Christopher Walken is an American stage and screen actor. He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows, including "The Deer Hunter", "Annie Hall", "The Prophecy" trilogy, "The Dogs of War", "Sleepy Hollow", "Brainstorm", "The Dead Zone", "A View to a Kill", "At Close Range", "King of New York", "True Romance", "Catch Me If You Can", "Pulp Fiction", "Wedding Crashers", "The Rundown", "Click", and "Hairspray", as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey, PIL, Run DMC, The Left Rights and Fatboy Slim.
Walken's films have grossed more than $1.8 billion in the United States. He has also played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is also a popular guest-host of "Saturday Night Live", having hosted 7 times as of April 2008. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson (no relation to the singer with the same name) in the "More Cowbell" sketch and his multiple appearances as The Continental.
Walken debuted as a film director and script writer with the short film "Popcorn Shrimp" in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled "Him", in 1995.