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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken [4]


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Born:March 31, 1943 (74)
Filmography Rating:6.93 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.51 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.14 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:65.27%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
A View to a Kill [1985](42) => Max Zorin
Batman Returns [1992](49) => Max Shreck
Blast From the Past [1999](56) => Calvin
The Rundown [2003](60) => Hatcher

Trivia that mentions this person:
Batman Returns [1992]
  • Christopher Walken's character is named Maximillian Shreck. In addition to the fact that "schreck" is the German word meaning "terror," the actor [?] Max Schreck played the first-ever vampire depicted on film in the silent-era classic Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens.
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2005]
  • Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Nicolas Cage, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Michael Keaton were all considered for the role of Willy Wonka. Marilyn Manson also badly wanted the part.
    The Rundown [2003]
  • According to director commentary on the DVD, Christopher Walken had never seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and was therefore reluctant to use the phrase, "Oompah-loompahs" in his final scene. The director provided Walken with a copy of the movie, and after watching it, Walken decided to use the phrase.
    A View to a Kill [1985]
  • Christopher Walken became the first Academy Award-winning actor to star in a [Bond] film.
  • This film was intensely disliked by Roger Moore himself. Moore who was barely on speaking terms with Grace Jones during filming. He did not consider this to be a real 007 movie. On the scene where Christopher Walken was machine-gunning hundreds of people, Moore said, "That wasn't Bond, those weren't [Bond] films. It stopped being what they were all about. You didn't dwell on the blood and the brains spewing all over the place."
    The Stand [1994]
  • Actors initially considered for the part of Randall Flagg: Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum and James Woods. Miguel Ferrer originally wanted to play the role of Randall Flagg, but Stephen King wanted someone that the audience wasn't overly familiar with. After Ferrer heard that his friend Jamey Sheridan had been offered the part, but wasn't sure it was something he wanted to do, Ferrer convinced him to take it.
    Blade Runner: The Final Cut [1982]
  • Dustin Hoffman was the original choice to play Deckard, although he wondered why he was asked to play a "macho character". According to Ridley Scott, Hoffman was interested, but wanted to make it a whole different kind of character. According to [?] Paul Sammon, apart from Hoffman, other actors considered for the role included Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, William Devane, Raul Julia, Scott Glenn, [?] Frederic Forrest, Robert Duvall, Judd Hirsch, [?] Cliff Gorman, Peter Falk, Nick Nolte and Christopher Walken. Martin Sheen was offered the role, but he turned it down, as he was exhausted, having come off Apocalypse Now.