75 Christopher Walken Quotes from the Exemplary Actor

Christopher Walken born Ronald Walken in 1943 in New York is a well-known American actor recognized for his distinct and powerful performances.

From a young age he was involved in theater and made his film debut in 1971.

He won an Academy Award for his role in “The Deer Hunter” (1978) and was nominated for various others throughout his career.

Christopher Walken Quotes

Walken has played numerous roles in both films and TV from dramas to comedies earning critical acclaim and several nominations.

His filmography includes classics like “Pulp Fiction” “Batman Returns” and “Catch Me If You Can”. He recently earned an Emmy nomination for the TV series “Severance” (2022).

Here is a great collection of quotes from Christopher Walken.

Best Christopher Walken Quotes


My hair was famous before I was. ~ Christopher Walken.


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


I don’t much like being directed. I enjoy being allowed to play. ~ Christopher Walken.

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

To be honest, I was never very ambitious. And I still am not. ~ Christopher Walken.


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

My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies. ~ Christopher Walken.

I look for good possibilities in movies. I don’t look for perfection. ~ Christopher Walken.

As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience. ~ Christopher Walken.

I don’t have a lot of hobbies. I don’t play golf. I don’t have any children. Things that occupy people’s time. I just try to take jobs. ~ Christopher Walken.


Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think. ~ 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. ~ 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.

Top Christopher Walken Quotes


Acting has to do with saying it as if you meant it, so for me the words are always very important. It’s very important for me to know my lines, know them so well that I don’t have to think about them. ~ Christopher Walken.


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

If you were born in New York during the golden age of television, and you grew up on Broadway, that marks you. ~ 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.

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.

I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. ~ Christopher Walken.


Morning is the best time to see movies. ~ Christopher Walken.

My own way of thinking is very conservative, very linear and not particularly imaginative, but if I look for things in different places, sometimes things happen. ~ Christopher Walken.

Inspiring Christopher Walken Quotes

When I’m on the road making a movie in another city, on my day off, I always go to the movies. I love going to the movies. ~ 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 put aside an hour every day to go over that monologue again and again for months, and every time I got to the end of it, I would crack up. ~ Christopher Walken.


I don’t carry lucky charms, but I believe in those things. ~ Christopher Walken.

Somebody said to me that I speak English almost like somebody for whom English is not their first language. ~ 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.

My background is in musical comedy. I didn’t know I was going to be an actor. But all my points of reference have to do with musical comedy and in being kind of a showoff. ~ Christopher Walken.

Popular Christopher Walken Quotes

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.


I think I’m getting a little bit of Alzheimer’s. Just a little. ~ Christopher Walken.

I’ve made one or two movies that I haven’t even seen, because they were never released. I have made things that I never even saw. But I will always go see the movie I’m in. ~ Christopher Walken.

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 grew up listening to people speaking broken English. I probably picked that up. And I probably speak English almost as a second language. ~ Christopher Walken.

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


I try not to worry about things I can’t do anything about. ~ Christopher Walken.

Movies are terrifically optimistic enterprises. ~ 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. ~ Christopher Walken.

I never know when I am being funny, and the other way too. I don’t think you can think about that. I don’t think you can try to be funny. Some people are just funny. ~ Christopher Walken.

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.


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

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

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.

Famous Christopher Walken Quotes

I became very critical of zoos and circuses and keeping animals in captivity. I wish it was against the law. ~ Christopher Walken.

I’m not much of an analyzer or a psychologist. ~ Christopher Walken.


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

I’m scared of everything. I think it’s only sensible to be that way. ~ 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.

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.

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

I’d love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts. ~ Christopher Walken.


I have been in movies that I thought I wasn’t very good in. ~ Christopher Walken.

I wasn’t a trained actor, I was trained in musical comedy theater, and when you do that, the audience is completely part of the thing. It’s like Elizabethan theater. You play the scene, and then you turn – the audience is part of it. ~ Christopher Walken.

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.

I don’t even like holding them. Whenever I hold a gun, I want to get it out of my hand as quick as possible. ~ Christopher Walken.

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


At its best, life is completely unpredictable. ~ Christopher Walken.

I don’t play lovers. I wish I did. At least once I’d like to have a crack at one of those guys. A heartbreaker. Some people are born to it. I’m not. ~ Christopher Walken.

My life is really quite conservative. I’ve been married nearly 50 years. I don’t have hobbies or children. I don’t much care to travel. I’ve never had a big social life. I really just stay home, except when I go to work. ~ Christopher Walken.

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

Inspirational Christopher Walken Quotes

I used to be prettier than I am, but I think I look better now. I was a pretty boy. Particularly in my early movies. I don’t like looking at them so much. There’s a sort of pretty thing about me. ~ Christopher Walken.


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

I worked for 15 years as a kind of janitor at the Actors Studio. I would do manual things. I did lots of plays, theater workshops, for nothing. ~ Christopher Walken.

I don’t think I’d be a good director because people would ask me, you know, What is it? What’s going on here? Where should I put the camera? Or, What’s my motivation? And I would say, Do whatever you want! ~ Christopher Walken.

Guns make me very nervous. They’re dangerous. I’m more of a pacifist than anyone could imagine. ~ Christopher Walken.


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

Some people can do things and get away with it. Comics are famously like that. Why is it that some guys can say the most horrible things and it’s not offensive, it’s funny? ~ 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. ~ 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. ~ Christopher Walken.


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

I’m better off not socializing. I make a better impression if I’m not around. ~ 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 always like to watch comics and it’s interesting that you can tell if someone’s funny in 10 seconds. ~ 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.

So these were the 75 top Christopher Walken quotes on movies and life.

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