He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime. Every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. So were Quentin Tarantino, Saul Bellow and Stephen King and millions of ordinary readers.
The backwoods of Kentucky are about to become a war zone as “Justified” heads into the final three episodes of a superlative third season on FX.
Timothy Olyphant doesn’t just star in “Justified.” He also gives famed author Elmore Leonard — who introduced Olyphant’s character Raylan Givens and company in his works — ideas for books.
By Lauri Neff, Associated Press NEW YORK – In the FX series “Justified,” U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens’ trademark is a 10-gallon cowboy hat. Star Timothy Olyphant says author Elmore Leonard, whose novels inspired the character, is not a fan. Olyphant says, “He keeps telling me to lose it.” The actor says the TV hat is […]
The critics loved ‘Justified,’ FX’s moody Western starring Timothy Olyphant. A “new instant classic,” gushed TV Guide. “One of the best new shows of the year,” said Entertainment Weekly. It’s ‘also, as you’d expect from Elmore Leonard (and writer Graham Yost, formerly of ‘Boomtown‘), a funny show, with taut dialogue and a distinct sense of […]
FX has carved out a niche as the cable network for shows about immoral protagonists. Building on the cable drama convention of the lawless anti-hero with a few redeeming qualities that began with HBO’s ‘The Sopranos,’ the network gave us shows about womanizing plastic surgeons (‘Nip/Tuck’), a cop who breaks the law (‘The Shield‘), an […]
In FX’s new drama ‘Justified‘ (March 16, 10 p.m.), Timothy Olyphant takes center stage as Raylan Givens, a quick-drawing U.S. Marshal with a fondness for Stetson hats and a weakness for beautiful women. After successful roles in critically praised ensemble dramas ‘Deadwood,’ and ‘Damages,’ the 41-year-old Olyphant has been handed the big guns this time […]