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Walton Sanders Goggins Jr. (born November 10, 1971 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American actor and filmmaker.

He is best known for his roles as Shane Vendrell on The Shield and Boyd Crowder on Justified. He has appeared in films such as Django Unchained, Machete Kills, Lincoln, Predators and The Hateful Eight. He also co-produced and starred in the 2001 short film The Accountant, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.


  • Acting in the Dark: invoked During most of Justified's first season, the audience was wondering if redneck racist Boyd Crowder had really Found the Lord and become a (fairly nutty) backwoods preacher, or was just scamming everyone. It turns out Walton Goggins, who played Boyd, didn't know either. In this case the writers/producers did this to force him to play it ambiguously.
  • Affably Evil: Goggins often plays villains, and is also very good at comedy, so his villainous characters are often very personable.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: To Warren Oates; Goggins said in an interview even director Quentin Tarantino called him his own "Warren Oates" on set of The Hateful Eight. To a lesser extent, he also bares some resemblance to John Getz from Blood Simple, not to mention Hume Cronyn and Kurtwood Smith.
  • Eternally Pearly-White Teeth: Goggins' large, straight, white teeth are very prominent, which is very noticeable when he plays period pieces.

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