Christopher Walken launches his music video career.
Most people are familiar with Christopher Walken's multifarious portrayals of
exceedingly bad people. Who would ever forget Mr. Smith in Nick of Time, repeatedly punching
Johnny Depp in the stomach (and giving him a good pistol whipping too), and
"Hickey," in Last Man Standing,
a scowling monster-man with a Tommy Gun; and of course the evil arch-angel
Gabrial, in the Prophesy series
-- a roll that Walken seemed born to play ("I'm an angel. I kill newborns while
their mamas watch...."). But many people are not familiar with Walken's
earlier career as a crazy song-and-dance-man on Broadway!
Imagine Christopher Walken -- then known as Ronnie Walken -- wearing a white
Victorian wig and belting out showtoons. Terrifying! But I've seen pictures
of it, so it must be real!
Every so often the song-and-dance-man-side of Walken seems to slip out. I saw
him on the David Letterman show, and when Letterman made the mistake of teasing
him about his Broadway shows, A devilish look swept across Walken's face, and
he started singing a filthy sea shanty! And he wouldn't stop. Letterman had
to cut to a commercial break because the sailor obscenities were flying out
faster than the censors could bleep them. Terrifying!
Now it seems that Walken's dancing roots occasionally resurface too. There's a
new FatBoy slim video, directed by Spike Jones, and starring Christoper Walken.
This has got to be the best combination since the Abel Ferrara + Christopher
Walken + Chris Penn == The
Funeral. Except this time the result is really good! The Funeral was a
little boring, which seems impossible, but also true...
Indeed, this video is so good that people everywhere will put on suits and go
dance in hotel lobbies throughout the land. Christopher Walken even flies
around like in Crapping Tiger