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189 Interesting Christopher Walken Quotes

Famous As: Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Deer Hunter', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Pulp Fiction’
Born On: March 31, 1943
Born In: Astoria, New York, United States
Age: 80 Years

A famous American screen and stage actor, Christopher Walken was born and raised in New York City. Always interested in the art of acting since his childhood years, he imitated Elvis Presley, his style icon. Christopher worked at many odd jobs during his childhood years and did acting side by side. He started his career in the 1950s as a child actor appearing in small roles in many films and TV series’/shows. With the film ‘The Anderson Tapes’, Christopher started his official acting career and mostly played small roles in many major films. Overtime he started getting better roles in acclaimed films such as ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘True Romance’ and ‘The Deer Hunter’. The Oscar Award winning actor is also known for his intellect and a sharp sense of humour. We have collected the best Christopher Walken quotes on family, life, acting, fame and performances taken from his talk show episodes and interviews.

If you do movies that are modestly budgeted, the way they finance them is they figure out how they can sell them.

If you do movies that are modestly budgeted, the way they finance them is they figure out how they can sell them.

Christopher Walken
If you play a king, it's better if everybody treats you like a king.

If you play a king, it's better if everybody treats you like a king.

Christopher Walken
I don't have kids. Maybe that's kept me young. I have a wife for almost 50 years and she looks after me a little bit like I was seven years-old.

I don't have kids. Maybe that's kept me young. I have a wife for almost 50 years and she looks after me a little bit like I was seven years-old.

Christopher Walken
I've made quite a number of movies that I've never even seen and I've made some movies that I thought were good that nobody saw... Sometimes they end up on television.

I've made quite a number of movies that I've never even seen and I've made some movies that I thought were good that nobody saw... Sometimes they end up on television.

Christopher Walken
I've never made a movie I wasn't surprised to see.

I've never made a movie I wasn't surprised to see.

Christopher Walken
Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don't. I never know how successful a movie is going to be - when you make a movie you're always hoping for the best.

Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don't. I never know how successful a movie is going to be - when you make a movie you're always hoping for the best.

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. But this is a nice part.

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. But this is a nice part.

Christopher Walken
Older actors, and women in particular, are getting more opportunities. It pleases me, its very good news for us. They say that people are living longer, and maybe it's just that there's more of us out there.

Older actors, and women in particular, are getting more opportunities. It pleases me, its very good news for us. They say that people are living longer, and maybe it's just that there's more of us out there.

Christopher Walken
You never forget how to dance. It's just a matter of your bones working and things like that.

You never forget how to dance. It's just a matter of your bones working and things like that.

Christopher Walken
Sometimes a certain innocence is good, but not about yourself.

Sometimes a certain innocence is good, but not about yourself.

Christopher Walken
Death is wonderful because you can't think about it. How are you gonna think about it?

Death is wonderful because you can't think about it. How are you gonna think about it?

Christopher Walken
I know that whenever I think about death, I come up against a stone wall.

I know that whenever I think about death, I come up against a stone wall.

Christopher Walken
One of the difficult things about being an actor is to stick around.

One of the difficult things about being an actor is to stick around.

Christopher Walken
I've made a couple of movies in the jungle, and I don't want to go back to the jungle.

I've made a couple of movies in the jungle, and I don't want to go back to the jungle.

Christopher Walken
I have always refused to do something that has offended me. I have been offered potential roles that are totally vulgar.

I have always refused to do something that has offended me. I have been offered potential roles that are totally vulgar.

Christopher Walken
I want to make movies on a soundstage. They close the door and it's nighttime, daytime. If it has to rain, they make the rain. That's what I like.

I want to make movies on a soundstage. They close the door and it's nighttime, daytime. If it has to rain, they make the rain. That's what I like.

Christopher Walken
I was never a child actor. I was a child performer.

I was never a child actor. I was a child performer.

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.

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
I think I'm getting a little bit of Alzheimer's. Just a little.

I think I'm getting a little bit of Alzheimer's. Just a little.

Christopher Walken
People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.

People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding.

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.

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
There probably aren't a lot of actors my age who tap dance.

There probably aren't a lot of actors my age who tap dance.

Christopher Walken
They have a kind of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby thing going on.

They have a kind of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby thing going on.

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.

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
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.

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
I think that if I had grown up and had been in show business and the movies twenty five, thirty years earlier, I think I would have made a lot more musical movies.

I think that if I had grown up and had been in show business and the movies twenty five, thirty years earlier, I think I would have made a lot more musical movies.

Christopher Walken
I think the fact that I was raised in show business, in New York City, in the '50s, that's affected my personality to the point that I'm a little different.

I think the fact that I was raised in show business, in New York City, in the '50s, that's affected my personality to the point that I'm a little different.

Christopher Walken
To me, there are things you're good at and things you're not so good at. For some reason, I'm good at darker characters. It has to do with how you look.

To me, there are things you're good at and things you're not so good at. For some reason, I'm good at darker characters. It has to do with how you look.

Christopher Walken
I tend to play mostly villains and twisted people. Unsavory guys. I think it's my face, the way I look.

I tend to play mostly villains and twisted people. Unsavory guys. I think it's my face, the way I look.

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.

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