Popular and veteran American stage and film actor Christopher Walken made his acting debut with stage and then featured in over 100 films and TV shows. He thrived in all three platforms performing lead roles in notable plays like ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Macbeth’; as a popular guest-host of TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’; and in several notable films like ‘The Deer Hunter’ (1978) and ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (2002) with the former fetching him an Academy Award and the latter a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Awards.
One of the most remarkable film lead and character actors Walken also had to strive initially to make his position in showbiz. Over years he has starred in many top grossing films but has also been panned by critics and audiences for some of his worst performances.
Filmography of Walken includes some of the blockbuster films marking his best roles. Such films are ‘The Deer Hunter’, ‘The Dead Zone’ (1983), ‘Batman Returns’ (1992), ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Hairspray’ (2007) and ‘Seven Psychopaths’ (2012) among others, while the box-office failures featuring him includes ‘Heaven’s Gate’ (1980), ‘At Close Range’ (1986) and ‘The Affair of the Necklace’ (2001).