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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