Christopher Walken has beennamed ShoWest 2003's Supporting Actor of the Year. Walken will collecthis honour at the 29th ShoWest's annual gala awards banquet at Bally'sand Paris Hotel in Las Vegas on Mar 6

Walken began acting at theage of 10. After training as a dancer and winning several awards for his workin theatre, including an Obie Award for his role in The Seagull, he started making films.

In 1978 he won a BestSupporting Oscar for The Deer Hunter and went on to appear in more than 50 pictures, including AnnieHall, King Of New York, True Romanceand Pulp Fiction. He cancurrently be seen in Catch Me If You Can and will next appear in Barry Levinson's Envy with Ben Stiller and Jack Black, Martin Brest's Gigli with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, and the Universalaction picture Helldorado.