Christopher Walken Quotes

“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.” – Christopher Walken

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” – Christopher Walken

“I play so many villains and strange, troubled people. I don’t have that kind of life. I live in the country. I’ve been married nearly 50 years. I have a cat.” – Christopher Walken

I play so many villains and

“We have no way of knowing what lays ahead for us in the future. All we can do is use the information at hand to make the best decision possible.” – Christopher Walken

“I’m better off not socializing. I make a better impression if I’m not around.” – Christopher Walken

“I used to love Danish. My father used to make a Boston cream pie. You never see that anymore.” – Christopher Walken

“I try not to worry about things I can’t do anything about.” – Christopher Walken

I try not to worry about

“There’s something dangerous about what’s funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary.” – Christopher Walken

“You do something on television, and so many people see it that it follows you around. It’s interesting. I’ve done a couple of things on TV, and probably more people saw me than in all the movies I’ve made.” – Christopher Walken

“No, improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you’re doing.” – Christopher Walken

“I think all men when they get older, they look at the mirror and they probably see their father a little bit.” – Christopher Walken

I think all men when they

“Well, I don’t play heroes obviously. I never played the guy who gets the girl. It might be interesting to do a part where I was a father in a functional family.” – Christopher Walken

“I have a friend of mine who does me on his answering machine, and when I call him, I answer. It’s pretty strange.” – Christopher Walken

“As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience.” – 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

I've been married for 46

“Even in the limo, I buckle my seatbelt. I got that seatbelt on before the car moves.” – Christopher Walken

“People come up to me all the time in New York. Not for autographs, but to talk about movies, often in a very scientific way.” – Christopher Walken

“I’m scared of everything. I think it’s only sensible to be that way.” – Christopher Walken

“Bear suits are funny – and bears as well.” – Christopher Walken

Bear suits are funny

“My hair was famous before I was.” – Christopher Walken

“Because if I don’t know my lines, I really don’t know what I’m doing.” – Christopher Walken

“I look for good possibilities in movies. I don’t look for perfection.” – Christopher Walken

“There’s an impression that actors make a lot of choices. I just take what’s there.” – Christopher Walken

There's an impression that

“Emotional power is maybe the most valuable thing that an actor can have.” – 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

“In rehearsal you have a good accident that you can repeat.In the movies if you have a good accident you hope the camera’s running.” – Christopher Walken

“Well, you know what they say. A bullet always tells the truth.” – Christopher Walken

“Usually in the first performances I’m completely panicked. And I pull myself together. By the time you get to the end of the play, you really start to have fun.” – Christopher Walken

Usually in the first performances

“It’s impossible for me to play a part without thinking about the audience.” – Christopher Walken

“I have a lot of trouble with scripts. I have a lot of trouble imagining things while I’m reading them.” – Christopher Walken

“I like to go to work, and also, I don’t have any kids. I don’t have any hobbies. I don’t like to travel. So going to work is kind of it.” – Christopher Walken

“Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think.” – Christopher Walken

Everybody has to be a

“When you’re onstage and you know you’re bombing, that’s very, very scary. Because you know you gotta keep going – you’re bombing, but you can’t stop.” – Christopher Walken

“I come from a show-business family, so wanting to become an actor never crossed my mind. It was just a part of my life.” – Christopher Walken

“I was never a child actor. I was a child performer.” – Christopher Walken

“I don’t need to be made to look evil. I can do that on my own.” – Christopher Walken

I don't need to be made to

“It’s interesting – a lot of good actors are good mimes. But I’m terrible. If I tried to do an impression, nobody would know what I was doing.” – Christopher Walken

“It’s what actors call a big, juicy part, when you’re a leading man. I don’t get a lot of those. I get a lot of supporting things.” – Christopher Walken

“Morning is the best time to see movies.” – Christopher Walken

Morning is the best time

“I live sort of in the country and I like that. It’s very quiet, it’s beautiful.” – Christopher Walken