Greetings, humans!!! Happy Monday!!! <– Oxymoron, right?!?!
It’s been more than a month in the making, and over 10,000 words, but it’s finally done.
Every year, People does their famous 50 Most Beautiful issue in which they name the Sexiest Man Alive. I always feel like way too many boys get left out of this list for whatever reason (I also highly disagree with most of their ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ choices…). I know working it down to 50 faces is hard, so I decided to write my own list. Today I will do men (*gigglesnort*), and someday soon I will do women (*gigglesnort*).
These are in no particular order and I have specific reasons for all of them. Some of the men on this list are men I deeply admire in some way, all of which I will explain. To anyone who has appeared on this list and read it (yeah, right), please note that if you’re on this list for your looks, it’s not because I think you don’t have a brain, and vice versa. lol I find all of these people beautiful for particular reasons and that’s the point behind the post.
I can almost guarantee that all of my friends are going to think this will just end up being a long list of rock gods and bumpy-bellied dudes coated in baby oil, but it’s not. This list was very well thought out. There are definitely some of those in there, but they’re actually the minority.
Alright people! Let’s go!
(*This is going to be so much fun!!!*)
(Actor; SciFi God)
Ugh, I don’t even know where to begin with this man. I have been in a deep state of lust with him for many years. He’s kind of sci fi royalty so I’ve been watching him for a long ass time. He’s just gorgeous…. With credits in everything from the Lord of the Rings trilogy to the Chronicles of Riddick, from the new Star Trek franchise to the stupidly-cancelled JJ Abrams EP’d TV series Almost Human (Dear Fox – You’re a great big bag of dicks. Need another example? Firefly. Yeah, fuck you. Sincerely, Every Single Person With Half a Brain), he’s been all over the acting map and he looked good the whole way. *wink wink*
For those who may have missed it in a previous post (not sure if I posted it here or only on social media), Karl Urban is actually the muse behind the super secret project I am working on right now. The book I am working on is the story of Nick and Lexi, and Nick is directly inspired by Mr. Urban.
That’s from The Loft. You’re welcome.
A few more snapshots of Mr. Urban. Click on a pic to make it bigger. Sigh…..
(Frontman of Rock Band Seether)
I know a lot of people may not understand this one, but I don’t care. I would have this man’s babies. In a heartbeat. Lots of them. I have been madly in lust with him since the days of Disclaimer. I can’t even pinpoint what it is that makes me love him so much, because he is kind of known for being a bit of an asshole, but there it is. He’s future ex-husband number four (Karl Urban is number three – and no it does not escape my attention that the two look very similar).
I have followed this band since they were super-green, I’ve seen them live four times, and I am about to see them for the fifth time later this month. Their song Take Me Away is the driving inspiration behind my Demon Legacy short story Suffering, and their song FMLYHM is actually featured in Speak of the Devil.
I adore this man and everything he does. Every time I see them live, I spend almost the entire concert with my eyes glued on him. I know I sound very stalker-esque right now, but I have no shame. He’s my unicorn.
(Front Man of Rock Bands Slipknot & Stone Sour; Writer)
Corey Mother Fucking Taylor. This man is a musical genius and a very talented writer. He’s got talent just dripping off him. And he’s hot. Especially when rocking a mohawk and eyeliner…..
He’s the front man for not one but TWO major bands on the rock scene – Slipknot and Stone Sour. I happen to be part of the Dead Generation and not the Maggots, meaning I follow Stone Sour far more than I follow Slipknot. I actually don’t care for much Slipknot music, but I don’t deny their talent. Stone Sour, on the other hand, is FUCKING AMAZING!!!! I’ve been with them as a fan since day one and will stick with them until one of us starts pushing up daisies. I’m a fan. lol
Corey is one of my absolute favorite people to listen to in interviews. He’s a mad genius with a killer sense of humor. If you haven’t had the pleasure, go check him out his episode of the Nerdist podcast. Additionally, he narrates the audio book versions of the titles he has out and they’re spectacular.
James McAvoy is someone I was a little late to the game in finding. I saw him a few years back in the day in Wanted and thought he was hot in an unusual way. Then, of course, came the X-men franchise, which caught my attention. Finally, I saw Welcome to the Punch.
And that did it.
The movie really has an excellent cast all around, but James McAvoy opposite Mark Strong was an unbelievably good pairing. Both of them are super-intense. If you haven’t seen the movie, you need to. It’s a great action flick set in London with a gritty dark kind of cop drama story line. It’s really good.
Anyway, I started watching some of his other stuff and just fell for the guy. He’s such an incredibly talented actor, and he has a smile and an accent that will just make you melt. I am proud to say that me and author L.E. Chamberlin co-founded #McAvoyMonday on Facebook. lol
(Writer; Director; Podcastic Guru)
Is anyone here shocked that this man made the list?? Anyone??? Didn’t think so. lol
It’s no secret that I am an über fangirl for Kevin Smith. He does a little bit of everything, but I adore him as a writer and a podcast host most. Read my About Me section on this website. It’s a little ridiculous. lol Kevin Smith is a lover of creation (the artistic kind, not the deity kind). He’s all about encouraging artists, of all kinds, to just create. Since I believe that the world is a better place with art in it, I feel like he is part of my tribe. lol
I cannot stress this enough: IF YOU HAVE NOT READ KEVIN SMITH’S BOOK TOUGH SHIT, YOU NEED TO GET ON THAT NOW.
I dont care what you are doing with your life, it can be applied to you. From blogging to writing to my PR company, I found so much inspiration in that book. The book tells his life stories of love, his career in the movie business, his empire in the podcasting world, his beautiful family, and friends, and then it rounds out each chapter with the “tough shit” Kevin learned from the story. I shit you not, while reading the book, I cried like a great big bitch one minute and laughed out loud the next. The stories are fantastic. I took so much away from that book and I think everyone, especially my fellow indie authors, could benefit from reading it. My favorite quote from the book:
Everything he’s seen and done with his life and he still seems to be one of the most genuine, most down-to-earth, and childishly optimistic guys in Hollywood. He’s my favorite storyteller. He’s my hero. #indieasfuck
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
(Tony Mother Fuckin’ Stark, Bitch; Actor)
The comeback story to top all comeback stories! Robert Downey Jr. has seen and made his fair share of mistakes. He’s human. It happens. For most, they do their dance with whatever demon strikes their fancy and then they fade into obscurity.
Instead, he gets sober, lands himself a super-hot wife, has the cutest kids on the face of the frikkin planet, and nails the role of a damn lifetime: Tony Stark, the very embodiment of the word ‘cool’.
When he came out on the other side of his addiction, RDJ ended up being adored by EVERYONE instead of looked at like he is toting around a little black cloud of shame. It was kind of amazing to watch him make his return.
Aside from all that, he’s fuckin’ hot! Look at him! The man is aging like a god! Good for him and even better for those of us who get to watch him. *wink wink*
(Frontman for Rock Bands Disturbed & Device)
Mmmmm, David Draiman. I was truly, madly, deeeeeeeply in lust with this man for a long time. I may or may not have said out loud, in a public forum “I want to be David Draiman’s leather pants.”
He’s the lead singer of Disturbed, a nu-metal group I absolutely adore. I even went so far as to pay $175/ticket for 2 tickets from a 3rd party agency the night of a show just because I was determined to be there (it was sold out everywhere else).
He recently abandoned Twitter following the usual bullshit that is internet trolls. He got sick of it and pulled the plug. From the sounds of it, he’s not coming back either. Luckily, I don’t care, because they have a brand spanky new album coming out next month and I’m totally catching that tour!
David Draiman isn’t your normal rock god. No tattoos. Not a single one. This is due to his desire to be buried in Jerusalem with his family, but still! It’s surprising to see concerning someone in the music industry. However, he’s got the sabers….. When talking, he sounds like he belongs in a board room, not on stage in front of thousands of people.
The biggest reason Draiman makes my list is Vegas.
In my Demon Legacy and Executioner series, there is a character named Michael ‘Vegas’ Tremayne. He’s a vampire. He’s a hitman. He’s the strong silent type. And he’s always been David Draiman. Ever since I started writing the very first draft of my very first book back in 2006, Vegas has always been David Draiman. He’s the driving inspiration behind the character. This picture to the left is one I keep handy when I need a reminder of who and what Vegas is.
(Jax Teller; Hottest Surprise Brit Ever)
I admit, I had no freaky-deaky clue who Hunnam was until I started binge-watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix right before the start of the final season. Then I watched Pacific Rim. And then the final season of SOA started, along with Anarchy Afterword…..and I about DIED. I had no idea Hunnam was British and he’s got the strangest Brit accent I’ve ever heard. Like, it sounds fake.
Doesn’t matter though. JUST LOOK AT HIM!
I admit, I haven’t seen him in much else, but I adore him in SOA and PacRim. He’s one of those guys that really doesn’t need to say much of anything. Just sit there and look pretty, sweetheart. *wink wink*
(Mad Fucking Sadist Running Around Masquerading as a Writer)
Yeah, you heard me, Sutter. You’re a fucking sadist.
Kurt Sutter is the brains behind the phenom that was Sons of Anarchy. Loosely based on Hamlet, Sons was a brilliant retelling of the Shakespeare classic. And it amazes me that anyone who has been through tenth-grade English did not see the parallels between the two stories.
Hamlet aside, the idea of bringing that much emotion to a story about bikers was genius. Kurt Sutter made us all love and adore murderers. And murderers they were. It didn’t matter that Charming had a body count to rival the 1992 L.A. riots, every last one of us in the audience was CRUSHED every time we had to say good bye to a core character. As a writer, Sutter did something incredible when he made us all fall in love with Jax, Opie, Tig, Juice, and the rest of the Reaper Crew. It didn’t matter what they had done, our hearts broke for them, one hour at a time.
As a writer, I cant help but be in awe of Sutter. He’s got a wickedly twisted mind wrapped around the heart of a true romantic. It’s beautiful in a terrifying way and I have the worst writer crush EVER. Plus, he’s got the coolest wife in Hollywood. I mean, come on. She’s such a raging bad ass.
(Inexplicably Sexy Man Cross-Bred With a Chameleon)
This man straight-up AMAZES me. He’s got this crazy ability to morph into anyone. Obviously, there are makeup crews involved in that process, but he still has to embody the characters, and he always gives 150%. No two characters he plays are ever anything like the other. When he commits, he goes all the way. Just look here!
Additionally, this mofo is fifty-two years old and looks like he just crested thirty. Seriously?!?!?! What is he drinking?!?!?!
And to Daniel Tosh who made fun of Johnny and his accessorizing, you look like a angry chicken and he looks like this. You’re arguments are invalid.
Porn Star Actor; Silver Fox)
Colin Farrell is someone I was madly in love with as a teenager, lost interest in when he spent all his time in a drunken haze, and am now I’m in love with him all over again. Right off the bat, we must address the silver. Age looks goooood on this boy. I don’t know what it is that he’s drinking, but something is working for him. I actually think he looks way better now than he did when he was younger and I will cut any bitch that argues that point with me. (j/k of course) Aside from that, I love this man as an actor and I feel like he should be working way more than he is. It’s not like he has a small body of work or anything, but I would love to see him show up in more comedies. Did anyone here see Horrible Bosses???? I swear, I almost DIED when I saw him on screen in that movie. Fantastic part to see him in and he killed it.
(Actor; The Hit or Miss Hottie)
Hmmm, Mr. Kitsch. I have very mixed feelings about this boy. He’s gorgeous, no doubt about that, but he’s a hit or miss with his acting. I am about to state an opinion which will not garner me any new fans in the geek fandoms, but I fucking LOVED him as Gambit and I am quite pissy that he’s being replaced by Channing Tatum. I cant stand Channing Tatum. He’s a horrible actor and I don’t see why everyone finds him so attractive…. I know Taylor looks nothing like Gambit, but his attitude was perfection. They never should have recast that role.
Anyway, Taylor has been in a number of fantastic roles, Savages being the hottest by far, but I (and legions of fans) feel like there was a real missed opportunity with this boy. I’m talking about the film adaptation of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy. We wont even begin to dig into how bad ALL of the casting was in that movie, but I will say this: Google “Taylor Kitsch Dimitri Belikov”. Go ahead. I’ll wait. … … … ….
If it was just me who thought he would have made a perfect Dimitri, I would never bring it up, but for fans of the book series, Taylor IS Dimitri Belikov. He’s fucking perfect for the role and they gave it to a dude who was waaaaaaay too old for it. He looked more like Charlaine Harris’ Vampire Bill than the badass guardian we all know and love. Not impressed, Hollywood. You fucked the pooch on that one.
(Actor; So Obviously a Vampire)
Vampire. Plain and simple. The man is a vampire. HE DOESN’T AGE! Look!
Keanu Reeves has been a love of mine since I was about 13 or 14 years old. Maybe younger. A glimpse into Jena’s teenage years: My bedroom was wallpapered with movie and music posters. I’ve been a film junkie since a very young age and as soon as I was old enough to start raking in an allowance, I started buying up movie posters from the local video store (remember video stores????). Circa 1994, my bedroom walls were adorned with two movie theater-sized movie posters: Speed and Johnny Mnemonic (Shut your face hole! I loved that movie!). He may not always be a thespian, but god damn he sure is fantastic to look at.
And he’s another one who is wearing age really well. Like, way too well. Like, he’s not aging at all. Do you all realize that he’s 50 years old now? Or at least he claims to be… All evidence points to a few hundred years, but that is neither here nor there. The point is he looks just as good now as he did thirty years ago, if not better.
(Actor; Environmental Superhero)
I just want to hug this man for so many reasons, this shower picture among them….
Aside from being smokin’ hot and the perfect embodiment of one of my favorite literary characters ( #TeamDamon REPRESENT!), he’s also a champion for the giant rock we all call home.
Founder of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, he’s dedicated what spare time he does have to saving the planet. His foundation’s goal is to bring education and awareness to environmental issues which have a global impact, everything from animal rights to global warming. The foundation’s mission is one I am very much behind, and having Ian Somerhalder as the face of it is quite the perk!
(Actor; Perpetual Frat Boy)
I would just like to state for the record that boys like Michael Trevino are not my normal style. He looks like the stereotypical image of a frat boy. Not at all my style.
But there’s just something about him….
Aside from The Vampire Diaries, I’ve never even seen him in anything else. Frankly, I think part of the reason I find him so hot is that he gets to play a different version of the Tyler Lockwood character from what is in the books and I like the film version much more. Tyler was a DICK in the books.
Plus, his photo shoots with photog Tyler Shields are always dead sexy…… sigh…..
(The Prettiest Man Walking the Planet; Actor)
Apart from the obvious (good LAWD he’s pretty!), I think half of my attraction to Jensen is that he seems like such a sweet guy IRL. He’s known for being amazing and warm with his fans, and his IRL bromance he’s got going with Supernatural co-star JarPad. The on-screen brothers are best friends outside of work and I’m a little jelly that I’m not their third wheel. If him being as hot as he is wasn’t reason enough, us fangirls will always have Eye of the Tiger….
(Writer; Director; Evil Genius; Sadist; Vengeful Deity)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel. Dollhouse. Firefly. Toy Story. Alien Resurrection. The Cabin In The Woods. The Avengers. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Firefly. Buffy. Angel. Firefly. Buffy. Firefly. Dollhouse. Firefly. Buffy. DID I MENTION BUFFY?!?! OR FIREFLY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Okay, I’m done. Amazing director, incredible writer, MASTER MANIPULATOR OF ALL THE FEELS!!!! His writing style can best be described as exquisite torture. He makes you love people and then he takes them away. One word: Wash. Ugh!!! Damn you, Whedon! DAMN YOU!!!!! *shaking fist in the air*
Seriously though, Joss Whedon combines my favorite things – really good writing and film. His stories will sucker punch you right in the feels every time. His creations will live on long after we are all gone as his fandom is rabid and we will educate our children on the wonderful world of Mutant Enemy so they too can enjoy the emotional torture that is the life of The Slayer, the Browncoats, the Dolls, and every one else Whedon has ever raked over the coals for our viewing pleasure….
*stands up and salutes*
(Actor; The Voice That Makes Big Oil Tremble)
I honestly don’t even know when I started paying attention to Mark Ruffalo. I think it may have been the movie 13 Going on 30 (……don’t judge me……), but I’ve been watching him for a while. There’s just something about him I find unbelievably sexy. Like, he looks like a dude who would be an awesome husband. lol
On top of having the whole ruggedly handsome thing happening, he’s also a champion for anti-fracking (get educated here) and played a key part in raising awareness of the dangers of fracking which led to his home state of New York banning the practice within their state boundries (good for you, NY!).
He’s well-read and knows his shit. If you don’t already, you should totally follow him on Facebook because he posts a lot of very valuable information.
(Red Reddington; Actor)
Okay, I know he’s not actually Red Reddington, I just so badly wish he was.
James Spader is someone I didn’t pay any attention to at all until the show The Blacklist came out. Now, I have already gushed about this show at great length, so I will summarize: BEST. WRITING. EVER. The writing is so good, and Spader just OWNS IT. He has really brought the character of Red Reddington to life and I’m a little bit in love with him as a result.
Part of me is desperately hoping that it turns out Red is NOT Liz Keen’s dad and they start up a super-hot May/December romance…..
Here is an excellent fan made video I found on YouTube. I was going to find one of his famous Red Reddington monologues, but this video was just too good to not share.
(Living, Breathing Ken Doll; Actor)
Seriously, universe??? You make a man who looks like this and then make it so he’s into boys?!?!?! Don’t get me wrong, I am furthest thing you’ll find from a homophobe. Two of my best friends are gay and I love them to pieces. I really do not at all care what (or who) someone is doing during their sexy time. It’s none of my business, nor should it be. However, when the universe gives a man these kind of looks and then makes it so he’s not into chicks, that kind of kills it for those of us with lady bits….. Most of us anyway. I don’t particularly care who he’s into. *wink wink* To top it off, the man can act. Try watching The Normal Heart without crying your eyes out. I dare you….
Matt Bomer is also super-special to me because he’s Lucas. Well, his character Neal Caffrey from White Collar is Lucas. And I had never seen White Collar when I picked him. When I started writing Burning, I knew in my head what Lucas looks like and how he acts (he’s kind of a shit), but I didn’t have a celebrity in my head that matched. I had done a Google search of my description of Lucas and this picture to the left of Matt Bomer popped up.
I had never heard of him before, so I knew nothing about him at all. About a year after I published Burning is when I discovered White Collar. I binge-watched the entire show and was just amazed. It was like watching Lucas come to life on screen – a totally surreal experience for a new author. Caffrey IS Lucas for the most part. Craziness….
As an added bonus, have you SEEN Magic Mike?!
(The Serial Killer of My Dreams; Actor)
And another one….. Oh, Mr. Quinto, you could very well be the living embodiment of every psychological red flag I have.
See, I have this thing. You can take a character who is by all accounts not the most rugged manly guy. Hand him a gun and make him run around killing people and suddenly, I find him irresistible. I guess it’s the whole bad boy thing, but I think having an affinity for serial killers kind of takes that to a whole new level. Just read what I thought about Quinto’s character Sylar on Heroes here, or how about what I thought of him on American Horror Story here. He sells psychotic in the sexiest way possible. LOVE this man!
(Wickedly Handsome Supa-Villain; Actor)
Ugh, who ever thought Sabertooth could be so unbelievably gorgeous?!?!? Those eyes! That voice! And the fucking smile…… *swoon*
Fangs or not, I’d cripple that man.
My favorite thing about Liev is his blushing. Yeah, you read that right. If you ever meet him, tell him how hot he is and watch his face. The man turns BRIGHT RED when you comment on his looks. Recently, he was on Kimmel or Jimmy Fallon (cant remember which) and they started talking about how handsome he is and the poor guy’s face instantly turned bright red on national TV. It’s so adorable. Lol
(The 1.21 Gigawatt Smile; Actor)
Walton Goggins! The worst name in Hollywood (I would have changed it, but that’s just me) and also one of the best actors I have ever witnessed. I never watched The Shield back in the day, so the first real exposure I got to Walton was as Venus on Sons of Anarchy. At the same time I was watching Sons, I was also watching this man as Boyd Crowder on Justified.
Now, if you want to see an actor who is the master of his craft, watch a few episodes of the final season of Justified, then watch a few of the Venus episodes on the final season of Sons…..then remember that he was filming those AT THE SAME TIME.
There isn’t a shred of Venus in Boyd, and there isn’t a shred of Boyd in Venus. Walton Goggins just completely becomes each character when he’s playing them.
The dude impresses the hell out of me and I will now follow him and that billion dollar smile anywhere!
(The Sexiest Voice in Hollywood; Actor)
I’ve never seen Breaking Bad. I know! Don’t yell at me! Everyone I confess that to has the same reaction: “WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!” I promise, I will get to it soon, I’m just not ready for that type of commitment right now.
However, I have seen Need For Speed. Before you go and get all hater-y on me over that movie, zip it. I love that movie. I think that movie BLOWS AWAY the Fast and the Furious movies, and I am actually a fan of that franchise! Read all about my thoughts on Need For Speed here.
Anyway, I watched that movie and the second Aaron Paul opened his mouth, I was in loooooooooooooooove. That man has the sexiest voice ever!
He’s not too hard on the eyes either, but that voice of his is what lands him on my list. Plus, they’ve got him driving the shit out of hot cars all the way through. Bonus!
(Peter Mothafuckin Petrelli; Nathan Parsons’ Long Lost Twin; Actor)
Heroes. Heroes is completely and totally responsible for my fascination with this man. I’ve never seen him in anything else but I badly want to. Actually, I would love to see him hop on over to The Originals to star as Jackson’s long lost brother…..
Don’t they look like they could be related?!?!?! They’re not. Well, not as far as I could find anyway. Could you imagine the love square between Hayley, Elijah, Jackson, and this dude??? The story would kick into the hottest case of sexual tension overload ever. Sigh……
(Eric the Vampire Viking Sex God Northman; Actor)
ASkars, you will always be Eric Northman to me. Well, True Blood Eric. I had a much different picture of Eric in my head when reading the books, because per the books, Eric actually looks more like Thor than ASkars but I can forgive it because look at this man!
He may not be a very good actor (he’s not, don’t even try to argue that), but the things I would do to this man are surely illegal in at least 14 countries… #lustyfeels
(Writer; Actor; Artist)
The movie Blow. That’s all it took. Until I started writing this post, I couldn’t have even told you what his name was. I saw Blow, and Molla and his cocaine-addicted character hooked me. Those eyes……….
I have a thing for Spanish men. Something about that accent. Combine that accent with those baby blue eyes and holy shit…….
My absolute favorite moment in Blow is when Diego starts to turn on George:
“I’m very angry with you, George. Very angry. You don’t take me to California, but you take your bitch wife? A woman? I understand you love her, but it was you and me who started this. You and me.”
I laugh at it now, but the way he says “bitch wife” is how I identified this man for YEARS.
He’s also a weirdly talented painter. I happen to love his art, but I think it’s more than likely an acquired taste.
Here’s another one. I think this man is beyond adorable and yet another that is 100% unattainable as he likes boys as much as I do. That’s okay though. I will settle for watching him play Huck on Scandal every Thursday.
In interviews, Diaz seems so sweet and smiley and huggable. Then you watch him on Scandal and suddenly you’d be worried about being left alone in a room with the man. He’s portrayal of the loyal yet extremely disturbed gladiator on Scandal is enough to convince any naysayer of his acting ability because Huck is sooooooooo far separated from his real personality.
Also, fan girl moment, this happened:
As someone who has loved this dude as an actor for years, that totally made my year when it happened.
(SciFi Royalty; Actor)
This man has been in everything I’ve ever loved!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, that’s not entirely true, but let’s take a peek at his credits, shall we? Silk Stalkings, The Practice, Star Trek: Voyager, Sliders, Charmed, Firefly, Las Vegas, Monk, 24, BSG, Dollhouse, White Collar, Supernatural, and Doctor Who. He’s been in MUCH more, but those are my top picks.
My favorite roll for him is probably Crowley on Supernatural. He’s one of those characters you cant help but love even though he’s the King of Hell. I absolutely adore him. He’s snarky and as much as you want to punch him sometimes, the show just wouldn’t be the same without him.
Additionally, he’s another one with a super-sexy voice! Seriously. Awesome voice.
(Mal Reynolds; Castle; Actor; Geeker Legend)
Does anyone get more adorable than Nathan Fillion?!!?! He’s like a big kid. A big, sexy, scifi-loving kid. Lol I want to marry this man and spend the rest of my life playing laser tag. I am almost ashamed to admit it, but my first exposure to Nathan Fillion was actually the daytime drama One Life to Live where he did a stint as one of Vicky Buchanan’s sons. I only watched soap operas for a couple of years, dropping it once I watched enough to realize that they literally recycle story lines. Before I abandoned ship, I saw enough to pick out a handful of actors I knew I would see again. Among them was Nathan Fillion.
I didn’t see him again until years later on the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Caleb was such a huge departure from his daytime character that I was blown away. He was a genuinely horrible human being and Fillion owned it. I am a DIE HARD Buffy fan, and some small part of my mind still sees him as the evil right hand to the Big Bad.
Then, of course, we had Firefly. To this day, Mal Reynolds remains one of my all-time favorite heroes. He was breathtakingly charming but also tragically flawed. He was a criminal with morals. Mal would smile and the entire fandom would sigh. (…go ahead and try to tell me I’m wrong on that…)
His playful personality IRL is evident in EVERYTHING he does, and that makes this man absolutely irresistible to me. I mean, every girl is just looking for a man that will make her laugh between orgasms, right?
(Actor; Best Villain Ever)
Chris Wood is new to my list of boys to lust over and there is one simple reason – in the 2014-2015 season, Chris Wood played the best villain in TV history. He was psychotic yet hot. He was a murderous dick, yet you wanted to bone him. Hard. He confused the hearts of fangirls the world ‘round every time he’d do something that should condemn him because we all loved him more for it. All I have to say is HE BETTER NOT BE DEAD!
You hear me, Julie Plec?!?!?!?! Kai Parker BETTER BE COMING BACK! WE. WILL. RIOT.
Alright, maybe not “we”, but I. WILL. RIOT. Or, you know, yell at my TV a lot.
(Actor; Sexy Man Candy)
I’m not even going to play on this one. I have seen exactly two movies of his where the characters could easily be interchangeable. Fangs and glowy blue eyes aside, Four from Divergent and David from Underworld: Awakening are really not that much different, so, I cant really speak to his acting ability, or anything else about him for that matter.
He could be horrendous for all I really know.
But gawd dayum he’s pretty…..
(My Latest Unhealthy Obsession; Aussie Hunk; Actor)
Yep. Obsessed. Like, full-on.
Jai Courtney should be mostly naked most of the time. I am in a deep state of lust with this man….
I watched Divergent and spent the entire movie saying “OMG he’s hot! Who IS that?!?!?” Well, I cyber stalked and I fell in love. Jai Courtney is the next big action star. I have no doubt of that. He’s got the right build and his dedication is on point. His acting is better than most action stars, I will give him that. Maybe he’ll be the guy to bring action movies to the next level. Who knows. In the meantime, I’m perfectly happy to admire him as delicious eye candy.
I’m not going to lie. I went a little overboard with the Jai pictures….
(One of the World’s Yummiest Men……EVER!; Actor)
Mmmmm, Mr. Momoa. I am so insanely jealous of Lisa Bonet. For reals.
I’m more in lust with this man than I am with Jai Courtney, and that’s saying something!
I first became aware of Jason when Game of Thrones started. I was one of the thousands of morons calling my cable company the day of the GoT premier with the fingers crossed hoping against hope that they could add HBO to my channels the same day. I caught one preview and that’s all it took. I hadn’t read the books (or even heard of them, for that matter), but that didn’t matter.
Jason entered the show as Dothraki warlord Drogo. Looking like this….
My. Jaw. Was. On. The. Floor.
I don’t even care that the dude didn’t speak English. He didn’t need to.
We all know how GoT went for Khal Drogo. Fast forward a few years and that brings us to last weekend. I binge-watched The Red Road. TRR is a show on Sundance TV.
Well, it was a show….
I watched the first and second season in two days, hopped on the interwebz to find out when season three starts, and was quickly cut off at the knees as I found out the show had been cancelled ON A FRIKKIN CLIFFHANGER! Why, Sundance??? WHY?????
If you’re willing to deal with the emotional sinkhole that is the final episode/season two finale, I highly recommend The Red Road. I was so excited when watching it because it’s a fantastic show with a stellar cast, and Jason Momoa is a key component. His character is one of those guys who flirts with the line between a Good Bad Guy and a Bad Good Guy and Momoa sells the shit out of it. There are a few moments in TRR where he is broken, there are moments when he’s content, and there are moments when he’s flat-out fucking scary. I loved it. He deserves awards for that shit. Particularly the season two finale. Holy shit pops…..
Just look at him! Plus, there’s the little tid bit of info in the last few sentences of the video below. You’re welcome….
I find that Paul Bettany is the guy no one ever knows. Not unless you happen to be a fan of a very particular movie. How I remind people of who he is definitely depends on their pop culture tastes. His filmography is allllll over the place, but this guy ranks as one of my favorite actors. From his turn as the ass-kicking clergyman in Priest, to the unmistakable voice of JARVIS in the Iron Man and Avenger, to Chaucer, the mouth piece for Sir Ulrich von Liechtenstein in A Knight’s Tale. It doesn’t matter where you’ve seen him, he’s always awesome. And sometimes a little creepy (our murdery friend Silas in The DaVinci Code).
I hapen to be one of those people that thinks he’s unbelievably sexy, half the reason being that voice. I have a weakness for boys with nice voices, and he’s got it. Love me some Paul Bettany!
Ugh! Ben Foster. You and I? We need to meet, my friend! I’ve been watching this guy for years. I think the first time I really noticed him was in the movie Hostage. He looks like a Marilyn Manson/Trent Reznor love child circa 1994 in that movie. And his character is……um……well…..fucked. Downright mentally unstable. There are crossed wires in that boy’s brain. Mommy didn’t hug him enough or she hugged him waaaaaaaaaay too much. Either way, Foster OWNS that role. I could not possibly have given any less of a shit about the rest of the cast or the movie for that matter (Bruce Willis can go suck a fat one #teamkevsmith), but from the moment I laid eyes on that boy, Ben Foster had a new fan for life.
Since then, he’s gone on to play in a number of really, really, really good movies such as Contraband, The Mechanic, and even Angel in the third X-Men movie. However, I think my all-time favorite role for him so far has been as Charlie Prince in 3:10 To Yuma. I am not normally a fan of westerns, but, oh my gawd. I have watched 3:10 To Yuma, like, thirty times. Every single actor in that cast was AMAZING. Such an epic movie. You need to watch it. Not now, but, you know, soon. Here’s a little clip. Charlie Prince is a brutal mofo and he’s loyal to a very bad man. This character is absolutely scary. I love it.
Now, here’s the weird part. I think Ben Foster is hot. Like, smokin’ hot. I do not think Sean Penn is hot. At all. Yet, Robin Wright has hooked up with both of them, and then one day it dawned on me that they kind of look a lot alike. Weird.
So, yeah, Ben Foster. Dead sexy.
(Serial Killer Vampire; Actor)
For years, I didn’t know Jeremy Renner’s name. To me, he was Penn, the serial killer vampire on the episode ‘Somnambulist’ from season one of the Joss Whedon TV series Angel. I loved that episode so much. It was a lot darker than the show had gotten up to that point, so it stuck with me.
He’s gone on to play a ton of awesome roles, but I find I like him as kind of a dickish bad guy best, SWAT and The Town probably being my two favorites. Even the role on Angel fit the dickish bad guy theme. Then of course, there is Hawkeye in The Avengers.
I have been saying since the first time I saw the two of them that I really need to see a Hawkeye and Black Widow movie. I think they could easily hold their own in a movie. Alas, I do not believe there are any plans for such a flick, and the amount of backstory screen time they got in Avengers 2 really covered what a movie of their own would have.
But that’s okay. You know why? We have this instead:
(My Joker; Actor)
After Heath Ledger passed away, everyone was suddenly a huge fan of his, but my friends and I could hold a quote-a-thon from his movies, especially his turn as Patrick Verona in the best retelling EVER – 10 Things I Hate About You.
He’s someone I had been madly in love with since I was a teenager. He’s got an incredible movie catalog, an Oscar nod tucked in there for Brokeback Mountain, and he landed a role that had he lived to see it, it would have changed his acting career forever.
Even when compared to the shock-factor that was Brokeback when it came out, I dont think his life ever would have been the same post-Joker. As if he wasn’t a big enough star, his insane performance as the Joker brought him over to the fandom universe.
And we are legion….
Hitting it big in the fandom universe is something not every one can do successfully. Your performance is either loved with a ferocity like you’ve never experienced before, or it’s hated with a fiery passion born in the depths of hell. And actors are rarely given a second chance when they bomb the part. For instance, I’m still not sure how I feel about Batfleck. I saw Daredevil. No. Just………..no. But, we shall see.
Well, Ledger knocked it waaaaaaaaaaaay out of the park with his Joker. He made Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises look mediocre in comparison, and they’re both excellent movies. The entire cast in The Dark Knight was just perfection, and they all made each other look damn good, all playing off one another perfectly. I only wish we’d been able to see him do more of it.
Now that it’s been done, I couldn’t have imagined anyone else in that role. When the casting announcement for Suicide Squad was made, hearing that Jared Leto would be picking up the reins was a little shocking, to say the least. However, he’s a phenomenal actor in his own right, and I have no doubt he’s going to own it. Ledger set a really high bar, and I dont think there is anyone else out there up for the challenge.
(The Kindest Dirty Comic in the Bizz; Self-Proclaimed Starry-Backed Giant)
I am a stand-up comedy NERD. Like, hardcore. If I could do any one thing without the chance of failing, I would open a comedy club. A big one. In the summer of 2013, I discovered Pete Holmes. I found him while poking around on Nerdist.com one day looking for new podcasts
to listen to. I came across an episode completely by accident while looking for TJ Miller content. Well, I found TJ…..and Pete. Twenty minutes into the hour and fourteen minute episode, I adored them both. And as with any good thing, I threw the rules of moderation out the window and listened to every episode of You Made It Weird that I could find. For some, I listened to twice. One of the things I love about this man is he cracks up laughing. Like, all the time.. It’s one of the most infectious sounds ever.
You Made It Weird isn’t your average podcast run by a comic. First off, Pete has a tendency to let his podcast conversations run a little…..um….long. Maybe that’s why I love him so much. We’re both kind of wordy in our own way (as I finish this sentence, this post is running close to 7,000 words….).
Pete is kind but still edgy. He talks about everything from stand-up to religious beliefs, from polyamory to healthy living. To this day, one of my absolute favorite episodes is the one where he interviews David Wolfe (if you have any interest in a clean diet, this is a GREAT listen).
Shortly after I discovered his podcast, he was tapped to host The Pete Holmes Show. Much brilliant comedy came out of this show, but this monologue was my favorite and every person who has ever had body image issues (like, every person on the planet) should watch it:
He’s a tall drink of water and his comedy is warm and inclusive. I saw him live in Boston at the Paradise in November 2014 with my best friend and it was an amazing night. #Weirdo
(The King of the Nerds Who Hates Being Called the King of the Nerds; Host of ALL THE SHOWS; Comedian)
This mother fucker…..
This is the guy who can be found……um……EVERYWHERE. He’s a HILARIOUS stand-up comedian with a completely unexpected dirty mind. He’s a staple fixture at Comic Con and has played a major role in making it okay for kids to publicly nerd out over the shit that would get them beat up in the schoolyard back in the day.
He founded Nerdist.com, a site that started as a blog and blossomed into a big nerdy mecca, a place where you can get news/commentary on all things pop culture and a wide array of comedian-run podcasts. He’s guided us all through an emotional warzone on The Talking Dead, the live after show he hosts following each new episode of The Walking Dead. We get to see his comedy on display each night on Comedy Central’s Twitter-based social media-fueled game show @Midnight.
Busy as he may be, Hardwick is doing something right. Hardwick gave up alcohol years ago, so that may have something to do with it, but he looks better now than he ever has. It’s impossible for someone to be happy all the time, but he manages to look that way. He’s always got this excited glow about him and I love it. I envy that about him and wish we could be friends just so it would rub off on me. *wink wink*
(The World’s Most Handsome Swede; Actor)
Mr. Nyqvist is someone I don’t know much about, but I have always thought he’s just strikingly handsome. He looks like he should play a Bond villain, right? Like, a dapper villain. One that all the Bond girls get all conflicted about. Lol
I was madly in love with his character in John Wick. Actually! I want to take a moment to point something out. Why is it that Swedish actors always get tapped to play Russians??? Peter Stomare is another one! ALWAYS plays a Russian and the dude is from frikkin Sweden! Anyway….
Nyqvist played the Russian mob boss Viggo Tarasov. And oh…..my…..gawd he looked amazing. As always, the guy just wears the shit out of a suit!
That man is a full twenty years older than me and I don’t care. lol I’d totally throw it at him.
(Former King of the North; Actor)
Awww, poor Richard Madden. Poor Robb Stark, actually. Mr. Madden seems to be doing just fine. Mr. Stark, on the other hand, is worm food.
I was shocked when he met his demise on Game of Thrones because I had high hopes that the Song of Ice and Fire story would end with the game coming down to him and Daenerys Targaryen. They’d meet on the battlefield, lock eyes, instantly fall in love, and then they’d live happily ever after.
But alas, that shit did not happen.
No, instead, 5.22 million viewers were all shocked into awed silence by The Red Wedding.
George RR Martin, with all due respect, you’re a dick.
Following his fall on GoT, Madden acted in a miniseries on Discovery called Klondike. If you didn’t see it, it’s well worth the watch. If you’re a podcast person, he did a really good candid interview on Nerdist.com where they discuss everything from his acting school to filming sex scenes on GoT. He’s kind of bashful and it’s adorable. lol
(Time Lord; Death Eater; Actor)
When I was a kid, I used to watch Tom Baker every Saturday afternoon on PBS running around fending off alien attacks in that wonderful scarf of his. Years went on and I didn’t keep up with the show.
Until last year.
I found out about the Doctor Who reboot and binge watched my little fangirl heart out. Chris Eccleston was AH-MA-ZING and when he regenerated into David Tennant (spoilers lol), I was not sold on Tennant one bit. I cant even tell you how many times I repeated the words “he…is not….the Doctor”. A few episodes into his first season as the Doctor and that smile of his completely won me over. Plus, there was just something about that smile….
About half way through that first 10th Doctor season, it dawned on me that he looked really familiar. I flexed my Google Fu and found that he was also Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter!! The second I saw it listed on his filmography, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t noticed sooner.
Of all the regenerations, I found going from the 10th Doctor to the 11th Doctor was the most heart breaking. We got to spend so much time and three companions with Tennant and the moment he uttered the words “I dont want to go,” I was sobbing yelling “me neither!!!!” Full-on ugly cry. It was not good. lol
Oh gawd. And his goodbye with Rose? FAHHHHHHGETTABOUTIT!
As the Doctor, he was simply stunning. Once I warmed to him, he was a Doctor like no one we had seen before. He was a perfect cross between bad
ass and brilliant. Although I loved Matt Smith and I’m warming to Peter Capaldi, they still dont compare.
Post-Doctor Who, Tennant has gone on to several projects, my favorite of which is Broadchurch. It’s a total departure from the Doctor and it took some getting used tp, but Tennant can act his ass off, and it was nice seeing him go to something with so much despair to it. Really, really good show.
(Asgardian Prince; A Protector of the Nine Realms; Actor)
Honestly, I wouldn’t even care of this dude didn’t speak a single word of English. He’s another one. He could be a deaf mute and I would be all for having him follow me around like a little lost puppy dog.
Hemsworth may or may not be a good actor. I dont know. Every time he steps in front of a camera, all I can think about is whether or not that body is real or CGI. The only roles I even know him from are Thor and the movie Cabin in the Woods (hmmm……I might have to rewatch this tonight), so I really cant speak for his acting ability.
But, who cares?
Look at those eyes.
And that smile.
And those arms.
And that chest.
(James Dean Reincarnated; Actor; All Around Weird Dude)
When I started writing this post, I was going to say there are only two reasons I am into Franco – the James Dean lookalike thing he has going on and his Instagram account – but the more I thought about it, there really are a great number of reasons I love Franco.
Going back to the original two, they still hold true. I am convinced this man is actually James Dean reincarnated. I would absolutely love to see one of my favorite photogs (Furious, Golden, Kruse, or Michael Stokes) tackle recreating James Dean’s most famous photographs with Franco. I think that would be amazing.
The reason I dig his Instagram account so much is because he’s an artist. A weird artist, but an artist nonetheless. He’s so weirdly outside the box and I kind of love it. It’s part of what makes him so attractive to me. It seems like he’s always thinking and I kind of love that.
(Walking Definition of the Word Playboy; Actor Extraordinaire)
DOES HE EVER AGE!?!?!?!?! I mean, seriously! Who the hell is that pretty?!?!?!
Leo left an imprint on this film junkie’s heart years and years ago when he played the wayward neighbor kid the Seavers took in on Growing Pains. Hanging out with Allan Thicke at that age, is it any wonder that he turned into a bit of a playboy???
From Growing Pains, his career took off. If you ever had any question as to his acting ability, go watch What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and then watch something really recent like Wolf of Wall Street.
THAT’S THE SAME DAMN GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He’s an incredible actor, and were he to quit today, he’d still have one of the most impressive careers in Hollywood history. The man owns his craft and I will watch anything and everything he creates, regardless of content. He’s got the Midas touch for films. This girl is most definitely a fan for life.
(The Ageless Rockstar; Actor)
He’s another one! The man never ages!
I have two words for all you fangirls out there:
Yep, I went there and admitted how old I am. If you were a teenage girl in the 90’s, you’re aware of who Jordan is. My So-Called Life was the angsty teen drama that dealt with things main stream TV had never dealt with before, and it starred a fantastic cast of people we still see in the limelight today.
Since his days of boiler room make out scenes, Jared Leto has gone on to be a rock star and Oscar-winning actor. He’s played some unforgettable characters and he’s sure to play a million more. Leto is unlike anyone else in his generation for actors. Much like Johnny Depp, the guy is a chameleon.
His looks are on a whole other level. He’s one of those guys who I would actually describe as pretty. He’s a pretty man. lol I think he’d probably be hot whether he was a man or a woman.
And, of course, as previously mentioned, there is this….
Yep, I think I’m a little in love with this man….
(Frikkin Superman; Actor; Writer; Director; Animator)
Seth MacFarlane is a multi-tasking god with a fabulous smile. He just impresses me beyond all reason. Let’s just take a snap shot of this dude’s career, okay? Okay. He had his first job as a cartoonist at NINE YEARS OLD. He went to college for animation and was given the frikkin Golden ticket into a career in animation when he landed his first post-college job working at Hanna Barbera as a writer on Johnny Bravo. He then lands his gig at Fox, which leads to him launching Family Guy at 24 years old, making him the youngest EP on the air.
If that wasn’t enough, Fox shit-canned the show and put it into syndication on Cartoon Network where it picked up the momentum it was missing on its home network, which led to the suits doing something that never happens in television: the brought it back.
As a side note…..BRING BACK FIREFLY, FUCKERS!
Since then, he’s gone on create/run several other shows (um……..SIMULTANEOUSLY!), he’s hosted the Oscars, made and starred in three feature films (Ted, Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West), has recorded and released several albums, and he’s either currently on tour or just finished a tour with a symphony orchestra performing Frank Sinatra tunes.
This. Dude. Never. Stops. Working.
Everything I listed is enough to floor anyone, but the thing I love him most for is Cosmos. With the environmental concerns we are facing, understanding the science of the world around us has never been more important than it is today. Seth MacFarlane not only updated the miniseries, but his popularity from his body of work brought an audience that might not have watched it otherwise. If you’ve never seen it, at least watch the first episode. It’s a mind-blowing view of just how small we are compared to the rest of the observable universe.
He’s handsome as hell with that million dollar smile, his got a panty-droppin’ voice (when he’s NOT talking like Ted and Peter Griffin lol), and his career just blows me away. He’s definitely a hero of mine.
(Sexy Smart Ass; Actor)
He’s been in some of my absolute favorite films, both TV and big screen, he’s a great actor, and he’s awfully pretty to look at. I don’t really know what it is. Something about the way he walks, the way he moves, that just screams “I’m amazeballs in bed!” It may or may not be true, and since the dude has been married to the same chick for better than twenty years, I think chances are pretty good that we will never find out.
He’s got this weird charm to him, and I love watching him in interviews because he’s a raging smart ass, and that quality comes out in almost every role he plays. If you ever get the chance, YouTube his appearances on Conan. Conan, Olyphant, and Andy Richter together are hilarious. He should totally be a guest at least once a week.
Some of my favorites to watch him in were Gone in 60 Seconds, The Girl Next Door, and Live Free or Die Hard. However, I think everyone can agree that his best role was as Raylan Givens on the hit TV series Justified. I was so unbelievably sad when I found out this was coming to an end. Once again, I binge-watched from E01 in the weeks leading up to the final season. The show should have run for much longer.
(The Hottest Ex-Criminal on the Planet; Actor)
That’s right. This man technically used to be a criminal. Back in the day, you could find him hocking knockoff Rolex watches on the streets of London. Now he’s one of the most sought after action stars in Hollywood.
Jason Statham was the man to break the stereotype of a balding man for me. Prior to spotting him the first time, I had this image in my head of a man in his fifties, short and pudgy, with a shiny dome. Then Jason Statham hit Hollywood and made it quite obvious to every heterosexual woman on the planet that you can certainly be losing your hair and still be sexy as hell.
Aside from his obvious hotness factor, he’s impressive to watch. He’s famous for doing as many of his own stunts as the insurance companies will let him. To this day, my favorite is still probably the Transporter fight with the motor oil…….
Sorry! Got sidetracked there for a moment.
Out of all of his roles, I think his biggest mistake is going to be joining the Fast and the Furious franchise. Had he joined up two or three movies ago, that might have worked, but now the creators of those movies have reached a point of just ridiculousness that I just……I just cant. The seventh movie was a horrible joke. I was ready for Cry Fest 2015 due to Paul Walker’s passing, and they took that movie and made it so over-the-top that it was laughable. Flat-out laughable. I hate to see that go down as a “bad Jason Statham movie.”
That aside, he’s done so many excellent movies, and he’s proven time and time again that he’s got the moves to back up all his swagger. One thing I hope to see him do more of is comedy. Most people know him as an action star, but the man is amazing in comedies. His most recent comedy could not have been lined up any better. He played Rick Ford in the movie Spy alongside Melissa McCarthy. If you haven’t seen the movie, I won’t ruin it for you. What I will say is watch all the way through the credits. You will positively lose your shit laughing.
Well, that’s it kids – my Top 50 Most Beautiful Men. I’m curious to know your thoughts as I’ve been told my whole life that I have downright weird taste in men. Who are some of your favorites? Why?? What about them draws you to them???
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