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    “Never Crossed My Mind”: ‘Dune: Part Two’ Star Christopher Walken Is Surprised At His 20-Year-Old Secret Connection With The Film

    ‘Dune: Part Two’ is making waves for being a blockbuster film that met all the expectations fans had from its prequel. As the film continues to conquer hearts through several aspects including its story, cinematography, direction as well as the mystery it left behind. 

    In a revelation that stunned fans and even the man himself, actor Christopher Walken who plays Emperor Shaddam IV’s character in the film, has recently unearthed a connection between his iconic dance moves and the revered ‘Dune’ franchise.

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    ‘Dune: Part Two’ Drew Inspiration From One Of Christopher Walken’s Old Songs

    Christopher Walken (Credit: Dune: Part Two)
    Christopher Walken (Credit: Dune: Part Two)

    Christopher Walken has had an illustrious career, but he has remained unaware of this covert tie-up to the movie ‘Dune’ until his recent GQ interview brought it to light. The veteran actor, now gracing the silver screen as Emperor Shaddam IV in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune: Part Two’, has unwittingly contributed to Dune lore back in 2001.

    Walken did not know that his performance in Fatboy Slim’s ‘Weapon of Choicemusic video was the inspiration behind Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece, including the sage advice: “Walk without rhythm, it won’t attract the worm.”

    When confronted with this revelation by the GQ interviewer, Walken’s was genuinely surprised. “You mean the lyrics of the Fatboy Slim song refer to… yeah, in the movie they kind of do that slide and dance — when they walk in the desert, they do that kind of ice skating thing,” he said to the interviewer. “It never crossed my mind, but you’re right.” he added.

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    Christopher Walken Was Completely Unaware Of His Song’s Cultural Resurgence

    Christopher Walken (Credit: Dune: Part Two)
    Christopher Walken (Credit: Dune: Part Two)

    Walken’s involvement in ‘Dune: Part Two’ also spurred the cultural resurgence of ‘Weapon of Choice’ online. “I didn’t realize that. I don’t have a lot of technology,” Walken confessed, revealing that he had no videos about its resurgence. “I don’t even have a cell phone, so there’s a lot of stuff I miss out on,” he added.

    While the connection to Dune may have eluded him, Walken recalled the intense preparation for the music video that took six weeks of rigorous choreography rehearsals.

    We shot it very quickly because they shot it in a hotel in downtown Los Angeles and they had to close the place off to some extent,” he recalled. “We had to shoot at night because there were fewer people around — I think we shot from midnight to six in the morning. But the preparation for it took a very long time,” he said.

    Now, as audiences flock to theaters to witness Walken playing Emperor Shaddam IV in ‘Dune: Part Two’, the revelation has added a personal touch to his contribution to the ‘Dune’ legacy.

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