A PERFECT GETAWAY
With an expansive list of diverse film and television
OLYPHANT (Nick) is
known for his poignant roles
in both dramas and comedies.
He stars in Gary Yates' independent
feature High Life,
which premiered at the 2009
Berlin International Film
Festival. The comedy centers
around four hapless junkies
who plan to rob a bank. The film is scheduled to be
released this year.
In 2007, Olyphant starred in 20th Century Fox's
Hitman and Live Free or Die Hard. Hitman, based on
the popular video game and directed by Xavier Gens,
centers around Agent 47 (Olyphant), who realizes he's
being pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military
as he treks across Eastern Europe. In Live Free or
Die Hard, directed by Len Wiseman, Olyphant played
Thomas Gabriel, an Internet-based terrorist whom
John McClaine (Bruce Willis) is trying to stop from
systematically shutting down the United States.
Olyphant co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and
Emile Hirsch in 20th Century Fox's The Girl Next
Door. Olyphant brilliantly portrayed Kelly, the porn
producer and ex-boyfriend of Danielle (Cuthbert),
who tries to convince her to come back to the business.
He also starred in Doug Liman's Go, playing the
role of Todd, a drug dealer being double-crossed by
Ronna (Sarah Polley) and Claire (Katie Holmes).
Olyphant's other film credits include
GreeneStreet Films' independent feature Meet Bill, in
which he co-starred opposite Aaron Eckhart and
Jessica Alba; the romantic comedy Catch and
Release, in which he starred opposite Jennifer
Garner; and the film adaptation of Stephen King's
best-selling novel "Dreamcatcher.ā€¯ He also appeared
in Warner Bros.' Rock Star, Disney's Gone in Sixty
Seconds, New Line Cinema's A Man Apart,
Dimension Films' Scream 2 and 20th Century Fox's A
Life Less Ordinary.
On television, Olyphant has enjoyed guest
appearances on popular shows such as NBC's My
Name Is Earl, HBO's Sex and the City and ABC's
Samantha Who? Olyphant garnered critical notice
for his powerful portrayal of the tough, honorable,
natural-born leader Seth Bullock in HBO's groundbreaking
series Deadwood. The third season of the
show was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
in a Drama Series.
Most recently, Olyphant completed an arc on the
past season of FX's Emmy Award-winning show
Damages, playing a mysterious love interest to Ellen
(Rose Byrne). Currently, he is filming Breck Eisner's
remake of the horror classic The Crazies, which
revolves around a small town beset by death and
insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological
weapon into the water supply. Olyphant stars as
the town sheriff. Overture Films is set to release the
film in September 2009.
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