Justified actor Timothy Olyphant has had a fantastic career so far and has had a number of roles where he manages to steal almost every scene he is in. So, what is the secret to the success of Timothy Olyphant? Well, Timothy puts it down to being in the business for so long and for getting the great material that he has received over the years.
Olyphant explained, “I’ve been really lucky. Especially the last two years. I’ve been working for a long time and I’ve just really been allowed to work with very little of the baggage and the pressures that can come with my job. I’ve just been able to, for quite some time now, you know, get to the set and be in a film and just get better. You do it for however many years I’ve been doing it, if you’re not good by now then I think that’s going to be about it.”
He added, “The last couple of years I feel like a combination of two things. One, I’ve really kind of realized how much I enjoy the job. And at this point in my life I kind of show up to work with a real interest and a real commitment, and I guess a level of confidence. I’m not looking for answers when I show up to the set. I’m just asking the questions, you know, asking questions over and over.”
Timothy continued, “And I think I’ve been given some great material. I mean, in the last couple years I did High Life that went to the Berlin Film Festival. I did Perfect Getaway, The Crazies, the TV work I’ve been able to do, stuff like with those guys in Damages. They’ve been great roles. They’ve just been really great roles and I’ve been able to have a meaningful dialogue and collaboration with the filmmakers on each one of those projects. And each time it’s led to work that I’m really pleased and proud of.” You can catch Timothy Olyphant reprising his role as Raylans Givens, when Justified returns for its third season in 2012.