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audra trower williams
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posted 16 August 2003 08:09 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Because Christopher Walken is not a bad actor -- he has already won one Oscar, and been nominated for another -- and because he does also frequently star in movies that aren't completely terrible, we have only one explanation for Walken's apparent willingness to tarnish his reputation with dreck like The Country Bears, Nick of Time, and this week's Gigli: in order to get Christopher Walken to be in your movie, even if it is clearly going to suuuuuuuck, all you have to do is ask him. Apparently, he'll do anything if you just ask him. You don't even have to ask him nicely or pay him very much. What else will Christopher Walken do, if you ask him? Why, lots of things!

Hilarity!


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'lance
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posted 16 August 2003 09:35 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well at least he won't shoot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

Not that I thought he would, but you never can tell with Christopher Walken.

(And there's an updated Pooh story there somewhere, for someone with more imagination than me to write).


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 16 August 2003 10:54 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think it's the same thing with Samuel L. Jackson.
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posted 21 August 2003 06:21 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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A little dance

Walken is actually a very talented dancer. Did anybody see the music video he did a while back? Damned if I can remember the group or the title of the song... But Walken was really good. Lots of dancing, this strange, deadpan look on his face.


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 21 August 2003 06:22 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, and he signs and dances all the time when he hosts Saturday Night Live.
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'lance
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posted 21 August 2003 06:23 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Weapon of Choice," by Fatboy Slim.

He dances around the lobby, stairways etc. of an otherwise absolutely empty hotel. Distinctly odd.


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Michelle
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posted 21 August 2003 06:38 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like Christopher Walken. It's true he's done stinkers, but he's fascinating.
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mighty brutus
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posted 21 August 2003 06:42 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Walken's one of the spookiest guys going. Could you imagine a movie with him, Harvey Keitel, and Willem Dafoe??
SCARY!

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posted 21 August 2003 06:47 PM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I would love to hear if Christopher Walken decides to open up a daycare center. Or at least read children stories in the local library every week. I bet you would see a LOT of terrified little youngsters........

I think he's a great actor, great dancer and I'm sure he's an all-around nice guy. Although I have to admit, when he's playing a nice guy in films I keep expecting him to do something scary. REALLY scary. I thought he was really good in Catch me if you can.


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Could you imagine a movie with him, Harvey Keitel, and Willem Dafoe??

Actually, the best thing to do if you were making a movie with these guys would be to cast them against type. Have them play three ordinary, kinda dull, scruffy-but-lovable schlumps. Have them blunder around amiably in a movie in which nothing much happens, like Diner, or Going In Style, or something in that neighbourhood.

(In fact -- of course! Since all the original stars of Going In Style have died now, cast these three in a remake! Right. I hearby claim copyright over this idea. Hollywood producers, you can contact me via PM).

Casting against type can really work well. Henry Fonda always played a straight-arrow, stand-up guy, honest as the day was long, etc. Then Sergio Leone cast him as a psychopathic, absolutely amoral villain in Once Upon A Time in the West. It was brilliant.

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'topherscompy
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posted 31 March 2004 05:44 AM      Profile for 'topherscompy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
goodnight... moon. goodnight... moon.

children, scootch closer. .. .. children, what did i tell you about the scootching?

walken is god, if god was real and perpetually slightly agitated for no apparent reason.

{i can't believe this thread exists. i found it by accident looking for something completely not related. and now back to your irregularly unscheduled babbling...}


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Michelle
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posted 31 March 2004 07:26 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'd forgotten about this thread! But it's making me giggle all over again, at the thought of Christopher Walken doing storytime at the local library.
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'topherscompy
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posted 01 April 2004 08:14 PM      Profile for 'topherscompy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
what is the opposite of christopher walken?
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christopher reeve.

/going to hell


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verbatim
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posted 01 April 2004 08:31 PM      Profile for verbatim   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I laughed heartily at that one, 'topher. You can have the seat next to me as we wait to have our intestines roasted at the end of a pitchfork.
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Coyote
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posted 02 April 2004 01:45 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Walken reminds me of Michael Caine. Incredible performances sometimes, . . . but Jaws4?
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posted 02 April 2004 01:58 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love Walken. I think its his eyes.
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'lance
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posted 02 April 2004 02:00 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Walken reminds me of Michael Caine. Incredible performances sometimes, . . . but Jaws4?

Caine can be funny, though, about his willingness to appear in anything. A few years ago I saw him on TV, accepting some award or other. Deadpan, he said "Thank you very much for this. I've done a few good things over the years... along with a lot of crap."


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Alix
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posted 02 April 2004 02:34 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, no, no, he said "I made a lot of crap. And a lot of money."

I loved that moment.


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'lance
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posted 02 April 2004 03:11 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah-ha! I'd forgotten that. Funny how one misremembers things...

Golden Globes, 1999.

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"I used to act afraid," he says. "I took every script that came in. So I made a lot of crap." Laughter. "And a lot of money." More yuks all around. Michael's a crack-up. "So now I have enough money to be artistic and wait, which is what I did for this film."

Edited to add:

Goodgawdawmighty. The man's going to be appearing in Miss Congeniality 2, out next year.

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audra trower williams
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posted 02 April 2004 03:20 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Make you some flapjacks

Pick you up at the airport

Walk you down the aisle at your wedding

Co-sign a personal loan

Write a blurb for the jacket of your novel

Alphabetize your CDs

Visit your mom in the hospital

Help you move

Suicide Kings


It's STILL FUNNY.


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bikewench
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posted 09 April 2004 12:15 AM      Profile for bikewench        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The man acted in 6 movies in 2001; 6 in 2002, and 4 in 03.

I think he is an excitement junkie with a weird sense of humor... if not a few other substances...and gets a kick out of appearing in all these movies. He'll probably end up being the next cult figure...

The Dead Zone and Prophecy 3 were my favorites.


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Jingles
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posted 09 April 2004 12:32 AM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't find it now, but I am damn sure that the National Post ran that article under one of their writer's bylines about two weeks ago.

Plagerizing scum.


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posted 10 April 2004 04:37 PM      Profile for West Coast Lefty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My wife and I rented "Annie Hall" last night - I didn't know Christopher Walken was in it!! He must have been like 23 or something. And yes, he was already weird even then...Woody Allen's facial expression with Walken driving them to the airport is a classic.
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Vintage Walken in NYC painter David Salle's movie, "Search and Destroy" with John Tuturro, Dennis Hopper, Griffen Dunne, Ethan Hawke.

He dances 'cause he trained at it. He said that Gene Kelly saw him when he was younger and said, "you're pretty good." He did the fatboy-slim thing because he wanted to show that ability before he got too old.

He can never get his hair to look right. (Check out any still photo of him, it's true man.)

And, on every movie set, he says he tells someone he's upset cause it's his birthday, and he's out working, ... and don't tell anybody else, ... and everytime, by the end of the day, there's a surprise birthday party for him.

When I do see him in a movie, it's generally a treat.


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I suspect that Christopher Walken and Bill Clinton run about the same speed with the same ideas, work ethic and that both would do almost anything for money.
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Originally posted by 'topherscompy:
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christopher reeve.

/going to hell


Is christopher Reeve a cheap bastard?


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