I'm a little late for this, but Pajiba posted its annual list of the 10 Most Bangable Celebrities on the Planet , as chosen by the readers. It's a great list, even if I don't completely agree with it (only one of the men would be on my top 10). What's great about it, I think, is that you won't see another list quite like that on the internet. Like the intro says:
You won’t find Shia LaBeouf here, or Megan Fox, or Scarlett Johansson, and you sure as hell won’t find anyone from Twilight. But what you will find are celebrities who mix sex appeal with smart movies and TV, with occasionally risky career choices, and with intelligent senses of humor.
Damn true. And that's why I like the actual voting almost as much as the final list--I finally got to see people who had 'freebies' lists that were eerily close to mine. Plus it's just a lot of fun.
And the best thing about it is that it allows me to make this post, with a real flood of photos of the men I'd put in my top 5. I mean, listen, I know it's a completely frivolous exercise, but it's my blog and I'll objectify if I want to. Plus, I also like their brains (no! for real!).
That plus, according to StatCounter, I get most of my page hits from people looking for photos of hot men.
God, you people are perverts. I spoil you so.
Here we go!
My Freebies List, 2010 Edition
1. Eric Bana
I've said enough about this guy for everyone to know how I feel about him. And my complete approval of him was reinforced by watching The Time Traveler's Wife a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't the greatest movie (and definitely an inferior adaptation) but goodness, he was gorgeous in it. I think he's more than a decent actor, and it's a real shame that he hasn't really broken through to a higher level of fame. He needs to get better roles. The guy's a great dramatic actor and just beautiful to look at. He does a passable American accent, but his native Australian one is very appealing. He can also be very, very funny. He's hilarious and just plain likable in interviews. So here's to hoping this is his year.
2. Alexander Skarsgard
The Super Swede is a new addition to my list, after he quickly rocketed himself up to the top of my favorites thanks to True Blood. And I usually don't even like blond, blue-eyed men. But there's always an exception to the rule, and this guy is it. He's tall, lean, intense, beautiful. He's also a great actor, and his Eric Northman in True Blood quickly became my favorite character. Everything from the way he talks to the way he moves gives life to the character, and it doesn't hurt that he's either shirtless or fully naked in just about every episode. Now he's a vampire who'd be worth it. And he doesn't even SPARKLE. Seriously, Edward. Stop trying.
3. Naveen Andrews
I honestly think that one of the biggest reasons I was so upset when Lost ended is that it was the end of my Weekly BeefCake Night. When are we gonna show like that again, where 90% of the cast was gorgeous and spent most of their time either shirtless or wet? Never, that's when.
And I will miss Sayid the most. I don't know if he'll be on my list next year (unless he shows up in another TV show SOON) but he'll always be on my top 10. He's a truly great actor, has an incredibly sexy accent. And the skin, the hair, the eyes, the mouth? Those don't hurt either.
4. Christian Bale
OK, so the guy might be a bit of a hardass who yells at people a lot. But I'm not gonna get into all that craziness. Dammit, he's one of the best actors of his generation. He's intense, to say the least, and it comes through in his films. He's also unnaturally good looking. That's an extra.
Plus, he's freakin' Batman. Best superhero of all time. Don't even need to say more.
(I love that first photo)
5. Jon Hamm
I think a quote from Tina Fey on 30 Rock sums this man up pretty well:
"He looks like a comic book pilot!"
Be honest now. Is there a more perfect example of dashing out there? The chiseled jaw, the eyebrows, the eyes, the hair. The way he wears a suit better than anyone else on the planet. How goofy he can be. Just about every single interview I've seen him do has the interviewer in a titter and there's ALWAYS some comment made on how good looking he is (and keep in mind that most of these interviewers are MEN). I mean, it was the theme of his entire run on 30 Rock! I'm only sad that it took so long for me (and the world, I think) to discover him in Mad Men. And the man can do everything. He's suave as hell, is a brilliant dramatic actor and has great comedic timing as well--his episode of SNL was possibly the only one I've enjoyed all the way through and NOT just because of how damn good looking he is.
A friend of mine and I have decided that he needs to star in a superhero movie, NOW. He suggested a Superman 2 remake. I heartily concur.
That's a good looking dude.
And ta-da! Here's a couple of Honorable Mentions that I keep moving around depending on my mood or how often I see them.
You can't have enough hot men, I say.
Honorable Mention #1:
Brazilian soap opera star, all around gorgeous guy.
Honorable Mention #2:
Best looking man in all of England, I think.
Honorable Mention #3:
It's the voice. Oh, Colonel Brandon...
Alright! Hope you've enjoyed yourselves as much as I did. I love doing these things--it's my firm belief that everyone needs to indulge in a little silliness now and then.