Christopher Walken Has Never Owned A Cellphone, Computer, Or Sent An Email And I Can't Imagine A Life That Pure

"If you need one, somebody else has it."

Christopher Walken was born in 1943, and, in one respect, he's still living life like that year. The actor. Has. Never. Owned. A. Cellphone.

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Or a computer! Or sent an email! What? Seriously.


When Christopher was on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about his new film, Wild Mountain Thyme, he revealed that he is absolutely not with the technological times.


After Stephen asked if it's true Christopher has "never owned a computer or a cellphone," the actor replied, "Yeah, somebody had to come and set this up because I don't have a cellphone or a computer."

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Stephen then asked for the rest of us: "Why? Are you philosophically or morally opposed?"


"No, no," Christopher replied, "I just got to it too late. I think I'm right at a certain age where it just passed me by."

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Walken is 77 years old.

"I never got involved in it because it would be strange to have any 10-year-old be much better at it than I am," he joked.

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"The other thing is cellphones, and that sort of thing," Christopher continued, "is a little bit like a watch. If you need one, somebody else has got it."

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So, pre-pandemic, did Christopher just go up to random people and ask to borrow their cellphones? What does he do when he's all alone and gets a flat tire? Is his brain full of random facts so he doesn't have to Google them? Does he just wait to see a doctor instead of WebMD-ing every question that comes up throughout the day? How does he procrastinate??

Stephen then politely replied, "Okay, sure," adding, "So you've never emailed? You've never texted? You've never been on Twitter?"



"No, I haven't," he said, adding, "Sometimes on a movie they'll give me a cellphone, but it's more so they can find me... Like a tracking collar. If I want to use it, someone has to dial it for me — that sort of thing."

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As wild as this all is, though, it sounds like a pretty chill existence.

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