Saddle up, cowboys. The long-awaited “Deadwood” movie is finally heading to HBO on May 31. While we’re excited to see most of the original cast return, there are a few memorable guest stars we wish could make an appearance (those whose characters are still above ground, that is). In anticipation of the upcoming film, let’s take a look back at 13 of the most famous guest actors from the show’s three-season run.
Created by David Milch, “Deadwood” centers on a mining town in South Dakota during the 1800s that’s overrun with crime and corruption. The large ensemble cast was headlined by Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock, a hardware store owner and U.S. Marshal, and Ian McShane as Al Swearengen, a sadistically violent pimp and saloon owner. McShane and Olyphant are both returning for the film, as are Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, Gerald McRaney and Jade Pettyjohn.
During its original three seasons the show earned 28 Emmy nominations, including Best Drama Series in 2005, and eight wins. McShane took home the Golden Globe as Best TV Drama Actor in 2005, contending for the Emmy that same year (plus a SAG prize in 2006). Dourif and Weigert earned bids in 2004 for supporting, as did Milch for writing the pilot (which brought Walter Hill a victory in directing).
Tour our photo gallery above of 13 famous “Deadwood” guest stars, including a few future TV celebs you’ll be surprised to see pop up.
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