Timothy Olyphant - Rotten Tomatoes

Timothy Olyphant

Highest Rated:   92% Go (1999)
Lowest Rated:   6% Mother's Day (2016)
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Birthplace:   Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Bearing the kind of sharp-eyed, vaguely sinister good looks that often get actors cast as charismatic drug dealers or murder suspects, Timothy Olyphant first impressed film audiences playing none other than the resident charismatic drug dealer of Doug Liman's Go (1999). Born in Hawaii on May 20, 1968, Olyphant grew up in California. After attending the University of California, where he swam competitively, the actor made his professional debut in the Playwrights Horizons' production of The Monogamist, for which he won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. Olyphant's first film appearance came courtesy of a miniscule role in The First Wives Club (1996); somewhat more substantial work followed in 1997's Scream 2, in which the actor was cast as one of Neve Campbell's friends. After a turn in When Trumpets Fade (1998), a critically acclaimed made-for-TV WWII drama, and a memorable guest-shot on an episode of Sex and the City, Olyphant gave a scene-stealing performance in Go, managing to stand out in an ensemble cast that included Sarah Polley, Katie Holmes, Taye Diggs, and Scott Wolf. His work caught the notice of more than one industry observer, and by the following year, the actor had a number of projects in the works. Included among them were The Broken Hearts Club, a comedy that cast Olyphant as a gay photographer; Gone in Sixty Seconds, which featured him as a detective on the trail of a car thief (Nicolas Cage); and Auggie Rose, a drama about assumed identity in which Olyphant played the ex-cellmate of a dead con man. In 2001, Olyphant would turn up in the tale of an aspiring singer who gets to live a dream, Rock Star.Once touted as "the next big thing," Olyphant's stock seemed to drop after attaching himself to a string of duds, most notably the aforementioned Rock Star, Dreamcatcher, and A Man Apart, the latter two both released in 2003. Fortunately, the following year saw things looking up for the actor, with a starring role on the critically acclaimed series from HBO, the Western Deadwood. Over the next several years, Olyphant would appear in films like Live Free or Die Hard and I Am Number Four, in addition to a role on the night time drama Damages, as well as the massively popular series Justified.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
62% Snowden
  • CIA Agent
$21.6M 2016
6% Mother's Day
  • Henry
$29.2M 2016
41% This Is Where I Leave You
  • Horry Callen
$26.8M 2014
37% Dealing With Idiots
  • Max's Dad
$15.8k 2013
27% Elektra Luxx
  • Dellwood Butterworth
$7.8k 2011
87% Rango
  • Spirit of the West
$123.2M 2011
33% I Am Number Four
  • Henri
$55.1M 2011
71% The Crazies
  • David Dutten
$38.3M 2010
80% High Life
  • Dick
2009
61% A Perfect Getaway
  • Nick
$15.6M 2009
21% Meet Bill
  • Chip Johnson
2008
64% Stop-Loss
  • Lt. Col. Boot Miller
$10.8M 2008
15% Hitman
  • Agent 47
$39.7M 2007
82% Live Free or Die Hard
  • Thomas Gabriel
$134.6M 2007
21% Catch and Release
  • Fritz
$15.3M 2007
48% Coastlines
  • Sonny
2006
55% The Girl Next Door
  • Kelly
$14.6M 2004
11% A Man Apart
  • Jack Slayton
$26.2M 2003
30% Dreamcatcher
  • Pete
$33.8M 2003
No Score Yet Shadow Realm
  • Eli West
2002
52% Rock Star
  • Rob
$16.6M 2001
54% Auggie Rose
  • Roy Mason
2001
10% Head over Heels
  • Michael
$9.9M 2001
49% The Safety of Objects
  • Randy
$86.8k 2001
63% The Broken Hearts Club
  • Dennis
2000
24% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds)
  • Det. Drycoff
$101M 2000
No Score Yet No Vacancy
  • Luke
1999
92% Go
  • Todd Gaines
1999
No Score Yet When Trumpets Fade
  • Lukas
1998
No Score Yet Ellen Foster
  • Actor
1997
81% Scream 2
  • Mickey
1997
39% A Life Less Ordinary
  • Actor
1997
39% The First Wives Club
  • Brett Artounian
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Santa Clarita Diet
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • Joel Hammond Joel
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Himself/Rake Grinder Rake Grinder Rake
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Producer
  • Raylan Givens
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
96% Archer
2009
  • Voice
  • Actor
  • 2013
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Graham
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Sushi Chef
  • 2012
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Wes Krulik
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
100% Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Seth Bullock
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Danny
  • 2010

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