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Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who's the sexiest of them all?

Author's choice: Scott Eastwood
Author's choice: Scott Eastwood | Source

FYI About The Real "Christian Grey"

Have you read the book Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James?

If not, here's a quick list of facts about the mysterious and smoldering "Christian Grey."

  • He owns his own company
  • He's only 27
  • He has copper hair and has the face and hard body of a male model
  • He's financially secure (to every woman's gold digging dreams)
  • He is emotionally scarred by a tragic childhood
  • He was "used" by a cougar who was a family friend
  • He likes dark-haired women
  • He's into BDSM fetishes
  • He works out regularly
  • He's always running his fingers through his luscious locks of hair
  • He's turned on by Anastasia biting her lip

Some facts about Christian's love interest, "Anastasia Steele":

  • She (was) a 23-year-old virgin college student when she meets Christian Grey
  • She has dark hair and considers herself awkward
  • Has men fighting over her when she drinks too much
  • Is a love addict
  • Is anti-gold-digger, yet fully enjoys all the free gifts she receives from the billionaire lover
  • In one day, goes from virgin to sex goddess by becoming the expert tease
  • Has a lip-biting problem
  • Has a problem speaking up about things that bother her
  • Falls in love with her first fling and becomes engaged within a month of meeting him


Who Would YOU Choose For Christian Grey?

Now that Charlie Hunnam is out for the role of Christian Grey, Hollywood buzz is on fire with rumors of possible replacements. Although some have been fan favorites for some time (like Matt Bomer, Ian Somerhalder and Robert Pattinson), there are fresh faces coming into the limelight.

Chemistry on set

Not only does the new leading actor have to have the magical "it" factor, he'll also need on-screen chemistry with the leading lady set to play Anastasia Steele (currently Dakota Johnson).

Here's a list of top choices

  1. Ian Somerhalder
  2. Matt Bomer
  3. Robert Pattinson
  4. Ryan Goseling
  5. Channing Tatum
  6. Alexander Skarsgard
  7. Jamie Dornan
  8. Christian Cooke
  9. Chris Hemsworth
  10. Scott Eastwood
  11. Beau Mirchoff
  12. Chris Evans
  13. Henry Cavill


Who would you like to see play the debonair, extremely rich and sexually explosive Christian Grey?

What are your thoughts about the current actress set to play Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson)?

Would you prefer a more recognized actress play the coy and curious role of Anastasia?

When you consider that most of the fictional novel's content is of the sexual nature, it's hard to imagine how the movie will be filmed all together. Would it be XXX rated or could the script be diluted into a simple "R" rating?

These are the pressing questions we fans would like to know.

Meanwhile, let's hope that Christian Grey will be portrayed by an actor with "eye candy" good looks and the on screen chemistry lights up like the pages of the book!

The Many Faces Of Christian Grey

Ian Somerhalder. 35, 5' 9 1/4". Best known for "Vampire Diaries" and piercing blue eyes.
Ian Somerhalder. 35, 5' 9 1/4". Best known for "Vampire Diaries" and piercing blue eyes. | Source
Matt Bomer. 36, 5' 11 1/2". Best known for "Magic Mike" and "White Collar."
Matt Bomer. 36, 5' 11 1/2". Best known for "Magic Mike" and "White Collar." | Source
Robert Pattinson. 27, 6' 1". Most known for "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" trilogy.
Robert Pattinson. 27, 6' 1". Most known for "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" trilogy. | Source
Ryan Goseling. 33, 6' 1/2". Best known for "Notebook" and being a real-life hero.
Ryan Goseling. 33, 6' 1/2". Best known for "Notebook" and being a real-life hero. | Source
Channing Tatum. 33, 6' 1". Known for roles in "Magic Mike," "G.I. Joe," and "Dear John."
Channing Tatum. 33, 6' 1". Known for roles in "Magic Mike," "G.I. Joe," and "Dear John." | Source
Alexander Skarsgard. 37, 6'4". Best known for "True Blood."
Alexander Skarsgard. 37, 6'4". Best known for "True Blood." | Source
Jamie Dornan.  31, 6'. Known for being a Calvin Klein model.
Jamie Dornan. 31, 6'. Known for being a Calvin Klein model. | Source
Christian Cooke. 26, 5' 10". Known for "Romeo and Juliet."
Christian Cooke. 26, 5' 10". Known for "Romeo and Juliet." | Source
Chris Hemsworth. 30, 6' 3 1/4". Best known for "Thor," and "Avengers."
Chris Hemsworth. 30, 6' 3 1/4". Best known for "Thor," and "Avengers." | Source
Scott Eastwood. 27, height unknown. Son of Clint Eastwood, male model.
Scott Eastwood. 27, height unknown. Son of Clint Eastwood, male model. | Source
Beau Mirchoff. 24, 6' 1". Known for role in "Awkward."
Beau Mirchoff. 24, 6' 1". Known for role in "Awkward." | Source
Chris Evans. 32, 6'. Known for "Fantastic Four" and "Avengers."
Chris Evans. 32, 6'. Known for "Fantastic Four" and "Avengers." | Source
Henry Cavill. 30, 6' 1". Known for "Man of Steel."
Henry Cavill. 30, 6' 1". Known for "Man of Steel." | Source

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Other Make Or Break Roles

Some actors have found that playing an iconic role made their career in Hollywood. Sadly, some others could not get past the type-casting. Some are listed below:

  • Robert Pattinson. Made his mark as "Edward Cullen" from the Twilight trilogy. However, we have yet to see him portray any other riveting roles. Maybe he'll get his second chance by playing Christian Grey.
  • Ryan Goseling. Best known for his convincing performance as the romantic "Noah" in "The Notebook." He's had more luck getting other roles, but his career has been on a bit of a stand-still.
  • Tobey Maguire. He convinced audiences that he's the quintessential "Peter Parker" with his role in "Spiderman," but hasn't had much success outside of the persona. On the bright side, we know he's a proud papa and a good family man. Some things are worth foregoing an acting career for.
  • Hugh Jackman. We know him as the blade-toting, lamb-chop side burn wearing hunk in "The X-Men" and "Wolverine," but do we remember anything else he's portrayed?
  • Leonardo Dicaprio. He's a success-story for basically having the talent of a chameleon. He was just a baby-faced newbie portraying "Jack" in "Titanic," but he's also been cast as Howard Hughes, The Great Gatsby and other intriguing characters.

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savvydating 3 years ago

I love articles about hunks. I'm drawn to them like a moth to fire. I also loved your Eastwood pick; he has my vote, although I am drawn (somewhat) to Arnaud. Francois Arnaud has "cruel, sensuous lips." His face has the sort of intensity that would make for a troubled S & M kind of guy. He might need to "beef up" a bit more though. This is him on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bOjr5yCmFE (He normally speaks with an American accent when he speaks English.)

By the way, I have not read the book, so I appreciated your excellent summary of the characters. Wonderful job you've done here. Up & Awesome -- for sure!!


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wonderful1 3 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks, savvydating. I'm an eye candy-junkie myself. They always say "men are visual." Well, um, so are women. What woman doesn't prefer to look at the visually stimulating guy over the average bloak? The reason why the book had so much success is because of the sex appeal of every woman's fantasy: a good looking guy who is intelligent and caring. The whole package. We (ladies) might not be as responsive if the character of Christian Grey was described as "short, balding, quiet and boring."

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