The year 2010 marked the first year Christopher Walken didn’t appear in a movie since 1974. 36 years is a pretty impressive streak! He has appeared in approximately 100 films. But as a teenager, Walken actually worked as a lion tamer in the local circus when he was 16. He was the lion tamer’s apprentice and said that the lion tamer would do the big act with a dozen big cats. He would send them all out except for one old lion and then Walken would come in with his whip. Walken admitted in an interview: “She was really more like a dog. She was very sweet.”
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