I seem to recognize your face - Christopher Walken

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces pointing out odd action figures of unlikely actors. People known more as character actors than action stars, and thus unlikely candidates for plastic representation.

Our honoree this time is Christopher Walken, who you know as-- oh, come on, you know Christopher Walken.

In the 1950s, "Ronnie Walken" and his brothers Kenneth and Glenn were all child actors - in fact, he and Glenn originated the role of Michael Bauer on the soap opera Guiding Light in 1954. During his teenage years, he worked as a lion tamer. He played Annie Hall's crazy brother in 1977, and was considered for the role of Han Solo. In 1978, he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Deer Hunter. He's known for playing characters who are off-kilter or weird, and he has a fever that can only be cured by more cowbell.

It was his small role in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow that earned him an action figure, though. McFarlane Toys made a small four-figure line, and the carded version of the Headless Horseman included a Walken head.

He's been a villain for both Bond and Batman, but it's Burton who got him turned into plastic.

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