You might not know his name but you may well remember Travis Fimmel’s rather unforgettable face. The Aussie first came to prominence in the early 2000s with a series of striking ads for Calvin Klein. Indeed, he became such as sensation the he became the first male model to sign a six-figure deal to model exclusively for the designer.
His modelling led to acting, starting with the title role in a short-lived 2003 Tarzan TV series. Since then he’s appeared in smaller films such as Restraint and Surfer Dude, as well as taking a major role opposite Patrick Swayze in the TV show, The Beast.
He also take a big part as one of the violent Oodie brothers in The Baytown Outlaws, which hits DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on December 26th, where he grizzles up his famously good looks with a straggly beard, constant sweat and a bit of grime. He still looks surprisingly good though, and if you don’t think model make good actors, he’ll surprise you as he turns in a very good performance in the film. We’ll also be able to see him next year in the History Channel series, Vikings, where his blond handsomeness should fit well.
The release of Baytown Outlaws is a great excuse to look back at some of the best pics of Travis from both his acting and modelling career, so click on the images below to enlarge.