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Walken, Ronald Christopher

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Born: 1943 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

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1943 - Born on March 31st in Astoria, New York. Christopher Walken is one of the weirdest American actors, with unmistakably stoic mannerisms, delivery, and voice, and a face that seems to hold no emotion, or all emotions. He shot to fame playing Russian roulette in The Deer Hunter.

1958 - Walken made his Broadway debut at 15, playing a lion tamer and working with a live lion in J.B., directed by Elia Kazan.

1964-1968 - He appeared in a Broadway production of High Spirits directed by Noel Coward. His film debut was in Me and My Brother, with Allen Ginsberg, in which Walken borrowed his father's German accent and shouted directions to an actor auditioning to play a catatonic-schizophrenic.

1969 - While in a touring production of West Side Story, Walken met and married another dancer, Georgianne Thon.

1979 - Received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for The Deer Hunter.

1981 - While filming the underrated science fiction film Brainstorm, Walken was invited aboard a yacht with his co-star Natalie Wood and her husband Robert Wagner.

2005-2006 - Starred in the films Man of the Year, Click, Domino and The Wedding Crashers.

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