Everybody knows that Christopher Walken is a paycheck whore. But is that really such a bad thing? Not when it’s Christopher Walken. While it’s true that he will accept any role that is offered him as long as he’s paid, appearing in those cursed movies often ends up a blessing for us. Walken has something of a habit when it comes to taking tiny scene-stealing roles in often very bad movies. But, no matter how bad the movie, his scant screen time is always the highlight. It’s not just bad movies, either: Walken can bring the same manic joy to even a classic; in fact, two of his all-time best roles were in movies where he had less than ten minutes of screen time.
Walken doesn’t care. Good movie, terrible movie: He puts on the same outstanding, strange performance, and kills it. Every time. Here’s ten movies that features Christopher Walken with minimal screen time, and in all 10 instances, Walken steals the movie.
Affair of the Necklace
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Pennies from Heaven
Romance and Cigarettes
He also makes one hell of a music video.
He even gives a short Oscar speech (this one clocks in under 25 seconds).