Since I’ve never really taken a bite out of the vampire craze, I’ve had only cursory exposure to HBO’s True Blood. But with one look at male co-lead Ryan Kwanten in scanning channels one night, I recognized a contender for The Smoking Nun’s monthly Sexiest Man Alive compendium. And so, as the weather heats up, so do the boyz.
Aussie Kwanten, 34, plays ladies man Jason Stackhouse on the series. In the States, he also starred in the short-lived TV series Summerland and the 2009 DVD release Don’t Fade Away with Mischa Barton and Beau Bridges, and 2010 thriller Red Hill. Ryan also has two films in post-production: adventure horror comedy Knights of Badassdom, and Australian dramedy Griff the Invisible, in which he has the lead as a superhero.
He is also signed to play Charles Manson in an upcoming biopic, which, if done right, could send his star soaring in the way that playing James Dean made a star out of James Franco. In the meantime, let’s enjoy a focused browse at this cutie: the eyes, the abs and that magnetic smile.