Christopher Walken Reveals He’s Never Owned a Cell Phone or Computer: ‘Never Got Involved In It’

by Joe Rutland
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Technology, like cell phones and computers, are must-have things in most people’s lives. Actor Christopher Walken, though, doesn’t need it.

Walken, who won an Oscar for his role in The Deer Hunter is not a fan of modern-day tech gadgets and gizmos. He’s one of those cats who just lives free from all of the traps that a cyber-based lifestyle can become.

In an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Walken responded to Colbert’s query regarding his lack of technology. The actor does not own a cell phone or computer at all.

“Yes, somebody had to come and set this up because I don’t have a cell phone or a computer,” Walken told the CBS late-night talk show host.

“I think I’m right at a certain age where it just passed me by,” he said. “And I never got involved in it because it would be strange to have any 10-year-old be much better at it than I am.”

Christopher Walken May Have Cell Phone On Movie Sets

Would there be any chance Walken has a cell phone on him?

The actor said if he were on a movie set, then he’d be given one, but it’d be more “like a tracking collar” than for him to use.

Walken is known for playing quirky characters. But there are a few noticeable Walken-ish traits that he attempts to toss into his movie roles.

For instance, see if you can find Walken doing a little dance move. Listen to his unique style of delivering lines. Notice his character and look for signs of a cool, calculated man either in movies or on stage.

Walken has also appeared in films like “Annie Hall,” “Biloxi Blues,” “Wayne’s World 2,” “Mousehunt,” “America’s Sweetheart,” and “Catch Me If You Can,” IMBD lists.

Colbert Caught Off-Guard During Dolly Parton Appearance

While Colbert is known for being a comedian (remember Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”?), he also delivers quality conversational interviews with the biggest stars. He is raw and emotional, showing celebrities are just like us.

Recently, Dolly Parton brought him to tears.

Back in October, country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton stopped by for a visit to “The Late Show.” Colbert asked Parton if it was true that her mother taught her songs in her youth.

“I remember all of them!” Parton replied. “Momma was a good singer too. And she would just sing a cappella all the time. So many of those songs were sad, and as I say, some of them were just plum pitiful.”

Parton remembered her mom singing “Bury Me Beneath the Willow.” She said it’s about a girl who was going to get married, but the groom left her at the altar. The famous singer abruptly begins to sing a portion of the song that her mother passed down to her.

As Parton sings the song originally written by Michael Daves and Chris Thile in 1926, Colbert is in awe. He looks off-screen and says to someone, “I have goosebumps.” Us too, Stephen, us too.

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