Christopher Walken - Famous Film Director

Christopher Walken Net Worth


Christopher Walken’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million. The famous actor, director, singer and writer has appeared in over 100 movies and TV shows, and his movies alone have grossed more than one billion dollars in the United States.

Key facts:

  • Christopher Walken is an accomplished American actor, director, singer, and writer with a net worth of $50 million.
  • Walken has appeared in more than 100 TV shows and movies, which have grossed over one billion dollars in the US alone.
  • He won an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in the 1978 movie 'The Deer Hunter.'
  • Aside from his career in Hollywood, Walken also continued taking on art house and somewhat obscure projects for some time.
  • Walken's best-known roles include appearances in 'Annie Hall,' 'A View to Kill,' 'True Romance,' 'Catch Me If You Can,' 'Pulp Fiction,' and 'Seven Psychopaths.'

Basic Information About Christopher Walken

CategoryCelebrities › Actors
ProfessionsActor, Screenwriter, Film director, Voice Actor
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1943-03-31 (80 years old)
Place of birthAstoria
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksAlways tries to work a jig (dance) into his movies
Haunting, dark humour-filled, monologues
Distinctive, clipped delivery
Frequently plays very calm, restrained individuals with immense capacities for violence
These days his hair is always greased back or standing up
Smooth voice and quirky delivery
Often plays criminals and crime bosses
Unique Queens accent
SpouseGeorgianne Walken - (January 1969 - present)
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Media↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Christopher Walken win?


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Christopher Walken awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
MTV Movie Award - Best VillainNomineeSleepy Hollow2000
BSFC Award - Best Ensemble CastWinnerSeven Psychopaths2012
SDFCS Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeSeven Psychopaths2012
WFCC Award - Best Line in a MovieWinnerSeven Psychopaths2012
Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting RoleNomineeCatch Me If You Can2003
BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleWinnerCatch Me If You Can2003
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleWinnerCatch Me If You Can2003
DFWFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeCatch Me If You Can2003
LAFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeCatch Me If You Can2002
NSFC Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerCatch Me If You Can2003
UFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeCatch Me If You Can2002
VFCC Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeCatch Me If You Can2003
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNomineeHairspray2008
Movies for Grownups Award - Best Grownup Love StoryWinnerHairspray2008
Hollywood Film Award - Ensemble of the YearWinnerHairspray2007
Ensemble Cast Award - WinnerHairspray2008
Razzie Award - Worst Supporting ActorNomineeKangaroo Jack2004
Razzie Award - Worst Supporting ActorNomineeThe Country Bears2003
Stinker Award - Worst Supporting ActorNomineeThe Country Bears2002
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live2003
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live1990
American Comedy Award - Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live2001
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/VarietyNomineeSaturday Night Live2004

Christopher Walken roles

Movie / Series Role
Pulp FictionCaptain Koons
True RomanceVincenzo Coccotti
Wedding CrashersSecretary Cleary
Batman ReturnsMax Shreck
Sleepy HollowHessian Horseman
The Deer HunterNick
Seven PsychopathsHans
Man on FirePaul Rayburn
At Close RangeBrad Sr.
The War with GrandpaJerry
Annie HallDuane Hall (as Christopher Wlaken)
Wild Mountain ThymeTony Reilly
Catch Me If You CanFrank Abagnale
HairsprayWilbur Turnblad
A View to a KillMax Zorin
The Jungle BookKing Louie (voice)
Joe DirtClem
The RundownHatcher
Blast from the PastCalvin
The Dead ZoneJohnny Smith
Wayne's World 2Bobby Cahn
AntzCutter (voice)
King of New YorkFrank White
Eddie the EagleWarren Sharp
Balls of FuryFeng
The Jesus RollsWarden
The ProphecyGabriel
PercyPercy Schmeiser
The Stepford WivesMike Wellington
Stand Up GuysDoc
Kill the IrishmanShondor Birns
DominoMark Heiss
MousehuntCaeser, the Exterminator
America's SweetheartsHal Weidmann
Jersey BoysGyp DeCarlo
The SentinelDetective Rizzo
Last Man StandingHickey
Romance & CigarettesCousin Bo
The Family FangCaleb Fang
BasquiatThe Interviewer
Kangaroo JackSal Maggio
New Rose HotelFox
Things to Do in Denver When You're DeadThe Man with the Plan
CommunionWhitley Strieber
Nick of TimeMr. Smith
Irreplaceable YouMyron
The Maiden HeistRoger Barlow
Suicide KingsCarlo Bartolucci / Charlie Barret

Christopher Walken's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
The Deer Hunter (1978)$25,000

Christopher Walken's Quotes

  • I don't need to be made to look evil. I can do that on my own.
  • I make movies that nobody will see. I've made movies that even I have never seen.
  • Is typecasting really a problem?
  • My hair was famous before I was.
  • If you want to learn how to build a house, build a house. Don't ask anybody, just build a house.

Christopher Walken's photos

All About Christopher Walken: Net Worth, Early Life, and Career

Christopher Walken’s Early Life and Education

Christopher Walken was born in Astoria, Queens, New York, on 31 March 1943, as Ronald Walken. He has two older brothers, Kenneth and Glenn. Walken’s interest in acting began at an early age. His mother, Rosalie Russell, was a Scottish immigrant who got her children interested in acting when they were young. As a child, he made several appearances as an extra in television shows such as ‘The Wonderful John Acton.’ Walken received his formal education from Hofstra University but dropped out after a year to establish an acting career.

Christopher Walken’s Career

Christopher Walken has enjoyed a versatile and extensive acting career that spans over five decades. He made his movie debut with the 1972 movie ‘The Anderson Tapes’ followed by a major role in the movie ‘The Happiness Cage.’ After appearing in the science fiction film ‘The Mind Snatchers’ (1972), he delivered several major performances in movies such as Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall'(1976), ‘The Deer Hunter’ (1978), ‘Heaven’s Gate’ (198), and ‘Pennies from Heaven’ (1981). His outstanding performance in ‘The Dead Zone,’ directed by David Cronenberg, earned him immense critical acclaim.

Walken rose to fame and recognition after winning an Oscar for best supporting actor for his brilliant portrayal of Nick in ‘The Deer Hunter.’ Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies playing iconic roles such as the villainous Max Zorin in the Roger Moore’s James Bond installment ‘A View to Kill,’ as the evil genius Henchman in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns,’ and in other remarkable performances in ‘The Comfort of Strangers,’ ‘Communion,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ and ‘Hairspray.’

What is Christopher Walken’s Net Worth?

According to the latest reports (2021), Christopher Walken’s net worth is estimated to be valued at approximately $50 million. His massive fortune comes from a reputable career in acting, directing, writing, and singing.

Walken’s early success led to many achievements and stardom in his booming career. He has received numerous nominations for his acting skills and secured awards such as the Screen Actors Guild Award, Academy Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards. He has anchored his entertainment career on various shows that showcase his versatile skills, bringing him numerous creative implications.

Real Estate

Christopher Walken’s massive earnings have been spent for living comfort. He currently has an attractive property worth $3.5 million in Westport, Connecticut where he resides with his wife, Georgianne Walken. Georgianne is a casting director and actress who married Walken in 1969, and they still remain happily married.

Christopher Walken’s Accomplishments

Christopher Walken is an accomplished entertainer whose work has left a significant impact in the entertainment industry. Furthermore, he is known to have made notable appearances in theatre plays such as ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’, ‘A Behanding in Spokane’, and ‘King Lear.’

He was also part of Madonna’s music video for the song ‘Bad Girl’ and was featured in her coffee table book, ‘SEX.’ Outside of his theatrical work, he has worked on several impactful projects for the small screen, including appearances on ‘The Guiding Light’ heightening his profile around television circles.


Christopher Walken is a gifted actor who has accomplished much in the entertainment and theatre realms. From his versatile roles in major movies, critical acclaim awards to minor roles and television cameos, Walken has become one of the most influential actors of his time. With a net worth of $50 million, he has proved that hard work and dedication are key to achieving success. He continues to be an iconic figure to many aspiring actors and a household name in the entertainment industry.

Interesting Facts about Christopher Walken

  1. Jerry Lewis influenced Walken to make show business his career. At age 10, he met Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950), where Lewis and Dean Martin were guest hosts. Walken was an extra on the show and was in a skit with Lewis.
  2. Walken initially intended to study dancing instead of acting, but dropped out of Hofstra University after one year when he landed an off-Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward" in 1963.
  3. Ranked #96 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  4. Brother of Glenn Walken and Ken Walken.
  5. Was George Lucas' second choice for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
  6. Worked briefly as a lion tamer in a circus at age 15.
  7. Attended the Professional Children's School.
  8. Has a phobia of going too fast in cars.
  9. Was assaulted in a street in New York in 1980 when he asked two men to turn down their music. His nose was broken in the incident.
  10. Was robbed at the airport in Venice and his The Prophecy II (1998) script, glasses, keys, drivers licence, and $100 were stolen. All items were later found, except for the money.
  11. Was on Natalie Wood's yacht the night she drowned.
  12. He and Nick Nolte were both considered for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
  13. Manages to insert a little dance number into nearly all of his roles, no matter how small, scripted or not.
  14. Won an MTV Video Music Award for choreographing his own dancing in Fatboy Slim's 2001 music video "Weapon Of Choice", directed by Spike Jonze.
  15. Member of Saturday Night Live (1975)'s prestigious "Five Timers Club".
  16. At the beginning of The Dead Zone (1983), he tells his class to read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Sixteen years later, he plays The Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow (1999). Later in the film, he has a student whom he's tutoring to read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". Later in life, Walken read the poem for an audio book.
  17. Met wife, casting agent Georgianne Walken (née Thon), while touring with "West Side Story" in Chicago. [1963]
  18. Has an intense dislike of handguns.
  19. Along with Alec Baldwin, he has a standing invitation to host Saturday Night Live (1975) every year (if scheduling permits).
  20. When hosting Saturday Night Live (1975), he likes to sing during his monologues (which has become a crowd pleasing favorite). So naturally, when co-hosting SNL specials, his introduction song "I'm Walkin, Im 'Talkin" (for the rhyme of his last name) is played.

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