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I’m very nervous when I work in a film and very relaxed before a live audience. I like theater because it’s more of an actor’s medium. You can control your performance. In film you depend on the director to watch out for your ass, but in the theater you can take care of yourself.
"Walken's Success Spells Old Lifestyle, But Better Wines", The Boston Globe, Michael Blowen, August 17, 1980
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I’m a better actor now than I ever was, I wish I could have hurried that up, but there’s no way. Anyway, I always wanted to be around for a long time. Like a European actor, I hope I live a long time and that I’m acting until I finish.
"Christopher Walken shows charming side", The Toronto Star, February 4, 1993
I won’t retire. When you’re an actor, you’re forced to retire every few months. John Gielgud was 96 when he died, and he was working. It’s good to work, whatever it is that keeps you interested. I would like to do that, I would like to keep going. I don’t have kids, and I don’t have hobbies. I don’t particularly like to travel. If you’re an actor, you have to travel anyway.
"'Bend' it like Walken - Actor has more to say about food and hair than acting", The Sacramento Bee, Dixie Reid (October 24, 2004)
I look for good possibilities in movies. I don’t look for perfection.
"A mellow, reflective Christopher Walken", The Seattle Times, October 18, 2004
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
I believe in saving money. I believe in having a house. I believe in keeping things clean. I believe in exercising. Slow and steady is a very good thing for me. It works for me.
"Film bad guy Walken: 'Slow and steady is a very good thing for me'", The Grand Rapids Press, June 14, 2004