***UPDATED 8/4/07 WITH ADDITIONAL VIDEO*** Those of you who know me and/or my friends know who one of my favorite male actors is. He has portrayed many different characters in over 100 movies (according to IMDB.com) at the time of this posting (4/14/07). But my personal favorite performances are the many skits he's performed on Saturday Night Live, such as "The Continental" and the man who always "needs more cowbell!"
You may have guessed it by now, but I am speaking of none other than Christopher Walken! He can make any movie spectacular ("Mouse Hunt", for example) and his love of acting comes through in every performance. He also has the coolest voice ever.
Speaking of voices, this brings me to your clue. Or rather, THE THING YOU MUST DO TO GET THIS PESONAL TRAVELER! First, you must find me (gollygee on Atlas Quest, Marissa in person). Next, you must do an impression of Christopher Walken well enough for me to recognize him. To make this easier, I have provided some fabulous Christopher Walken quotes and videos below. Good luck!
"If you want to learn how to build a house, build a house. Don't ask anybody, just build a house."
"Bear costumes are funny... Bears as well."
"Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are. People talk to me about my choices. I don't make choices, hardly. Things happen, and you say yes or no - usually 'yes', because it's always better to do something. What's the choice? Somebody will say, 'Don't do that part, you don't need to do that part.' And I'll say, 'Why not? What am I going to do? Sit around the house? I'd much rather go to work, and see actors, and have fun."
"I have been in movies that I thought I wasn't very good in. I think, Chris, don't let your mouth hang open like that next time. Look at that facial tic. Don't walk in such a self-conscious way! But sometimes, I watch myself and I think that I am terrific - and that is really nice."
"I put aside an hour every day to go over that monologue again and again for months, and every time I got to the end of it, I would crack up." (on his role in Pulp Fiction)
"People always comment about my hair. It is unusual for a man my age to have so much."
"I think that movie sets when they're good, are a lot like sandboxes."
"Please, let me get you a glass of fine sham-paang-ya."
AND my own personal favorite... "But, Jimmy! They're all the same on the cards!"
To view the comedic brilliance of Christopher Walken, and listen to his fabulous voice, enjoy video #1. It's Walken doing The Three Little Pigs, and it is BRILLIANT!
To view the amazing dancing prowess of Christopher Walken in the Fatboy Slim video for "Weapon of Choice", please enjoy video #2.
And here is a fantastic compilation of bits of his many skits on SNL. Much thanks to lisa lisa for finding this for me. The "potato/potato" part comes up at the end (my personal favorite), but believe me when I tell you, the whole video is worth it!!! :)