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Christopher Walken

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, Jul 27, 2004.


  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    (inspired by the actors / actresses thread)

    Okay, I hear reference to this Christopher Walken all the time, but mostly on this board. (a lot of very annoying references to a cowbell and a fever :confused: ) ...now, admittedly, I don't know that many actors by name, but I have no idea who this Christopher Walken is. Should I know him from somewhere? What TV shows / Movies has he been in? I want to be hip and in the know too!
     
  2. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    Michigan
    The Deer Hunter
    The Prophecy 1,2&3
    The Dead Zone

    .....and many more----I'm sure others will chime in soon.
     
  3. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    So far, I'm 0 for 3 on that list... I haven't seen any of them. No wonder I don't know who he is.
     
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    He stinks at Russian Roulette!
     
  5. Rumzini

    Rumzini

    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Pulp Fiction
    Things to do in Denver when you're Dead
    Batman, (the one with Catwoman in it)
    Recently with "The Rock" and "Stiffler" from American Pie in some movie...what was it guys????

    All around great actor...seems to play creepy dudes...and does it well.
     
  6. True Romance, Blast From the Past (the Dad of Brendan Frasier... hot Dr. Pepper!!!!)

    Man, so many good roles...
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Joey3313

    Joey3313

    Nov 28, 2003
    The bad guy in Waynes World 2.
     
  8. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    :meh: well, I saw most of Pulp Fiction (I think) but I don't remember that guy in it - never seen any of the other movies listed.
    Maybe I need to watch more movies or something :meh:
     
  9. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    Catch Me If You Can
    Suicide Kings


    check out www.imdb.com
     
  10. Emerald_gasH

    Emerald_gasH

    Sep 17, 2000
    TO,ON,CA
    doesn't he play hannibal lector (sp?) in that series...that started with "silence of the lambs"...
     
  11. srxplayer

    srxplayer

    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    How about Biloxi Blues W/ Mathew Broderick (late 80's)
    Dog's of War (early 80's)

    Those ring a bell?
     
  12. srxplayer

    srxplayer

    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    How about Biloxi Blues W/ Mathew Broderick (late 80's)
    Dog's of War (early 80's)
    The Deer Hunter (70's)

    Do those ring a bell?

    He is in a video too. Just dancing around. It's really funny but I can't remember the who the band/rapper/pop act was.


    The guy really is one of the best. Check out some of his work.
     
  13. No, that would be Anthony Hopkins.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. That would be Fatboy Slim.

    He really is great. He's the guy in "the Continental", a regular skit on Saturday Night Live, when he hosts, (and he's past the 7 times mark)

    Even had his own specials.

    I'm really surprised you don't know of him...there's even been reports of sightings from people living under rocks...

    (I'm just kidding)
     
  15. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    He is the guy in Pulp Fiction who talks about having a watch up his butt for like 3 years. He has a cameo in about every other movie I swear.
     
  16. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Christopher Walken is one of the most (intentionally and unintentionally) hilarious dudes around. His mere presence makes you laugh anymore because you know he's going to say something outrageous.

    And then there's that hair...
     
  17. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    as far as newer movies go he gave a hilarious over-the-top performance in The Rundown. That's the one with The Rock and Stifler.

    Also he played Leo DiCaprio's dad in Catch Me if you Can and the Hessian Horseman in Sleepy Hollow.

    brad cook
     
  18. Emerald_gasH

    Emerald_gasH

    Sep 17, 2000
    TO,ON,CA

    oh woops

    they still kinda look the same to me..

    yeah i'm not a movie buff :)
     
  19. bassjamn

    bassjamn

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Hey !

    he played the villain in dreamscape and turned into some wierd snake creature.

    Might be cheesy nowadays.
     
  20. my favourite Walken scene is in The Deadzone, in which people from the church visit him, telling him how god has blessed him with this clairvoyant power-
    he responds by ranting about how his life's been ruined;

    "'Bless me'? Do you know what God did for me? He threw an 18-wheeled truck at me and bounced me into nowhere for five years! When I woke up, my girl was gone, my job was gone, my legs are just about useless... Blessed me?! God's been a real sport to me!"