Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reading Chris Walken's Thoughts

I think he's marvelous. (photo by Yang)

The cat inspired the question mark?

I can't take zoos at all either. Depressing no matter how fine they are. ( Cat hairs on this post are courtesy of Eddy.)

Chris Walken is one of my favorite actors --ever. ever. He's up there with Marlon Brando and Gary Cooper in my favorite list. He's my favorite thing in the movie Annie Hall (it's a small scene but wonderful)


R.L. Bourges said...

What a great interview. The personality really comes through, doesn't it?

I'd never heard that about the question mark - whether true or not, I like it as a story and as a visual.

I'd forgotten that scene in Annie Hall - it's a small gem.

Nice tribute to Walken, A R. He's a class act, all right.

JGH said...

Interesting guy. He talked a lot about food, didn't he? With all those Boston Creme Pie and spaghetti and Ice cream it's a wonder he's not overweight! I met him once and got a photo taken with him! He was not as serious as he seems in the movies.

Deborah Godin said...

That was qenuinely interesting. I wouldn't have called myself a big Walken fan, but for no other reason than I like others more. I'll pay more attention now! And I like the cat question mark notion so much I'm going to believe it.

Anonymous said...

Avid, I seemed to have gravitated to your view on zoos. They were cool when I was a kid but now, kinda depressing. Or maybe it's just me...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I've always found walken of these days I do really have to see the deerhunter - esp since the church in it is a cleveland landmark!

Tom said...

he's tooo cool. & i love when comedians do him...cracks me up every time.

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  • Austen, Jane: (Complete Works)
  • Balzac: Cousin Bette/ Eugenie Grandet / Cousin Pons
  • Best Russian Short Stories
  • Boyle, TC: Short Works
  • Brennan, Maeve : Short Works, 1 Novella
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  • Brookner, Anita ( Complete Works)
  • Cather, Willa (Complete Works)
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  • Dickens:The Old Curiosity Shop
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