It’s people like Christopher Walken that make me want to quit computers and join Hollywood. Such talent!
Update April 2, 2009: The embed has been pulled but the video still exists on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZwZiU0kKs. I highly suggest watching it!
Walken helped choreograph this video. Can anyone else catch the film cart in the mirrors? There is something about this video, maybe the suit, that makes me feel like I am watching my grandfather on my mother’s side dance.
Walken initially trained as a dancer in musical theatre before moving on to more serious roles in theatre and then film.
Walken was George Lucas’ second choice for Han Solo after Harrison Ford.
Here is some details about this video:
Walken had a notable music video performance in 2001 with Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice (lyrics). Directed by Spike Jonze, it won six MTV awards in 2001 and also won best video of all time in April 2002, in a list of the top 100 videos of all time, compiled from a survey of musicians, directors, and music industry figures conducted by a UK music TV channel VH1. In this video, Walken performs a tap dance around the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. Walken also helped choreograph the dance. [Source]
Remember Walken for President 2008? You know, walken2008.com? Review this post and this one.
Thanks to Newscoma for the link. See also The Work of Director Spike Jonze and the lyrics. There are some tribute videos out there. These guys deserve some credit for their remake!
Update April 2, 2009: A great write-up and review of the Weapons of Choice video can be found here.
1 thought on “Walken – walkin’”
It really is an awesome video. We have the dvd of Jones’ work, as well as a dvd of Michel Gondry’s stuff (White Stripes, Beck, Bjork, etc) and Chris Cunningham (Bjork, Aphex Twin, etc).
They were expensive (for us) but worth every penny. Those are some damn fine directors.