Christopher Walken is known as the Master of Menace for his role as a tortured Vietnam veteran in "The Deer Hunter," an abusive father in "At Close Range," a man who can see the future in "The Dead Zone," the arch nemesis in "A View To A Kill," a crime lord in "The King of New York," a gangster in "True Romance" and the Headless Horseman in "Sleepy Hollow."
Martin Sheen with Christopher Walken in "The Dead Zone" (1983), based on Stephen King's novel.
Christopher Walken in 1999's "Sleepy Hallow."
Cast member Christopher Walken, left, arrives with actor John Voight for the premiere of the film "Catch Me If You Can" on Dec. 16, 2002, in Los Angeles.
Actor Christopher Walken is honored with a hand and foodprints ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Oct. 8, 2004, in Hollywood, Calif.
Jane Seymour, Christopher Walken and Isla Fisher in "Wedding Crashers" (2005).
Actors Christopher Walken, left, and Henry Winkler arrive at the premiere of "Click" on June 14, 2006, in Westwood, Calif.
Actor Christopher Walken poses during a photocall for the movie "Hairspray" during ShoWest on March 14, 2007, in Las Vegas.
Actor Christopher Walken and wife Georgianne Walken attend the opening night premiere of "SOS" at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2007, in New York.
Actor Christopher Walken attends the cocktail party during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild awards on Jan. 27, 2008, in Los Angeles.
Presenter Christopher Walken during the 81st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Actor Christopher Walken attends a special screening of Sony Picture Classics' "Tyson" in New York on April 20, 2009.
Actor Christopher Walken takes a bow on the opening night of "A Behanding In Spokane" on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 4, 2010, in New York.
Actor Christopher Walken and wife Georgianne Walken attend the 64th Annual Tony Awards on June 13, 2010, in New York.
Actor Christopher Walken attends the WhyHunger Chapin Awards at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on June 6, 2011, in New York.