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Is Christopher Walken a nepo baby?
Nope! Christopher Walken is a true bootstrapper who never let anything hold them back. They took advantage of every opportunity that came their way and turned their passions into a thriving career, despite their blue-collar background.
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- Oscar1979The Deer HunterBest Actor in a Supporting Role
The illustrious Walken family consists of two generations of renowned actors, Ken and Glenn Walken. Descended from immigrants from Scotland and Germany, the brothers were born in Astoria, Queens, New York. With sandy colored hair, pale complexions and a somewhat nervous disposition, Ken and Glenn were both known for their portrayals of psychologically unstable characters. Ken won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Deer Hunter (1978) while Glenn is best known for his roles in Apocalypse Now (1979) and Guiding Light (1952). Both have left a lasting legacy on the American stage and films.
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