Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken; March 31, 1943) is an American stage and film lead, and character actor who has appeared in more than 100 films, and television, shows, including, Annie Hall (1977), The Deer Hunter (1978), The Dogs of War (1980), The Dead Zone (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Batman Returns (1992), True Romance (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Hairspray (2007), Seven Psychopaths (2012), and the first three Prophecy films, as well as music videos, by many popular recording artists. Walken has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Nikanor "Nick" Chebotarevich, in, The Deer Hunter. He was nominated, for the same award, and won BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Awards, for his performance, as Frank Abagnale, Sr. in Catch Me, If You Can.
Walken's films, have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States. He has also played the lead, in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is a popular, guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted, seven, times as of April 2008. His most notable roles, on the show include record producer, Bruce Dickinson, in the "More Cowbell" sketch, the double-entendre-named, disgraced, Confederate officer Colonel Angus, and, in multiple appearances, The Continental.
Walken debuted as a film director, and scriptwriter, with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about his idol Elvis Presley titled Him in 1995....LESS