Actor Max Thieriot's is one of the most popular actors in the television series "Bates Motel" and proof of this can be seen in a recent episode where the script required him to be shirtless and thus show off his buff body.
Television film directors and producers usually have shirtless scenes for the stars whom are the most popular and he definitely meets this criteria for the fans of the show. However, it is not only the viewing audience who have taken notice of his popularity on the show as Dylan Massett but also television and movie executives and filmmakers who have seen his acting skills improve, in particular his ability to convey different aspects of his character's personality.
In this role he is showing different dimensions of his character's personality as the directors of Bates Motel have seen where he has grown as actor who is able to show the flaws inherent in the character. Max Thieriot in scenes this season has been able to let the audience see both the immature, sarcastic side of Dylan Massett and also the emotional side and for filmmakers this demonstration of dramatic range within a scene has been very impressive. He is now an actor who is in consideration for both television and film role discussions that probably did not include his name earlier in the year.
He is currently preparing to film the star role of the television mini series "Texas Rising" which revolves around how the Texas Rangers were created. Interestingly, Max Thieriot's performance in "Bates Motel" might be looked at several years from now as what set him on the path to becoming a major star as a leading man in Hollywood because that is the direction his career is moving.