Step aside, Jon Hamm. Matthew McConaugh-who? Last night’s Emmy Awards proved that True Detective director Cary Joji Fukunaga is hotter than any A-lister we’ve previously coveted, and that man braids are making a big comeback. The internet thinks so, too.
Fukunaga has come a long way since his days as a production assistant for the Destiny’s Child “Survivor” video. Before linking up with the True Detective team, he made a name for himself on the indie circuit with Sundance hit Sin Nombre in 2009, as well as 2011′s Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. He directed all eight episodes of the HBO series, and won the award for Outstanding Directing of a Drama Series. When he did, Twitter exploded.
Could it be the nerdy-sexy look? That chiseled jaw? Don’t let the braids fool you (and if you’re into them, more power to you). This stud is surely one of Hollywood’s hottest hidden gems. And if you don’t believe us, hop into the gallery above to see how many others are clamoring for a taste. Get those boxing gloves ready, ladies (and gentlemen): Cary Fever is upon us.
Next up for Fukunaga is the 2015 film Beasts of No Nation, starring fellow professional handsome man, Idris Elba. (We can’t wait for the beyond beautiful press tour.)