Friday, May 26, 2006

Question of the day

How fucking cool is Christopher Walken?

A few years ago, I was working for a publishing company. We needed a foreword writer for a book. Wife suggested Chris Walken, who was vaguely appropriate. My boss thought that it was worth a stab so she contacted his agent. Walken agreed to do the foreword, and he supplied it typewritten with deletions made in a black marker. His covering note said something to the effect of, "If you can't use it, I understand." Doesn't that seem like a down-to-earth, modest guy?

Somewhere in the house I still have that original typewritten foreword; my boss gave it to me at the end of the project, knowing I was a fan and that otherwise she probably would have binned it.

How cool is Christopher Walken?


Blogger the cappuccino kid said...

can i be honest and admit that sometimes he scares the shit out of me?

26 May, 2006 19:39  
Blogger Cynnie said...

OMG!!..I was thinking of posting something about him today ..
My favourite movie at the moment is Man on Fire.( It's just so fucking satisfying!!).and i love his part in it ..he's just so regular..even if he is eerie looking as hell

26 May, 2006 19:53  
Blogger wrinkled weasel said...

Christopher Walken is cool and you piece of memorabilia is something to cherish.

27 May, 2006 01:11  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

He be the coolest. Have made a VCD of his Weapon of Choice appearance - it is Favourite Daughters ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE. She laughs all the way through. To hear a three-year-old refer to Walken as 'that funny man' defies all that we know about the world.

27 May, 2006 01:25  
Blogger a.c.t said...

Very cool. He's fantastic in The Deer Hunter and I love the scene in Pulp Fiction where talks about sticking a 'watch up his ass'. Genius.

27 May, 2006 07:18  
Blogger Sue Ellen Mischke said...

Pretty damn cool. I love that ... "if you can't use it, I understand." It's like what I feel like putting at the end of all of my blog posts.

27 May, 2006 08:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a look at his website. He wants to run for president. How fucking scarey would that be? Wow. I would vote for him.

27 May, 2006 15:07  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

He da man, and I'm glad everyone agrees!

RD, I'm not sure he's running for prez. I have a feeling that's someone else's wishful thinking... Having said that, there's more info on that site today than there was yesterday, I think...

Would it be cool? I dunno. Ultimately, don't we all end up hating our leaders?

27 May, 2006 15:16  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

oh he has a web site?

He is so awesome so many little things I can think of as death in Madonna video, in FatBoy Slim video! He aparently has a device or superstition that he has a dance for all his characters, sometimes it makes it into the movie sometimes not.

Very cool paraphrenaia you have I hope you frame that it is so cool an object!

He was in s sketch on SNL once I think it might have been called Cougar where he oh no it's a census sketch where a census guy comes to his door it's so crazy funny...I've watched it dozens of times downloaded some where...

27 May, 2006 15:18  
Blogger tideliar said...

the phrase "Cool as fuck" doesn't even come close.

27 May, 2006 22:15  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Candy: I have to find it again before I can frame it...

TL: Damn right!

28 May, 2006 18:40  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

a fan since deerhunter. Very very cool.

28 May, 2006 23:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weres is website?

30 May, 2006 06:24  
Blogger Sir Stewart Wallace said...

what did his foreword say?
And, more crucially, what did he delete?

29 June, 2006 22:59  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

BB: It was a foreword about his cat, for a book about cats. I don't remember his deletions, and I don't know what I've done with the original. I know it's here somewhere. And I also have a backup photocopy, but I don't know where that is either. Moving house really fucks things up!

30 June, 2006 08:20  

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