Travis Fimmel
Australian actor and model
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel is an Australian actor and former model who is based in the United States. He is best known for his high-profile Calvin Klein campaign and for co-starring with Patrick Swayze in TV series The Beast shortly before Swayze's death.
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'Black Sails' And 'Vikings' Reviews: One Show Does Marauding Right
Huffington Post - about 3 years
At first glance, "Black Sails" (9 p.m. ET Saturday, Starz) and "Vikings" (10 p.m. ET Feb. 27, History) appear to have a lot in common. Both shows revolve around marauders who take to the seas, plunder, fight, squint into the distance and drink more than their share of grog. But unlike the tedious "Black Sails," "Vikings" does a good job of hitting the targets it has set for itself. Its modest stories are told in broad strokes, but that's a feature, not a bug. This gorgeously shot drama -- and it's one of the most visually striking shows on TV -- is simple but not simplistic, and that's a crucial distinction. "Black Sails" clearly wants to inject some complexity into its sand-and-swords premise, but the drama runs aground of ambitions it doesn't have the skills to fulfill. That makes the simplicity of "Vikings" look like even more of a virtue, one that allows for greater focus and fewer distractions. The History show displays an engaging curiosity about how people lived a t ...
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‘Warcraft’ cast announced: Film will star Rob Kazinsky, Ben Foster
LATimes - about 3 years
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Vikings Beefs Up Its Season 2 Cast with Linus Roache and Alexander Ludwig
Boom Tron - over 3 years
History’s first original scripted series, Vikings, is beefing up its cast for its second season. While it may not always be historically accurate, that matters little compared to the critical success it has found. Not only was it well received, but also the series premiere drew in 6 million viewers. Not bad for a show about Viking life. And now, in preparation for its 10-episode second season, Vikings has called upon the talents of Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) and Linus Roache (Law & Order) to help make the show even better. Never before have I been more excited about Vikings than I am right now. Both Ludwig and Roache will be coming on as series regulars, reports THR. Ludwig will portray Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnor Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). Considering Ludwig is only 12 years Fimmel’s junior, I’m wondering how old Bjorn is supposed to be. Perhaps the plan is to age Ragnor in between seasons, give him some wrinkles to make him seem older. That w ...
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Season 2 Will Be 'Gobsmacking'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you have seen the Season 1 finale of History's "Vikings," titled "All Change." The season finale of "Vikings" saw Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) embark on a quest to negotiate peace in a land dispute between King Horik (Donal Logue) and Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr), leaving wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in Kattegat where a sudden and deadly plague claimed many lives -- including their daughter's. On his trip to Gotaland, we saw Ragnar tempted by the mysterious Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), and the chemistry between them now threatens to undo Ragnar's family completely. The Huffington Post spoke to "Vikings" creator Michael Hirst about the surprising events of "All Change" and where our characters might go from here, since "Vikings" has already been renewed for Season 2. Tread lightly, there are potential spoilers for future seasons ahead. You wrote the "Vikings" finale without knowing whether the show was picked up for a second sea ...
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Jill Rachel Jacobs: Interview With Actor Gabriel Byrne
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne is going into battle as an eighth century Viking chieftain in History Channel's new nine-part scripted TV series, Vikings, airing Sundays, 10 p.m. Byrne's elder statesman Earl Haraldson is also locked in a power struggle with the adventurous young Ragnar Lothbrook (Travis Fimmel), who is looking for new worlds to conquer in the Irish/Canadian historical co-production that explores the world of the mighty Norse warriors. Byrne, best known as the sympathetic therapist Paul Weston in HBO's series In Treatment and movie The Usual Suspects, shared his views on the importance of storytelling and why we're more similar to the Viking culture than we may realize. What do you think will draw viewers to Vikings? It is a tremendously exciting story, and because it's the History Channel, there will be many facts, rituals, battles and costumes that people will be intrigued to learn about. I also think people will begin to see the connection between ancien ...
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Travis Fimmel Previews History's 'Vikings'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
You might not be familiar with the name Travis Fimmel yet, but after the debut of History Channel's "Vikings" (Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. EST), you'll probably have a lot to say about the blue-eyed Australian, who first gained attention for his six-figure modeling deal (and accompanying underwear campaigns) with Calvin Klein in the early aughts. Fimmel parlayed billboard notoriety into a number of short-lived TV and independent movie roles, playing the titular character in The WB's "Tarzan" in 2003, and starring alongside Patrick Swayze in A&E's "The Beast" in 2009. It's History's "Vikings" that should provide Fimmel's breakout role, however. Created by Michael Hirst, "Vikings" is the latest in a long line of lavish historical adaptations from the writer-producer, whose credits include the Oscar-winning film "Elizabeth" and the decadent Showtime series "The Tudors." "Vikings" has similarly striking production values, shot amid lush greenery in the wilds of Ireland, ...
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'Vikings' Exclusive Interview: George Blagden on the Brutality, Humanity and Women's Role in the Viking Society
Buddy TV - almost 4 years
On Sunday, a new, epic drama, Vikings, will premiere on History. The show follows the adventures of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), a warrior, who wants to set sail to the west in conflict with his chieftain, Earl Haraldson's (Gabriel Byrne) wishes. Though, the series is about much more. It's about Ragnar's family, the Viking society, religion, and the aftermath of Ragnar's first journey.
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Marshall Fine: Movie review: The Baytown Outlaws
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It's hard at first to decide how seriously to take The Baytown Outlaws - until you realize that the people making it certainly weren't. If they aren't, why start? If you can relax into the dirtball ethos of Barry Battles' film, you can enjoy it for what it is: a hare-brained car-chase-action thriller, with enough graphic violence for a spaghetti western. It has the soul of 1970s drive-in hot-rod movies, mashed up with a little Dukes of Hazzard, a little Warriors, a little Road Warrior. Oh yeah - and it's got Billy Bob Thornton, who was born to play the redneck sleazeball crimelord he does here. I kept wanting to dismiss The Baytown Outlaws and it kept yanking me back into it. Again, I emphasize that it has no interest in being a great film, just an entertaining one with a grindhouse ethos. So imagine Smokey and the Bandit, except even the good guys are blood-spilling bad guys. But they aren't as vicious and irredeemable as the actual bad guys. So it's OK to waste the ...
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The Baytown Disco Trailer
Movies Web - almost 5 years
The first trailer for Barry Battles's The Baytown Disco has debuted. A release date hasn't been set yet, but you can take a look at the first footage from this comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. The Baytown Disco Trailer The rousing rebel spirit of a family of Southern thugs takes off at breakneck speed in The Baytown Disco - a wickedly playful, high-velocity action-comedy in which three infamously ruthless Alabama brothers find themselves on the wrong side of crooked cops, relentless Feds, mad mobsters, road pirates, tomahawk-wielding bikers, tricky femme fatales and an unforgettable cast of characters as colorful as they are lethal when they finally try to do a single good deed. Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria headline this wildly explosive, yet ultimately moving, tale of honor breaking out among thieves with madcap results. It all starts when the fetching Celeste (Longoria) has a falling out with her nef ...
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V filmu Long Time Gone bodo igrali še Zima, Michalka in Fimmel - SiOL.net
Google News - over 5 years
Meg Ryan, ki ima glavno vlogo v filmu Long Time Gone, se bodo pridružili še Madeline Zima, Alyson Michalka in Travis Fimmel. Scenarij Karen McCullah temelji na knjižnem prvencu April Stevens z naslovom Angel, Angel. Zgodba prikazuje ameriško družino,
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Steven Spielberg und Stephen King verfilmen "Die Arena" - derStandard.at
Google News - over 5 years
Wie "Variety" berichtet, haben nun auch "Californication"- Schauspielerin Madeline Zima, Alyson Michalka ("Einfach zu haben") und Travis Fimmel ("The Experiment") Rollen übernommen. Das Drehbuch von Karen McCullah ("Die nackte Wahrheit") basiert auf
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Thesps sign up for 'Long Time Gone' - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
EXCLUSIVE: "Hellcats" star Aly Michalka, model-turned-actor Travis Fimmel and "Californication" thesp Madeline Zima have joined the cast of Smokewood Entertainment's "Long Time Gone." "Precious" producer Sarah Siegel-Magness makes her
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'La bestia' Patrick Swayze irrumpe en Telemadrid - Europa Press
Google News - over 5 years
El fallecido actor estadounidense Patrick Swayze llega al prime time de Telemadrid a partir de este martes con 'La bestia', una serie policíaca que protagoniza junto al australiano Travis Fimmel. El mítico actor de 'Dirty Dancing' se mete en esta
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Needle generates strong box office in Turkey - encore
Google News - over 5 years
Filmed in Perth, Needle features the cream of Australian acting talent including Jessica Marais (Packed to the Rafters), Michael Dorman (Daybreakers, Triangle), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Tahyna Tozzi (Wolverine), Travis Fimmel (The Beast,
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Needle Movie Review - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Ben and his obnoxious brother Marcus (Travis Fimmel) who works for Detective Meares (Ben Mendelsohn) begin their quest for the killer and the mysterious box hoping to find who and what is behind the mysterious killings before anymore of his friends are
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Putting it bluntly, Aussie film Needle is a generic failure - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
The lead actors who play two brothers haunted by the death of their father, Michael Dorman (student Ben) and Travis Fimmel (cop Marcus, who of course just happens to be working on the dead students case), are both Australians, though deploying American
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Travis Fimmel
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 33
    He co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria in the 2013 redneck Southern comedy flick The Baytown Outlaws.
    More Details Hide Details He played one of the three hapless Oodie brothers who bites off more than he can chew when he agrees to help a woman get her godson back from her deadbeat ex-husband.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    Displaying a penchant for tough characters, Fimmel plays the lead in 2012's Harodim (originally called The Lazarus Protocol) with Peter Fonda as a former intelligence officer trained in black ops tracking down the world's most wanted terrorist who is compromised by his own chain of command.
    More Details Hide Details A thriller blending a fictional narrative with actual news footage, the film was shot in 21 days among disused ironworks outside of Vienna. BlackBoxTV, a horror, science fiction and thriller channel featured Fimmel in Reawakening. He is cast with another Calvin Klein model-turned-actor, Dylan Bruno, as a fat murdered cop who gets a chance to settle a few scores through a body swap with a superior human. Fimmel was signed as the lead character in the television series Vikings, co-starring Jessalyn Gilsig, Katheryn Winnick and Gabriel Byrne. Premiering in 2013, the show was filmed in Ireland over 18 weeks and chronicles "the extraordinary and ferocious world of the mighty Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during medieval times." He plays Ragnar Lothbrok who is loosely based on Ragnar Loðbrók, the legendary Viking leader who is frustrated by the unadventurous tendencies of his local chieftain and strikes out to pillage new lands. USA Today described Fimmel's performance as "engaging", while the Huffington Post called it his "breakout role". Created by renowned writer and period drama specialist Michael Hirst, Vikings is distributed globally by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Episodes were directed by Ciarán Donnelly (The Tudors, Titanic: Blood and Steel), Ken Girotti (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Johan Renck (Breaking Bad).
  • 2011
    Age 31
    Fimmel appeared in FX's TV pilot Outlaw Country in 2011 with Luke Grimes, described as a “modern drama set against the back drop of a southern organized crime family”.
    More Details Hide Details According to Variety magazine, he plays a rugged, “hard-drinking gang member and the main character's best friend”.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    He then played fugitive Mason Boyle in two episodes of NBC's 2010 action-adventure Chase (season 1, episodes 1 and 8), produced by Emmy Award-winning Jerry Bruckheimer.
    More Details Hide Details Fimmel depicted a dangerous man on the run after a murderous rampage, tracked down by a team of US marshals who later try to enlist his help in nabbing a serial killer.
    It was Fimmel's role as Helweg, a cheeky-but-brutish prison guard, that saw him star opposite Academy Award recipients Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker as well as Cam Gigandet in the 2010 film release The Experiment.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported that the role originally went to Elijah Wood, who pulled out of shooting for reasons unknown, so Fimmel instead took the job. The film is based on a real-life experiment on volunteers by Stanford University that was cut short after spinning out of control, with 'guards' exhibiting sadistic behaviour and 'prisoners' suffering depression. Fimmel's TV profile received a boost when he starred opposite Patrick Swayze in cable network A&E's 2009 series, The Beast (screened in Australia on ABC2). He played rookie undercover FBI agent Ellis Dove partnered with a hardened veteran cop, Swayze's Charles Barker. Fimmel's character relies on his wits to navigate a high-pressure environment, browbeaten by Barker and resisting attempts by Internal Affairs to force him to spy on his mentor. Production ceased after 13 episodes due to Swayze's death from pancreatic cancer.
    He depicted a talented classical pianist in Ivory, a “creative, edgy, out-of-the box” independent film that was an Official Selection in the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival and the Strasbourg International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Produced by Academy Award-winner Gray Frederickson and co-starring Martin Landau and Peter Stormare, Ivory "details the troubled lives of classical pianists at a major American conservatory as they confront personal and professional rivalry during the rigors of training".
    In 2010, he portrayed a compassionate cowboy in Pure Country 2: The Gift and a forensic photographer in Australian horror movie Needle, co-starring Ben Mendelsohn.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 28
    Fimmel has played a diverse spectrum of characters on the small and big screens. In 2008, he portrayed a murderer in Restraint and a party boy in Surfer, Dude with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    In addition, he appeared in the studio's pilot Rocky Point (with Lauren Holly) in 2005, the Fox movie Southern Comfort (with Madeleine Stowe) in 2006 and The Big Valley with Richard Dreyfuss and Jessica Lange in 2011.
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  • 2003
    Age 23
    He landed the title lead in Warner Bros. 2003 TV series Tarzan, described by CNN as one of the "five hottest things happening in entertainment right now”, in which he did most of his own stunts.
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    Fimmel appeared on various magazine covers, including France's Numero Homme and America's TV Guide, as well as on top-rating American TV shows in 2003 including Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    More Details Hide Details The Sharon Osbourne Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, MTV's Total Request Live and entertainment TV news program Extra. He also made a cameo appearance in the bar scene of a video clip for Janet Jackson's "Someone to Call My Lover" and played a hunk loading hay onto the back of a pick-up truck in Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real" (original version). Preferring to be known for his acting rather than his modelling, Fimmel turned down an offer from Australia's Seven Network to be a guest judge on the TV series Make Me A Supermodel. Fimmel studied under Hollywood acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, taking two years to pluck up the courage to audition for his first role, saying "half of acting is overcoming your fears and letting yourself be vulnerable in front of people".
  • 2002
    Age 22
    He was named one of the world's sexiest bachelors by America's People magazine in 2002 and at the time was regarded as "the most in-demand male model in the world".
    More Details Hide Details It has even been suggested by some journalists that Fimmel was the inspiration for Sex and the City heartthrob 'Jerry' Smith Jerrod.
    Fimmel headed overseas and was signed on the spot with agency LA Models in 2002 after walking into their office broke and barefoot.
    More Details Hide Details He then became the first male in the world to secure a six-figure deal to model exclusively for Calvin Klein for a year. He fronted CK's Crave men's fragrance campaign and modelled the brand's famous underwear. It was reported that one of his London billboards had to be pulled down after complaints from an auto club of traffic congestion and accidents by 'rubbernecking' female drivers, but Fimmel insisted the story started with a rumour spread on the internet.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on July 15, 1979.
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