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Born: March 31, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Astoria, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Born and raised in the Astoria section of Queens, NY
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Began career as a catalog model with his brothers
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Trained as a dancer
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Appeared on live television in the 1950s
1954:
Occasionally replaced brother Glenn as Mike Bauer on CBS daytime drama "The Guiding Light"
1959:
Made Broadway debut in "J.B." (billed as Ronnie Walken)
1960:
Worked for the summer as an assistant lion tamer with the Tarryl Jacobs Circus
1965:
Cast in the chorus of "Baker Street"; first role billed as 'Christopher' Walken
1966:
Made first appearance with the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) in "Measure for Measure" in Central Park
1968:
Film debut, a bit part in "Me and My Brother"
1971:
Had first significant feature role in "The Anderson Tapes"
1972:
First film in a lead role, "The Happiness Cage"
1974:
Played "Macbeth" at the NYSF's Public Theatre
1975:
Starred in the stage play "Kid Champion"
1975:
Portrayed Chance Wayne to Irene Worth's Alexandra del Largo in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth"
1977:
Offered memorable cameo as Diane Keaton's brother in "Annie Hall"
1977:
Danced for the first time in a feature in James Ivory's "Roseland"
1978:
Won an Oscar for his memorable turn as a soldier serving in Vietnam in Michael Cimino's "The Deer Hunter"
1980:
Re-teamed with Cimino for the controversial "Heaven's Gate"
1981:
Displayed his dancing abilities to great effect as the oily villain in "Pennies From Heaven"
1984:
Co-starred in David Rabe's play about Hollywood "Hurlyburly"
1985:
Portrayed the villain out to destroy Sillicon Valley in the James Bond adventure "A View to a Kill"
1986:
Played Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
1986:
Cast as the father with a criminal past in the downbeat but well-acted "At Close Range," co-starring Sean Penn and Chris Penn
1988:
Played the nemesis sergeant to a wisecracking new recruit in the film adaptation of Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues"
1988:
Had title role in NYSF's production of "Coriolanus"
1989:
Portrayed real-life author Whitley Streiber, who claimed to have had encounters with aliens in "Communion"
1990:
First of several films with director Abel Ferrara, "The King of New York"
1992:
Appeared as the department store owner Max Schreck in "Batman Returns"
1993:
Acted opposite Dennis Hopper in "True Romance"; scripted by Quentin Tarantino; his so-called "Sicilian scene" hailed by critics as the best scene in the film
1994:
Co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"; delivered a memorable monologue about a gold watch
1995:
Debut as playwright (also starred) with one-man, off-Broadway production "Him"
1995:
Cast as Gabriel, the evil leader of renegade angels in "The Prophecy"
1996:
Starred as the eldest of three brothers in a crime family in Ferrara's "The Funeral"
1997:
Offered a wildly over-the-top cameo as an exterminator in the comedy "Mouse Hunt"
1997:
Reprised role of Gabriel in the sequel "Prophecy II: Ashtown"
1998:
Voiced the character of Cutter in the animated "Antz"
1998:
Offered an over-the-top comedic performance as an effete turn-of-the-century drama critic in John Turturro's "Illuminata"
1999:
Returned to the NYC stage for the musical "James Joyce's The Dead"; received Tony nomination as Actor in a Musical
1999:
Made third telefilm with Glenn Close, "Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End" (CBS)
2000:
Played an ex-con who gets embroiled in a robbery scheme in "The Opportunists"
2001:
Danced in the popular Fatboy Slim music video "Weapon of Choice"
2001:
Returned to the stage in the Mike Nichols-directed "The Seagull"; presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park
2001:
Appeared as a mesmerist in the period drama "Affair of the Necklace"
2002:
Played the father of the youngest man to make the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List (Leonardo DiCaprio) in "Catch Me If You Can"; received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role
2002:
Portrayed Marcus Porcius Cato in the TNT miniseries "Julius Caesar"
2004:
Cast in the remake of ''The Stepford Wives,'' Bryan Forbes' 1975 cult classic about upper-crust women being replaced by robots with sunny dispositions
2004:
Starred opposite Jack Black and Ben Stiller in the comedy "Envy"; directed by Barry Levinson
2005:
Cast opposite James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, and Kate Winslet in "Romance & Cigarettes," helmed by John Turturro
2005:
Appeared in the romantic comedy "The Wedding Crashers," starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn
2005:
Portrayed a reality TV producer in "Domino" opposite Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey, a model-turned-bounty hunter
2006:
Cast opposite Adam Sandler in the comedy "Click," directed by Frank Coraci
2006:
Cast opposite Robin Williams in Barry Levinson's political comedy "Man of the Year"
2007:
Acted in the remake of John Water's "Hairspray" as Edna Turnblad┬┐s (John Travolta) husband Wilbur
2010:
Returned to Broadway in the black comedy "A Behanding in Spokane"; earned Tony Award nomination for Leading Actor in a Play
2012:
Cast in ensemble crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths"
2012:
Co-starred with Al Pacino and Alan Arkin as aging con men in crime comedy "Stand Up Guys"

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