Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken

Highest Rated: 97% Annie Hall (1977)

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

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

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dune: Part Two Emperor Shaddam IV (Character) - 2023
76% 73% Percy Vs Goliath Percy Schmeiser (Character) - 2020
26% 50% Wild Mountain Thyme Tony Reilly (Character) $194.9K 2020
29% 85% The War With Grandpa Jerry (Character) $21.3M 2020
20% No Score Yet The Jesus Rolls Warden (Character) - 2019
32% 59% Irreplaceable You Unknown (Character) - 2018
17% 25% Father Figures Dr. Walter Tinkler (Character) $16.8M 2017
14% 41% Nine Lives Felix Perkins (Character) $19.6M 2016
94% 86% The Jungle Book King Louie (Voice) $364.0M 2016
81% 82% Eddie the Eagle Warren Sharp (Character) $15.8M 2016
83% 47% The Family Fang Caleb Fang (Character) $240.1K 2015
53% 25% One More Time Paul (Character) - 2015
10% 21% Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Clem (Character) - 2015
51% 62% Jersey Boys Gyp DeCarlo (Character) $47.0M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turks & Caicos Curtis Pelissier (Character) - 2014
56% 31% Peter Pan Live! Unknown (Character) - 2014
50% 38% The Power of Few Doke (Character) $22.1K 2013
36% 46% Stand Up Guys Doc (Character) $3.3M 2012
76% 71% A Late Quartet Peter Mitchell (Character) $1.6M 2012
83% 71% Seven Psychopaths Hans (Character) $15.0M 2012
70% 41% Dark Horse Jackie (Character) $1.0M 2011
62% 67% Kill the Irishman Shondor Birns (Character) $1.2M 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
92% 84% Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad (Character) $118.8M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encounters of the Fourth Kind Unknown (Character) - 2006
29% 33% Fade to Black Brewster (Character) - 2006
34% 66% Click Morty (Character) $137.3M 2006
21% 45% Man of the Year Jack Menken (Character) $37.4M 2006
52% 56% Romance & Cigarettes Cousin Bo (Character) $540.1K 2005
18% 56% Domino Mark Heiss (Character) $10.1M 2005
75% 70% Wedding Crashers Treasury Secretary William Cleary (Character) $209.2M 2005
8% 27% Envy J-Man (Character) $12.2M 2004
28% 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
69% 66% The Rundown Hatcher (Character) $47.6M 2003
6% 13% Gigli Det. Stanley Jacobellis (Character) $5.7M 2003
8% 29% Kangaroo Jack Sal (Character) - 2003
50% 66% Undertaking Betty Frank Featherbed (Character) - 2002
33% 88% Poolhall Junkies Mike (Character) $562.1K 2002
96% 89% Catch Me if You Can Frank Abagnale, Sr. (Character) $164.4M 2002
31% 33% The Country Bears Reed Thimple (Character) $17.0M 2002
59% 74% Scotland, Pa. Lt. Ernie McDuff (Character) $384.1K 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
9% 63% Joe Dirt Clem (Character) $27.1M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Popcorn Shrimp Director,
Screenwriter
- 2001
54% 46% The Opportunists Victor Kelly (Character) $581.1K 2000
17% 41% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Gabriel (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 61% Vendetta James Houston (Character) - 1999
70% 80% Sleepy Hollow The Hessian Horseman (Character) $101.1M 1999
58% 56% Blast From the Past Calvin Webber (Character) $26.5M 1999
No Score Yet 36% Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 72% Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End Jacob Witting (Character) - 1999
44% 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
33% 25% The Eternal Uncle Bill Ferriter (Character) - 1998
92% 52% Antz Colonel Cutter (Voice) $90.7M 1998
33% 33% Touch Bill Hill (Character) $373.1K 1997
34% 74% Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci/Charlie Barret (Character) $1.7M 1997
32% 40% Excess Baggage Ray (Character) $14.3M 1997
42% 49% Mouse Hunt Caesar, the Exterminator (Character) $61.8M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celluloid Unknown (Character) - 1996
79% 67% The Funeral Ray (Character) $1.2M 1996
39% 51% Last Man Standing Hickey (Character) $18.1M 1996
67% 77% Basquiat The Interviewer (Character) $3.0M 1996
73% 68% The Addiction Peina (Character) - 1995
30% 47% Nick of Time Mr. Smith (Character) $7.8M 1995
60% 46% Wild Side Bruno Buckingham (Character) - 1995
34% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead The Man With The Plan (Character) $232.2K 1995
33% 41% Search and Destroy Kim Ulander (Character) - 1995
46% 64% The Prophecy Gabriel (Character) $15.7M 1995
92% 96% Pulp Fiction Captain Koons (Character) - 1994
20% 33% A Business Affair Vanni Corso (Character) $2.8K 1994
60% 63% Wayne's World 2 Bobby Cahn (Character) $46.2M 1993
93% 93% True Romance Vincenzo Coccotti (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 50% Scam Jack Shanks (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 40% Day of Atonement Pasco Meisner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 73% Skylark Jacob Witting (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 24% All-American Murder P.J. Decker (Character) - 1992
72% 38% Mistress Warren Zell (Character) $53.6K 1992
81% 73% Batman Returns Max Shreck (Character) $160.3M 1992
No Score Yet 36% McBain Robert McBain (Character) $294.5K 1991
80% 71% Sarah, Plain and Tall Jacob Witting (Character) - 1991
72% 77% King of New York Frank White (Character) $2.6M 1990
45% 60% The Comfort of Strangers Robert (Character) - 1990
33% 46% Communion Whitley Strieber (Character) $1.9M 1989
No Score Yet 60% Puss in Boots Puss (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 48% Homeboy Wesley Pendergass (Character) - 1988
75% 62% Biloxi Blues Sgt. Toomey (Character) $41.9M 1988
59% 75% The Milagro Beanfield War Kyril Montana (Character) $12.7M 1988
No Score Yet 43% Deadline Don Stevens (Character) $86.7K 1987
86% 79% At Close Range Brad Whitewood Sr. (Character) $560.7K 1986
37% 40% A View to a Kill Max Zorin (Character) - 1985
57% 56% Brainstorm Michael Brace (Character) - 1983
88% 77% 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
67% 52% The Dogs of War Jamie Shannon (Character) - 1980
59% 54% Heaven's Gate Nathan D. Champion (Character) - 1980
58% 32% Last Embrace Eckart (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot the Sun Down Mr. Rainbow (Character) - 1978
86% 91% The Deer Hunter Nick (Character) - 1978
45% 44% The Sentinel Det. Rizzo (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 25% Roseland Russel (The Hustle) (Character) - 1977
97% 92% Annie Hall Duane Hall (Character) - 1977
84% 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Fulmer (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 46% The Mind Snatchers Privatz James H. Reese (Character) - 1972
74% 53% The Anderson Tapes The Kid (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barefoot in Athens Lamprocles (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
78% 74% The Outlaws Frank (Character) 2021-2022
97% 93% Severance Burt (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lidia Celebrates America Guest 2015
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2007 2013-2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1996 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock Christopher Walken (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1990 1992 1996 2000-2001 2003 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977