Christopher Walken. Cracked Actor by brett66. Christopher Walken (/ˈwɔːkən/ wawk-ən; born March 31, 1943) is an American actor in both theater and film. Walken is a prolific actor who has had a career which has lasted over 50 years. He has appeared in over 100 movie and television roles, including A View to a Kill, At Close Range, The Deer Hunter, King of New York, Batman Returns, Pulp Fiction, Sleepy Hollow, True Romance and Catch Me If You Can as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna and Fat Boy Slim.
Walken’s early career began primarily in theatre and television, where he often played small roles with limited appearances. During these early stages of his career, Walken was credited as “Ken Walken” and later as “Ronnie Walken”, until finally settling on “Christopher Walken.” Walken began acting in films by 1969, and after a series of increasingly larger roles, won an Academy Award in 1978 as Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Deer Hunter. Since then, Walken has become a highly sought-after actor, typically performing in numerous films every year.
Walken has been a primary character in two film franchises: as Gabriel the fallen angel in The Prophecy series, and as Jacob Witting in the made-for-television films based on Patricia MacLachlan’s Sarah, Plain and Tall novels. Other notable roles include Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone, Captain Koons in Pulp Fiction, and Frank Abagnale Sr. in Catch Me if You Can. He is also co-producer of his film New Rose Hotel and also sing songs in some of his film including Puss in Boots and Hairspray, he also tries to work a jig (dance) into his movies. Christopher Walken also stars in some TV series and theater plays. Walken produced, wrote and directed a short film named Popcorn Shrimp, he also starred in another short film named Engine Trouble in 2002. Some of his films are unreleased like Jungle Juice (2001).