Only two words were improvised in the famous ‘Sicilian’ scene between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper; ‘eggplant’ and ‘cantaloupe’.

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The character of Blue Lou Boyle was originally a speaking part (with Robert De Niro as the definite favorite), but many cuts were made to Quentin Tarantino’s script, including a scene featuring him. Instead, he’s briefly mentioned as Vincent Coccotti’s (Christopher Walken) associate.

Following the eggplant scene, Dennis Hopper was concerned about being shot by Christopher Walken with the prop gun so close against his head for fear of being burned by the barrel. Director Tony Scott assured him the gun was 100 percent safe, and even tested it by having the prop man fire it against his (Scott’s) own forehead. But upon firing the prop gun, the barrel extended about a third of an inch and Scott ended up on the floor with blood pouring from the wound.

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Christopher Walken has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Nikanor Nick Chebotarevich in The Deer Hunter.

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