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Hairspray (2007)

Christopher Walken as "Wilbur Turnblad"

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Catch Me if You Can (2002)

Christopher Walken as "Frank Abagnale, Sr."

Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill gave him his first real claim to fame: At the age of 17, Frank Abagnale, Jr. became the most successful bank robber in the history of the U.S. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) makes it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him.

Academy Award (2002) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002) Won Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Christopher Walken as "Nick"

In 1968, Michael (Robert De Niro), Nick (Christopher Walken) and Steven (John Savage), lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel town, prepare to ship out overseas following Steven's elaborate wedding and one final group hunting trip. In Vietnam, their dreams of military honor are quickly shattered by the inhumanities of war; even those who survive are haunted by the experience, as is Nick's hometown sweetheart, Linda (Meryl Streep).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979) Nominated Supporting Actor
Academy Award (1978) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1978) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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