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Chris Walken | Ronnie Walken | Christopher Wlaken
6' (1.83 m)
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I was already 35 years old, and I'd been in show business for 30-plus years, and suddenly there was this big movie and I was getting an Oscar, and this enormous thing happened. In Annie Hall
(1977), I played the strange brother who wanted to drive into oncoming cars. Immediately after that was The Deer Hunter
(1978), where I played this nice guy who shoots himself in the head. Something happened ...
At the beginning of The Dead Zone
(1983) he tells his class to read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Sixteen years later he plays The Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow
(1999). Later in the film, he has a student whom he's tutoring to read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." Later in life, Walken read the poem for an audio book.
Often plays criminals and crime bosses