Christopher Walken, Best Supporting Actor 1978: MovieMonday.com

THE DEER HUNTER

(Drama - R)

Christopher Walken won his Supporting Oscar playing a Vietnam War veteran in a Pennsylvania steel town.


Christopher Walken (1943 - )

Born Ronald Walken of imigrant parents. Christopher Walken began performing at a very young age, for his mother was a member of The Stage Mother's Society, and began to bring Ronald and his two brothers to auditions when they were very small. By the early 1950's, the three boys attended the Professional Children's School in New York and were regularing appearing on television variety shows. His off-broadway debut was at age 15 in the play J.B.

Christopher Walken attended Hofstra University for one year ,but then dropped out. Over the next few years he primarily in theatre musicals such as Best Foot Forward, West Side Story; (during its production, he met and married his wife), and Baker Street. At age 22 he changed his name to Christopher.

Christopher Walken made his film debut in at age 25, and was very memorable in small parts in such films as Annie Hall ( as Diane Keaton's creepy brother) and in The Anderson Tapes. In the majority of his films, Walken usually plays either evil, or psychologically unbalanced characters. He has hosted SNL five times . Some of his recent films include Pulp Fiction (1994), Sleepy Hollow ( 1999), and America's Sweethearts ( 2001).

.Christopher Walken's other film credits include:

THE ANDERSON TAPES
ANNIE HALL
HEAVEN'S GATE
THE DOGS OF WAR
THE DEAD ZONE
A VIEW TO A KILL
DEADLINE
KING OF NEW YORK
COMMUNION
SARAH, PLAIN & TALL
McBAIN
ALL AMERICAN MURDER
BATMAN RETURNS
THE PROPHECY
SEARCH AND DESTROY
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
THE OPPORTUNISTS
SCOTLAND, PA
JOE DIRT
AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS
CHELSEA WALLS
THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE
POOLHALL JUNKIES
THE PAPP PROJECT
JUNGLE JUICE
INSIDE JOB
THE COUNTRY BEARS
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
PLOTS WITH A VIEW
KANGARO JACK
GIGLI
THE RUNDOWN

In 2004, look for Christopher Walken in MAN ON FIRE and ENVY

His television credits include:

THE WONDERFUL JOHN ACTON (TV Series)
THE GUIDING LIGHT (TV Series: 1954-1956)
BAREFOOT IN ATHENS
WHO AM I THIS TIME?
SKYLARK
SARAH, PLAIN & TALL
SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL: WINTER'S END
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (guest host)
JULIUS CAESAR (Mini-Series)

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