This scene comes from a movie that came out in 1991, and the YouTube clip is from 2010 with 200K views, so save the “this is old” comments, brosephs and brosephines, your point has been conceded. Nonetheless, it was news to me, and it is magnificent. Everyone working on a Christopher Walken impression should study this clip. After making an epic entrance in a steadicam shot (“Eh, I’m Walken here!”), his hair blow dried and erect like a million tiny priapisms, Walken moseys into the scene like a leather-coated John Wayne, grabs the bullhorn, and tells the bad guy in vivid detail about the blow job Walken got from the guy’s wife. Even on paper, the scene is breathtaking in its Walkenness, but it’s Walken’s acting that really gives it the Walken touch. All the Walken hallmarks are there:
- Complete disregard for any and all punctuation
- Excessive emphasis on certain words and phrases, seemingly chosen at random
- Looking around between words to add gravitas
- Licking his lips like he’s chewing invisible gum.
Now it’s… TIME. For you. To be… MESmerized.