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Light years before he starred in Wedding Crashers, Pulp Fiction, and The Deer Hunter, legendary actor Christopher Walken once worked in the circus as a lion tamer. Apparently, he was 16 at the time and would perform with a lioness named Sheba. “She'd come and bump your leg. Like a house cat,” Walken told Indiewire. Like a house cat? The man is a badass.

Not to mention, he was pretty dang attractive.

Much younger, but with the same piercing eyes.
Much younger, but with the same piercing eyes.