Christopher Walken has two movies out right now: Seven Psychopaths and A Late Quartet. The New Republic used the occasion to republish a great little essay about Walken in which the author tries to explain the actor’s appeal and includes the following gem:
I found that Christopher Walken is a man who walks through the world as if through a dream, blissfully unaware that most people are frightened by him, and inexplicably unaware that he is a cult figure. One reason for this, which everyone already knows, is that at an early age, Walken was sucked into a galactic wormhole, then spat out half a second behind (or was it ahead?) of the reality the rest of us occupy.
If you’re hankering for even more Christopher Walken in your life this holiday season, here’s the Fresh Air interview. - Nell