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Rogues Gallery: Walton Goggins
Justified's Boyd Crowder on the bad guys he's been

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Walton Goggins is a character actor adept at juggling danger and humour in equal measure. It’s a useful skill for playing white-trash career criminal Boyd Crowder in Justified, a role he’s inhabited since the first episode and will be seeing through to the end. With a couple of years to go before that conclusion, however, Season 4 is just out on DVD in the UK, and to celebrate, we chatted to Walton about Boyd and some of his other roguish roles.

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Boyd Crowder - Justified (2010-)

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It’s not easy to walk in the shoes of Elmore Leonard on a weekly basis. Boyd has been transformed in every season, really. His power lies in ambiguity and never tipping your hand. Graham [Yost, the show's creator] is a really gifted writer in that way. Boyd’s a guy who believed in nothing in the pilot, just celebrating chaos and living with the ramifications of that. Then he found God, only to have his faith shattered. In Season 2 he’s man who’s wandering in the desert looking for meaning, and then he finds that through Ava. And in Season 4 he dares to believe in something again, only to find that’s not really how his world works.

We’re all still discovering the relationship between Raylan [Givens, Timothy Olyphant’s character] and Boyd. There’s a scene at the end of Season 4 where they politely and then not-so politely break down the truth about each other. I don’t think any of us could have guessed that conversation earlier on. Boyd’s a fascinating person to me. I still don’t know who he is, but I’m closer to knowing than I’ve ever been.

I’m excited about these last two seasons and where he’s ultimately going to wind up. Yeah, I don’t know for sure but I think we’re probably going to take a bow at the end of Season 6. I think everybody feels we need that much time to tell the story, but we may not need more time than that. I know it’s very important to everyone that we don’t stay past midnight. Shawn Ryan had similar conversations with himself about The Shield. We wanted to go out on a high. We didn’t want the music to dip.

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1 RE: VENUS VAN DAMME
Was having a marathon of the Bourne trilogy the other week, and I just noticed Goggins plays one of Conklin's analysts in Identity. Small role, but still it was pretty cool to see him in that h, and I can't be the only one who'd love to see a longer cut of Django with all those scenes he mentioned and more. Won't ever happen, but still. More

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