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Christopher Walken – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Christopher Walken

 

My hair was famous before I was.

– Christopher Walken


Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


There’s something dangerous about what’s funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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

– Christopher Walken


I think the fact that I was raised in show business, in New York City, in the ’50s, that’s affected my personality to the point that I’m a little different.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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?

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


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.

– Christopher Walken


I think early on I knew what I was going to do and it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because I didn’t have a lot of skills. There was nothing I wanted t be. I didn’t want to be a doctor. I wanted to be in show business.

– Christopher Walken


I remember that. I was talking to him and I said how great it would be if actors had a tail because I have animals and a tail is so expressive. On a cat you can tell everything. You can tell if they’re annoyed. You can tell whether they’re scared.

– Christopher Walken


I’ve never crashed a wedding. When I was a kid I, of course, used to crash parties. Crashing a wedding is difficult though because you have to have the suit, and you have to have information in case someone catches you. You have to know at least some names and something.

– Christopher Walken


I’ve made movies that I thought were good. I’ve made movies that I thought were okay, but then I was very good. And sometimes you’re in a movie and you think, I wish more people saw that – because you’re good. And it just works out that the movie gets lost. But that’s show business.

– Christopher Walken


Laurence Olivier said in an interview once that when he plays a tragedy he always aims for the funny parts, and the other way around. Because in a comedy you look for what’s serious. I think that’s true. Sometimes things are really funny if you’re absolutely earnest. If you’re really serious, it’s hilarious.

– Christopher Walken