Max Rhyser and James Andrew - photo Julio Gaggia
As you know, WIJW loves to feature artists that catch our eye. That being said, we’re pleased to briefly interrupt our Marrakech story for the ultra-talented Danish-American-Israeli model, stage, television and film actor, Max Rhyser
In case you were wondering, Rhyser was not always the gorgeous, confident young man we see today. In fact, he tells us of a life full of uncertainties—whether it was moving between Amsterdam, Paris and Copenhagen as a child (with the requisite challenge of having to learn a new language each time) or being gay and having weight issues, circumstances weren’t exactly conducive to a happy childhood. Things began to change, however, when Rhyser joined his school’s theater program. “I found a home,” he says, a “beautiful escape,” with like minded friends. From then on he’d always seek out the “theater group.”
Pursuing his dream of acting in New York City was not all roses and lollipops either—his accent and ethnically ambivalent look found him trying to be who he thought everyone wanted him to be. Ultimately, though, he found his own voice (to critical acclaim we might add)—just read his extensive filmography on IMDB!
Max Rhyser - photo Julio Gaggia
Of course his success took no small degree of personal initiative: “As an actor, an artist,” Rhyser exclaims, “we’re always waiting for the agent, the manager, the casting director, the director, the producer, the network, the gallery, etc., etc., etc.. WHY? With all the resources available to us these days, we can do anything we want, anything! You have a role you want to play, a story you want to tell, do it! Do it!”
Feeling inspired yet?!
Rhyser and Sal Bardo’s latest film, entitled “Chaser” tackles cultural alienation and the fringe gay community. See link here. Of this rather brave role, Rhyser explains, “operating from the heart truly TRULY removes all fears.”
Also check out his latest on-stage appearance in The Austerity of Hope. His performance is a must see!
With so many projects in the works, it probably goes without saying that we’ll be bringing much more from the dynamic Max Rhyser in the not so far future. We can’t wait!
I’m pictured (top) dressing Rhyser for the Oscars and Tony Awards he is sure to win! He’s wearing a Tom Ford era Gucci black silk moire dinner jacket and tuxedo pants, Tom Ford lavender cotton voile tuxedo shirt and black silk faille bow tie, and an outrageous diamond evening set by our friends M. de Phocas. The effect is complete with a generous misting of Creed Imperial Millesime.
Diamond Evening Set by M. de Phocas
I am sporting the vest and pants from a Tom Ford charcoal glen plaid wool suit, grey cotton window pane plaid shirt, antique shell and coral cuff links, and brown leather loafers. My fragrance is Creed Original Cologne.