In a recent interview with New York Times Magazine, Christopher Walken, the 78-year-old Academy Award-winning actor known for stealing the show in countless films, was asked if he’d ever been a “heavy marijuana smoker?” Walken responded to the question with a cool, articulate, and well-considered response that only he could deliver.
“Sure,” He said
“Do you still smoke?” the interviewer inquired, hoping to get more juicy details from the beloved Hollywood celebrity.
And once again, Walken warmed our stoney hearts with a one-word response, a short but ever-so-sweet: “Sure.”
Although Walken hasn’t portrayed stoners in any of his films, he did inspire the Notorious BIG, one of hip-most hop’s smoked-out superstars.
Walken portrayed cocaine lord Frank White in the 1990 gangster film King of New York. Biggie also referred to himself as “the Black Frank White,” a direct homage to Walken’s role, in addition to literally anointing himself as “The King of New York.”
CJ Wallace, Biggie’s son, owns and controls the Think Big cannabis company, which debuted with a limited-edition Frank White Creative Blend pre-roll pack.