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Christopher Walken A to Z: The Man, The Movies, The Legendby Robert Schnakenberg
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The Complete Guide To All Things Walken
He’s been a dancer, a baker, a lion tamer, an award-winning actor, and a Hollywood legend. But Christopher Walken has never been the subject of a comprehensive biographical reference—until now.
Here at last is a complete A-to-Z guide to this one-of-a-kind performer, featuring entries on everything from the Actors Studio (the legendary theatrical workshop where Walken spent eleven years as a janitor) to Zombie Movies (one of Walken’s favorite film genres). Along the way, readers will discover:
• Acting secrets and behind-the-scenes trivia from each of Walken’s 100+ films—everything
from Annie Hall to Hairspray and beyond.
• Recipes and kitchen tips from “Chef Walken”—including a look at his short-lived TV show,
Cooking with Chris.
• Walken’s music videos for Madonna, Duran Duran, and Fatboy Slim.
• The secrets of maintaining his extraordinary hair.
• Observations and reminiscences from Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton,
Woody Allen, Dennis Hopper, and countless others.
Plus more bizarre B movies and Saturday Night Live appearances than you can shake a cowbell at! Complete with fascinating trivia and dozens of photographs, Christopher Walken A to Z offers the definitive look at a pop culture phenomenon.
Complete with more than 50 behind-the-scenes photographs and tons of fascinating trivia, this biography offers A to Z entries on everything from the Actor's Studio (where Walken spent 11 years as a janitor) to his fondness for Zombie Movie genre.
Over a career spanning 30+ years, Christopher Walken has generated an enormous cult following. (If you need proof, just search for cowbell on YouTube.) Christopher Walken A to Z offers the first biography of this quirky show-business legend, with entries on everything from Actor's Studio (the legendary theater workshop where Walken spent 11 years as a janitor) to Zombie Movies (one of his favorite film genres). Along the way, readers will discover:
Walken has worked as a lion tamer.
Walken has appeared in music videos for Madonna, Duran Duran, and Fatboy Slim.
Walken is the most popular guest host in the history of Saturday Night Live.
Walken has filmed a pilot for a cooking show, Cooking with Chris.
Most incredibly, Walken has starred in some of the worst films of all time everything from Heaven's Gate to Kangaroo Jack and Gigli and yet his popularity never wanes.
Complete with more than 50 behind-the-scenes photographs and tons of fascinating trivia, Christopher Walken A to Z offers a fascinating portrait of a Hollywood legend.
About the Author
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of The Encyclopedia Shatnerica and several other nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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