Category: Interview
Published on 04/09/2011 Under Interview Video

Timothy Olyphant told Ellen about his three kids — and shared a few of his surprising — and hilarious — opinions about them!


Thank you to Kim! (:

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Published on 04/04/2011 Under Audio Interview

Source | Thank you to Natalie!

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Published on 02/25/2011 Under Interview Justified

Watch With Kristin: Timothy Olyphant.

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Published on 02/18/2011 Under I Am Number Four Interview

Tim talks about his favorite food and working on I Am Number Four:


I Am Number Four | Timothy Olyphant | Movie Trailer | Review

Thanks Virginia! (:

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Published on 02/14/2011 Under I Am Number Four Interview

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Published on 02/11/2011 Under Interview

Monsters and Critics took part in a massive phoner interview with Timothy, here is the transcript:

Starry Constellation Magazine: Why do you think people keep tuning in to watch Justified?

Timothy Olyphant: Well, if they are like me, they think it’s really good. I’m proud of the show, you know? I think it’s good story telling, you know? It starts first and foremost with Elmore and I’m a big fan of his. And I think Graham and the rest of the writers have just really kind of sunk their teeth into it and just done a wonderful job. So, it’s good stuff, you know? It’s hard to find good stuff.

Pop Culture Passionistas: What actors from early, either westerns or cop shows that influenced your take on Raylan Givens?

Timothy Olyphant: No, I really didn’t look past the – you know, the books. After that, I tend to draw inspiration from whatever just kind of floats my boat for the moment. But, I really spend a lot of time with the source material and I read those books constantly, and spent time with Elmore. And then, it was conversations with Graham, you know? And it was some conversations with U.S. Marshals; things like that.

TV America. I kind of get the feeling of you really have the rhythm of people in the back woods and so forth, and these dialogue and so forth. First of all, remind again where you’re filming it, and then tell me have you gotten any chance to get around and just get more of a feeling to see if you just kind of associate with life down there?

Timothy Olyphant: I – to remind you where we’re filming it, we are currently filming it out towards – a great deal of it we film out in Santa Clarita, which in the summertime you just head straight towards the sun and just before you catch on fire there.

Our producers and locations managers are doing a hell of a job. They’ve got their work cut out for them. And then, I think at the end of the day it comes down to the riding and the funny voices, you know?

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Published on 02/10/2011 Under Interview Video

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (February 8, 2011)

And click here to watch Tim on ‘The View’ (February 8, 2011)!

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Published on 02/03/2011 Under Interview Justified Video

Source: eonline.com (more scoop on that later)

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Published on 02/02/2011 Under Interview Video

Timothy Olyphant shares Helena’s straw preferences, exchanges fighting words with Jay and talks about car accident.


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Published on 01/27/2011 Under Interview

Speakeasy caught up with Olyphant via telephone to discuss the release of “Justified” Season One on Blu-ray. In addition to describing his approach to playing Raylan Givens, he offered some insights into his ongoing creative process, and revealed a few secrets about what’s to come in his career.

After doing “Deadwood,” what trepidations if any did you have about doing a Western?

I feel like it’s just looser hat. There’s very little these two characters have in common. So when this came up, there’s always trepidation to television in general because you’re committing to so many unknowns, as opposed to a film script where you more or less have an understanding what the story is and where it goes and how it ends. So there’s that, but Elmore [Leonard]’s books and his writing in general, I’m such a fan; I always thought, God, if I could get my hands on an Elmore Leonard piece it would just be fun, it would just be a kick to do. And Graham [Yost] was a smart guy and he and I had a lot of conversations, and it just felt like I couldn’t find a reason not to do it.

In the first episode, Natalie’s character says you’re the angriest man she’s ever met. How much can a description by another character help you understand your own?

Well, I believe in the script, so all I take away from that plain and simple is that she thinks he’s the angriest guy in the world. It’s all that moment is, and the end of the day, it’s a great moment, and it was Graham’s idea and I think a wonderful contribution to the beginning of our story and certainly as audience members, it’s intriguing. It’s got a history, but to me all I know is what’s on the page, so we have a great deal of conversation and dialogue and back and forth from that point forward, Graham and I. But as far as that moment, it’s just that – his ex-wife thinks he’s the angriest guy she ever met. But the next moment could be like, she’s crazy. I mean, in episode two we could decide that lady is off her rocker and just move on.

But that’s the fun of the medium. And what I found really compelling and really fun to play with and just keep kind of digging around with is a guy who tells one person you don’t come in unless they invite you, but that same guy will kick down the door, go in there and tell someone he’s got 24 hours to get out of town or he’ll kill him. That to me is interesting. A guy when a gun is pointed at him will say, now, let’s just think this through here – if I pull out my gun I’m going to pull it to kill you. But when that same guy says something rude, he grabs him by the back of the head and puts his face into the steering wheel. That I find endlessly entertaining and fun – it’s just a great starting point.

Because of the time commitment of doing a television series, how difficult then is it to sort of juggle other opportunities? For example, there are rumors online the possibility of you doing this “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” movie.

Oh! I’m so glad you asked about the “Abraham Lincoln” role. I got the part, and now I’m just being fitted for the hat (laughs).

Really?

I’m trying to know if I should retract that, or if I should just let you go with it. No, I’m not going to do that movie. But you’ve got to love the internet – it’s got to make your job tough.

Yes it does, quite frankly. But are you interested in continuing to explore other opportunities, or is it better just to focus on the thing that you’re doing right now?

It’s two-fold. I mean, the fact is we’re on Episode eight of 13, and I really can’t find the time to fit anything else in. I find time to fit in my personal life and I still see my share of ESPN, but in terms of the big picture – in terms of the things I like to do and the things I look forward to doing – I love this job.

Source: blogs.wsj.com

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