Christopher Walken is a renowned American stage and film actor, known for his roles in famous Hollywood movies like “The Deer Hunter”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Sleepy Hollow”, “Annie Hall”, “Hairspray” to name only a few. He was born on 31st March, 1943 in New York City, United States of America. He is the recipient of Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA award.

Early Career

Famous Hollywood actor Christopher Walken started his career in 1966, appearing in the role of Lamprocles in the movie titled “Barefoot in Athens”. After an impressive debut performance, he earned roles in movies like “Me and My Brother” and “The Three Musketeers” in 1969, “The Happiness Cage” in 1972, “Valley Forge” in 1975 and “Next Stop”, “Greenwich Village” in 1976, before appearing in his first breakthrough performance in “Annie Hall” in 1977. Following the success of “Annie Hall”, Christopher Walken appeared in several leading roles in some box office hit movies like “The Deer Hunter”, “The Dead Zone”, “The Prophecy”, “Deadline”, “The Addiction” and “Around the Bend”, which helped him to establish his name as one of the best male actors around.

Career Highlights

Christopher Walken’s career is highlighted with a number of great performances. He earned Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actor for his role in “The Deer Hunter”. In 2002, he won his second Academy Award nomination for his performance in “Catch Me if You Can”. He won Screen Actors Guild Award for best supporting actor for “Catch Me if You Can” and won nomination for his role in “Hairspray”. In addition to these awards and nominations, he has won several other awards and nominations, which are an indication of his acting talent.

10 Best Films of Christopher Walken

  • The Deer Hunter
  • Annie Hall
  • The Dogs of War
  • Deadline
  • King of New York
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Prophecy
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Catch Me if You Can

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