Tonight, viewers are ready to enjoy the season 2 finale of Christopher Walken’s The Outlaws, which airs on BBC One from 9pm. Written by actor Stephen Merchant, the gang must ensure a series of extreme measures are taken as they attempt to pull off the biggest scam, all in full view of the public and the police. A huge hit with BBC viewers, The Outlaws originally aired last year, with Hollywood icon Walken leading a cast alongside Merchant and Rhianne Barreto.
Walken remains one of Hollywood’s most enduring stars, known for his versatility and work pace, having starred in hundreds of critically acclaimed films.
One of his most valuable acting awards is the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Deer Hunter.
It cemented his status among Tinsel Town’s elite, and he earned another nomination in the Catch Me If You Can category in 2002.
Though he’s played hundreds of roles during his varied career, Walken once compared himself to Donald Trump, the controversial former US President who is believed to have his eye on the 2024 election.
Speaking to the Financial Times in 2021, Walken noted that there are “creepy” similarities between the two.
He said: “We’re both from Queens, we’re about the same age, his mother is Scottish like mine, his father is German-American like mine.
“We both have hair fixations…”
In a 2016 interview before Trump won the notable election over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Walken discussed how he could have grown up with the politician given they grew up in the same city and were the same age.
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“When I look at the Republicans, I don’t know how they ever can — I’ve never seen a group like that.
“Now they’re yelling at each other about their wives? It’s crazy. It’s high school. ‘Little Marco and Lyin’ Ted?’ “You are a tyrant!” It’s not even high school.
“It’s like seven year olds.”
While many in Hollywood were critical of Trump, some rallied around him, including actor Jon Voight, who won the National Medal of Arts during the ex-president’s tenure.
The Oscar winner, who is also the father of actress Angelina Jolie, backed Trump for a second term in the 2020 election.
Describing Trump’s rival Joe Biden as “evil,” he noted that the sitting president “has to win” because “he’s real.”
In a video on Twitter, Voight continued, “He’s going to bring people’s confidence back.
“These leftists are not for the American people, this is the greatest cover-up of all time.”
He added: “Biden is a continuation of Obama’s policies that have weakened America and we cannot allow that to happen again. The left is fraudulent and has lied to the American people.
“They have mined their mighty powers for their own ego of power to rule the nation’s economy.
“Let us ask God to remove this terror and let us keep a candle on this land of the free and bring her back to the place where she once stood proud. It is God’s freedom; she is God’s love; it is freedom, dignity, and God will breathe his healing breath over this land.
“He will conquer deception and I assure you that Jesus and Moses will stand their ground and ask everyone to vote for the truth.”
The Outlaws airs on BBC One tonight from 9pm.