WALKEN TOPS AFI'S LIST OF "100 CREEPIEST
LOS ANGELES, CA --
The American Film Institute, known
for its "100 Greatest Movies" and
"100 Greatest Actors" lists, announced
its "100 Creepiest Actors" list last night. Narrowly beating out
Steve Buscemi for the top spot is Christopher Walken,
star of such classics as "Blast
From the Past," "Mouse Hunt," and "The Prophecy II." Rounding out
the top five are Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, and that guy from "Full Metal
Jacket" who killed himself after blowing away the drill sergeant.
Not everyone in Hollywood agreed with the AFI's rankings. "Buscemi
got robbed," said Ben Affleck, a noted expert on Hollywood weirdos since
working with Kevin Smith's friends. In an annoying, nasaly rasp, Affleck
stated, "He's way freakier than Walken. Just look at those huge,
bug eyes. Every time I saw him on the set of "Armageddon," I'd be
like, 'Christ! Just push 'em back in already!' He's a freak!"
Affleck later changed his mind when someone reminded him that the list
is of the creepiest, not most freakish, actors.
Most people who've worked with Christopher Walken agree with the AFI.
Tim Burton, who directed Walken in "Sleepy Hollow" and "Batman Returns,"
said, "Yeah, that guy even gives me the creeps, and I'm Tim Burton."
Walken himself could not be reached for comment, as he was busy unintentionally
making the wardrobe lady on the set of his new film uncomfortable.