Fatboy Slim released a remastered 4K version of Weapon of Choice from 2001, together with a clip showing how the dancer flew between floors. It turns out that competent editing solves every
Spike quickly picked up on the idea. He knew that, before becoming a professional actor, Walken travelled around American cities trying to earn money with a dance programme back in the 50s. The director promptly called Fatboy and explained the concept of the video in just three words: Dancing Christopher Walken. Fatboy agreed immediately: “I think it’s full of irony, and to see an actor that I really admire but who’s famous for playing psychopaths, to see him do that silly
Fatboy was supposed to appear in the video somewhere in the background with a vacuum cleaner in his hand. But that was the day the musician became a father, so instead he looked at Christopher Walken dancing alone in the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel from a hastily made portrait in a scene with mirrors. This is his fourth cameo of this kind (before, there was a cardboard catering employee in Right Here, Right Now, a photo on a dressing table in Gangster Trippin, and a terrifying major general in Bird of Prey.)
The musician, by the way, didn’t care: “Spike and Christopher made that video and when we got awards for it I actually said: They deserve an award. Because I let... you know it’s nothing to me. I did only the sountrack.”
On September 6, 2001, MTV VMA gave Weapon of Choice six awards out of nine nominations: best direction, choreography, editing, art direction, cinematography, and breakthrough video. In 2002, it also received a Grammy for Best Music Video.