It’s a natural aspect of the marketplace. It’s always been that way in storytelling. The guy who was good at playing the lover plays the lover, the funny guy gets the comic role. Movies are so expensive, when they put them together they want to have a couple of solid blocks in what they’re building. I accept that. In theater, though, I tend to look for other things, I think I tend to be best in comedy.

"Weird, As In Walken - No, He's Not Really Nuts ... Maybe", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 18, 1996

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