Timothy Olyphant is tempted to Google himself to prove coolness to his kids

It’s always a very special day for me when we get new photos of Timothy Olyphant. Of course, these particular pictures don’t have the greatest lighting, for they were taken close to dusk amongst the shadows of midtown Manhattan yesterday while Timothy was outside the Ed Sullivan theater for an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Still, we have Olyphant, and there are very few things I enjoy more on this planet than just watching this man walk:

There’s an interview too, of course! So we get to watch and hear Olyphant speak in his typical animated fashion, which is very different than the “strong words, soft voice” method he uses to portray the Raylan Givens character on FX’s “Justified.” Oly usually talks a lot during interviews about his family and has a very deadpan sense of humor that doesn’t always translate as intended, such as that time he joked about dumping his wife if he’d won the Emmy. In his defense, that really was her idea, and their marriage has endured for over two decades, so I find it difficult to believe that he should be judged poorly for such an inside joke. About a year ago, Olyphant also had a very cute Ellen interview where he talked about his pets, especially two Shiloh Shepherds that he calls “Ah-ah!” and “NO.” Last night with Letterman, Olyphant dished on how his 12-year-old daughter (he’s got two other children, aged 8 and 10, with wife Alexis) doesn’t think he’s a very cool guy at all. Olyphant (and his fans) would beg to differ:

On his 10-year-old son: “The boy’s in the middle. It’s tough, you know. I keep telling him, I say, ‘Buddy, listen. In a couple of years, you’re going to love your older sister’s friends. And then a couple years after that, then you’re gonna love your younger sister’s friends. It means nothing to him right now.”

On his 12-year-old daughter: “Here’s the problem. When she was younger, we used to argue, and I was cool with that. Now when she gets mad at me, she just stares at me. And she doesn’t say it, she’s a good kid, but I know she’s thinking, ‘You’re an a–hole.’ And she just stares at me like that! And I don’t say it, but what I’m thinking is ‘I’m gonna Google myself just to show her that I’m cool. Look, I don’t know when I became ‘that guy.’ I’m the cool guy. I feel like I’m wanting to tell the 12-year-old, ‘No, no no. I’m not that guy.’ “

I just love this guy. He’s very grounded and has been puttering around Hollywood since the mid 1990s, so it’s nice to see him gain some much deserved mainstream success. Of course, that also destroys my fantasies of keeping him all to myself, but whatever. I can deal if it means seeing more Olyphant. Here are some closeups. He looks so good going gracefully grey at the temples, right?

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Alexis says:

    He’s VERY hot. I like that he’s not mega-famous. He’s one of my underrated favorites, for sure.

  2. Rachel() says:

    Timothy Olyphant is amazing! Love him.

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    He’s awesome as Raylan. I LOVE Justified.
    And Boyd Crowder, I think he’s hot….. Don’t judge me.

  4. mia girl says:

    The things I’d like to do to that man.
    The things I’d want that man to do to me.
    Oh my.

  5. Tiffany says:

    I just cannot believe that Alexis stopped at 3 kids with this man ;) .

  6. katielouisiana says:

    There is no need for Timothy Olyphant to Google himself when I am available to do that for him.

  7. NYC_girl says:

    Damn, his eyes. And, I loved the Dove commercial at the beginning of the clip – they have real-looking women in it with some meat on them.

  8. Chatcat says:

    He is hot and loves his family…now really that is hot!!!!!!!

  9. Jenna says:

    I love him. **le sigh** So good as Raylan too!

  10. mar says:

    Ever since the movie “Go”, I have crushed on him soooooo hard. He is so under rated, but maybe that is a good thing in Hollywood.

  11. Nu truth says:

    He was the only reason I sat through “I’m number four”.

  12. notpretentious says:

    It’s sinful…the way I want him…pray for me! Lol!

  13. bluhare says:

    Google all you want, Olyphant. It won’t work.

  14. Kaboom says:

    Olyphant and Goggins have that show and the market for cool sewn up pretty tight.

  15. Gene Parmesan says:

    Jusitified tonight y’all!!!
    Anyways oohh he’s so disheveled sexy. Like you can tell he doesnt put too much into appearance but he is still soo ‘effin hot!! lawd have mercy i have an exam in a few hours and im bout too google sexy pics of him..Oh Raylan Givens come into my room with just your hat on!!

  16. Dawn says:

    I am still mad at HBO for cancelling Deadwood. Once they cancelled Rome too, I cancelled them. I haven’t been able to get into Justified; I tried because I like everyone that’s in it.

    • lucy2 says:

      Out of curiosity, how much of it did you watch? I was into it right away, but it definitely got better as it went, and season 2 was even better than season 1. If you only saw the first few episodes, I’d suggest giving it another shot sometime.

  17. Kloops says:

    He’s crazy hot and his dry sense of humour makes him even hotter. Love Justified.

  18. Naye in VA says:

    Gonna go home and watch the Crazies again.

    He and the movie get major kudos for making his character one of the only ive seen in a horror movie that actually does the stuff that people SHOULD do. like run lol

  19. Cel says:

    Watched Hitman again at the weekend – bald and hot! Love him.

  20. the original bellaluna says:

    LOVE. HIM. So sweet, so sexy…and so funny.

    I used to tell my older kids (3-and-a-half years apart) that they’d better start getting along, because when they were older, he’d want to date HER friends (and she’d tell him what an a–hole he was) and she’d want to date HIS friends (and he’d tell them what a bitch she was).

    Guess who was right?

  21. Guest says:

    Unlike other actors, he is getting hotter as he gets older. Sort of sexy the way he talks about his family. I am going to miss Justified when it ends in few weeks.

  22. tooey says:

    *Swoon* And my dream threesome involves Boyd Crowder and Raylan Givens. Just sayin’ that for a day, they get along just fine! ;0

  23. Exiled2hp says:

    He sounds a bit drunk… ahahah.

  24. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Love him and Justified is by far one of the best shows on television right now. I’m so happy he is getting much deserved attention. I loved the Emmy joke. People need to get a sense of humor. I love a little dead pan humor.

  25. Stubbylove says:

    I adore this man more than words can say – thanks for the post! Totally agree, one of life’s simple pleasures is just to sit back and watch him walk on ‘Justified’. Long live the Olyphant! :)