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Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter

Christopher Walken (1943 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • The Anderson Tapes (1971) [The Kid]: Killed during a shoot-out with police. as they shoot the van he is in till it blows up. (Thanks to Thierry)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978) [Nick]: Shot himself in the head playing Russian roulette in an underground gambling den, after Robert De Niro tries to talk him into coming back home.
  • Heaven's Gate (Johnson County Wars) (1980) [Nathan D. Champion]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Sam Waterston and Sam's men when Christopher comes out of the burning cabin, Sam finishes him off via headshot after he'd been shot numerous times by his men. (Thanks to Robert)
  • The Dead Zone (1983) [Johnny Smith]: Falls from a balcony after being shot by Geza Kovacs when he tries to shoot Martin Sheen; he dies shortly afterwards after having a vision of the future showing that he did indeed save the world from Martin even without killing him.
  • A View to a Kill (1985) [Max Zorin]: Falls to his death into the water from the support cable of the Golden Gate Bridge during a fight with Roger Moore.
  • Homeboy (1988) [Wesley Pendergass] Shot to death after a heist.
  • King of New York (1990) [Frank White]: Shot in the stomach in a shoot-out with Victor Argo in a subway car; he dies shortly afterwards after leaving the subway and getting into a taxi. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Mistress (1992) [Warren Zell]: Seen in recorded film tape by Robert Wuhl as Walken expresses that he's losing it as he proceeds to jump to his death off a building while filming a movie.
  • Le Grand Pardon 2 (1992) [Pasco Meisner]: Shot in the chest by Roger Hanin.
  • Batman Returns (1992) [Max Shreck]: Electrocuted when Michelle Pfeiffer kisses him while holding a stun-gun between their mouths. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Nick of Time (1995) [Mr. Smith]: Shot in the chest by Johnny Depp. (Thanks to JDG)
  • The Prophecy (1995) [Gabriel]: Throat ripped out by Viggo Mortensen which he then consumes. His body is later seen when Viggo’s cohorts drag him away (he is later brought back to life in 1998's The Prophecy II).
  • The Funeral (1996) [Ray]: Shot to death by his brother (Chris Penn). (Thanks to Gary)
  • Last Man Standing (1996) [Hickey]: Shot to death by Bruce Willis in a duel. (Thanks to David)
  • New Rose Hotel (1998) [Fox]: Commits suicide by jumping from the upper floor of a shopping mall, rather than be captured. (Thanks to Eric)
  • Trance (The Eternal) (1998) [Uncle Bill Ferriter]: Throat slit by an zombie Alison Elliott, his body is later seen when Jared Harris and Jeffrey Goldschrafe discover him.
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999) [The Hessian Horseman]: Decapitated in a battle with Colonial soldiers in the woods; he appears as a headless ghost throughout the movie (though the ghost is usually played by stunt double Ray Park rather than Christopher), and his death is shown in a flashback when Johnny Depp learns about the legend.
  • The Affair of the Necklace (2001) [Count Cagliostro]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes in prison. His death is reported by the on-screen text at the end of the film. (Thanks to Nemanja)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) [Frank Abagnale Sr.]: Neck accidentally broken (off-screen) when he falls down a flight of stairs at a train station; we learn of his death afterwards when Tom Hanks informs Leonardo DiCaprio. (Thanks to Stephen and Tony)
  • Five Dollars a Day (2003) [Nat Parker]: Dies (off-screen) of his illness and his ashes are scattered from a pepsi cup he got for free by Alessandro Nivola and Amanda Peet.
  • The Rundown(2003) (Welcome to the Jungle) [Hatcher]: Shot in the stomach by one of the mine workers after he raises his gun while yelling at them; he dies shortly afterwards as he staggers away.
  • Around the Bend (2004) [Turner Lair]: Dies of a terminal illness as grandson (Jonah Bobo) and son (Josh Lucas) looks on.
  • The Stepford Wives (2004) [Mike Wellington]: His character is revealed to be a robot duplicate, and is destroyed by decapitation; the original human version was killed by Glenn Close some time before the story begins. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Balls of Fury (2007) [Feng]: Electrocuted when he falls off of a bridge while wearing an electrified vest, at the end of a struggle with Dan Fogler. (Played for comic effect.) (Thanks to ND and Neil)
  • Kill the Irishman (2011) [Shondor Birns]: Killed in an explosion by a car-bomb planted by Ray Stevenson's men. (Thanks to Arben)
  • Seven Psychopaths (2012) [Hans]: Shot in the chest by Zeljko Ivanek when Christopher reaches for his tape recorder, making Zeljko think Christopher is going for a gun. His body is shown again later on when Colin Farrell arrives at the scene. (Thanks to Matthew, Arben, Tim, Tommy, and ND)
  • 'The Jungle Book (2016) [King Louie]: Possibly killed (off-screen) when the temple fall on him.

TV Deaths[]

Video Game Deaths[]

  • Ripper (1996) [Detective Vince Magnotta]: Hit with an orb thrown by Scott Cohen in a virtual city if Christopher is revealed to be the killer. (He survives the game in the scenarios where he is not the killer.)
  • True Crime: New York City (2005) [Gabriel Whitting]: Shot in the chest by Esai Morales while Christopher and Avery Waddell are attempting to arrest Esai in the game's bad ending. (He survives in the game's good ending.)

Notable Connections[]

  • Brother of Glenn Walken and Ken Walken.
  • Mr. Georgianne Walken.