What Are They Up To? Timothy Olyphant of Deadwood
What Are They Up To? Timothy Olyphant of Deadwood
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As Seth Bullock, Timothy Olyphant established himself as one of the central elements of HBO's award-winning series Deadwood.  His character penetrated Deadwood with the intention to become a merchant, resulting to the establishment of a hardware franchise with his business partner and friend Sol Star.  However, his staunch ideas of right and wrong soon pulled him to law enforcement, eventually becoming Sheriff of Montana Territory.  Overall, he substantially gave life to the Western-drama as one of the few honest men in the camp and as a naturally good leader. In the coming months, the 39-year-old actor will be gracing the big screen with several drama and action-themed projects.

This coming October, the former Deadwood actor will be featured in the film Hitman as Agent 47. He'll be portraying a professional assassin for hire based on the video game series of the same name.  With a mix of action, crime and thriller, the plot sees Agent 47 trapped in a political conspiracy where he becomes the hunted instead of the hunter.  The cast also includes Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break).

Also coming out this year is the movie Bill, in which Timothy Olyphant stars alongside Jessica Alba and Aaron Eckhart.  Directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack, the plot revolves around a guy fed up with his job and his cheating wife as he reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

After the romantic-comedy, he'll be taking on a more serious role in the movie Stop Loss.  He'll be playing Lt. Col. Boot Miller, joining lead actor Ryan Phillippe in a war-drama about a soldier who refuses to return to battle despite government orders.

Before acquiring roles for his upcoming projects, Timothy Olyphant worked on a several movies following his stint on Deadwood.  He was cast in Catch and Release as Fritz and in Live Free or Die Hard as Thomas Gabriel.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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