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11 moments that prove Christopher Walken is amazing

He’s gonna need more cowbell to celebrate his birthday.

TODAY IS CHRISTOPHER Walken’s birthday.

He’s 69 and he’s squeezed a lot into his life, taking in over 100 TV and film roles.

We’ve had a look through his achievements and found our favourite Christopher Walken moments.

1. His body of work

Walken has been in a lot of films. A lot.

From recent hit Seven Psychopaths to classics like the Deer Hunter he’s his share of memorable movie moments.

One of his most fondly remembered is the “Sicilian” scene from 90s cult hit True Romance:

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And this collection of some of his finest work really gets across the wide range of roles he’s done:

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2. When he won an Oscar with a striking moustache

How dashing…

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3. Saturday Night Live

Christopher Walken has hosted the legendary US sketch show eight (!) times including a skit as a music executive begging a rock act to include more cowbell that became a pop culture reference point:

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4. When he won Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year and did his hair like this

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5. His dramatic reading of Honey Boo Boo

When Christopher Walken and Seven Psychopaths co-stars Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell did a dramatic reading of the antics of reality TV star Honey Boo Boo it picked up over 3 million views.

If you haven’t seen it then you will love Walken even more afterwards:

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Screenjunkies, the YouTube channel behind the clip, even let Alanna and June get to try their hand at some famous Christopher Walken lines.

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6. When he read a bedtime story for kids on national TV

In 1993, Walken was a guest on Jonathan Ross’ TV show Saturday Zoo and did this hilarious deadpan reading of Three Little Pigs:

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7. Or when he read out Lady Gaga lyrics on TV

Walken appeared on Jonathan Ross’ BBC show in 2009 and this time did a reading of the lyrics to Lady Gaga’s hit Poker Face:

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8. Music videos

Walken has appeared in music videos, mostly famously Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice.

His dance moves are amazing and this video was a huge hit at the time:

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He even appeared in a Madonna video in 1993, playing a mysterious angel type figure.

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9. Impersonations

People just love to impersonate Christopher Walken and who can blame them?

There’s a guy who does a YouTube channel dedicated to his impression and recipes narrated by “Christopher Walken”.

And this MTV Cribs style piece. Amazing:

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US comic / chat show host Kevin Pollak does an excellent one

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and even Kevin Spacey gets in on the action

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10. He loves to cook

Walken filmed a video for recipe site I Am Cooked in 2007 and it’s still lingering around cyberspace.

It’s oddly informative:

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He also engaged in some comedic cooking for a Funny or Die skit last year

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11. He was quite handsome in his youth

As the poster of this image points out, he was the spit of Scarlet Johansson back in the day:

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And was also quite buff

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via BirthdayPhile

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