With rock-hard biceps and and teasingly full lips, Taylor Kitsch is best known as the beer-can-crushing, cheerleader-banging, touchdown-scoring high school football hero Tim Riggins in the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights and then on the hit NBC drama series based on the movie. Texas Forever!
Actually, Taylor is from Canada, not Texas, and his sports trophies are from hockey, not football, eh? But when a leg injury ended his career, the British Columbia Hockey League lost a junior ice hockey star and we gained one of the hunkiest hunks ever to make a jock strap’s day.
After the success of Friday Night Lights, Taylor joined long-lashed Gossip Girl beefcake Chace Crawford in the teen fright flick The Covenant. The movie bombed, but in 2008 Taylor was back on the big screen in the comic book movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Taylor played the mutant hero Gambit, who can telekinetically bend matter to his will.
In 2012, Taylor appeared in two big budget action movies with disappointing box office results: Disney’s John Carter and Battleship, based on the Hasbro board game. Thankfully the actor redeemed himself in a major way when he had his ass debut on the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective! We've got a raging clue!