Mar. 31st, 1943
Queens, New York, USA
Christopher Walken's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films. He won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978). Seen in mostly supporting roles throughout the 80s and early 90s, often portraying psychologically unstable characters.
- Danced with 'Judy Garland (I)' (qv) at 'Liza Minnelli' (qv)'s 16th birthday party.
- At the beginning of _The Dead Zone (1983)_ (qv) he tells his class to read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Sixteen years later he plays The Headless Horseman in _Sleepy Hollow (1999)_ (qv).
- Doesn't own a computer or a cell phone.
- He appeared on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) doing a Christmas medley called "Walken In A Winter Wonderland" which he dedicated to his mother who hated that he played so many villains.
- Was considered for the part of Andy in _Dead of Night (1974)_ (qv).
- Is only the second person in history to be nominated for both Best Supporting Actor from the Oscars, for _Catch Me If You Can (2002)_ (qv), and Worst Supporting Actor from the Razzies, for _The Country Bears (2002)_ (qv) in the same year. The first was 'James Coco' (qv), who was actually nominated for both awards for the same role in _Only When I Laugh (1981)_ (qv).
- Has never learned to swim.
- (October 1997) Ranked #96 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.