He has a unique skull structure, lots of wrinkles around his eyes, a creepy smile and an iconic hair style. I hate him when i saw him as Max Shreck in Batman Returns, really. I don’t know why, I just didn’t like him when i was a little kid. But now, he is one of my favourite actor. A very good actor, he is.
He was created to be a great antagonist. But somehow, he become a protagonist too. And when he has to did that, he did well. And he played his best role (at least for me) in Around the Bend, as Turner Lair, a dying old man who seeks for a redemption from his dad, son and grandson. Great movie with great actors. And Mr. Walken is on that line.