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James Bond’s villain Christopher Walken turns 79 today

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Veteran star Ronald Walken aka Christopher Walken, who rose to fame from ‘The Deer Hunter’ (1978), turned 79 years old today, March 31. Walken has a career spanning over five decades in the industry and still counting. He has worked in more than hundred films and TV shows till now.

Born in New York City, Walken started appearing on-screen at a very little age in numerous anthology series and shows during ‘50s and ‘60s. He made his debut as young Kevin in the sitcom ‘The Wonderful John Action’ in 1953. For ‘The Deer Hunter’, Walken has won a number of prestigious accolades and nominations, including his first Oscar at the 51st Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 in Los Angeles.

Walken has also done several other notable works, which are still one of the legendary films in Hollywood like ‘Annie Hall’ (1977), ‘Brainstorm’ (1983), ‘Batman’ (1989), ‘King Of The New York’ (1990), ‘Batman Returns’ (1992), ‘True Romance’ (1993), ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994) and many more. He also achieved BAFTA Award and Screen Actor Guild Award for ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (2002).

Apart from ‘The Deer Hunter’, Christopher Walken also gained huge fan-base for playing the role of the villain, Max Zorin in the James Bond film, ‘A View To A Kill’ in 1985. Roger Moore portrayed the role of James Bond. The film is the fourteenth James Bond film in the franchise, which were produced by Eon Productions and was the last film for Roger Moore as James Bond.

‘A View To A Kill’ had achieved mixed reviews from the critics at that time yet became commercially successful because of the famous English band, Duran Duran’s theme song “A View To A Kill”, which became the only James Bond song to reach the number one position at the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and had also achieved a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Song.

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