Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken

Highest Rated: 96% Catch Me if You Can (2002)

Lowest Rated: 6% Gigli (2003)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1943

Birthplace: Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Having made the rare successful transition from child player to adult star, Christopher Walken went on to become one of the most respected and sometimes feared performers on screen, if only because of his offbeat portrayal of sinister villains. With a dry, deadpan delivery that was oft-imitated by his contemporaries, Walken himself was as much of a cultural phenomenon as some of his performances. After cutting his teeth on the stage in musicals and later dramatic productions, he made his first impression on film as the demented brother of the titular "Annie Hall" (1977) before winning an Academy Award for his tormented Vietnam veteran who becomes obsessed with playing Russian roulette in "The Deer Hunter" (1978). With his status secure, Walken spent the next few decades turning in numerous performance gems in a never-ending string of projects that ranged from Oscar-winning films to bargain bin rentals, including "Biloxi Blues" (1988), "True Romance" (1993) and "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Peppered into his résumé were some of the most outlandish, over-the-top villains ever put on film, like the bleach-blonde industrialist Max Zorin in "A View to a Kill" (1985); the corrupt business man, Max Shreck, who wears human molars as cuff links in "Batman Returns" (1992); and the sadistic Headless Horseman in "Sleepy Hollow" (1995). Though occasionally in danger of self-parody throughout his career, Walken was always relevant, as the "More Cowbell" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975) indicated. He was also capable at any time of turning in an Oscar-caliber performance, as he did in "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), proving that the always unpredictable Walken was worthy of his stature as one of the most respected actors working in Hollywood.

Highest rated movies

Catch Me if You Can
Annie Hall
True Romance
Pulp Fiction The Deer Hunter
Hairspray
The Dead Zone
At Close Range

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 85% The War With Grandpa Jerry (Character) $21.3M 2020
26% 52% Wild Mountain Thyme Tony Reilly (Character) $194.9K 2020
20% No Score Yet The Jesus Rolls Warden (Character) - 2019
32% 60% Irreplaceable You Unknown (Character) - 2018
17% 25% Father Figures Dr. Walter Tinkler (Character) $16.8M 2017
94% 86% The Jungle Book King Louie (Voice) $364M 2016
14% 41% Nine Lives Felix Perkins (Character) $19.6M 2016
82% 82% Eddie the Eagle Warren Sharp (Character) $15.8M 2016
10% 21% Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Clem (Character) - 2015
53% 26% One More Time Paul (Character) - 2015
83% 47% The Family Fang Caleb Fang (Character) $240.1K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turks & Caicos Curtis Pelissier (Character) - 2014
51% 62% Jersey Boys Gyp DeCarlo (Character) $47M 2014
56% 31% Peter Pan Live! Unknown (Character) - 2014
50% 38% The Power of Few Doke (Character) $22.1K 2013
76% 71% A Late Quartet Peter Mitchell (Character) $1.6M 2012
36% 46% Stand Up Guys Doc (Character) $3.3M 2012
83% 71% Seven Psychopaths Hans (Character) $15M 2012
62% 67% Kill the Irishman Shondor Birns (Character) $1.2M 2011
70% 41% Dark Horse Jackie (Character) $1M 2011
No Score Yet 38% Life's a Beach Roy Callahan (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 37% The Maiden Heist Roger (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 49% Five Dollars a Day Nat Parker (Character) - 2008
21% 33% Balls of Fury Feng (Character) $32.9M 2007
91% 84% Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad (Character) $118.8M 2007
34% 66% Click Morty (Character) $137.3M 2006
21% 45% Man of the Year Jack Menken (Character) $37.4M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encounters of the Fourth Kind Unknown (Character) - 2006
29% 33% Fade to Black Brewster (Character) - 2006
76% 70% Wedding Crashers Treasury Secretary William Cleary (Character) $209.2M 2005
52% 56% Romance & Cigarettes Cousin Bo (Character) $540.1K 2005
18% 56% Domino Mark Heiss (Character) $10.1M 2005
29% 61% Around the Bend Turner Lair (Character) $193.6K 2004
26% 30% The Stepford Wives Mike Wellington (Character) $59.5M 2004
38% 89% Man on Fire Rayburn (Character) $77.9M 2004
8% 27% Envy J-Man (Character) $12.2M 2004
8% 29% Kangaroo Jack Sal (Character) - 2003
6% 13% Gigli Det. Stanley Jacobellis (Character) $5.7M 2003
69% 66% The Rundown Hatcher (Character) $47.6M 2003
31% 33% The Country Bears Reed Thimple (Character) $17M 2002
50% 66% Undertaking Betty Frank Featherbed (Character) - 2002
96% 89% Catch Me if You Can Frank Abagnale, Sr. (Character) $164.4M 2002
33% 87% Poolhall Junkies Mike (Character) $562.1K 2002
59% 74% Scotland, Pa. Lt. Ernie McDuff (Character) $384.1K 2001
10% 63% Joe Dirt Clem (Character) $27.1M 2001
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Count Cagliostro (Character) $430.3K 2001
32% 40% America's Sweethearts Hal Weidmann (Character) $93.6M 2001
17% 41% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Gabriel (Character) - 2000
54% 46% The Opportunists Victor Kelly (Character) $581.1K 2000
No Score Yet 36% Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 62% Vendetta James Houston (Character) - 1999
58% 56% Blast From the Past Calvin Webber (Character) $26.5M 1999
No Score Yet 72% Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End Jacob Witting (Character) - 1999
69% 80% Sleepy Hollow The Hessian Horseman (Character) $101.1M 1999
33% 23% The Eternal Uncle Bill Ferriter (Character) - 1998
40% 67% Illuminata Bevalaqua (Character) $836.6K 1998
33% 44% The Prophecy II Gabriel (Character) - 1998
19% 38% New Rose Hotel Fox (Character) $20.4K 1998
92% 52% Antz Colonel Cutter (Voice) $90.7M 1998
34% 74% Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci/Charlie Barret (Character) $1.7M 1997
32% 41% Excess Baggage Ray (Character) $14.3M 1997
33% 34% Touch Bill Hill (Character) $373.1K 1997
42% 49% Mouse Hunt Caesar, the Exterminator (Character) $61.8M 1997
79% 67% The Funeral Ray (Character) $1.2M 1996
37% 51% Last Man Standing Hickey (Character) $18.1M 1996
68% 77% Basquiat The Interviewer (Character) $3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celluloid Unknown (Character) - 1996
43% 64% The Prophecy Gabriel (Character) $15.7M 1995
33% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead The Man With The Plan (Character) $232.2K 1995
60% 46% Wild Side Bruno Buckingham (Character) - 1995
33% 41% Search and Destroy Kim Ulander (Character) - 1995
76% 68% The Addiction Peina (Character) - 1995
32% 47% Nick of Time Mr. Smith (Character) $7.8M 1995
20% 33% A Business Affair Vanni Corso (Character) $2.8K 1994
92% 96% Pulp Fiction Captain Koons (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 40% Day of Atonement Pasco Meisner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scam Jack Shanks (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 73% Skylark Jacob Witting (Character) - 1993
60% 63% Wayne's World 2 Bobby Cahn (Character) $46.2M 1993
93% 93% True Romance Vincenzo Coccotti (Character) - 1993
72% 39% Mistress Warren Zell (Character) $53.6K 1992
No Score Yet 22% All-American Murder P.J. Decker (Character) - 1992
80% 73% Batman Returns Max Shreck (Character) $160.3M 1992
No Score Yet 37% McBain Robert McBain (Character) $294.5K 1991
80% 71% Sarah, Plain and Tall Jacob Witting (Character) - 1991
74% 77% King of New York Frank White (Character) $2.6M 1990
45% 61% The Comfort of Strangers Robert (Character) - 1990
27% 46% Communion Whitley Strieber (Character) $1.9M 1989
No Score Yet 60% Puss in Boots Puss (Character) - 1988
59% 75% The Milagro Beanfield War Kyril Montana (Character) $12.7M 1988
No Score Yet 49% Homeboy Wesley Pendergass (Character) - 1988
78% 62% Biloxi Blues Sgt. Toomey (Character) $41.9M 1988
No Score Yet 43% Deadline Don Stevens (Character) $86.7K 1987
87% 79% At Close Range Brad Whitewood Sr. (Character) $560.7K 1986
38% 40% A View to a Kill Max Zorin (Character) - 1985
55% 56% Brainstorm Michael Brace (Character) - 1983
90% 76% The Dead Zone Johnny Smith (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 78% Who Am I This Time? Unknown (Character) - 1982
82% 64% Pennies From Heaven Tom (Character) - 1981
59% 54% Heaven's Gate Nathan D. Champion (Character) - 1980
68% 52% The Dogs of War Jamie Shannon (Character) - 1980
29% 32% Last Embrace Eckart (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot the Sun Down Mr. Rainbow (Character) - 1978
92% 92% The Deer Hunter Nick (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 25% Roseland Russel (The Hustle) (Character) - 1977
50% 44% The Sentinel Det. Rizzo (Character) - 1977
96% 92% Annie Hall Duane Hall (Character) - 1977
80% 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Fulmer (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 46% The Mind Snatchers Privatz James H. Reese (Character) - 1972
74% 54% The Anderson Tapes The Kid (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barefoot in Athens Lamprocles (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 42% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lidia Celebrates America Guest 2015
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worricker on Masterpiece Curtis Pelissier (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2013-2014 2007
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2013 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
78% 93% 30 Rock Christopher Walken (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2008 2003 2000-2001 1996 1992 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977

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