Getting to Know the Man Behind Daryl Dixon – Norman Reedus
There’s probably not much (if anything) that I can tell staunch Reedus-ites that they don’t already know, but maybe there are some newer Daryl fans out there who would like to know more about the man behind the crossbow!
Norman was born on January 6th, 1969, in Florida; Daryl Dixon may be a freewheeling Sagittarian (in my opinion!), but Norman is a hard-working, determined, sometimes solitary and self-effacing Capricorn. His birth chart also shows Mercury, the planet of communication, in Aquarius. Aquarius is all about humanity, tolerance, and friendship, which explains why he’s so beloved of both fans and co-workers alike. Whenever I see pictures of him on Twitter, he’s usually laughing with fans and other TWD stars, not trying to escape the paps in dark glasses. I’ve watched him on Ride With Norman Reedus, and he just seems like a thoroughly nice, normal guy who loves his bikes.
The Moon, which rules the emotions, was in dramatic, warm-hearted, honest, proud Leo when Norman was born; could be why, according to Andrew Lincoln, he’s so fussy about his own lion’s mane! He owns a little bit of Pisces, too, in Venus, which is the planet of creativity, beauty, and, most importantly, affairs of the heart. Pisces can be escapist, romantic, secretive, other-worldly, and sometimes too soft ~ are you, Norman? Perhaps we should ask Danish former supermodel Helena Christiansen, who he was with from 1998~2003, and with whom he has a son, Mingus.
Norman was discovered at a party in L.A. when someone asked him if he wanted to act in a play ~ and the rest is history. His early career featured appearances in many music videos, with his first main acting role (and one of his best known) as Murphy McManus in the 1999 film The Boondock Saints. More recently, he starred in a great film called Sky, with the gorgeous Diane Kruger – loved it!
Aside from the acting and the bikes, he’s also a talented painter, sculptor, and photographer, and shows his work in galleries in New York and Germany. His work can be found on his site www.bigbaldhead.com, where you can also find details about his production company, filmography, etc. After looking at it, I think his Venus-in-Pisces comes out in his artwork, too.
Is Norman Reedus like Daryl Dixon? He seems like an equally decent, honorable guy while being a lot more approachable; from all the interviews I’ve watched on YouTube, I gather that he talks in sentences of more than five words, and smiles! But then Norman doesn’t have to deal with Negan and Dwighty-Boy….
See some of Norman’s funniest TV moments here: