Banksy: Christopher Walken paints over the artwork in The Outlaws. Photograph: Big Talk/Four Eyes/PA Wire

With a few swipes of a roller, the actor Christopher Walken has painted over a real Banksy artwork from the side of a building in the finale of the BB(...)

The Outlaws: it’s almost as if Stephen Merchant (right), couldn’t find a way to plausibly place a laconic American in contemporary Bristol. Photograph: Sam Taylor/Big Talk/Four Eyes/BBC

The novelty factor around Stephen Merchant’s new comedy, The Outlaws (BBC One, Monday), flows largely from the casting of Christopher Walken as a grum(...)

Christopher Walken. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

In between his early days as a lion tamer and his latest turn as an old lag doing community service in Bristol, Christopher Walken was Hollywood’s go-(...)

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

The director of Wild Mountain Thyme has defended the accents in it, saying that a normal Irish accent would be too difficult for an international audi(...)

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

“Welcome to Ireland!” says Christopher Walken, at the outset of the trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme, already my favourite “bad” Irish film. Then he re(...)

So close to parody... Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

Let us get the disclaimer out of the way first. There is every chance that John Patrick Shanley’s Wild Mountain Thyme will be a masterpiece for the ag(...)

 The Cincinnati Bengals selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow  as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Photograph:   Chris Graythen/Getty Images

You grow up quickly in American sport. The world is spinning on such a funfair axis at the moment that nobody cared that the NFL draft was conducted f(...)

Abel Ferrara: “Here I am; the guy that made Driller Killer. But that’s the life I got, and I’m going to enjoy it.”

More than any other filmmaker, even those anointed by Cahiers du Cinéma at its peak, the American writer-director Abel Ferrara requires a degree of Fr(...)

Christopher Walken plays Russian roulette. The scenes are arguably Michael Cimino’s most impactful contribution to cinema

John Milius, screenwriter of Apocalypse Now and director of Conan the Barbarian, once claimed that “the Vietnam veteran – because he lost the most, be(...)

John Travolta (right) on the set of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Photograph: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/Getty Images

10. The Deer Hunter Most now associate Michael Cimino’s film with Christopher Walken pressing a gun to his temple, but it’s the Russian wedding dance(...)

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