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Walken’s name on Marquee

Thesp feted at CineVegas fest

LAS VEGAS — Christopher Walken received the Marquee Award for lifetime achievement Tuesday from the 2005 CineVegas Film Festival at the Palms Casino Resort.

Prior to the screening of his 1990 pic “King of New York,” Walken spoke of director Abel Ferrara‘s penchant for making movies without a set script.

“It’s dangerous to do things that way, but it worked out great,” Walken asserted. “Making movies with him is a lot of fun. I miss him.”

During a Q&A session moderated by Elvis Mitchell, Walken admitted that actors on set do not usually discuss motivation. “Actors always talk about the same thing — girls, restaurants and movies.”

Joining Walken for a freewheeling discussion were pals Dennis Hopper, Joe Pesci and Laurence Fishburne.

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