Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki in Friday Night Lights by Bill Records/NBC
Cheers to Friday Night Lights for putting Jesse Plemons in the spotlight. The native Texan - and Matt Damon doppelgänger - quietly stole scenes last season as Landry Clarke, wisecracking pal to QB Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford).

This season Landry's stepping up, helping Tyra ( Adrianne Palicki) fend off her attacker. Lone Star State football legend Tom Landry would be proud of his namesake.

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