Everyone remembers Christopher Walken’s Pulp Fiction speech, the ending of The Deer Hunter, or Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” video. That’s why the song is stuck in your head. It’s almost as if he’s playing himself.
Most Christopher Walken impersonations concentrate on his cadence rather than his voice. It’s nice that he’s been able to get away with it in most of his work because it’s how he speaks.
In 2012, he explained to CBS News Tracy Smith why he spoke that way. He was born in Queens, where most of his neighbors and customers at his parents’ bakery were immigrants. He first recognized their English-speaking voices.