120+ Christopher Walken Quotes That Will Make You Get Out OF Your Comfort Zone

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Christopher Walken is a very famous American actor, director, dancer, playwright and also a screenwriter, and has made an appearance in over 100  movies and TV programs, like The Deer Hunter (1978), Annie Hall (1977), The Dead Zone (1983), The Dogs of War(1980), Batman Returns (1992), A View to a Kill (1985), Pulp Fiction (1994), True Romance (1993), Vendetta (1999), Antz(1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Hairspray (2007), Irreplaceable You (2018) and The Jungle Book (2016). Christopher Walken has earned a lot of awards and nominations, like the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Deer Hunter. Christopher Walken had been nominated for the same award, and he has also won BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Christopher Walken’s movies have grossed over $1 billion in the United States.

Christopher Walken has played the lead in the Shakespeare plays Macbeth, Hamlet, Coriolanus and also, Romeo and Juliet. Christopher Walken is a guest-host of Saturday Night Live, and his most notable roles were the roles of Bruce Dickinson in the “More Cowbell” sketch and Colonel Angus. Christopher Walken has made appearances in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991), and this had earned Christopher Walken a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

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“I have been in movies that I thought I wasn’t very good in.”

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“I was never a child actor. I was a child performer.”

Christopher Walken famous quotes “I think I’m getting a little bit of Alzheimer’s. Just a little.”

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“I don’t need to be made to look evil. I can do that on my own.”

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“All actors do what they do differently, and it doesn’t matter.”

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“A job leads to a job, just like anything else, and it became apparent that this was probably what I was going to keep doing.”

“As an actor I’m rather hit and miss, I throw a lot out there, and some of it works and some of it doesn’t. But this is a nice part.”

“By the time I was 7, I did walk-ons, catalogue modeling, you name it. In the Queens where I grew up, you didn’t go bowling on Saturday; you went to dancing school.”

“Death is wonderful because you can’t think about it. How are you gonna think about it?”

“I became an actor by accident.”

“I became an actor kind of by accident. I was in musical theater and I got a job as an actor in a play and kept going. But I never set out to be an actor; it happened over time.”

“I certainly have never been an actor who can play the Everyman guy – or, I don’t tend to get those parts. I’ve tended to play eccentrics. I’ve played a lot of villains, of course.”

“I come from a part of New York that was almost entirely immigrants. I was born in America, but all of my friends’ parents, everybody’s parents, including my own, had come to America from Europe.”

“I don’t have a lot of hobbies. I don’t play golf. I don’t have any children. Things that occupy people’s time. I just try to take jobs.”

“I don’t have kids. Maybe that’s kept me young. I have a wife for almost 50 years and she looks after me a little bit like I was seven years-old.”

“I don’t usually get to play fathers or grandfathers or uncles. Now that I’m older, maybe I can play people closer to myself. I’d like that.”

“I got [Muhammad Ali’s boxing shorts] for $40 at an auction. Nobody wanted them. I have them framed in my house.”

“I grew up in music theater playing to the audience – singing and dancing and showing off. That’s really my background. But the camera’s different. I think I’m more at home on stage.”

“I have always refused to do something that has offended me. I have been offered potential roles that are totally vulgar.”

“I have boxes full of stuff. Most actors do have a trunk full of stuff, paintings or scripts. It never comes to anything.”

“I have made a number of movies that I have never seen. It’s not a matter of ego. It’s a matter of being disappointed. It’s really a shame. It’s just as difficult to make a movie that no one cares about as to make a hit.”

“I know that whenever I think about death, I come up against a stone wall.”

“I live sort of in the country and I like that. It’s very quiet, it’s beautiful.”

“I love spaghetti. And I like to cook spaghetti. And I used to eat it every day. I weighed thirty pounds more than I do now. You can’t – you can’t do that.”

“I never know when I am being funny, and the other way too. I don’t think you can think about that. I don’t think you can try to be funny. Some people are just funny.”

“I play a lot of, maybe a little bit, cartoonish people. I’ve been a Bond villain, and I play a lot of villains, people who want to take over something.”

“I play disturbed people a lot, but always with a bit of distance or tongue-in-cheek. Most of the villains I play are essentially harmless.”

“I suppose in order to succeed at something you have to be very persistent. I’ve never done that.”

“I tend to play mostly villains and twisted people. Unsavory guys. I think it’s my face, the way I look.”

“I think if you do something effectively whether you’re the lover or the comic or the action guy or the villain like I play; movies are very expensive to make. Chances are you’ll get asked to play that part again.”

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“I think that a good movie creates its own world, and that world needn’t refer to anything that’s real. If it’s consistent, if it’s entertaining, if it’s interesting, it justifies its being there.”

“I think that if I had grown up and had been in show business and the movies twenty five, thirty years earlier, I think I would have made a lot more musical movies.”

“I think that sometimes when they see me in a movie they expect me to be something nasty. I mean, I play a lot of villains and you show up and they think maybe… That’s why it’s good to defy expectations sometimes.”

“I think that weddings have probably been crashed since the beginning of time. Cavemen crashed them. You go to meet girls. It makes sense.”

“I think the fact that I grew up in show business had a real effect on my personality. If you were born in New York during the golden age of television, and you grew up on Broadway, that marks you.”

“I want to make movies on a soundstage. They close the door and it’s nighttime, daytime. If it has to rain, they make the rain. That’s what I like.”

“If you do movies that are modestly budgeted, the way they finance them is they figure out how they can sell them.”

“If you play a king, it’s better if everybody treats you like a king.”

“I’ll tell you, Quentin Tarantino really writes the most amazing dialogue.”

“I’m not much of an analyzer or a psychologist.”

“I’m not sure I’d write a good cookbook, but I might make a good cooking show.”

“In England, and all over Europe, and all over the world, actors act until they die. They get old, really old, and they’re still working. They just keep doing it.”

“Is typecasting really a problem?”

“It’s interesting – a lot of good actors are good mimes. But I’m terrible. If I tried to do an impression, nobody would know what I was doing.”

“It’s true in most movies I don’t use my own voice.”

“It’s very hard to get a movie made. You could spend your life reading scripts that never got made.”

“It’s what actors call a big, juicy part, when you’re a leading man. I don’t get a lot of those. I get a lot of supporting things.”

“I’ve been to Chicago a lot – it’s one of my favorite places. My wife is from Chicago, and I worked in the theater there a lot.”

“I’ve made a couple of movies in the jungle, and I don’t want to go back to the jungle.”

“I’ve made movies that we’re very successful that we’re a complete surprise, and I’ve made movies that I thought we’re going to be very successful that, you know.”

“I’ve made quite a number of movies that I’ve never even seen and I’ve made some movies that I thought were good that nobody saw… Sometimes they end up on television.”

“I’ve made three musical movies which is pretty good considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways. I came along when independent movies were starting to boom.”

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“I’ve never made a movie I wasn’t surprised to see.”

“Morning is the best time to see movies.”

“Movies are terrifically optimistic enterprises.”

“My background is in musical comedy.”

“My father passed away a couple of years ago, but he was very old. He was almost a 100 years old. And, you know, he had a very good life. He came to America and he had a good life.”

“My father was a lesson. He had his own bakery, and it was closed one day a week, but he would go anyway. He did it because he really loved his bakery. It wasn’t a job.”

“My own way of thinking is very conservative, very linear and not particularly imaginative, but if I look for things in different places, sometimes things happen.”

“Obvious things like The Deer Hunter. After that happened, the scripts got better. Opportunities happened.”

“Older actors, and women in particular, are getting more opportunities. It pleases me, its very good news for us. They say that people are living longer, and maybe it’s just that there’s more of us out there.”

“One of the difficult things about being an actor is to stick around.”

“Onstage I have a natural chutzpa that audiences like. I’m out there.”

“People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.”

“Some people can do things and get away with it. Comics are famously like that. Why is it that some guys can say the most horrible things and it’s not offensive, it’s funny?”

“Somebody said to me that I speak English almost like somebody for whom English is not their first language.”

“Sometimes a certain innocence is good, but not about yourself.”

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“Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t. I never know how successful a movie is going to be – when you make a movie you’re always hoping for the best.”

“The best thing for me is, when I’m not working, is to be at home and to have a script or two scripts is better, and to be just walking around the house and just thinking about the lines.”

“The thing about cooking is it’s so interesting to watch. I don’t know why, but if you go to somebody’s house and they’re making something, they usually say interesting things while they’re cooking.”

“There are places I don’t want to go. Making movies on tops of mountains, in the desert, playing scenes while icy torrents of rivers rush by. The jungle. It’s very uncomfortable.”

“There probably aren’t a lot of actors my age who tap dance.”

“They have a kind of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby thing going on.”

“To me, there are things you’re good at and things you’re not so good at. For some reason, I’m good at darker characters. It has to do with how you look.”

“Usually directors hire me because I’m what they are looking for. But once in a while, and it’s very rare, they will hire me and then try to make me over.”

“Well, I was sort of a jack-of-all-trades in show business for a long time. I was a singer and a dancer and then I got a job as an actor.”

“When I was a kid I joined the circus. I did that. It is true. But it’s not like you think. There was a guy, he had his own circus. His name was Carol Jacobs and he owned it. It was a small thing.”

“When videotape came so a lot of movies that I do have a kind of afterlife in video. Things where movies that I do would come and go; they still come and go but you can go rent them and see them on TV.”

“You never forget how to dance. It’s just a matter of your bones working and things like that.”

“A man can be an artist… in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasey’s art is death. He’s about to paint his masterpiece.”

“Also for me it was different because I play a lot of villains and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy, basically. He’s the Secretary of the Treasury. I never had a job like that.”

“Also, I think there are huge reactions sometimes, which are also mysterious.”

“An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece, whether it’s a play or movie.”

“Because if I don’t know my lines, I really don’t know what I’m doing.”

“Both my parents had heavy accents, and so did everybody they knew. It’s a rhythm thing – people who speak English where they have to hesitate and think of the right word. And I think it rubbed off.”

“Emotional power is maybe the most valuable thing that an actor can have.”

“Even in the limo, I buckle my seatbelt. I got that seatbelt on before the car moves.”

“Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think.”

“Guns make me very nervous. They’re dangerous. I’m more of a pacifist than anyone could imagine.”

“I always like to watch comics and it’s interesting that you can tell if someone’s funny in 10 seconds.”

“I come from a show-business family, so wanting to become an actor never crossed my mind. It was just a part of my life.”

“I don’t carry lucky charms, but I believe in those things.”

“I don’t even like holding them. Whenever I hold a gun, I want to get it out of my hand as quick as possible.”

“I don’t much like being directed. I enjoy being allowed to play.”

“I don’t play lovers. I wish I did. At least once I’d like to have a crack at one of those guys. A heartbreaker. Some people are born to it. I’m not.”

“I grew up listening to people speaking broken English. I probably picked that up. And I probably speak English almost as a second language.”

“I have a lot of trouble with scripts. I have a lot of trouble imagining things while I’m reading them.”

“I like to go to work, and also, I don’t have any kids. I don’t have any hobbies. I don’t like to travel. So going to work is kind of it.”

“I look for good possibilities in movies. I don’t look for perfection.”

“I make movies that nobody will see. I’ve made movies that even I have never seen.”

“I remember from when I use to be a dancer, there is an expression among dancers, I had a T-shirt that said: SHUT UP AND DANCE.”

“I think all men when they get older, they look at the mirror and they probably see their father a little bit.”

“I used to be prettier than I am, but I think I look better now. I was a pretty boy. Particularly in my early movies. I don’t like looking at them so much. There’s a sort of pretty thing about me.”

“If you’re an actor, a hard thing is to stick around, to stay viable. I try to do that by taking the opportunity to do something different every once in awhile.”

“In rehearsal you have a good accident that you can repeat.In the movies if you have a good accident you hope the camera’s running.”

“It’s impossible for me to play a part without thinking about the audience.”

“It’s not necessarily how many minutes you’re on screen, it’s the material you have. It’s more important what it is you have to do than the amount of time you’re there.”

“I’ve been married for 46 years, and I live in a nice house, my grass is always cut, I pay my bills, and my cat loves me!”

“I’ve made one or two movies that I haven’t even seen, because they were never released. I have made things that I never even saw. But I will always go see the movie I’m in.”

“My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies.”

“No, but way before that, I’ve been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual.”

“Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.”

“People come up to me all the time in New York. Not for autographs, but to talk about movies, often in a very scientific way.”

“Quite often, I’ll be sent a script for a movie. And I find that I like it, so I say I’ll do it. But then they rewrite it for me. They make it quirky. Odd. I find that rather annoying. I call it Walkenising.”

“The last time I did a movie that needed a horse, I said: ‘If it moves, I’m out of here.’ The worst thing is, they know when you’re afraid and act up accordingly. I’ve had them run off on me. Horses I do not like.”

“The minute I start to talk about acting, I realize that I can’t. You know, it’s an abstract thing, a little bit mysterious even if you do it for a living.”

“There’s an impression that actors make a lot of choices. I just take what’s there.”

“There’s not a lot of talking between actors – either between actors or between actors and directors. People think that they sit in rooms and talk about psychology and motivations. I don’t think that happens much.”

“To be honest, I was never very ambitious. And I still am not.”

“Usually in the first performances I’m completely panicked. And I pull myself together. By the time you get to the end of the play, you really start to have fun.”

“Well, you know what they say. A bullet always tells the truth.”

“When I was a kid, my parents gave me piano lessons and guitar lessons for a while, but I was never very good at it. I have big, sort of awkward hands. It’s hard to keep going when you don’t get any better.”

“When you’re onstage and you know you’re bombing, that’s very, very scary. Because you know you gotta keep going – you’re bombing, but you can’t stop.”

“Yeah, well I’ve always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that’s really where my training is. As an actor, that’s my training.”

“You do something on television, and so many people see it that it follows you around. It’s interesting. I’ve done a couple of things on TV, and probably more people saw me than in all the movies I’ve made.”


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