The Deer Hunter is a 1978 epic war drama film directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers whose lives are changed forever after they fought in the Vietnam War.

When Christopher WaLKEN did the Russian roulette scene in The Deer Hunter (1978) by Michael Cimino, he was remembering being sent to summer camp by his parents, which he hated. He felt betrayed, ostracized, alone - which he felt the character was experiencing at that point in the film.

Christopher Walken

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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