In the past few years, Walton Goggins has 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, marks 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 Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN, where he portrayed Congressman ‚Wells A. Hutchins.‘
Goggins has wrapped principal photography on the feature „The Three Christs of Ypsilanti,“ in which he plays the role of ‚Christ.‘ The story follows a doctor (Richard Gere) who is treating paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believe they are Jesus Christ. Jon Avnet directed from a script he wrote with Eric Nazarian, adapted from the biographical novel by Milton Rokeach.
He has completed production on a starring role in HISTORY’s upcoming „Six,“ an 8-episode contemporary military action drama from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Inspired by current events, the project is about an elite team of Navy SEALs whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. Goggins will play ‚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.