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Sep 13, 2011
Walton Talks ‘Justified’ & Married Life in Hollywood

Written by Carol

Walton Goggins is adjusting to walking down red carpets and aisles. The actor and Oscar-winning producer (Best Short Film, The Accountant) recently received a Prime Time Emmy nomination for his turn as Boyd Crowder, a deep-fried and outspoken white supremacist on FX’s Justified and has recently joined the cast for the sequel G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation as Warden Nigel James.

Goggins also costarred in the summer popcorn flick Cowboys & Aliens. Soon to turn 40, the Lithia Springs, Georgia native just last month exchanged wedding vows with his longtime girlfriend filmmaker Nadia Conners (The 11th Hour) with their seven-month-old son Augustus serving as best man.

Many critics and fans of The Shield, on which Goggins portrayed the smarmy Shane Vendrell, point out that the recent nod is long overdue as Hollywood suits take notice. Steven Spielberg cast him as Ohio Congressman (D) Wells A. Hutchins in the undoubtedly epic Lincoln with a 2012 production date. Goggins told UTR that he’s pleased to finally play someone who is articulate and wears a suit, that his career almost didn’t happen and that he doesn’t foresee a full night’s sleep on the horizon. And he’s grateful for every single emotion and speed bump life brings his way.

Q: Are you tired of playing rednecks and a lot of corruptible fellows?

A: I quite like playing people that appear to be one way at first glance and surprise you by infiltrating your sensitive side and you wind up kind of feeling for them in a way that you never anticipated. It’s an interesting dynamic with an interesting trajectory to be a part of. By playing Boyd Crowder and really exploring how smart he is, those things have started to open up to me and I’m grateful for that.

Q: Did David Legrant (the late acting coach) almost derail your career?

A: Ha! At 19, this Georgia boy moved to Los Angeles with only $300 in his pocket, but with an immeasurable amount of tenacity and good luck. Legrant pulled me aside and said, ‘Walton, you’d better become good because you’re not good-looking and for someone like you to make a living in this business, the only thing you’re going to have a fall back on is your talent.’ So, what he asked of me was to be the hardest worker in our class, and he was right.

Sep 1, 2011
Maxim: A Drink With Justified’s Walton Goggins

Written by Carol

The “Justified” star talks about Elmore Leonard, U.S. Marshalls and how his character avoided an early demise.

Aug 29, 2011
Walton to Present at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards

Written by Carol

Paul Reubens, Chris Colfer and Rebecca Romijn are among the latest presenters named for the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the Television Academy announced on Monday.

Typically, the show pairs actors with a writer or showrunner. Colfer will appear with “Glee” writer Brad Falchuk and Romijn with Paul Scheer from “NTSF:SD:SUV.”

Other new pairings include Walton Goggins and Graham Yost (“Justified”), Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder (“Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special”) and H. Jon Benjamin and Adam Reed (“Archer”).

Reubens, the writer and star of “The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway,” was not paired with anyone in the announcement.

The Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Previously announced presenters include Jon Cryer and Chuck Lorre (“Two and a Half Men”), Alison Brie and Dan Harmon (“Community”), and Jeff Probst and Mark Burnett (“Survivor”).


Aug 15, 2011
Walton Joins The Cast of ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation’

Written by Carol

Exclusive: Paramount’s “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation” has just enlisted Walton Goggins, adding the Emmy-nominated “Justified” star to its rebooted cast.

Goggins will play Warden Nigel James in the action sequel, directed by Jon Chu (“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”).

Though much of the key cast is gone from the first installment, Channing Tatum returns, joined by newcomers Dwayneexcited. Johnson and Adrianne Palicki. Bruce Willis is also in talks for a role.

Script was written by “Zombieland” co-authors Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Production begins later this month in New Orleans, with Paramount eyeing a June 29, 2012, start date.

Goggins, recently cast in Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln biopic as progressive Democrat Wells Hutchins, is nominated for a supporting actor Emmy for his role as Boyd Crowder on FX’s “Justified.” He also appeared in “Cowboys & Aliens” and stars in the September release “Straw Dogs.”


Editor Thoughts: Personally, I was not looking forward to this movie considering I thought the first one was disappointing, but now with it possibly being so much different from the first I find myself more interested. It doesn’t hurt to have Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and now the possibility of Bruce Willis too? And then to add Walton to the cast, well, needless to say I’m definitely excited.

Jul 29, 2011
Early Reviews from ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Written by Carol

I’ve collected some blurbs of where Walton was mentioned in a few ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ reviews from early screenings. The movie, however, is out today in Canada, United States and India.

Be sure to check out the listing of release dates worldwide here: @IMDB

The Detroit News: “Walton Goggins steals every scene as a nervous outlaw”

Metro Weekly: “Walton Goggins and the other character actors who surround Ford and Craig shine. ”

Gapers Block: “Cowboys & Aliens gets bonus coolness points for having Walton Goggins in its midst as an old acquaintance of Jake, from a time when his memory was a bit sharper.”

Jul 24, 2011
Red carpet report: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ premiere

Written by Carol

You see Walton very briefly at the 1:00 mark right after Harrison Ford. :)

Walton Goggins also had a chance to revisit the genre on a break from his day job on the faux-Western FX series Justified. “I’m just happy that I have a face that can look like a cowboy if I need to,” he said.


Jul 19, 2011
Walton Chats with The Matthew Aaron Show

Written by Carol

Check out the interview Walton did just earlier tonight with The Matthew Aaron Show below.



Jul 14, 2011
NYTimes: No Best Drama Nod but No Complaints

Written by Carol

“Justified,” the Kentucky crime drama on FX, is appearing on various Emmy snub lists, but don’t expect to hear any complaining from Walton Goggins, the excitable actor who plays a cagey ex-con on the series.

“We’re over the moon, man!” he said, more profanely than can be presented here, in an enthusiastic telephone interview on Thursday.

Mr. Goggins’s euphoria was fueled by his first Emmy nomination, for best supporting actor in a drama, as well as by nods for co-stars like Timothy Olyphant, who was nominated in the lead acting category. “When they announced Tim’s name on the telecast, I started screaming so loudly I woke up my son,” Mr. Goggins said.

Margo Martindale, who played a charismatic criminal matriarch in the second season, received a supporting actress nod. Jeremy Davies was nominated as a guest star.