Norman Reedus for Flaunt Magazine

Posted on March 06, 2012

Totally dirty-hot Norman Reedus Flaunts it.

Norman Reedus featured in the March 2012 issue of Flaunt magazine photographed by Michael Muller.

On playing his character Daryl on Walking Dead: “He was written very angry and just like, ‘Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you;’ I’m trying to play him as a virgin who was constantly put down and had to fight for everything, as someone with a huge chip on his shoulder. In television, you kind of have to plant these little seeds and hope that those trees bear fruit. So I’m constantly trying to look for little moments and make this guy evolve.”




A classic example of someone who’s more than the sum of their looks – although we saw him in person during Fashion Week and he’s much better looking in person. Which isn’t to say he’s not good-looking in pictures; just that his face is much more interesting than merely “good-looking.” He’s got an intensity that burns through any camera lens and as a former model, he knows both how to work a camera and how to work a garment. We’re surprised he doesn’t get more editorials.

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  • Ben


    • JosephLamour

      He gives me the vapors.

    • bellafigura1

      I mean.  Whoa.  I can’t even.  He’s.  Whoa.

  • j_anson

    Man, usually the guy editorials leave me underwhelmed, but, uh. Whoa.

    • Karen Clark

      Yeah, totally, me too.  “dirty-hot”, I so need to re-use that phrase :o)

  • Bridget Smith

    Dear Norman Reedus: I am no longer thinking about how much older you look now than you did (ten years ago, to be fair) in The Boondock Saints. Well played, sir. Fantastic pictures.

    • Leigh David

      Sigh, the Boondock Saints. Be still my heart.

  • Razvan Matei Dobre

    I’m picking up whatever is left of my ovaries off the floor..

  • Sarah

    I had a chance to see him a couple weekends ago at Image Comic Expo. (He was a few stairs behind me on the escalator.) Whew, he is really, really ridiculously good-looking in person.

    • Sarah

      Can some magazine put Norman Reedus and Joel Kinnaman in a photoshoot together? A perfect storm of dirty-hot.

      • accidental housewife

        Are you trying to kill me? I’d at least faint, if not die right on the spot.

  • xmixiex

    GASP.  PANT.  FAN. 

  • Cassie

    He looks amazing, but “Norman Reedus” is a really terrible name, no?

    • Paigealicious

       It always makes me think of that band, Wheetus.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        He kinda look like a teenage dirtbag, baby.

    • h2olovngrl

      Every time I see his name I think the same thing! Even if he had just shortened his last name to Reed, it would have helped. On the other hand, he looks fantastic here, but having already been aware of his modeling past, I would expect no less. I have not seen the second season of The Walking Dead, having sacrificed our cable for a Netflix only existence, but I truly thought he was the most interesting character in the first season, and I really hoped the writers knew/know how much growth potential was there much like Sawyer in Lost.

    • Sara Cowie

      The only name worse is his son’s: Mingus Reedus.

    • bellafigura1

      I love that name.  It’s dirty-hot, hillbilly bad, kinda creepy, squinty, hair-trigger. 

    • tsid2012

      IDK, I give him total credit for sticking with his real name.  It is memorable and totally his own.  I’m glad we are past the days of yore when actors with unusual or ethnic names were encouraged/forced to adopt a name “the public” would find more palatable.

  • Jessi03

    Adore him.

  • formerlyAnon

    Excellent. Just excellent.

    Though the fourth one calls to mind the extremely disturbing  “white trash southern cracker with anger management issues who just gets more dangerous, not more rational, the more intelligent he is, and is unfortunately hot enough to collect an endless supply of women to take advantage of and abuse” stereotype.

    Or maybe that’s just me and where I was raised.

    (edited because I can’t count)

    • kentiesgirl

       I’m thinking it’s the tat showing thru the fishnet. It’s giving me American History X vibes. Nothing else, just that one detail.

      • j_anson

        Totally had the same thought. Although I think it’s also partly the cross jewelry combined with the dangerous look – that combo says, “I’m dangerous and I’ve got an IDEOLOGY to push.” Which is definitely a message you want to watch out for.

      • formerlyAnon

        I thought it was the necklace + certain aspects of his face (esp. the mouth), though all the rest contributes..

  • MilaXX

    I love this editorial. I’m not attracted to pretty boys so Norman hits all my buttons. It doesn’t hurt that he;s pretty much the only one on his show I like at this point. He just looks hella hot to me here.

    • accidental housewife

      I am with you all the way. Off the top of my head, the only pretty boy who appeals to me is Matt Bomer. I find guys like Reedus a lot more interesting and sexy.

      This is one of the best male editorials I’ve seen here. (Interestingly enough,  another one I really love is the Matt Bomer editorial from back in the fall.) He is indeed burning through the camera lens.

      And I had no idea he used to be a model.

      • Pennymac

        My husband used to laughingly say I was attracted to “mutts”. I never got the pretty boy thing, God save me from a man who is more vain than I. But give me an interesting face, a bad boy attitude, a dirty-sex vibe, and I’m all in. e.g. Opie from Sons of Anarchy, Daryll from Walking Dead; This seems to be a theme with me!

        • formerlyAnon

          Yup. Interesting bones. That’s what makes a man’s face attractive to me, not manly-model regular features.

      • MichaRSB

         Matt Bomer appeals to EVERYONE.

        • accidental housewife

          I would hope so. :-) There are a lot of pretty boys, but many, if not most, of them lack the spark and charisma Bomer has. Plus, he just seems to sweet.

    • SapphoPoet

      “Hella hot” indeed.

  • Paigealicious

    He does seem like the kid that smelled like pee, but also like he’d be really dirty in bed (in a good way).

  • Alli

    I was obsessed with Boondock Saints in high school and am so glad he’s getting this exposure with Walking Dead. You’re totally right in that he’s not conventionally attractive but you still can’t take your eyes off him.

  • mommyca

    Wow! Specially the 2nd pic where he is wearing a jacket, is that made of little mosaics of what material? Looks amazing….

  • Sandisan

    Oh, yeah.  I do love the dirty-hot look.

  • vanjar

     Phwoar, he can get it! Also love that black&white jacket.

  • Cindi Williams

    Norman Reedus is the only good thing about The Walking Dead anymore. I’d be happy to give Daryl Dixon an education.

  • RebeccaKW

    Well.  These pictures might just be getting printed out, trimmed, and tacked up on my all, Tiger Beat style.  This man is hot.

    He is not pretty, he is not classically handsome.  He is sexy and raw and steamy.  I can’t think of another man who could wear a mesh tank top that would turn me on.

    • Pennymac

      Love this home decor idea. Wonder if the boss will let me have one in my cubicle???

  • RebeccaKW

    Well.  These pictures might just be getting printed out, trimmed, and tacked up on my all, Tiger Beat style.  This man is hot.

    He is not pretty, he is not classically handsome.  He is sexy and raw and steamy.  I can’t think of another man who could wear a mesh tank top that would turn me on.

  • Judy_J

    whew….shirtless in white slacks….I feel faint.

  • Judy_J

    whew….shirtless in white slacks….I feel faint.

  • AllForUSophia

    I got nothing but love!

  • Jessie Melcher Brown

    He looks like Ben Quick in The Long Hot Summer.

    I do believe I need to go fan myself.

  • Rand Ortega

    Lordy. LAWD. 

  • accidental housewife

    It takes a special man to not look like a chicken-dumb asshole in one of those netted muscle shirts (4th photo). And the 2nd and 3rd photos are swoon-worthy. Also, I love the jacket in photo #2.

  • accidental housewife

    It takes a special man to not look like a chicken-dumb asshole in one of those netted muscle shirts (4th photo). And the 2nd and 3rd photos are swoon-worthy. Also, I love the jacket in photo #2.

  • nancy

    I’ll…. be in my bunk.  

  • TieDye64


  • prettybigkitty

    Oh my.   

  • MinAgain

    He looks great in these photos.  I absolutely love the second pic down.  

    I had no idea that he used to be a model, but he clearly knows how to pose for pictures.

  • SapphoPoet

    I think I might need a cigarette after those pictures. (fans self)

    “Intense” doesn’t seem quite strong enough for him. 

    And did you see his shoulders?

    • Tapetum

       Mmmm. Well-smoldered, sir.

  • Rebecca

    You might have just made my Tuesday endurable. Darling TLo. Darling Norman.

  • Angie J. Han

    That second-to-last pic marks the exact moment that I stopped thinking of Norman Reedus as “that guy from Boondock Saints.” (Which I did not care for, so that’s a good thing.) Someone give this guy more work so we can get more magazine editorials.

  • jilly_d

    MOTHER OF…..mmmm, I’ll….just……be right back.

  • CatherineRhodes

    That guy’s got a hawt bod on him.

  • Jessica Rowe

    I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM.  This is why I watch the show.

  • Heather Imhoff

    Supermodel Helena Christiansen’s baby-daddy, I believe. 

  • terekirkland

    I’ll take “interesting” over pretty boy ANY DAY.

    Norman Reedus, you better watch out because you just landed yourself on “the list”. Better edit quick and go get that thing re-laminated. 

  • Kimberly Burke

    Why am I getting Richard Chamberlin vibes off him in the white mesh tank picture?  Is there something wrong with me?

    • Terry Weyna

      Yes!  Me too.

  • alyce1213

    The fourth picture makes me want to bathe with very hot water and lots of soap. (Not in a good way.)  The rest is okay and he has a great body.

  • giiiirrrr

    Never heard of him, and, YUM.

  • BookishBren

    Okay, NOW I understand why I keep finding Daryl attractive even though he always looks dirtier and smellier than everyone else. 

  • LondonMarriott

    I… I’ll be in my bunk.

  • AwesomeMargie

    Oh wow.  Just when I thought I couldn’t love Daryl any more.  

  • rawrgrowlrawr

    A couple of months ago, I dated a guy who looked exactly like him (except a good twenty years younger). After seeing this, I am tempted to call him again. HOT DAMN. 

  • Pennymac

    OMG, OMG, O. M. EFFN’ G. Totally dirty-hot Norman Reedus indeed. 

  • ccm800

    I’m actually not liking this at all. I think the whole thing looks like overexposed snapshots. 

  • Sara Munoz

    I could do without that last picture. But the rest is great. I’ve always liked this guy.

  • Kathryn

    dirty hot

  • FWG_SC

    Ok, question: what on earth does his tattoo say?  Because that looks like a capital N which made me think that he has a tattoo of his own name.. which, besides making him seem like so much of a dunce he has a permanent name tag, is also incredibly douchey, and that would make me so upset because I adore him so, so much.  Beyond being the only character worth watching Walking Dead for, he’s hot as hell in his rather dirty-grungy kind of way.

    • kjthorp

      I was wondering about that tat too. I was hoping it wasn’t an M…
      so it couldn’t say Mom. That would take some of the heat out of it for me.

      • Charlotte Horseman

        Or Mormon.

    • Pennymac

      Sorry to disappoint, but according to celebrity tattoos, its his own name. I wonder what’s up with that?

      • formerlyAnon

        Well, at least he’ll never have to have it removed or camouflaged because of a break-up.

        • querilousruin

          Yup the tattoo does say ‘Norman’ but it’s not douchey at all.  His dad was also called Norman.  He passed away when he was younger so he had his dad’s name tattooed over his heart. 

          • Pennymac

            Yay Norman! Tattooing your dad’s name over your heart takes you right outta douche territory and back to swoonsville!!!!

      • Alejandra

        He explained once that his father died when he was younger, and he tatooed his father’s name over his heart; so it happens he was named after his dad.

  • mjude flipping hot

  • Andrea Lane

    Loving the dirty-hot.

  • S. Jenna Lutz

    Yes please. I’ll take two. Make it three, I’m sure I’d ruin at least ONE far too quickly. 

  • Terry Weyna

    Wow, does he ever look like a Tennessee Williams hero in that first picture.  Perfect.  I’d cast him as Brick in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in a hot second.

  • Paula Berman

    Thanks for posting this.  Norman Reedus is the only reason I am still watching Walking Dead. Knowing that Daryl is supposed to be a virgin makes me like him even more.

  • Goldie

    I have loved him since Boondock Saints but I recently started following him on twitter (@wwwbigbaldhead) and now love him even more.  He LOVES getting stuff from fans and is always tweeting pics of fan art.  An actor who appreciates his fans that much is rare and awesome.


    I’m tingling.

  • tworabbitshow


    I think I just hurt myself.

  • kentiesgirl

    Ya know, I’d think Daryl was a lot of things, but virgin was not one of them.

  • LittleKarnak

    You are correct, in person he is very attractive and he is also a great conversationalist. Very loyal to his fans also.

  • Sunshine16

    The first pic, wow.  I want to sit in that chair with him!!

  • Zippypie

    *sigh* Simply delicious!

  • Vera


  • Lisa

    Well, well, WELL…. and where have you been all my life, you yummy thing?

  • Paula Berman

    I just read that his son’s name is Mingus Reedus. I don’t know what to say about that.

    • Pennymac

      I don’t know what to say either, but boy did it make me laugh. Poor kid!

      • formerlyAnon

        Poor kid, indeed. Almost “Boy Named Sue” territory.

        Parents should always give at least a thought to the elementary passion for rhyming abuse.

  • Amy Ellinger

    Like an Appalachian Jeremy Renner. Which is almost as enticing as a non-Appalachian Jeremy Renner…..

    RAWR!  dirty-hot indeed.

  • Patrick Cleary

    The juxtaposition of him all natty in that grid blazer and then shirtless? WHOA BOY!

  • Crystal

    I’ve never watched Walking Dead before and never heard of Norman Reedus, but I think they have a new fan. I’ll be doing some … studying.

    • Goldie

       Oh, definitely check out Boondock Saints then.  Naked Norman Reedus = YUM!

      • Charlotte Horseman

        Me too.  Worth checking out now for sure….

  • quiltrx

    Damn, got a SERIOUS case of the Hot Thighs over here!  He really lights my candle anyway…but this is sending me into flamethrower territory!

    • The Haunty Master

      I’m sorry, but that’s fucking disgusting.

  • SkipperJane

    What’s amazing is that from that single shot in front of the cactus garden, I could tell this was shot at the Huntington Library. I guess I should just give up and buy a membership already.

    Also, the man in the foreground is hot. 

  • sockandaphone

    ooooooh i like this.

  • Sarah Thomas

    “Oh, HAH! Tom and Lorenzo have gay crushes on that Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel on that zombie show I don’t watch!”


    “…I’m going to need a laser printer, scotch tape, and a really big vibrator.”

  • RzYoung

    I haven’t been watching the show but my main memories of him are Terminator and The Notorious Bettie Page – in the latter he’s so different looking I still can’t believe it’s the same guy! It was only a few years ago but made all the difference, he’s gorg

    • querilousruin

      He wasn’t in Terminator, are you thinking of Michael Biehn in Terminator 2?

      • RzYoung

        Wasn’t he the young John Connor in Terminator 2? Meant T2 earlier whoops

        • Goldie

           No, that was Edward Furlong.

  • Jenny Martin

    oh MY. 

  • tsid2012

    Well, THAT was wprth getting up for this morning.  Yummmmmm…… (but the stylist for the shoot should be fired for that absurdly queeny throne they perched him on in the first shot.  Ridiculous…)

  • bitterk

    Surprise indeed.  Nothing is sexier than a perfect face defined by imperfections.  Always looks like there is a story to be told.  

  • Cousin_Rose


  • Amy Ennis

    I may have a new favorite on The Walking Dead. I didn’t realize how classic he looks. Love that first shot. Swoooon. 

  • Gorengirl

    He can shoot me with his crossbow anytime!

  • Alejandra

    OMG! This guy is so totally sexy! I love that scruffy sex appeal. He was a pretty boy, but WOW! He turned into quite a man! He is a really great actor and I can’t wait until he gets the recognition he deserves!

  • amanda

    The way he looks at you could kill you, he’s so smoking hott …….those eyes and lips damn