The promo for the post-Apocalyptic thriller Last Man Standing, on Netflix, was entirely involved with a shirtless, mega-muscular Grizzly Adams-type chopping wood. What gay man wouldn't click on that? Unfortunately, the story begins with a dead wife -- ugh -- and moves on to meeting The Girl.
But I wasn't dissuaded. The Grizzly Adams-type, producer-writer-star Daniel Stisen, is so hunky that he must have appeared in something a bit less heterosexist, right? Or even gay-friendly?
Daniel was born in Mandel, a small town in southern Norway, to a bodybuilding father who taught him the tricks of the trade from an early age. He began competing in powerlifting at age 16, and bodybuilding at age 20. In 2006, he moved to Oslo to begin a modeling career and start his own bodybuilding website.
According to his modeling profile, Daniel won't do nude shoots (darn it!). He does give us a butt shot in Last Man Down, but the scene is ruined by the presence of a naked lady.
He has a 50" chest, a 33" waist, and size 9 shoes.
Daniel's first role was Bodybuilder in Long Flat Balls 2 (2008) -- a comedy, not a porno. After that, in Norway, London, and the U.S., he played: Hunk, Bodybuilder, Bodybuilder, Guard, Poker Player, Soldier, Soldier, Fighter, Police Officer, Police Officer, Body Guard, Warrior, Fighter, Bouncer, Body Guard. Hardly any named roles.
He's written and produced several short films, which don't have plot synopses on IMDB, but the titles tell all you need to know: Kill-X, Soldaten, Last Survivor, Gain, Retribution. Machismo to the max.
His Instagram and Facebook pages are full of his bodybuilding photos, with few depicting other people, so I can't tell if he has a girlfriend or a boyfriend, or both, or neither. But a search on "Daniel Stisen" and "gay" revealed nothing but a lot of gay men drooling over his "perfect body."
Oh, well, I tried. But nearly every male cast member of Last Man Down seems to be a bodybuilder. Maybe I'll research Kamil Lemieszewski next.
Or Daniel Nehme