Being typecast is suicidal, unless you’re Hollyweird living legend, Christopher Walken. He popped his showbiz cherry in the early 1950s, and is still getting offers. Walken has more lives than a cat. He’s reinvented psychopaths, sadist, and murderers to create box office gold. Have you ever met a super cute ugly person? Why does someone as popular as Christopher Walken continually take on the roles of madmen, mobsters, and evil masterminds?
“I have played a lot of villains,” he admitted to Parade Magazine.
“My background is really in musical theater,” Walken says. “I did a lot of musicals when I was young. I got a job in a play, and then I got a movie, kind of accidentally, and my first parts where I got noticed were things like The Deer Hunter and Annie Hall, where I played troubled people, suicidal sometimes. I think I kind of got something going on there.”
Hollywood just kept begging Christopher Walken to do his troubled creepy character. The scariness stuck throughout his entire career.