Originally Posted by keg in kc
He does, but he also has this anger boiling just under the surface presence to him that I'm not sure would work for Roland. It's been a few years since I read the series, so my recollection may be off, but I always envisioned Roland as being more of an Obi Wan badass yet still calm mentor type. Kind of like Gandalf with a gun.
But I am a big fan of Olyphant.
Before I even knew his name, I remembered Olyphant in a very dark HBO war movie called When Trumpets Fade. He only had a small part (an officer who wigs out in combat), but he was so intense in that roll that I remembered him in stuff I saw later.