The 13 Most Enjoyably Weird Places You Can Encounter The Cast Of "Justified"
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The 13 Most Enjoyably Weird Places You Can Encounter The Cast Of "Justified"

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | July 9, 2013 | Comments ()

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Walton Goggins — The Next Karate Kid: It’s weird enough to see multiple Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank take up Daniel-San’s karategi, but a Walton Goggins (credited as Walt) who has yet to discover the full power of his coif? The mind reels.

Nick Searcy — Fried Green Tomatoes: When I discovered our beloved Art was portrayed by the same actor who played slimeheel Frank Bennett in Fried Green Tomatoes, I just about lost my mind. You remember ol’ Frank Bennett, don’t you? He threw a very pregnant Mary Louise Parker down the stairs? Secret’s in the sauce? Sure you do.

Kevin Rankin — “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”: When Kevin Rankin showed up in Season 1, we “Friday Night Lights” and “Lost” fans were already familiar with his work. But Kevin, of course, also appeared in a later episode of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” as a member of Tara’s sh*tty family. Sure he’s overshadowed by the real WTF guest star in that episode, Amy Adams. But you have to give the Devil his due.

Neal McDonough — Star Trek: First Contact: So he wasn’t always a “baby headed” “albino deer”-looking psycho, but McDonough has always had those unmistakable peepers. Here he is wearing Federation maroon and grey in my (controversially) favorite Star Trek movie.

Joelle Carter — High Fidelity: I really wish Joelle Carter’s Penny Hardwick showed more of Ava’s signature spunk. Lord knows Rob Gordon, the Douche King of Chicago, had it coming.

Margo Martindale — The Rocketeer: It’s not all that weird to see Margo Martindale crop up in Disney’s WWII adventure flick. She looks right at home in the 1940s. But it is worth noting that she (and many other fine actors on this list) played bit and supporting parts for ages before their true talent was recognized. My favorite thing Martindale ever did was Alexander Payne’s heart-snatching vignette in Paris, je t’aime and it’s my fervent hope that she never gets relegated to the background again.

David Meunier — Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End: Oh you can try to dress it up with powder and a wig, but I’d know those pock marks anywhere.
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Raymond J. Barry — Cool Runnings: I rewatched this movie quite recently and it does not hold up at all. That being said, Barry is predictably delightful.

Jeremy Davies — “Melrose Place”: Before he captured your heart on “Lost” or made you feel uncomfortable about your mom in Spanking The Monkey, Davies showed up on this classic 90s soap. Unlike Goggins, it looks like good old Dickie Bennett always knew his hair was special.

Abby Miller — “Veronica Mars”: Yup! That’s poor rabbit-y Ellen May on “Veronica Mars.” She’s in one of the only rewatchable episodes of Season 3: the one with Paul Rudd.
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Erica Tazel — “Firefly”: Given the frequency with which y’all rewatch this series, I’m sure you Whedonites already made this connection.

Timothy Olyphant — The First Wives Club: Before he made the 1990s a little uncomfortably sexy in Go, Olyphant showed up in this Keaton/Midler/Hawn vehicle. Check out that fresh hoop.

Jacob Pitts — “Sex And The City”: He played a super Southern virgin college kid named Sam Jones and he boned, well, Sam Jones. The sex scene is possibly the most slapstick-y in the HBO show’s colorful history. It’s delightful.
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  • Anne At Large

    Don't forget adorable little baby Olyphant in Rock Star (also the only movie I can tolerate Aniston in other than Office Space). He looks about sixteen with the 80's hair.

  • Return of Santitas

    Holy shit, Frank Bennet.

  • duckandcover

    Timothy Olyphant was also in Scream 2.

  • Monica

    That header picture. That's just too much mouth.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Let's not forget old Tim as the douchiest douche on The Girl Next Door, with my girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert.

  • LD

    Tim was the hottest funniest and best asshole in that film.

  • Rubble44

    No love for Jacob Pitts as Cooper in Eurotrip? He was quite funny...the first season or two of Justified, i was always thinking "this isn't where I parked my car"

  • The Replicant Brooke

    Ok....Walton Goggins' teeth. What's going on there, you guys?

  • Jill

    That was my first thought "Those suckers are frightening."

  • Ben

    The weirdest for me was watching Walk Hard: The Duey Cox story, and his dad is Raylands dad and his mum is Mags Bennet.

  • Ty Gear

    Raymond J. Barry is best as Dewey Cox's father in "Walk Hard." "The wrong kid died!"

  • NoPantsMcLane

    And he was married to Margo Martindale in it. It was so strange to watch that movie again now.

  • Semilitterate

    Walter Coggins was also in "The Worlds Fastest Indian" a pretty good NZ flick and a 'true story", and a little wierd check it out, used to be on Netflix

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts

    Cool Runnings totally holds up. You must hate Bobsledding, the 90's, John Candy, Jamaican accents, inspirational stories, and fun.

    You listen to me Junior Beverly....

  • JoannaRobinson

    Yes. Those quality Jamaican accents....

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts

    You're right. If an accent doesn't hold up, the whole movie doesn't either.

    I apologize for the snark. :)I just want to know why you don't think it holds up.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn


  • PDamian

    Joseph Mazzello also played Douglas Gresham in Shadowlands, a lovely and highly inaccurate little film about C. S. Lewis and his American wife, Joy, played by Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. I remember being incredibly impressed with Mazzello's performance; even as a wee boy, he had tremendous depth and soulfulness.

  • wsapnin

    Timothy Olyphant was in Sex In The City too. But he was boning Carrie. (personal aside, using the term 'boning' makes me feel 14.)

  • beetsalad

    try using the term "bonering" instead. that usually helps.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Truly there has never been a better name to face ...thing...than Walton Goggins. The man could not be called anything else.

  • kimk

    A little off topic, but there will never be anything hotter than Timothy Olyphant in "Go". Thanks for providing a reminder....

  • alwaysanswerb

    It was a dangerous time to be my mother. "In all of the times you told me to stay off drugs, you never mentioned drug dealers look like THAT"

    They uniformly don't, of course, but I might have turned to the hard life just to find one who did

  • Laura

    Walton Goggins has an amazing set of teeth. Also, I like my Jacob Pitts in Eurotrip; then again, I didn't realize it was him in that episode of SATC!

  • Joseph Mazzello's characters don't seem to have much luck with reptiles.

  • dizzylucy

    Walton is also in a mild disaster known as Major League- Back to the Minors.

  • Laura


  • Bohnads

    Whoa whoa whoa..... season 3 of VM wasn't THAT bad.

  • BWeaves

    You mean that kid on the bottom left isn't Clint Howard?

  • Buffy

    The most enjoyably weird place to find Walton Goggins would be in my pants. Which is why he'll be on my Pajiba 10.

  • Eve

    Hey! I've already claimed Walton Goggins (as Venus Van Dam) as my boyfriend (girlfriend?).

  • Rocabarra

    Upvoting for the Stefon avatar and the impeccably good taste in general.

  • Eve
  • Kate

    Oh wow. I ADORE Alexander Payne's Paris, je'taime short yet I never clicked that Margo Martindale was the star. Must re-watch immediately.

  • I love Margo Martindale. And while she has in more recent years taken more recognizable roles, it seems like she'll never get the attention or accolades that match her talents. It bums me out.

  • emilya

    my boyfriend and i just watched the rocketeer again over the weekend and i let out a HUGE gasp when i saw good ol' mags in the diner. the poor boyfriend had to sit there and guess who she was until he got it right before i would let us continue watching the movie.

    abby miller also shows up on mad men for at least an episode as a secretary at cooper sterling!

  • lowercase_ryan

    I miss this show so much in between seasons.

  • wsapnin

    word. It makes my Tuesday nights just a little sadder.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Joanna Robinson, terrifying Pajibans one pixel at a time.

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