Timothy on the Season-Two Finale of Justified and His Advice to Lakers Fans

As Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, Timothy Olyphant embodies a modern-day cowboy, right down to the Stetson. The trigger-happy lawman of the FX hit Justified is based on the protagonist from Elmore Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole,” but Olyphant has had a hand in Raylan’s development throughout the show’s second season. “I’m very involved in the show, in ways that I probably have no business being,” says the actor, who signed on as a producer after season one. “I enjoy it. Someone gave me a TV show, I figured I’d have as much fun as possible.” Vulture talked with Olyphant about what to expect from tonight’s finale, his guest stint onThe Office, and why Lakers fans need to stop whining.

It feels like this whole season has been building up to a legendary showdown. The episode title alone, “Bloody Harlan,” is a hint of what’s to come—
Somebody’s going to stub a toe.

Sure, that’s all.
Someone’s going to need a Band-Aid.

Got any highlights you want to share about the episode?
I’m not sure I do. My job description is not giving away endings, you know? What can I tell you? I’ve seen it, and there’s a lot of good stuff. We’re very proud of the season, and the finale has what the best episodes of the season have: some great writing, great storytelling, great performances. I’m not beating around the bush, I just don’t know how to talk about it without telling you things you don’t want to know.

Last season’s finale — with its epic shoot-out that found Raylan and Boyd on the same side — was a big one, so this week has a lot to live up to.
My way of thinking is, well, we did that, so let’s not do it again. Nobody wants that. Even though they think they do, they don’t. And at the same time, let’s just try to live out this story as dramatically and interestingly as possible. The characters this season were just so rich and so great, and the ones that don’t stick around will be missed.

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Nora Roberts’ new book and audio files.

In Nora Roberts’ new book, Chasing Fire, she mentions Timothy Olyphant three times. If you’re reading this book don’t see the picture below – it may contain spoilers!

Thank you Bobbi!

Also, I’ve added more audio files of daily sports reports from 2008, when Timothy was on Indie 103.1. Now you can listen to some files from July. Enjoy!

I Am Number Four Blu-ray Release Date and Details

Touchstone and Dreamworks’ young adult sci-fi actioner I Am Number Four starring Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant and Teresa Palmer has been green lit for a Blu-ray and DVD release date on May 24.

Buena Vista will release I Am Number Four in single-disc and three-disc configurations on Blu-ray. The three-disc combo pack will additionally include the DVD version and a digital copy. The SRP price difference is $44.99 versus $39.99.

I Am Number Four bonus features are relatively slim with a ‘Becoming Number 6’ featurette, bloopers, and Blu-ray exclusive 6 deleted scenes. There are no theatrical trailers or commentaries.

Click here to pre-order I Am Number Four on Blu-ray for a discounted price at


It’s official: ‘Justified’ renewed at FX

UPDATED: Looks like FX is officially sticking to Raylan Givens’ guns: As anticipated, the network has announced that it has renewed fan favorites Justified and Archer for their third seasons. The renewal makes plenty of sense for the cable network. After all, Justified — starring Timothy Olyphant — has enjoyed burgeoning ratings, which have ticked up 8 percent during season 2, while Archer was up 22 percent from last season.

“Justified was a critically acclaimed hit series in its first season, but the show has far surpassed our expectations this season,” President and General Manager of FX Networks John Landgraf said in a release. “Creatively, the show is on a roll. The performances of Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Margo Martindale and the entire cast are extraordinary. Graham Yost and his team of writers are delivering some of the richest stories anywhere on TV and are doing a brilliant job of being true to Elmore Leonard’s original character, Raylan Givens. We couldn’t be more proud of the work everyone has done.”


Justified’ close to renewal?

FX series Justified is reportedly close to being renewed for a third season.

The drama, which stars Timothy Olyphant as US Marshal Raylan Givens, is currently airing its second run.

Deadline claims that the cable network is pleased with the show’s performance and may finalise a renewal deal with Sony Pictures TV in time for the FX upfront party on Tuesday.

The second season of Justified has attracted an average of 4m viewers, an improvement on the show’s first run last year.

Series star Olyphant previously insisted that the show’s recent episodes are of a higher quality than the first season.

“Last year, we had an opportunity to try a bunch of different stuff,” he explained. “Then we had this lovely opportunity to look at it and say, ‘This stuff we liked, and this stuff we didn’t like so much’.”

Justified airs on Wednesdays at 10pm on FX.


Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2011

Timothy Olyphant attend Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2011’s kick off with Chrysler Celebrating ‘The Fighter’ held at the District on Sunset on February 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California.


Gallery Link:
Public Appearances > 2011 > Chrysler Celebrates “The Fighter” Benefiting Communities In Schools – Feb 21

Thanks Mari!

Vanity Fair Oscar party

Tim arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.


Gallery Link:
Public Appearances > 2011 > Vanity Fair Oscar Party – February 27


1 Unknown: $21.7 million
2 I Am Number Four: $19.5 million
3 Gnomeo and Juliet: $19.4 million
4 Just Go with It: $18.2 million
5 Big Momma’s House: $17 million
6 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never: $13.6 million
7 The King’s Speech: $6.5 million
8 The Roommate: $4.1 million
9 The Eagle: $3.5 million
10 No Strings Attached: $3.1 million


Timothy Olyphant for The Lone Ranger?

We all know that Johnny Depp will be playing Tonto when Gore Verbinski shoots his adaptation of The Lone Ranger for Disney, but what we have yet to find out is who will play the popular cowboy riding side by side with Depp’s Tonto. Names that have been linked to the role are George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Well now, The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Verbinski, fresh off of promoting Rango, mentioned Timothy Olyphant as a candidate to play his version of The Lone Ranger. Verbinski says Olyphant, who voices The Spirit of the West in the animated western, is “right” for the role of “The Lone Ranger” and it “sounds like a good idea”.

When pressed if he has made up his mind on getting Olyphant on board Verbinski said, “It’s an odd couple, the two of them together. Getting that tone right is going to be a blast.” Verbinski also mentioned that he envisions a different perspective of the story than the usual way most of us have seen The Lone Ranger and Tonto dynamic.

“The only version of Lone Ranger I’m interested in doing is ‘Don Quixote’ told from Sancho Panza’s point of view. And hence I was honest early on with Johnny that Tonto is the part. We’re not going to do it straight, everyone knows that story. I don’t want to tell that story. I want the version from the untrustworthy narrator who might be a little crazy – but somehow the question is, is he crazy or is the world crazy? That, I find fascinating. It’s just at the primordial stage. We’re working on the screenplay but if we can pull that off – find that story I want to tell – then it will be worth doing.”


Timothy Olyphant teases new ‘Justified’

Justified star Timothy Olyphant has revealed more details about the upcoming second season.
The actor told IGN that his character Raylan Givens will have a “complicated” relationship with old rival Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) in the new run.

“Boyd’s gone through a lot [and] we find him in a place where it seems like he just wants to be left alone,” explained Olyphant. “Perhaps [he wants to] walk the Earth or something.

“I think when you have a character like that, the key is to make it difficult to do that. If he just wants to sit there and drink beer by himself, let’s send a bunch of people in to talk to him and see how long he can sit there before he loses his s**t.”

Olyphant also praised the show’s new supporting cast, including Margo Martindale (Mags Bennett) and former Lost actor Jeremy Davies (Dickie Bennett).

“[Jeremy is] fantastic on the show,” he insisted. “The cast is fantastic this year. Not that they weren’t last year, but I feel like… we were able, this year, to get really good actors in almost every part no matter how big or how small.”

Justified returns to FX tomorrow night at 10/9c.