Travis Fimmel is the latest underwear model to embark on a serious acting career and as Patrick Swayze’s rookie partner on the new A&E police drama The Beast he has our vote for promising hot young actor.
Fimmel, who played Tarzan in a failed WB series, hails from Victoria Australia and once donned Calvin Klein underwear on a London billboard that caused so much traffic and commotion it had to be removed. Now shorn of his long surfer hair, Fimmel tries hard to play down his baby face and Aussie accent to get gritty with Patrick Swayze as a Chicago detective, but just like Swayze he seems meant for the big screen.
What Fimmel needs is a serious drama on the big screen to launch a Brad Pitt-like career because the Matthew McConaughey film Surfer, Dude only helped to pigeon-hole him as a pin-up boy.
Next up for the Aussie hardbody is the Andrew Chan film Ivory about two pianists in an international competition. Let’s hope he’s playing a tortured and talented, but very hot pianist.
Blindie is ga ga for Travis Fimmel and will be watching his every step to movie stardom.