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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken
Walken in 2008
Personal information
Birth nameRonald Walken
Birth dateMarch 31, 1943(age 72)
Place of birthQueens, New York City
Other namesRonnie Walken, Chris Walken
Alma materHofstra University
Years active1953 present
Spouse-Georgianne Walken-1969--

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Christopher Walken (-enˈwɔːkənpron; born March 31, 1943) is an American stage and screen actor. He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows, including Joe Dirt, Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Sleepy Hollow, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Wedding Crashers, The Rundown, Click, and Hairspray as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey, Run DMC and Fatboy Slim.

Walken's films have grossed more than $1.8 billion in the United States. He has also played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is also a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted 7 times as of April 2008. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson in the "More Cowbell" sketch and his multiple appearances as The Continental.

Walken debuted as a film director and script writer with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled Him in 1995.

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