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

I don't need to be made look evil. I can do that on my own.
Christopher WALKEN | Ronald Walken
* 31.03.1943, Queens / New York (City), USA

Schauspieler * als Teenager tritt - unter dem Namen Ronnie Walker - im Live-Fernsehen auf (verschiedene Shows; Serie The Guiding Light, 1954-56) * Besuch der Professional Children's School in Manhattan / NYC * 1959 Bühnendebüt am Broadway in J.B. - bis 1967 spielt dort regelmäßig in weiteren Bühnenstücken (The Lion in Winter; Theatre World Award für The Rose Tattoo, beide 1966) und tourt anschließend (bis 1972) durch Amerika (Florida, San Diego, Chicago) * 1965 ändert seinen Vornamen in Christopher * erste Minirolle [bit] in Me and My Brother (1965-68 - Dokumentarfilm, -material mit fiktiver Rahmenhandlung) * 1970 Kinodebüt in Sidney Lumets The Anderson Tapes * 1972-76 spielt erneut am Broadway * internationaler Durchbruch und Aufstieg zum Star mit dem oscarprämierten Part in The Deer Hunter (1977) - in folgenden Jahren etabliert sich als führender Charakterdarsteller ("I've always been a character actor, although I'm not quite sure what that means") und brilliert in prägnanten Neben- (Gegenspieler von James Bond in A View to a Kill, 1984/85) oder (etwas seltener) Hauptrollen (The Dead Zone, 1983) * 1989 erste Zusammenarbeit mit Abel Ferrara (King of New York) * seit Anfang der 90er Jahre arbeitet auch gelegentlich fürs Fernsehen (Sarah, Plain and Tall, 1991 + Fortsetzung Skylark, 1993; Julius Caesar, 2002) * trotz umfangreicher Filmarbeit setzt seine Theaterkarriere fort (Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, 1986; Titelrolle in Coriolanus, 1988; Iago in Othello, 1992; James Joyce's The Dead, am Broadway 2000; A Behanding in Spokane, 2010)
FILMS

# The Anderson Tapes (Der Anderson-Clan, 1970-USA * Sidney Lumet ... The Kid) (Roman von Lawrence Sanders) (7106)
# The Happiness Cage (Ein Draht im Kopf, 1972-USA * Bernard Girard ... Reese)
# Next Stop, Greenwich Village (Ein Haar in der Suppe, 1975-USA * Paul Mazursky ... Robert)
# The Sentinel (Hexensabbat, 1976-USA * Michael Winner ... Rizzo)
# Annie Hall (Der Stadtneurotiker, 1976-USA; R: Woody Allen, B: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman, K: Gordon Willis, D: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton / CW-Duane Hall) 94m-Tragikomödie
# Shoot the Sun Down (1976-USA * David Leeds ... Mr. Rainbow)
# Roseland (Der Tanzpalast, 1977-USA * James Ivory ... Russel) Episode(ndrama): The Hustle
# The Deer Hunter (Die durch die Hölle gehen, 1977-USA; R: Michael Cimino, B: Deric Washburn, K: Vilmos Zsigmond, M: Stanley Myers, D: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, CW-Nikanor [Nick] Chevotarevich, Meryl Streep) 183m-Antikriegsfilm
# Last Embrace (Tödliche Umarmung, 1979-USA; R: Jonathan Demme, B: David Shaber, K: Tak Fujimoto, M: Miklos Rozsa, D: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin / CW-Eckart) 102m-Thriller (Roman von Murray Teigh Bloom)
# Heaven's Gate (Heaven's Gate, 1979-USA; R+B: Michael Cimino, K: Vilmos Zsigmond, M: David Mansfield, D: Kris Kristofferson, CW-Nathan D. Champion, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Isabelle Huppert) 149/219m-Western
# The Dogs of War (Die Hunde des Krieges, 1980-GB * John Irvin ... Jamie Shannon)
# Pennies from Heaven (Tanz in den Wolken, 1981-USA * Herbert Ross ... Tom)
# Brainstorm (Projekt Brainstorm, 1981-USA; R: Douglas Trumbull, B: Robert Stitzel, Philip Frank Messina, K: Richard Yuricich, M: James Horner, D: CW-Michael Brace, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson) 106m-Science-Fiction-Thriller
# The Dead Zone (Dead Zone, 1983-USA * David Cronenberg ... Johnny Smith) (Roman von Stephen King) (8310)
# A View to a Kill (James Bond 007 - Im Angesicht des Todes, 1984/85-GB; R: John Glen, B: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, K: Alan Hume, M: John Barry, D: Roger Moore, CW-Max Zorin, Tanya Roberts) 131m-Agententhriller
# At Close Range (Auf kurze Distanz, 1985-USA * James Foley ... Brad Sr.) (8604)
# War Zone - Todeszone (1986/87-D * Nathaniel Gutman ... Don Stevens)
# Puss in Boots (Der gestiefelte Kater, 1987-USA * Eugene Marner ... Kater)°°
# The Milagro Beanfield War (Milagro - Der Krieg im Bohnenfeld, 1987-USA * Robert Redford ... Kyril Montana)
# Biloxi Blues (Biloxi Blues, 1987-USA * Mike Nichols ... Sergeant Merwin J. Toomey)
# Homeboy (Homeboy, 1988-USA * Michael Seresin ... Wesley Pendergrass)
# Communion (Die Besucher, 1988-USA * Philippe Mora ... Whitley Strieber)
# King of New York (King of New York - König zwischen Tag und Nacht, 1989-USA/I * Abel Ferrara ... Frank White)
# Cortesie per gli ospiti / The Comfort of Strangers (Der Trost von Fremden, 1989/90-I/USA * Paul Schrader ... Robert)
# McBain (McBain, 1990/91-USA * James Glickenhaus ... McBain)
# Mistress (Mistress - Die Geliebten von Hollywood, 1991-USA * Barry Primus ... Warren Zell)
# Batman Returns (Batmans Rückkehr, 1991/92-USA * Tim Burton ... Max Shreck)
# Le grand pardon II (Judgement Day, 1992-F * Alexandre Arcady ... Pasco Meisner)
# True Romance (True Romance, 1992-USA * Tony Scott ... Vincenzo Coccotti)° (DZ: 06-09!09-)
# Scam (Miami Affairs, 1992/93-USA * John Flynn ... Jack Shanks) > ursprünglich Kinoproduktion - Erstaufführung im TV
# Wayne's World 2 (Wayne's World 2, 1993-USA * Stephen Surjik ... Bobby Cahn)
# A Business Affair / D'une femme à l'autre / Liebe und andere Geschäfte (1993-GB/F/D * Charlotte Brandstrom ... Vanni Corso)*
# Pulp Fiction (Pulp Fiction, 1993-USA; R+B: Quentin Tarantino, K: Andrzej Sekula, MÜ: Karyn Rachtman, D: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, CW-Captain Koons) 154m-Gangstersatire
# The Prophecy (God's Army, 1993-USA * Gregory Widen ... Gabriel)
# Search and Destroy (The Moviemaker, 1994-USA * David Salle ... Kim Ulander)
# Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (Das Leben nach dem Tod in Denver, 1994-USA * Gary Fleder ... Mann mit dem Plan)
# The Addiction (The Addiction, 1994-USA * Abel Ferrara ... Peina)
# Wild Side (Wild Side, 1994-USA * Franklin Brauner [=Donald Cammell] ... Bruno Buckingham) > nur Videovertrieb
# Nick of Time (Gegen die Zeit, 1995-USA * John Badham ... Mr. Smith) (04-06; 9511)
# Celluloide (1995-I * Carlo Lizzani ... US-Offizier)
# The Funeral (Das Begräbnis, 1995-USA; R: Abel Ferrara, B: Nicholas St. John, K: Ken Kelsch, M: Joe Delia, D: CW-Ray Tempio, Benicio Del Toro, Vincent Gallo, Paul Hipp, Chris Penn, Isabella Rossellini, Annabella Sciorra) 99m-Gangsterdrama (08-10; 9611)
# Last Man Standing (Last Man Standing, 1995-USA * Walter Hill ... Hickey)
# Basquiat (Basquiat, 1995/96-USA * Julian Schnabel ... Interviewer)
# Touch (Touch, 1996-USA * Paul Schrader ... Bill Hill)
# Excess Baggage (Ärger im Gepäck, 1996-USA * Marco Brambilla ... Ray Perkins)
# Mouse Hunt (Mäusejagd, 1997-USA * Gore Verbinski ... Caesar)
# Suicide Kings (1997-USA * Peter O'Fallon ... Charlie Barret [Carlo Bartolucci]) (01-02; 9804)
# Illuminata (Illuminata, 1997-USA * John Turturro ... Bevalaqua)
# New Rose Hotel (New Rose Hotel, 1997-USA * Abel Ferrara ... Fox) (Kurzgeschichte von William Gibson) (10-12; 9910)
# The Prophecy II (God's Army 2 - Die Prophezeiung, 1997/98-USA * Greg Spence ... Gabriel)**
# Trance (Trance, 1998-USA * Michael Almereyda ... Onkel Bill Ferriter) > nur Videovertrieb
# Blast from the Past (Eve und der letzte Gentleman, 1998-USA * Hugh Wilson ... Calvin Webber)
# Sleepy Hollow (Sleepy Hollow - Köpfe werden rollen, 1998/99-USA * Tim Burton ... Hessischer Reiter) (Erzählung von Washington Irving) (11-05; 9911)
# The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (God's Army III - Die Entscheidung, 1999-USA * Patrick Lussier ... Gabriel) > nur Videovertrieb
# The Opportunists (The Opportunists - Kleine Ganoven, 1999/00-USA * Myles Connell ... Victor Kelly)*
# Joe Dirt (Joe Dreck, 2000-USA * Dennie Gordon ... Clem)
# Scotland, Pa. (2000-USA * Billy Morrissette ... Lieutenant Ernie McDuff)*
# The Affair of the Necklace (Das Halsband der Königin, 2000-USA * Charles Shyer ... Graf Cagliostro)*
# America's Sweethearts (America's Sweethearts, 2001-USA * Joe Roth ... Hal Weidmann)
# The Country Bears (Die Country Bears - Hier tobt der Bär, 2001-USA * Peter Hastings ... Reed Thimple)
# Kangaroo Jack (Kangaroo Jack, 2001-USA * David McNally ... Sal Maggio)
# Poolhall Junkies (Poolhall Junkies, 2001-USA * Mars Callahan ... Mike)**
# Plots with a View (Grabgeflüster - Liebe versetzt Särge, 2001-GB * Nick Hurran ... Frank Featherbed) (10-?; 0306-D)
# Gigli (Liebe mit Risiko - Gigli, 2001/02-USA * Martin Brest ... Detective Stanley Jacobellis)
# Catch Me if You Can (2002-USA * Steven Spielberg ... Frank Abagnale) (Buch von Frank W. Abagnale & Stan Redding) (02-05; 0212)
# Envy (Neid, 2002-USA * Barry Levinson ... J-Man)
# The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle, 2002/03-USA * Peter Berg ... Hatcher)
# Man on Fire (Mann unter Feuer, 2003-USA * Tony Scott ... Paul Rayburn) (Roman von A.J. Quinnell, 1981) (04-06?08; 0404)
# The Stepford Wives (Die Frauen von Stepford, 2003-USA * Frank Oz ... Mike Wellington) (Buch von Ira Levin) (06-09; 0406)
# Around the Bend (Spurensuche - Umwege zur Wahrheit, 2003-USA * Jordan Roberts ... Turner Lair)
# Wedding Crashers (Hochzeits-Crasher, 2004-USA * David Dobkin ... Finanzminister William Cleary)
# Romance & Cigarettes (2004-USA * John Turturro ... Cousin Bo)*
# Domino (Domino, 2004-USA * Tony Scott ... Mark Heiss)
# Click (Klick, 2005-USA * Frank Coraci ... Morty)
# Man of the Year (2005/06-USA * Barry Levinson ... Jack Menken)
# Fade to Black (2005/06-GB * Oliver Parker ... Brewster)
# Balls of Fury (2006-USA * Robert Ben Garant ... Feng)
# Hairspray (Hairspray, 2006-USA * Adam Shankman ... Wilbur Turnblad) (DZ: 09-12)
# $5 a Day (2007-USA * Nigel Cole ... Nat) (09-10) > nur Videovertrieb (PG-13; 1.77; 1003)
# The Maiden Heist (2007/08-USA * Peter Hewitt ... Roger Barlow) (11-?) > nur Videovertrieb (PG-13; 0911)
# Kill the Irishman (2009-USA * Jonathan Hensleigh ... Shondor Birns) (05-06; 1103)
# Dark Horse (2010-USA * Todd Solondz ... Jackie) (10-11; 1206)
# The Power of Few (2010-USA * Leone Marucci ... Doke) (11-12; 1302)
# A Late Quartet (2011-USA * Yaron Zilberman ... Peter Mitchell) (01-27 Tage; 1211)
# Seven Psychopaths (7 Psychos, 2011-GB * Martin McDonagh ... Hans) (11-12; 1210-USA)
# Stand Up Guys (2012-USA * Fisher Stevens ... Doc) (04-06; 1302)
# Jersey Boys (Jersey Boys, 2013-USA * Clint Eastwood ... Gyp DeCarlo) (08-10; 1406)
# One More Time (2014-USA * Robert Edwards ... Paul) (02-04; 1604)
# The Family Fang (2014-USA * Jason Bateman ... Caleb Fang) (07-?; 1604)
# Eddie the Eagle / Eddie the Eagle - Alles ist möglich (2015-GB/USA/D * Dexter Fletcher ... Warren Sharp) (03-06; 1602)
# Ma vie de chat / Nine Lives (2015-F * Barry Sonnenfeld ... Felix Perkins) (05-07; 1608)

AWARDS
> New York Film Critics Circle Award für The Deer Hunter (bester Nebendarsteller, 1978)
> Academy Award (Oscar) für The Deer Hunter (bester Nebendarsteller, 1979)
> BAFTA Award für Catch Me if You Can (bester Nebendarsteller, 2003)
> Screen Actors Guild Award für Catch Me if You Can (bester Nebendarsteller, 2003)
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