Monday, July 25, 2011

Fan-Boy Icon #50: Timothy Olyphant

I first came across Tim Olyphant when I watched Deadwood. He played Seth Bullock, the de facto law in town, whether he wore the badge or not. Despite there being more powerful elements in town, namely Al Swearingen, Bullock was not a man to be pushed around. Olyphant played him with a sort of menacing craziness that I think all crusader types have.

After Deadwood, Olyphant played ├╝ber-creepy-guy, Nick, in A Perfect Getaway with Milla Jovovich. He has also done a number of other films and tv show, such as Scream 2, Sex and the City (tv), Go, No Vacancy, Gone in Sixty Seconds (remake), Rock Star, The Girl Next Door, My Name is Earl (tv), Live Free or Die Hard, and Elektra Luxx. Also, I never realized he was "Agent 47" in Hitman.

While very often Olyphant gets cast as either cowboys, lawmen, or cowboy-lawmen, he always adds a lot to the part. He is typically not the same cowboy or lawman each time, which is a good thing.


Anonymous said...

You forgot the TV series Justified.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I have yet to see Justified. I need to check it out.

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