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Bio For: Walton Goggins
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WALTON GOGGINS (Mathias Vogel) has, in the last few years, had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood's most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg. His integral role as Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims to be the new sheriff of Red Rock in Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," marked his second collaboration with the Academy Award-winning writer/director. He previously played slave fight trainer Billy Crash in Tarantino's 2012 "Django Unchained." That same year, Goggins also appeared in Spielberg's "Lincoln," where he portrayed Congressman Wells A. Hutchins.

Goggins' can currently be seen in "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," the third installment of the highly successful franchise. Most recently, Goggins sealed a deal to join "Ant-Man and the Wasp," the sequel to the superhero feature starring Paul Rudd. The film is slated for release on July 6, 2018.

He recently starred opposite Richard Gere in the feature "Three Christs." Jon Avnet directed from a script he wrote with Eric Nazarian, adapted from the biographical novel by Milton Rokeach. The film made its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

For television, Goggins most recently starred opposite Danny McBride for two seasons in the HBO series "Vice Principals," for which he was nominated for a 2017 Critics Choice Award. Created by McBride and Jody Hill, who also created "Eastbound & Down," "Vice Principals" is a dark comedy about a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the V.P.'s who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal.

Goggins also recently starred in the first season of the History Channel's "Six," an 8- episode contemporary military action drama inspired by current events surrounding an elite team of Navy SEALs. Goggins played Rip Taggart, the one-time leader of the SEAL Team SIX squad who now patrols an African village to protect its residents from Boko Haram. For more than a decade, Goggins has been one of the most magnetic and intense actors on television. He received an Emmy nomination and four Critics Choice Award nominations for his mesmerizing portrayal of Boyd Crowder on FX's Peabody Award-winning drama series "Justified," which ran for five seasons. Goggins' critical turn as the complex transgender prostitute Venus Van Dam on the FX drama series "Sons of Anarchy" earned him two Critics Choice Award nominations and helped shed a fresh light on the transgender community. The role reunited Goggins with series creator Kurt Sutter, who was also a writer on "The Shield." Goggins had garnered much acclaim for his complex and edgy portrayal of Detective Shane Vendrell on that gritty, award-winning drama series, which ran for seven seasons. He was nominated for a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award in the category of Individual Achievement in Drama.

Goggins' impressive resume includes dozens of films, having worked with the likes of Robert Duvall and Anthony Hopkins. His feature credits include such diverse films as "American Ultra," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Robert Rodriguez's "Predators" and "Machete Kills," Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens," and Rod Lurie's "Straw Dogs."

He has also taken his turn behind the camera. Goggins' collaborations with his partners at Ginny Mule Pictures include winning an Academy Award for their 2001 short film, "The Accountant," which he produced and starred in. The team produced and directed in their first feature, "Chrystal," starring Goggins and Billy Bob Thornton, which was accepted into the 2005 Sundance Film Festival's Dramatic Competition. For their third collaboration, Goggins produced and starred in the feature "Randy and the Mob," which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Nashville Film Festival.

Goggins and his Ginny Mule partners' fourth feature, "That Evening Sun," starring Hal Holbrook and Goggins, made its world premiere at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2009, where it won the Narrative Feature Audience Award and received the Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast. The film continued winning awards at over 14 film festivals, culminating with the honor of the Wyatt Award from the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and two Independent Spirit Award nominations.

Goggins is part owner (with partner Matthew Alper) of a spirits company called Mulholland Distilling, a portfolio of premium spirits reflecting the vibrant, rich culture of Los Angeles and one of the first spirits companies from the city of Los Angeles since prohibition. Its namesake, William Mulholland, was the visionary who expanded the boundaries and possibilities of Los Angeles by bringing water to the desert town. Now, Mulholland Distilling is bringing a different kind of water to the city, the water of life-American whiskey, vodka, gin-with a mission to create artisanal spirits inspired by the diversity and verve of Los Angeles. The brand has worked with top distillers, blenders and mixologists across the nation to bring only the best to the City of Angels (www.mulhollanddistilling.com).

Goggins enjoys traveling the world and has spent time in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Central America, Morocco and India. He is an avid photographer and has captured many of his journeys on film. Photography from his trip to India can be viewed at http://hindutoyoutoo.blogspot.com.

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AMERICAN ULTRA (R) On Video: 11/24/2015 At Theaters: 8/21/2015
PREDATORS (R) On Video: 10/19/2010 At Theaters: 7/9/2010
TOMB RAIDER (PG-13) At Theaters: 3/16/2018
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