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How Much Do You Relish Seeing Christopher Walken Portray This Legendary Villain?

"...one of the most unique actors in our business."

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2012 file photo shows actor Christopher Walken at the premiere of "Seven Psychopaths" in Los Angeles. NBC says Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the network’s live version of “Peter Pan.” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told a TV critics’ meeting Sunday, July 13, 2014, that the Oscar-winning actor will bring his own spin to the role. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File\n

Arguably a filmmaker's smartest move when casting an unforgettable bad guy is dialing Christopher Walken's number before anybody else's.

The veteran actor sports a lengthy resume filled with wide-ranging roles, often peppered with his legendary vocal delivery and quirky mannerisms; but when it comes to playing scary, menacing figures, Walken has few equals.

He appeared onscreen for just a few minutes in the early '90s flick "True Romance," but Walken's chilling lines are the ones everybody remembers:

But he's never been the type to take himself too seriously, either:

So NBC scored big when it got Walken to sign on for its upcoming live performance of "Peter Pan," The Hollywood Reporter noted.

And his role?

Captain Hook. A tap-dancing Captain Hook, as it happens.

What new flavor Walken brings to the classic character is anybody's guess, but given he's "one of the most unique actors in our business," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said, the action should be memorable.

One last thing…
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