Christopher Walken : The Next Santa Claus?

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Christopher Walken is appealing for movie directors to cast him as Father Christmas, because he's convinced his "nice, loving" persona makes him perfect for the festive role. The Hairspray star is famous for portraying tough... 000_008_091_walkenclaus

Christopher Walken is appealing for movie directors to cast him as Father Christmas, because he's convinced his "nice, loving" persona makes him perfect for the festive role.

The Hairspray star is famous for portraying tough characters and thugs in films like King of New York, The Funeral, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, and new mob movie Kill The Irishman – and many movie stars have confessed to being terrified of him.

But the 68-year-old wants to don Santa's big red suit for an out-of-character festive film.

He tells New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, "I'm always playing some tough character. I don't know why. I'm a really nice, loving guy.

"They should cast me in a sweet part. I think I should be Santa Claus instead of these bad types. I'd love to play Santa Claus, but nobody asks me to do that."

Walken has challenged the stereotype fixed to him on a number of occasions, playing John Travolta's devoted husband in Hairspray and showing off his dancing skills in Fatboy Slim's "Weapons of Choice" video.

What is your favorite Christopher Walken movie?

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