On the big screen everything looks majestic, grand, out of this world. add some popcorn and you have your escapism shot.
I mean really, you HAVE to admit Christopher Walken is the creepiest person you know. It’s a trademark, it's his thing. I am laughing just thinking about some of his scenes. It's uncanny, this ability to be Christopher Walken.
You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…
I mean really, you HAVE to admit Christopher Walken is the creepiest person you know. It’s a trademark, it's his thing. I am laughing just thinking about some of his scenes. It's uncanny, this ability to be Christopher Walken. I guess that's why after Deniro and Pacino he is the most imitated voice. You wouldn’t find many comedians who don’t have their version of Christopher Walken.
I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts."
Ok, ok, let's start from the beginning. Eyes, skin or voice, which is creepier? That look from under the tomb, that pale paperlike complexion and general appearance or the cutting of the sentences into intimidating verbal shrapnel? Could you imagine having him as a father?
I am trying to think how to describe his acting, but I keep on laughing at the terminology acrobatics I have to attempt in order to verbalize that strangeness , that bizarre quality of being likeable as a serial killer, with the warm touch of a pathologist and direct as a bottle opener in your eye.
As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience."
His performances are always something that makes you do a double take , even when you are staring right at them. It is probably caused by the random raising and lowering of the tone without any context to what he says. Crap, now I have Christopher Walken's voice in my head as I am writing (pause) these (pause) words?
And I think that when I play these villains, maybe what is different is that the audience sees me play these and they know that that's Chris and he's having fun and he knows that and he knows that and you know that and everybody knows that."
It's like a virus. The Walken syndrome.
The fact is if you do a youtube search for Christopher Walken you will get more clips of people doing Walken impressions then clips of the original Christopher tells the whole story. he is more than a myth. He is …well, he is Christopher Walken. The funniest thing is that if you look at the Oscar acceptance speech in the link below, you will see that (pause) Christopher Walken (pause) actually does (pause) speak like that (rising tone in an almost questioning long pause)
I knew a guy once who looked like you.
One day... bam!"
Ok, ok, that's it. Slapped myself twice and can now continue in a normal pace. Where were we? Oh, yes. As much as Christopher Walken is frightening, and he is creepy in a very uncomfortable way, he is also funny. Very funny. As we know comedy acting is mostly about timing, and when you have your own personal rhythm you abide? The results are easy to predict. Damn funny.
So he is creepy, he is funny, and he is oh so Christopher Walken.
That's about it. That's all you need to know.
Unless you want me (pause) to (pause) tell you ab-out (pause) this watch.