William Walker (May 8, 1824 – September 12, 1860) was an American filibuster and adventurer who attempted to conquer several Latin American countries in the mid-19th century. He appointed himself president of the Republic of Nicaragua in 1856 and ruled from that year to 1857. He was executed by the government of Honduras in 1860. These are production stills from the film titled "Walker" directed by Alex Cox ("Repo Man", "Syd & Nancy"). The film was shot in 1987 in Nicaragua in midst of the Iran-Contra hearings.