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On race, re-mixed history, Tarantino, The Drive-By Truckers and what he always steals ...

By James Rocchi Dec 24, 2012 9:00PM

With his features easily turned to emphasize the haggard air and haunted eyes -- eyes, as the poet said, like the devil's sick of sin -- Walton Goggins has made a sideline in sputtering killers and swaggering crimelords. But he's also a deft comedic actor, and even his most brutal characters have their human moments -- indeed, some would argue that Goggins' work as Shane Vendrell on "The Shield" is an acting achievement on par with Oscar-level work at a time when the bar for acting on TV was raised by heavy-hitters like James Gandolfini. And while he's along for the ride in Tarantino's maniacal and majestic  "Django Unchained," he's also, ironically, in Spielberg's "Lincoln" as well, a single actor bridging two films that, in an insane way, would make a hell of a double-bill. We spoke with Goggins by phone while he was in New York about "Django Unchained," the morality of cinema, and the American rock-and-roll of The Drive-By Truckers.

 

MSN Movies: You got to work with Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg, never mind the weird, historical and sort of like cultural similarities and differences between the two films. But in a given year when you get to work with those two directors. you've got to be feeling pretty good about how your career's going.

 

Walton Goggins: C'mon man, like talk about walking amongst giants? You know? It's an extraordinary coincidence of events, man. I'm still kind of reeling from these two experiences kind of back to back. peppered with my show in the middle.

 

And that's the other thing, with "Justified" going great and all of that. But I mean more importantly, all kidding aside; those have to be very different sets. Can you talk a little bit about the differences when you're working with on something like "Lincoln" and on something like "Django"?

 

Well you know, one movie deals with legislation and it's effort to change the hearts and minds and laws in this country, and most of it is spent with Lincoln or in the House of Representatives and it's quieter and it's raucous when it needs to be. The other deals with change through revolution, and it is loud and violent and funny and all of the things that happened during revolution. And so yeah, they were very different. Both Quentin and Steven are so passionate about what they do and how they do it, and they're so confident in their ability and comfortable with what they do that they allow themselves a lot of freedom to improvise and find shots in moments and find moments within the shot that are even more specific, are more pointed to what it is that they're saying. Steven is in some ways a little more reserved in the way that it kind of comes out, and Quentin is a little more passionate in the sense that it's a little bigger than life. And you just, it's everything that you want., like the combination of both of those people. It's everything that you want when you set out to tell a story. You want to approach it from both ways, and I really, these experiences back to back will serve me in ways that I'm still trying to understand going forward.

 

I mean, moving on with "Django Unchained," one of the big pleasures of that film is this sort of comprehensiveness of the ensemble and that you'd throw a rock, you're going to hit somebody interesting who knows how to hold the screen, who knows the part they're doing, but still finding time to do all of that. When you read the script, did you know…

 

I think then the same thing applies to "Lincoln."

 

Right, right.

 

Go ahead. But we're talking about "Django."

 

Right.

 

Yeah.

 

But when you read the script and you saw the kind of stuff that Billy was doing, the very specific antagonism and a very specific resolution, were you thinking, "Yeah, I can do that. There's stuff, there's room there for me to make an impression in my antagonism with Jamie Foxx's character"?

 

BING: Walton Goggins l The Drive-By Truckers


Yeah, absolutely. The Billy Crash that I started with is not the Billy Crash that I ultimately ended up with in the sense that when I first got there Billy Crash was in the three or four scenes and one of which was really funny and tender and involved the story line with Broomhilde. And then when Kevin Costner dropped out, or not dropped out, when Kevin Costner had a scheduling conflict and then Kurt Russell had a scheduling conflict, Quentin came to me and said, "I want you to play this role of Ace Woody, but he's going to be, we're going to call him Billy Crash." So then it became kind of a hybrid of both of them.

 

But even in terms of the expediency of putting those things together, still having stuff there in the script and on film, to really put together a strong set of impressions in terms of character-making.

 

 

Enter to win a copy of the Blu-ray

By MSN Movies Thu 8:08 AM

By Universal Studios Home Entertainment

 

A mischievous squirrell is on a mission to find hte tastiest nuts for winter in this action-packed animated comedy.

 

A movie for the whole family, includes the voices of Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph.

 

You can now watch the fun-filled adventure unfold on Blu-ray and DVD.

 

To celebrate the release, you can enter to win a copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack.


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"The Nut Job" is now out on Blu-ray and DVD.

 

 

 

Enter to win a movie prize pack

By MSN Movies Wed 8:05 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lionsgate

 

Inspired by true events, a professor and a team of University students outside of London conduct an "experiment" on a young girl who holds unspeakable secrets and dark forces. What they uncover is more terrifying than any of them expected.

 

To celebrate the upcoming release of "The Quiet Ones" one lucky winner will be selected to win a movie prize pack which includes a T-shirt, movie poster, an Amazon gift card and more!

 

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Watch the horror unfold when "The Quiet Ones" opens in theaters April 25.

 

 

Enter to win a Sony HD Memory Action Camcorder

By MSN Movies Apr 10, 2014 9:24AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Relativity Media

 

Horror unfolds for the Russell family as the siblings Tim and Kaylie try to uncover the supernatural force that caused the death of their parents. An antique mirror holds the key to the answers they've been looking for but will their reality be shattered once again by terrifying events that will unfold?

 

Experience the horror of "Oculus" when it opens in theaters April 11.

 

In the meantime, to celebrate the release, we're giving away a Sony HD Flash Memory Action Camcorder to one lucky fan! Here's how to enter.

 

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Yes, it's that easy. Good luck and be sure to check out "Oculus" when it opens in theaters April 11.

 

 

 

Courtesy of 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,' one lucky winner will be selected

By MSN Movies Apr 8, 2014 8:14AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Paramount Home Media Distribution

 

You can now experience the horror and black magic of "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" as the shocking extended version is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, intense new footage not seen in theaters!

 

This new chapter in the series takes the phenomenal horror franchise to new hights set in a gritty urban environment.

 

To celebrate the release, one lucky winner will be selected to win an Xbox One console! To enter, follow these steps.

 

 

 

 

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Yes, it's that easy.  Good luck and be sure to check out "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" on digital, Blu-ray and DVD!

 

 

 

 

An inside look at a Hobbit's journey

By MSN Movies Apr 7, 2014 7:53AM

By Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

Get an inside look at the characters and the mystery of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" through this exclusive infographic and enjoy the adventure as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is out on Blu-ray and digital HD on April 8.

 

For more movies exclusives, photos and video, like MSN Movies Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.

 

 

 

Enter to win an Xbox One console!

By MSN Movies Mar 11, 2014 8:31AM

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By Paramount Pictures

 

Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd return to take the news world by storm in the outrageous comedy "Anchorman 2." After losing his job to his wife, Ron Burgundy reassembles the news team and squares off against a new rival. Watch the comedy unfold as "Anchorman 2" is now available on digital release.

 

To celebrate the release, one lucky winner will be selected to win an Xbox One console! To enter, follow these steps:

 

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In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this exclusive behind the scenes look at "Anchorman 2."

 

Tyler Perry's latest film hits theaters March 14

By MSN Movies Mar 10, 2014 8:15AM

Lionsgate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lionsgate

 

In this latest Tyler Perry film, five single moms come together to find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood. Through their bond, they learn to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way as single moms.

 

To celebrate the release of "The Single Mom's Club" we're giving away a fun movie prize pack to one lucky fan!  Enter to win and be sure to check out "The Single Moms Club" when it hits theaters on March 14.

 

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Oscar nominated film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney now available on DVD

By MSN Movies Feb 24, 2014 8:47AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

Disaster strikes as Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). Left alone, Dr. Stone in the darkness must try to figure out a way back to Earth.

 

Experience this space brilliant and critically acclaimed space adventure as the Oscar nominated film for Best Picture hits Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 25. To celebrate the release we're giving away a copy of the movie to one lucky fan!

 

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"Gravity" is out on Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 25.

 

 
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