Christopher Walken quotes

Born
March 31, 1943, Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Christopher Walken is an American actor of screen and stage who has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including Annie Hall (1977), The Deer Hunter (1978), The Dogs of War (1980).

At its best, life is completely unpredictable.
– Christopher Walken
I love spaghetti. And I like to cook spaghetti. And I used to eat it every day. I weighed thirty pounds more than I do now. You can’t – you can’t do 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
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’m not much of an analyzer or a psychologist.
– Christopher Walken
Is typecasting really a problem?
– Christopher Walken
I live sort of in the country and I like that. It’s very quiet, it’s beautiful.
– Christopher Walken
I think that a good movie creates its own world, and that world needn’t refer to anything that’s real. If it’s consistent, if it’s entertaining, if it’s interesting, it justifies its being there.
– Christopher Walken
I try not to worry about things I can’t do anything about.
– Christopher Walken
Because if I don’t know my lines, I really don’t know what I’m doing.
– Christopher Walken
Both my parents had heavy accents, and so did everybody they knew. It’s a rhythm thing – people who speak English where they have to hesitate and think of the right word. And I think it rubbed off.
– Christopher Walken
As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience.
– Christopher Walken
There are people who are able to plan their career, their future, but I’ve never had any talent for that. I just do things and hope for the best. Say yes, take a chance, and sometimes it’s terrific and sometimes it’s not.
– Christopher Walken
I’m scared of everything. I think it’s only sensible to be that way.
– 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
Also, I think there are huge reactions sometimes, which are also mysterious.
– Christopher Walken
I was never a child actor. I was a child performer.
– Christopher Walken
I don’t have a lot of hobbies. I don’t play golf. I don’t have any children. Things that occupy people’s time. I just try to take jobs.
– Christopher Walken
My hair was famous before I was.
– Christopher Walken
An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece, whether it’s a play or movie.
– 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’ve been married for 46 years, and I live in a nice house, my grass is always cut, I pay my bills, and my cat loves me!
– Christopher Walken
As an actor, I’m rather hit and miss; I throw a lot out there, and some of it works and some of it doesn’t.
– Christopher Walken
To be honest, I was never very ambitious. And I still am not.
– Christopher Walken
No, improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you’re doing.
– Christopher Walken
My father passed away a couple of years ago, but he was very old. He was almost a 100 years old. And, you know, he had a very good life. He came to America and he had a good life.
– Christopher Walken
When I was a kid I joined the circus. I did that. It is true. But it’s not like you think. There was a guy, he had his own circus. His name was Carol Jacobs and he owned it. It was a small thing.
– Christopher Walken
I don’t carry lucky charms, but I believe in those things.
– Christopher Walken
Emotional power is maybe the most valuable thing that an actor can have.
– Christopher Walken
The last time I did a movie that needed a horse, I said: ‘If it moves, I’m out of here.’ The worst thing is, they know when you’re afraid and act up accordingly. I’ve had them run off on me. Horses I do not like.
– Christopher Walken
Improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you’re doing. That’s a kind of paradoxical thing about improvising.
– Christopher Walken
Yeah, well I’ve always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that’s really where my training is. As an actor, that’s my training.
– Christopher Walken
I’ll tell you, Quentin Tarantino really writes the most amazing dialogue.
– 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
Morning is the best time to see movies.
– 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
My life has been wonderful. Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think.
– Christopher Walken
Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think.
– Christopher Walken
My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies.
– Christopher Walken
They have a kind of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby thing going on.
– Christopher Walken
I grew up listening to people speaking broken English. I probably picked that up. And I probably speak English almost as a second language.
– Christopher Walken
I like cats a lot. I’ve always liked cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.
– Christopher Walken
The thing about cooking is it’s so interesting to watch. I don’t know why, but if you go to somebody’s house and they’re making something, they usually say interesting things while they’re cooking.
– Christopher Walken
I’m not sure I’d write a good cookbook, but I might make a good cooking show.
– Christopher Walken
I think I’m getting a little bit of Alzheimer’s. Just a little.
– Christopher Walken
I think that sometimes when they see me in a movie they expect me to be something nasty. I mean, I play a lot of villains and you show up and they think maybe… That’s why it’s good to defy expectations sometimes.
– 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
I come from a part of New York that was almost entirely immigrants. I was born in America, but all of my friends’ parents, everybody’s parents, including my own, had come to America from Europe.
– Christopher Walken
Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.
– Christopher Walken
Onstage I have a natural chutzpa that audiences like. I’m out there.
– Christopher Walken
People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.
– Christopher Walken
I play disturbed people a lot, but always with a bit of distance or tongue-in-cheek. Most of the villains I play are essentially harmless.
– Christopher Walken