Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an American actor of stage and screen, on which he has spent more than 50 years. A prolific actor, he has appeared in over 100 movie and television roles, notably including A View to a Kill, At Close Range, The Deer Hunter, King of New York, Batman Returns, True Romance and Pulp Fiction, as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna and Fat Boy Slim.
Walken appeared as the Archangel Gabriel in the first three The Prophecy movies, as well as his frequent guest-host appearances on Saturday Night Live, his most notable being Bruce Dickinson in the "More Cowbell" sketch. In the United States, films featuring Walken have grossed over $1.8 billion. He has also played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. Famous film roles were Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich in The Deer Hunter and in Pulp Fiction, as Captain Koons, a Vietnam War veteran, which has since become a pop culture icon, despite his appearance being less than ten minutes in length.
Walken debuted as a film director and script writer with the short (five-minute) film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled Him in 1995.
Song by: Fat Boy Slim - Weapon of Choice (2001)
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