Exclusive Stand Up Guys Clip Explains How Christopher Walken Chooses Roles

By Jessica Rawden 2013-05-17 11:46:40discussion comments
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Choosing a movie can be a difficult task, and the above interview segment with veteran actor Christoper Walken explains the process he uses to pick characters and projects. In particular in the interview, Walken discusses his character in the film Stand Up Guys, a movie which stars Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin as three former friends and criminal partners who reunite for one last bout of adventure. The story is a twisted one, and if you weren’t able to catch it in theaters, you’ll be able to see it when Stand Up Guys hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 21.

It doesn’t surprise me that Walken would read through a script several times before deciding whether or not the role is right for him. Walken, overall, seems like a pretty cautious and calm individual, which strikes me as the opposite of a lot of the action-oriented characters he has played in films. However, he says he likes to find little things in common between his real-life demeanor and the roles he plays in films. It’s the little things that make a character believable and it’s a great way to determine whether or not a role is right for a person.

The short interview segment teases a Blu-ray and DVDrelease that offers a surprising number of bonus features, regardless of whether you purchase a Blu-ray or DVD copy of the film. Lionsgate Home Entertainment has put together a pretty nice set offering featurettes like “The Lowdown On Making Stand Up Guys” and “American Muscle: The Stand Up Stunt Driving Scenes.” Additionally, deleted scenes, audio commentary, and a segment on Bon Jovi’s music will be present. The latter may seem a little oddball, until you consider Bon Jovi’s original track for the film, “Not Running Anymore,” was actually nominated for a Golden Globe.

You can pre-order Stand Up Guys over at Amazon.
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