‘Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus shot Jimmy Fallon in the face with a crossbow

Now that's how you shoot a crossbow!


Mike Wehner


Published Feb 14, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 1:07 pm CDT

Daryl Dixon and his trusty crossbow have saved—and ended—so many lives on The Walking Dead that the character and the actor that portrays him, Norman Reedus, have really stolen the spotlight. 

Reedus did the same thing on The Tonight Show last night when he went head-to-head with host Jimmy Fallon in a test of skill that required each contestant to smash each other’s faces… sort of.

Using crossbows, Fallon and Reedus took out their aggression on panes of glass emblazoned with the faces of one another, and both men performed admirably throughout much of the competition. It came down to the wire, but Reedus and his crossbow expertise eventually came out on top, and Fallon was doomed to what he called a “reverse dunk tank.”

Unfortunately, the crossbow skills Reedus shows off so often on The Walking Dead don’t serve him so well in Fallon’s final challenge, and he has to resort to using his fist instead. Hey, you can take out a zombie with hand-to-hand combat too, right? 

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon /YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 14, 2015, 1:29 pm CST