Christopher WalkenUnfamiliar Kin

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken is featured in Season 4, Episode 2: Unfamiliar Kin (check local listings).

Christopher Walken won an Academy Award and the New York Film Critic's Circle Award for his performance in The Deer Hunter. Walken also received an Academy Award nomination and won BAFTA and SAG awards for Catch Me if You Can. Additionally, in 2010, he was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance in A Behanding in Spokane. Film: Annie Hall, Pennies From Heaven, The Dead Zone, At Close Range, Biloxi Blues, King of New York, Man On Fire, Man of the Year, Wedding Crashers, Hairspray, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Batman Returns, Seven Psychopaths, A Late Quartet. Theatre: The Lion In Winter (Clarence Derwent Award), The Seagull (Obie), The Rose Tattoo (Theatre World Award), James Joyce's The Dead, The Seagull (NY Shakespeare Festival). Walken also performed in a Spike Jonze-directed music video for “Weapon of Choice.” Walken starred in Jersey Boys in 2014, which was directed by Clint Eastwood, When I Live My Life Over Again, co-starring Amber Heard and Oliver Platt, The Family Fang, alongside Justin Bateman and Nicole Kidman and Peter Pan Live for NBC as Captain Hook. Walken recently starred in NINE LIVES alongside Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing.


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About Season Four

Season four of Finding Your Roots series moves fluidly from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, uniting us all through emotional moments that enrich and enlighten—encouraging us to look at our world through a wider, more inclusive lens. Learn more here.

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