Christopher Walken is an actor who’s appeared in over 100 TV shows and movies since his first television credit in 1953 for “The Wonderful John Acton”. Before he became the renown actor he is today, Walken learned his craft while attending Hofstra University, where he received an award for his performance in “The Rose Tattoo”. Walken eventually made his first appearance in a feature film in 1969 in “Me and My Brother”, which led him to star alongside Sean Connery in the 1971 film “The Anderson Tapes”. He gained even greater recognition in 1977 in his portrayal of Diane Keaton’s suicidal younger brother in “Annie Hall”. From there, it didn’t take Walken long to receive his first Oscar nomination and win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Nick in “The Deer Hunter”. He received another Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in “Catch Me If You Can” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
At one point in Walken’s career, he starred in “Brainstorm” alongside Natalie Wood, who supposedly died while on a ship sailing with the actor and friend. Walken reportedly consumed drugs that evening with Wood and friends before she went missing. At one point in the evening, Walken even offered a joint to his friends, which Dennis Davern reveals in his memoir, “Christopher Walken had offered marijuana and he and I smoked a joint on this brief mission to get wine.”