Sex Appealometer for Male Celebs

Inspired by a fabulous hub by MindField (see link, right) I've decided to air my own secret celebrity crushes. Film stars, TV stars, musicians. Classically handsome or offbeat and quirky -- there is no one thing that I find sexy. Well, that's not entirely true. I like my men -- and that includes my celebrities  -- smart. If they're not smart, they can compensate by being goofy and sweet. Goofy, sweet and smart is actually a good combination, too.

So let's get this drool fest started. Ladies, are you with me? Men, you're welcome here, too. More than likely you'll spot someone very much like you on my list:-).

Unassuming Virility

Greg Peck as Atticus Finch is, IMHO, the epitome of sexy.
Greg Peck as Atticus Finch is, IMHO, the epitome of sexy.

My earliest crushes

As a young, impressionable lass my taste was undeveloped. But certain trends emerged quickly. Pretty boys trumped witty boys trumped bad boys -- for about 3 seconds.

Paul McCartney, the so-called "romantic Beatle" stole my heart at the tender age of 7 (I was 7 -- he was leading the British Invasion). That same year I got an Animals LP for my birthday. This presented something of a dilemma for me, as I was literally unable to choose a favorite among the hunky bandmembers: Eric Burdon (vocals), Alan Price (organ and keyboards), Hilton Valentine (guitar), John Steel (drums) and Bryan "Chas" Chandler (bass). It was pretty much a tossup between Hilton Valentine (more than likely his name had a lot to do with it) and Chas Chandler. But Eric had a sexy deep, gravelly voice. What's a little second grader to do? Become an animal lover, of course!

Which naturally led to my next notable crushes. While most of the girls were swooning over Davey Jones, I declared my favorite Monkee to be Peter Tork ("Ew!!" I can hear some of you groaning. That's the equivalent of choosing Ringo over Paul or John!). Be that as it may, Peter was my choice.

During the same time period, I copped a major thang for another man with "animal" magnetism: Batman, as played by Adam West. Holy catfish! That little chin cleft ... who could resist? Not I. And, not surprisingly, I had the same reaction later on when Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer played the masked avenger of Gotham City.

Rounding out my girlhood celebrity crushes are a couple of blonde/brunette pairings.

Watching the TV series "Here Come the Brides" I never could decide who was cuter, Bobby Sherman or David Soul. I was also a big fan of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" with a slight leaning toward Robert Vaughan as suave and sexy Napoleon Solo (I just found out Mr. Vaughan earned a PhD from USC -- pretty impressive) over his blonde sidekick, Illya Kuryakin, played by David McCallum.

NOT SEXY

For what it's worth, I watched The Partridge Family faithfully, but David Cassidy never did much for me. Nor did any of the Brady Bunch (if forced to choose one, I'd pick Sam the Butcher:-).

I'd be a slave to love if it meant having Bryan Ferry all to myself!
I'd be a slave to love if it meant having Bryan Ferry all to myself!

Musicians Make My Heart Go Bump

With the onset of puberty, my taste in men continued to evolve in the direction of bad boys. Those "animals" had left a lasting impression on my budding libido. One whiff of the sex part of sex, drugs and rock n'roll, and it was time to...

"Get it on, bang a gong, get it on!" with the band T Rex, fronted by Marc Bolan. (I like yer hat, Marc.)

Other musician crushes include:

Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music. I chose his version of "Let's Stick Together" as one of the theme songs of my WZLY radio show in college. More to the point, I longed to be the object of his whistle in the song "Jealous Guy."

Another giant hunk packed into a not-too-tall persona was Robert Palmer. I discovered him through his "Sneaking Sally through the Alley" medley (Sally, Susan -- close enough in my book). Basically, I found Mr. Palmer "Simply Irresistable."

Backing up a bit, I loved The Doors, but Jim Morrison died while I was still in my pure, innocent prime. Had I been older, I would no doubt have found him very, very attractive. But being under 12, I was somewhat intimidated by his raw sexuality. Sounds silly now, but it's true.

I made up for it later with Michael Hutchence of INXS, Gavin Rossdale of Bush and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.

And then there's Lenny Kravitz. Dorky name for a fiiiiiiiine specimen of manhood!

ONE WHO GREW ON ME
I never cared a whit for Bruce Springsteen in the '70s, but as he's aged (and I've aged), I've come to really appreciate his politics. Not sure if that's the reason, but he's definitely weathered like fine, supple leather!

NOT SEXY

Love their music, but just can't get excited about David Bowie (too many bizarre incarnations) or any of the Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin or U2. I have moments when I think Bono's handsome, but mostly I think he's just way cool but no sex magnet. The Edge is kinda cute, tho.

Of the current crop of so-called rockers, I can't think of a single one to add to this list. Sad.

Studs of the Silver Screen

 My list of movie star idols starts out classic but soon turns to eccentric.

Old time faves include John Doe himself, Gary Cooper. Coop sets the standard of unassuming but undeniable sexiness. I also like Jimmy Stewart and Christopher Plummer (with Julie Andrews in "Sound of Music"), Glenn Ford, because he reminds me of my Dad (ok you armchair shrinks, I know that's Freudian). William Holden's pretty cool, too. Omar Sharif (as Dr. Zhivago) and Jeancarlo Giannini.

Bing Crosby's so suave it's not hard to look beyond those ears.

And then there's Greg. Greg Peck was a gorgeous guy when he was young and just got handsomer as the decades wore on.

NOT SEXY

I simply cannot understand how anyone could find John Wayne sexy. Don't see it, don't feel it. Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, James Dean -- pretty much any leading man from the 40s, 50s and 60s that others swoon over, I'll gladly pass on. That includes Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, although I do enjoy watching him flirt with Lauren, Ingrid and Kate. 

Owen can crash my wedding any day.
Owen can crash my wedding any day.
Gotta see Alan in "Truly, Madly, Deeply"
Gotta see Alan in "Truly, Madly, Deeply"

The men who light my fire these days

Those who say Sean Connery has ripened with age are absolutely right. He was good as Bond, but from "The Untouchables" on he's been a silver fox. Same thing with Burt Reynolds. I never thought much of him, but in "Boogie Nights" I noticed how flawlessly he'd turned out.  Anthony Hopkins in "Remains of the Day" but not "Silence of the Lambs." Ben Kingsley's got a certain somethin' somethin' too, as does Jeremy Irons (although I don't much care for his teeth).  

Paul Newman and Robert Redford are timelessly etched in my memory as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Although Newman remained gorgeous till the end and Redford's more of a political figure these days.  

My list of all-purpose male crushes includes: Pierce Brosnan, Kevin Spacey, Alan Rickman (yes, even with a black robe and hair in Harry Potter), Tommy Lee Jones and Christopher Walken. Don't ask me to explain the appeal of CW. It's somehow related to his NY accent and his ability to play any kind of wacko you could name. Maybe it's that he shares his initials with our very own stud Constant Walker! I've always liked Joe Montegna (especially in plays by David Mamet). I don't need it, but I'd let Andy Garcia send me to rehab anyway, as he did for Meg Ryan in "When a Man Loves a Woman." Tim Robbins is another one I wouldn't toss out of bed. But I know that's never gonna happen on Susan Sarandon's watch:-).

I like Ralph Fiennes but his brother Joseph, not so much. I also like Liam Neeson. Daniel Day-Lewis is borderline. Hard to get some of his unsavory roles out of my head.

Colin Firth will always epitomize Mr. Darcy for me (although Matthew Macfadyen made quite a mark on the role against Keira Knightley).

Of the younger set, I definitely dig Vince Vaughn and Matthew McConaughey and have a major (I mean, to the point where Hubby gets jealous) crush on Owen Wilson. But the best of the lot is Edward Norton. Be still my heart (and other twitching parts).

A FEW THAT GREW

A girlfriend of mine used to gush on and on about Johnny Depp. Sorry, but "Edward Scissorhands" and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" did not portray JD as a studmuffin. But I started paying attention and soon changed my tune.

Same with Brad Pitt. Ok, I grant you he was a nice little tease in "Thelma and Louise" but aside from that he didn't do a lot for me. He's another one who's become more attractive with age. Maybe it's all that sex with Angelina Jolie.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon will never be "sexy" in my book. But I've come to respect them as actors and they've both grown into manhood very smoothly.

NOT SEXY

I'll concede that Will Smith is adorable, but not in a sexual way.

Colin Farrell -- too arrogant. Hugh Grant -- too wussy. Ben Stiller -- funny, but too Fockeresque. Denzel Washington -- too overexposed, with Jamie Foxx right behind him. Tom Cruise -- too schizo (and he'd probably make me go off my meds:-).

Jake Gyllenhall -- seems like a nice enough guy, but not my cup of tea. Same with Joaquin Phoenix.

And finally, a few that I adore as actors but just can't seem to give it up for:

Tom Hanks, John Travolta and Sean Penn.

Who have I left out?

I'm quite sure I've left out some household names that should be obvious. Sorry, but I've reached my saturation point for the night.

 I hope you'll set me straight and toss in your favorites for consideration.

Til then, happy drooling! MM

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

hmmmm, I quite fancied Roger Daltrey in The Who, and for some reason Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Alan Bates as Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd, Terence Stamp in the same movie, ummmm, can't remember his name now...Treat Williams in Hair, Mickey Rourcke when he starred in 9 and a half weeks, Jack Nicholson in A postman Rings Twice, Dave Stewart from The Eurythmics, Sting, Michael Hutchins or whatever his name was from INXS, Heath Ledger...


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks, yes. But Barfly -- no. Dave Stewart -- forgot about him. Good one. Jack Nicholson -- never.


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Abhishek87 7 years ago from India

Well, I have read about a lot of ladies droooling over Travolta :P


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Christopher Plummer, Charles Bronson , Tommy Lee Jones all do it for me, there is one ,and his name always eludes me, everytime a conversation like this comes up , I can never remember, will have to think..will add it when it comes to me!


pgrundy 7 years ago

OMG I LOVE Eric Burdon and the Animals and T Rex too. In the movie realm I was always kind of partial to Harrison Ford. My guilty pleasure crush would be Keanu Reeves. (Hey junk food is a major food group!)


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Constant Walker 7 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

MM, always so interesting to see who women thank are sexy - and why. And thanks for the mention. Christopher Walken is fascinating. I love the guy's very unique voice, and have you seen that video (can't remember which one) in which he dances all the way through it in a mall? He can really dance! And Alan Rickman does some of my favorite bad-guy (and bad-guy-ish) characters.

I was surprised not to see the "Supernatural" dudes included. They're the mainstream hunks-du jour these days.

And the Animals, wow! My favorite song was "Sky Pilot." Few people have ever even heard it, but it's one of their best.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Wow! That was quite a list and I was pleased to see that we were in agreement on a LOT of them. I also had a thing for Peter Tork...but then again, there was something about Michael Nesmith too. I think it was because he held the power and I've always been attracted to men who rule, even if it's just a band.

Johnny Depp grew on me too. I think my turning point though was Chocolat. *fans myself* And who would have thought that a pirate would have that effect on me...

Bobby Sherman definitely over David Soul. I'm a sucker for blue eyes and dark hair. Peter Strauss in Rich Man, Poor Man...I thought he was the epitome of masculinity. Men that make me laugh also rank high...Danny Kaye, Robin Williams, Howie Mandel.

Tommy Lee Jones is still a favorite of mine...that crusty old curmudgeonly attitude doesn't fool me for a second. Val Kilmer made me want to be his Huckleberry in Tombstone...although Sam Elliot and Kurt Russell were definitely not to be sneezed at.

Never saw the attraction of Patrick Swayze.

Currently, I'm leaning more toward Russell Crowe - Vigo Mortensen - Hugh Jackman. *swoon*

Nice job and way to get my heart pounding in the morning. Better than coffee!!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Well, it's very comforting to know my taste isn't all in my mouth. LOL!

Abhishek87 -- He's got lovely blue eyes and a cleft chin and can totally dance. And he looked great in a fat suit in drag in "Hairspray."

Hawkesdream -- Don't you just hate when that happens? Can you give us some clues, some context, and we'll help you remember? Inquiring hubbing minds are dying to know!

PGrundy -- You can keep Harrison Ford. To me he is like Kevin Costner. Sometimes looks hot and sometimes looks dorky. And Keanau Reeves? Even if I started to like him on the natural, my Hubby's total disdain for him would put a damper on it. So I guess he's all yours as well:-).

CW -- I will have to check out that video of CW2 dancing. Doesn't surprise me. The man is uber-talented. And as for "Supernatural" I have no idea what that is. But anything that involves "mainstream" and "hunks-du-jour" is guaranteed not to interest me. I make a point of being outside the mainstream, dontcha know:-)!!!

Spryte. Yes, Sam Elliot got missed. I could sit and listen to his voice for days. Sigh.And Vigo (is it Vigo or Viggo?) Mortensen. OMG, how could I forget HIM? He be F-I-N-E, fine!

Funny you should mention men you make you laugh. I came this close to including Danny Kaye when I put in Bing Crosby. White Christmas is actually a very sexy movie!On that note, HOW could I forget my favorite comedians in the world: Bill Murray and Billy Crystal???

Finally, I also forgot my political crushes. Jon Stewart is HAWT. But so is Stephen Colbert (Don't ask -- I've always had this sort of male librarian fetish). And let's not forget the newest Senator from Minnesota, Mr. Al Franken.

Well, now that I've got myself all worked up again, I'd better get back to work!!


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Constant Walker 7 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

MM, Here's a link to "Supernatural"s site: http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/supernatural

It really is a very good show. Honest!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thanks for the link, CW. They do look like hunksters. A bit on the young side for my taste, tho. I can see why they're getting the attention, tho!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Val Kilmer and Pierce Brosnan, you certainly do know how to pick them. I have seen "To Kill A Mockingbird" multiple times and what a handsome man he was too!! They don't make handsome like that anymore....:)


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

Russell Crowe.


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

(Sorry, I always get a bit overcome when I think about Russell Crowe.)


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Robert D'Niro in The Mission


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Warning: Someone's been putting something in the water at hubpages. Pretty soon, instead of referring to the "Indian hubs," we'll be saying, "those chick hubs." Well done, I guess, if your a girl. But seriously, you did name a lot of my favorites at whatever they do, so I happen to think you have great taste.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

AEvans, thanks for validating VK and PB fro me:0

Russell Crowe. He's pretty rugged and sexy. He must have great HANDS, which would explain Teresa's attraction (I'm thinking "Cinderella Man" here:-). Cindyvine -- Robert D'Niro. Ok, if you say so! He and Pacino and Dustin Hoffman are all in the same league to me. Great actors, but not sex objects. Sorry.

CR -- To prove I am not sexist, I may just do a list of my favorite female stars as well. But I'm glad I picked some of your faves. Should have expected we'd share similar taste:-). Thanks! MM


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Ever since I watched Paul Newman in 'Exodus' it's driven every other contender out of my mind! :P


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Great choices MM - drooooooollll!!! :D

Hugh Jackman and Jude Law would be my choice of additions!


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Last of the Mohicans', Orlando Bloom as Legolas in 'Lord of the Rings' (he was so cute with those pointy ears!) Pierce Brosnan in just about anything, the voice of Antonio Banderez (how sexy is that voice!) Harrison Ford as Han Solo in 'Star Wars', Heath Ledger in 'Knight's Tale', oh, and Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson!


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Constant Walker 7 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

MM, you should watch one of the episodes which are viewable at that site. If you like horror-based shows (with a generous dose of humor) you'll like this show. Sometimes, mainstream gets it right!


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

Soooo, I'm not a celebrity yet?


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

FP -- He sets the standard. Those blue eyes. Oy!

Shalini -- Your additions are totally welcome here!

Amanda -- Voice of Antonio Banderas (sp?) -- Yes! He's pretty good looking, too. Check him out in a movie called "Original Sin" with a very wicked Angelina Jolie.

CW -- You're correct. Sometimes mainstream does get it right:-).

GT -- Of COURSE you are a celebrity. If I had to compare you to any well-known (outside of the world of HP, that is) celebrity, I think I'd go with Jimmy Smits. Does that work for ya?


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

No I wish I was more like Denzel, that guy is a hundred and still looks the same. I saw Jimmy on Dexter this last season and he looked a bit out of shape, but Denzel just keeps getting better.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Denzel it is. I don't think he's quite 100, but he is aging gracefully. Denzel works for you. He is a chameleon, too. Can slip from hero to American Gangster in the blink of an eye. But he always carries himself with an air of dignity, doesn't he?

My son and I just re-watched "He Got Game" last night. What a fabulous movie! Denzel sporting a fro. Gotta love that!!!


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

Yeah, he is versatile and I don't know if I have ever seen him in a bad movie. I watched the Great Debaters last month and that was a tremendous movie.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Great list. good to see who your interests are. It says a lot about you. It's funny how some of these guys can grow on you. I have gotten a crush on some of the celebrities I crush on because of interviews and their opiions about things and then some I thought you were so cute why did you have to open your mouth.


2C's 7 years ago

You have a fairly eclectic mix of hunks here lassie.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

LOL, GT. That's it right there! YOU are a "great debater" because your crushing wit gets the upper hand every time!

G-Mom! How wonderful to see you. Hope you've been well. Hope you're going to be around more often. We miss you, oh goddess of midwestern naughtyness!

CC -- My offline taste pretty much mirrors my online taste. There is an ecclectic mix of hunks here on HP, too! And that's what makes life sooo very interesting! Thanks for visiting. MM


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia

MM, great list of hunks! I laughed when I got to the Monkeys because Davey never made me swoon either. There was something too feminine about him. My favorite was Micky Dolenz and sometimes Mike. :)

John Travolta wasn't so cute to me until he got much older, now he's marvelous looking. Johnny Depp will always be hot in my book too. But I'll tell you who really does it for me is Craig Ferguson. Yes indeed. :)


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Lisa HW 7 years ago from Massachusetts

I'm apparently out of the mainstream when it comes to a lot of these. To me, a lot of the "ones" today kind of look like somebody's aunt.

To me, here's some attractive folks: (I know I'm overlooking a bunch of people and kind of digging up some. I had a "mad, great, love affair" with a dark-haired, dark-eyed, pink-shirted, boy in third grade; and it's difficult for me to find people who measure up since then. :) )

Dead Guys: Cary Grant, Johnny Carson (after he got to a certain age)

Old Guys Still Attractive: Harrison Ford, Patrick Stewart - and an old guy who isn't attractive but who is strangely appealing, Rod Stewart.

Bordering on Old Guys: Denzel Washington

Old Guys Who Used to Be Attractive: Robert Redford, Omar Shariff, BJ Thomas and (probably because I was 14 when he was around) Peter Noone, Placido Domingo

Guys Too Young for Me, But Not All That Young: Hugh Jackman, Luke Wilson (sometimes), David Ducoveny (only sometimes, depending on his hairdo), Dermott Mulroney (in a way), Brad Pitt (if he's do something about some of those hairdos of his)

Anybody younger than any of the above are people I can't even imagine finding attractive "for me" or seeing them as "young enough to be my sons".


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Pam -- Craig Ferguson I can totally see. I'm also warming to Keith Oberman.

Lisa HW -- A very pragmatic approach to the challenge. And I agree with many of your picks. Forgot Patrick Stewart. Absolutely! Peter Noone -- my, my, my. What a cutie he was back in the day, eh? I totally agree about David Duchovney. Sometimes he looks hot and sometimes he looks scary. I'm that way about Harrison Ford, too, tho. Dermott Mulroney -- a hottie for sure!

I'm also with you on the junior hunks dilemma. I can admit at least one of the Jonas Brothers is nice looking, as is Zac Ephron. But like you, I view their attractiveness in the same vein as I see my son and his friends as attractive -- in a detached, totally NON-SEXUAL way!


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Colebabie 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Denny on Grey's) and Gerard Butler (300) and both were in PS I love you. Irish accents, and a six pack?? Oh boy! :)

Richard Gere, oh my gosh. I couldn't not kiss you on the lips. And i don't care about the rules.

Leonardo Dicaprio. Yum. And I grew up watching him from when he was like 13...

Javier Bardem, in Vicky Cristina... I'm going to Spain tomorrow!

James Franco, he can: get high, kill spiderman, and kiss sean penn and i'd still find him hott

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: From Tudors... mmm so not what Henry VIII looked like, but who cares, I get to look at the hot version.

Emile Hirsch: Guess I just love adorable.

Jared Leto: Ok so his acting gigs haven't been too great yet. With or without eyeliner, he's gorgeous.

If we include singers, and other celebs I could sooo add to this list (David Beckham, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, just to name a few).

(PS I can't add Johnny Depp to this list, he went to high school with my dad, and that's just gross)


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello Colebabie, You've got excellent taste!! I'm with you on the Irish accents. Yum! I do like Jonathan Rhys Meyers a lot. I'm a bit disturbed at how he's changed from season I of The Tudors to this year -- he's not so good looking anymore. But he's more like the real thing. Richard Gere -- I never used to like him until he got older. I like him with that silvery hair. He's a good looking man.

Feel free to add other singers, sports figures, whatever floats your boat.


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Colebabie 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

Yeah he kinda had a drinking problem, not sure if that had anything to do with it. I'll have to think for a moment to complete my list :)


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Colebabie 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

Ok, didn't take me long to think about it,

Jim Sturgess- Jude in Across the Universe... and he can sing :)

Keith Urban- watch out Nicole Kidman, there's another Cole in the picture!

Robert Downey Jr- I had to do a project on Charlie Chaplin in the 5th grade. After I watched the movie... I was hooked.

Almost make my list:

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, James McAvoy, Adam Brody, Paul Rudd


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Robert Downey Junior! Good one. He is fabulous. Others -- not quite my cup of tea (but go ahead and take Keith Urban as my Hubby wants Nicole to himself). Thanks for adding to the list!


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lafenty 7 years ago from California

You seem to favor the newer celebrities, and I agree with most of your choices but how can you not find Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, or Cary Grant in anything, sexy. Not only did these stars of the golden age of cinema have sex appeal, but they were all exceptional actors, which isn't necessarily the case with the celebrities of today. But they are nice to look at, I'll give you that.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Do you know what ,I still can't recall, all I can see is his face..dammit


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MindField 7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Finally got here, Mighty Mom, after a week of training to do Census work. (Would be a lot happier about this if they'd let me know you had to read a map. When it comes to being geographically challenged, I'm the proverbial village idiot!)

This is absolutely super. I may not agree with all your choices and I may have apoplexy over one or two: I mean, Owen Wilson and not John Wayne? That to me is very much like leaving Sean Connery at the altar in order to run away with Barney Fife! But I loved reading every word and all the comments, too!

You reminded me that Alan Rickman should have been near the top of my own list. Sex on a stick, as one of my British friends used to say about her favorites (and she was in her seventies at the time).

Gee, this *has* been fun. I hope more hubbers will do the same. The 'why we feel the way we do' is almost as interesting as the who.

Oh, and you got me right in the solar plexus with Napoleon and Ilya. I was nuts about both of them - I mean nuts!!! I leaned toward Ilya but must say it was nice to have both (in my fantasies) for the price of one!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello hello Mindfield! Glad you made it. I won't make a lame joke about getting lost -- that's mean. But I hope the Census people provide you with GPS or Tom Tom or something -- there is no reason to have to read maps in this day and age:-).

I will try to defend my preference for Owen Wilson over John Wayne thusly. John Wayne is too macho and swaggery. He does not strike me as kind. Owen is a goofball, but he is slyly sexy. Did you see the remake of Starsky and Hutch? OMG!

Anyway, yes. To each his/her own taste!

Lafenty -- You raise a good point. I will have to think about some classic stars that I like. Clark Gable will not make my list for the same reason as John Wayne. He's just too cocky for my taste. Cary Grant -- ok. You win. He's pretty darned hard to resist. I could also add Montgomery Clift, John Forsythe and William Powell in the Thin Man (mostly I love that little dog they had). Does that redeem me?

Hawkesdream -- Arrggh! That is so maddening, isn't it? Can you remember anything he was in? I will help!


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Colebabie 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

John Wayne's real name was Marion Robert Morrison. I don't think he was as rugged as his persona made him be. Maybe that was just for the movies? :)


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

LOL. I'd forgotten that was his real name. Doesn't matter if his name was Elmer Fudd or Felix Unger -- John Wayne just doesn't do a thing for me. Also, it seems to me (and this is just my personal opinion) that MEN favor John Wayne more than women do!


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

wow - so cool to see a list of dead celebrities still considered hot...i always went for Lawrence Olivier even though my mother wondered what i saw in him - too sissy for her until near the end of her life and we watched wuthering heights together and she said - never mind


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Oh yeah! How could I forget my favorite heathen Heathcliff?? He sure did look hawt in that movie, didn't he! Glad your mom turned her opinion around -- not unlike the bratty, spoiled Cathy in the movie, eh! Too late for her tho. She made her four poster, beruffled bed with her simpy ass husband. I didn't like the way Heathcliff took revenge by marrying Cathy's sister-in-law, tho. That was pretty cruel. Oh well.

Add Sir Lawrence to the list!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Hoobloodyray , I have remembered, BRUCE WILLIS there now I don't think I will ever forget now.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hallelujah! That was worth the wait! I LOVE Bruce Willis. I think he is super sexy. Hard to believe Demi Moore chose Ashton Kucher over him. I do like Ashton, but he's too young...Thank you for the effort to remember, Hawkesdream!!!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

You got a lot of dishes here MM, and may I say good taste in men. Oh but give me Hugh Jackman anyday and I will oooooo. I don't know if you saw the movie 'Australia" where he takes his shirt off and ........(I fainted again, where are the smelling saltsLMAO)

I agree Rolling stones,nah they don't do nothing for me.Mick Jaggers big balloon lips would be like having a vacuum cleaner suckling at your face,eeeekkk


Janetta 7 years ago

Oh goodness MM, well, I have to many of my own loves to list, so I'll comment on some of yours :)-- LOVE Paul Newman & Robert Redford, was a huge Davy Jones fan, will always have a place for Eddie Vedder (though I think it's more for the music) Eddie Garcia in WAMLAW- and Colin Firth, but prefer Matt Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy, oh I could go on and on--do have to mention a couple tho-Steve Mcqueen (in his earlier years) and Tom Selleck will always be sexy. LOVE Hugh Jackman--in everything! and two of my first crushes were Scott baio (who I'll always adore) and John Stamos from full house days. Have to agree with your not sexy choices, too. Oh goodness...I am far too boy crazy!!


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shibashake 7 years ago

What a great list you have here. I am happy to see Alan Rickman on it. He is so frequently overlooked as a hottie :)

I also like Jeremy Irons (super voice), Al Pacino, and the young Rutger Hauer (especially in Ladyhawke and Blade Runner).

More recent hotties - Daniel Craig, Daniel Craig, and did I mention Daniel Craig? :D


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Shibashake,Glad to see we share similar taste. I won't wrestle you for Daniel Craig, although I do think he's pretty hawtalicious. Man, what a body!!

Al Pacino -- only sometimes. But Robert DeNiro -- never1

Jeremy Irons does have a wonderful voice. I liked him French Lieutenant's Woman with Meryll Streep. But I just can't get the image of him as Klaus Von Bulow out of my head. Oh yeah, and as the evil twin gynecologists in the film Dead Ringers...

Alan Rickman, tho. Man, what an understated sexual energy he exudes. I saw him just the other day in "Sense and Sensibility" -- a version done probably 15-20 years ago. Where he plays the Colonel. Emma Thompson is in it, too (her love interest, Edward, is played by Hugh Grant). And a very young Kate Winslet plays the foolish younger sister who can't control her emotions. It's a good one!


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shibashake 7 years ago

I have seen that version of "Sense and Sensibility" many times! Ah, I would have gone for Alan Rickman right off - that Willoughby guy just *did not* do it for me :D

Ah yes, poor Jeremy Irons, has not been very picky with his roles - lol. Still, his voice is to die for.


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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

fun article and I do like Johnny Depp, I think he is such an amazing actor. I have to agreee with psycho on tom cruz, my favorite now is a young man that plays on the new vampire series, blue eyes and dark hair very good looking cant remember his name though!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi dawnM. I didn't used to have such a thing for Johnny Depp. Not sure why I'm suddenly finding him soooo magnetic. He really does have incredible acting range.

Can't help you with the young man on the new vampire series. That would make me feel waaayyy too much like a cougar! LOL.

But I know those vampire movies & shows are pulling in lots of women of all ages...

Thanks for sharing your taste in male celebs.

I think it's getting to be time to write a sequel to this!


CJ 4 years ago

Maybe too young by your standards, but what about Ian Somerhalder?

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