After attacking shallow media consumption and the spread of false values, I thought I’d show that I’m not all serious and and dedicate this post to my latest crop of sexiest Hollywood actors.
I say ‘latest’ because actors come and go and tastes change, so if I had written this 5 years ago, Russell Crowe might be on my Sexiest Celebrity list, but today he does nothing for me at all.
And that’s the thing with lust, isn’t it?
Sex appeal is a very personal thing. It hinges heavily on an individual physical reaction and sometimes it’s very hard to define why we are attracted to certain people.
Of course celluloid lust is at a distance, so what gets us hot is probably a lot more contingent on physical beauty than what may attract our attention in real life.
Face to face, who we find sexy may rely on not just good looks, but everything about that person and our reaction to them. Their intelligence, wit, charm, strength, artistic intensity, even a great laugh. Other times an unquantifiable chemistry makes us lusty for someone who may not be our ‘type’, but still we are mesmerized.
Why am I thinking about Hollywood Hotties? Because I re-watched one of my favorite films last week, and it had me fantasizing about sex.
Or more accurately, sex with Leonardo Di Caprio.
Yes MusicMan, I’m sorry, but the past few years I have not missed one opportunity to be alone in my mind with Leonardo Di Caprio in a darkened cinema.
If you have not seen some of Leo’s latest work, be sure to check it out. He has blossomed into an amazing actor and has the kind of searing intensity that I have always been attracted to.
I am not going to talk about why I love Johnny here because that is a post in itself. My adoration of him is less about screen lust and more about being being awestruck by him and everything he represents.
And it’s not just me who feels this way about Johnny Depp. Millions of women of all ages nod in agreement when you mention hero worshipping this actor. One of my readers, Jay from The Depp Effect has even included Johnny in her blog title and in this post she explains why.
Some other actors who get my Sexy tick (and who you may never even have heard of) are:
Ryan Gosling has movie star looks, loads of talent and a killer smile. By all accounts he should be a lot more famous than he is. Why he’s not, is a big part of why I like him.
Ryan Gosling avoids being the heart throb, keeps a low media profile and chooses edgy, independent films like Half Nelson or Lars and The Real Girl. When he has been interviewed he comes across as self deprecating and unbelievably normal. Plus, I can’t get past those bedroom eyes.
I could wax on about artistic integrity I guess, but really when it comes down to Josh Hollaway, I just can’t get my eyes off him when he’s on screen.
Part of it is the character he plays on Lost. Sawyer is bad, but good. Smart and sarcastic, then alternately earnest and vulnerable. Then there’s the dimples, twinkling blue-green eyes, that sexy over long shaggy hair, and a smoothly sculpted chest that is on display in many Lost episodes (thank you to the scriptwriters - you’re doing a great job there). So when it comes to Josh, I just say take a look at his photo.
He’s a family man who married an older woman - the smart and sassy Deborrah-Lee Furness - and is famous for his grace and generosity. Hugh Jackman may actually be the perfect man.
Where can a Sexiest Man list be without the completely inappropriate bad boy entrant. For me that is the chain smoking, cussing, tattooed, ex addict and sometime actor, Colin Farrell. Colin actually became known for his acting this year when he won a Best Supporting Actor award at the Golden Globes, but for a few years now he’s been known more for his womanizing and drug taking.
Neither of these attributes are at all attractive in a partner, but for a roll in the hay, well Colin Farrell embodies my penchant for bad boys. Luckily I outgrew this when it came to real life relationships, but when we’re talking about objects of my lusty affections, I am nowhere near as mature. Colin Farrell gets my motor running in a big way.
So, now it’s your turn. Come on, ‘fess up, which movie stars or rockers, sportsmen or benign fashion models make you all hot and bothered?
Photo of Johnny Depp sourced from People Magazine
Photo of Ryan Gosling sourced from Gossipsauce.com
Photo of Josh Hollaway sourced from Starpulse
Photo of Hugh Jackman sourced from People.com
Photo of Colin Farrell sourced from Sofeminine.co.uk