" sketch or a monologue in which he sang and danced. This episode, however, did include one sketch titled "Meet the Family", which spoofs many of Walken's idiosyncrasies. The sketch depicts a fictional Walken family reunion, where all of Christopher's relatives have his mannerisms and speech patterns, and sport his trademark pompadour hairstyle. In order of appearance, the other Walkens are Christopher's cousin Stanley (Bill Hader); Stanley's brother John (Jason Sudeikis); John's son Scott (Andy Samberg) and daughter Maxine (Amy Poehler) (who carries a doll that also has a pompadour); Nathan (Fred Armisen), a gay relative for whom "flamboyance" means dressing all in black and running his finger around the rim of a cosmo glass; Uncle Richard (Darrell Hammond) and Aunt Martha (Kristen Wiig), who think that The Deer Hunter was hilarious, and who are hosts of a Nigerian
Nigerian
foreign exchange student named Oleki (Kenan Thompson). When he came to live with them, Oleki—who has absorbed all of the Walken Family traits—could not speak any English. But now (he says) he "talks like a normal teenaged American boy". The biggest laugh of the sketch occurs when Christopher expresses his sympathies for Scott's teenaged attitude: "I appreciate your situation. For a Walken, adolescence is a difficult time. You feel like you're the only normal person in a school full of nutjobs." Scott's response: "Wow! It's like you're lookin' right into my noggin!" ( Will Forte
Will Forte
also appears as a waiter at the beginning of the sketch, but does not do a Walken impression.) Presidential candidacy hoax[edit] 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.com announced that he was running for President of the United States. Some believed it was authentic, until Walken's publicist dismissed the claims.[56] When asked about the hoax in a September 2006 interview with Conan O'Brien, Walken said he was amused; and when asked to come up with a campaign slogan, he replied, "What the Heck" and "No More Zoos!"[56] Personal life[edit] Walken married Georgianne Walken (née Thon), a casting director, in 1969. She is most notable for The Sopranos. The couple have no children. Walken has stated in interviews that having no children is one of the reasons he has had such a prolific film career.[57] The Walkens have a cat named Bowtie and their previous cat was named Flapjack.[58] The couple lives in Wilton, Connecticut
Wilton, Connecticut
and they also have a vacation home on Block Island, Rhode Island. Walken was one of the last persons to see Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
alive before her drowning on November 29, 1981, near Santa Catalina Island, California, while on a Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
weekend boating trip.[59] In 2011, Walken hired a lawyer when authorities reopened the Wood case, while the LAPD
LAPD
said, "Walken is not a suspect." The case was closed and termed an accidental death[60] until June 2012, when the investigation was reopened and the cause of death was changed to "undetermined". Authorities stated that Walken is not a suspect.[61] Filmography[edit] Main article: Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
on stage and screen Awards[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Christopher Walken References[edit]

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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

1936–1950

Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1936) Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(1937) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1938) Thomas Mitchell (1939) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1940) Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
(1941) Van Heflin
Van Heflin
(1942) Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) James Dunn (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger
(1949) George Sanders
George Sanders
(1950)

1951–1975

Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1951) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1955) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1964) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1965) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1966) George Kennedy
George Kennedy
(1967) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1974) George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(1985) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) James Coburn
James Coburn
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000)

2001–present

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1968) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1969) Colin Welland (1970) Edward Fox (1971) Ben Johnson (1972) Arthur Lowe
Arthur Lowe
(1973) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1974) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1975) Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
(1976) Edward Fox (1977) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1978) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1979) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1981) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1982) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1983) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1984) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1985) Ray McAnally (1986) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1987) Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(1988) Ray McAnally (1989) Salvatore Cascio (1990) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1994) Tim Roth
Tim Roth
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(1997) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1998) Jude Law
Jude Law
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdi
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Dev Patel
Dev Patel
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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Hasty Pudding Men of the Year

Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1971) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1974) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Robert Blake (1976) Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1979) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1980) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1981) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1982) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1983) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1984) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1985) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1986) Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
(1987) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1988) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1991) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1992) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
(1993) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1994) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1995) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(1996) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1997) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1998) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1999) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2000) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2001) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(2002) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2003) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2004) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2005) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2006) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2007) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2008) James Franco
James Franco
(2009) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2010) Jay Leno
Jay Leno
(2011) Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(2012) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
(2015) Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(2016) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2017) Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
(2018)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1967) Seymour Cassel
Seymour Cassel
(1968) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1971) Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
/ Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Henry Gibson
Henry Gibson
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Edward Fox (1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
/ Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Robert Preston (1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
/ Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
(2008) Paul Schneider / Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) James Franco
James Franco
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1974) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(2002) Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2005, retired)

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Michael Constantine
Michael Constantine
(2002) Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
(2005)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2005, retired)

Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1998) Harry Lennix
Harry Lennix
(1999) Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert
(2002) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2003) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2004) Danny Huston
Danny Huston
(2005)

Motion Picture (2006–present)

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
/ Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2007) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2000) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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