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On this Day in Movie History, March 31, 1943: Christopher Walken born

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It was on this day, March 31, 1943, American actor, screenwriter, and director Ronald (professionally known as Christopher Walken) Walken was born. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, He has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1978.

Of the films in which he has appeared, include The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can, and Seven Psychopaths. His films have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States.

He has also played the lead in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus.

A popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted seven times as of April 2008, hiis most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson (no relation to the singer with the same name) in the "More Cowbell" sketch and his multiple appearances as The Continental.

Walken also wrote and acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled Him, in 1995, and debuted as a film director and script writer with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001.

Other Birthdays
1934-Shirley Jones (Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. The Music Man (1962), Carousel (1956The Partridge Family (1970)Grandma's Boy (2006)))

1934- Richard Chamberlain ( Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kildare (1961)The Three Musketeers (1973)The Last Wave (1977)I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007))

1948--Rhea Perlman (Born in Brooklyn, New York. Actress and producer, known for Cheers (1982), Matilda (1996) and The Sessions (2012))

1964 - Deborah Kara Unger (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Prisoners of the Sun (1990), Whispers in the Dark (1992), Till There Was You (1991), and Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994))

1971 - Ewan McGregor (Actor Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Trainspotting (1996), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Big Fish (2003), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005))

1978--Daniel Mays (actor, known for The Adventures of Tintin (2011), The Bank Job (2008) and Atonement (2007)

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