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March 22nd, 2013 1:34pm EDT

Christopher WalkenChristopher Walken is glad he's never had children during his 50 year marriage to Georgianne Thon because he thinks it would have ended his acting career.

The Seven Psychopaths star - who has been married to casting director Georgianne Thon for almost 50 years - is content without having become a father as it would have affected his acting ambitions.

Asked if his career would have been possible with children, he told The Guardian newspaper: "Absolutely not. I'm sure many of the kids I knew as a child would have continued in show business, but they had kids of their own [and] had to do something dependable. I didn't, so I could get by even in periods of unemployment."

The 69-year-old actor is used to playing eccentric characters, but says his own "conservative" lifestyle is much more unremarkable.

He said: "My life is really quite conservative. I've been married nearly 50 years. I don't have hobbies or children. I don't much care to travel. I've never had a big social life. I just stay at home, except when I go to work. So in that sense, I'm a regular guy."

However, when it comes to his work, The Deer Hunter star admits he can be his own worst critic.

He added: "I have one of those satellite things on my television and there are maybe 40 channels of movies, so once a day I'll surf those. I just go from one movie to another, watching 10 minutes of this, 10 minutes of that, and often there's something I'm in.

"With every movie I make, there are some scenes where I'm good and some where I'm not. With me, it's always hit and miss."

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