It all makes sense now. Ron Swanson began his career not as a politician in Indiana, but as a Hollywood paid-for-hire screenwriter. BuzzFeed came across Swanson’s IMDb page, which begins in 1995, when he wrote the Chuck Norris classic Top Dog, followed by another Chuck Norris classic, Overkill, which he also appeared in. (Honestly, they’re all classics.) His career REALLY took off in 1996, though, when he worked on the screenplay for Forest Warrior, AFI’s 65th Greatest Movie of All-Time. The first time I watched it, I broke down and cried, as if my tears were soaring out of me, not unlike when Norris turned into an eagle in the film.
Swanson felt he was getting too big for his britches after the success of the straight-to-video film, however. So, after penning the genre-defining season five episode of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Plague,” in which Walker has to fight an evil corporation to save the Cherokee nation, he quit writing, moved to Pawnee, and became the Libertarian we love today.
Either that, or someone made a fictional IMDb page because they really like Ron Swanson and Chuck Norris. (Is there slash fiction out there? I bet there’s slash fiction out there.) Full page below.
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