Darlings, in light of last night’s return of The Walking Dead and the fact that it is, after all, Valentine’s Week here on The Year of Halloween, I thought I’d get things started with a little featurette on that swaggering oddball of sexy that is Norman Reedus, AKA undead-killing juggernaut of the American southeast, Daryl Dixon.
While we’ve mentioned Reedus here on TYoH before, what you may not know is that prior to becoming the zombie-annihilating redneck the ladies love to love, Norman’s unconventional looks landed him modeling jobs with Prada, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, and Lexus. He has also appeared in multiple music videos over the years, plus has a titanium eye-socket from a car accident in 2005 (which – let’s face it – basically makes him a cyborg). Reedus first gained a cult following with 1999′s The Boondock Saints, followed by a smattering of roles throughout the early 2000′s.
His ascension into the public eye, however, began with his scene-stealing portrayal of the unwashed but dead sexy Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. Tight-lipped, competent, gritty, and with – we suspect – a warm, gooey center, Reedus’s Daryl has become the unlikely hero-slash-heart-throb of the series. So in honor of his return to Sunday nights, here is a collection of photos to take you on a little (okay, extensive) pictorial tour of the depth and breadth of Mr. Reedus’s very versatile career. Enjoy!
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Categories: TV & Film
Modern day Don Quixote, just needs a windmill in the background.
I know they are trying to appeal to the crowd that wants him to have a soft, mushy center, but I can see them taking it to the point of ridiculousness.
A Titanium eyesocket? Cyborg indeed!
He’s just TRYING to intrigue me.
Ah, I’ve loved him since Boondock Saints. Reedus is hot, and I want to be Daryl when I grow up.
Right? I think this season, I’m just going to keep it on fast forward unless Daryl or zombies are on the screen. Solves the pacing problem with maximum zombie carnage! 🙂
Your mom is a dirty hippie, darling.
What a hunk! I mean, er, what’s it like to be such a hunk?
Apparently, bathing is optional.
I swear…a little dash of danger and some twang and you ladies will forgive anything.
I submit that it’s not the danger but the competence that’s so darn appealing. Give me a person that can simply handle things with minimal fuss and you will have my attention. 😉
This seems like an appropriate time to mention that I used to be a Boy Scout…
*digs around for old first aid and air rifle merit badges*
I do love me some Daryl! Although after this week I wanna smack him upside the head!
In fairness, he is basically carrying the whole show these days – no wonder the writers need him to start making the same dumb choices as everyone else on TWD! 🙂
It’ll definitely be interesting to see how his storyline turns out! 🙂 Best character in the show by a mile!
I have been TRYING not to look since I’m behind, but the internet has certainly been blowing up about tonight’s Daryl-centric episode!