Friday, November 18, 2005

Follow Up Question

Okay, as I continue to blog about things with great theological significance vital to life as we know it - what about hottest guy in a particular role?

Example for me would be Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It. I remember being convinced that whoever that guy was his last name HAD to be Redford.

Or Matthew Schoeffling in Sixteen Candles. The timing might have just been right for me on this one.

George Clooney in the Oceans movies and Out of Sight. Alright, kind of cheating because the man looks good - period. But as much as I love O Brother Where Art Thou I LOVE him with the tux and hair combed.

Brad Johnson in Always. Weird one for me, but when I went to see this awful movie in the theater (Audrey Hepburn must have owed someone a favor) I was stunned by this guy. I've seen him in other things and he has never struck me the same way.

Dennis Quaid in The Big Easy. I actually think he has aged incredibly well and looks really great in the ads for Yours, Mine and Ours although can you really beat Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda?

Finally the one you have been waiting for - the sexiest man alive himself - Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner. Not bad.He pulls off the charming in this movie without edging over to the dark side of weird. I also like the glasses.

So c'mon people, jump on the procrastination train with me! You know you want to mention Pride and Prejudice one more time.

22 comments:

Girl said...

How about Bono as himself in U2's Joshua Tree tour movie, Rattle and Hum?

Yum.

I agree with the Dennis Quaid assessment...I too wish they weren't messing up my Lucille Ball movie...

and Matt Damon is growing on me these days...

Of course, I will always hold a candle in my heart to David Bowie in Labrynth...oh no...did I just 'say' that out loud?

Come on...you know you liked that purple spandex and eyeliner.

Deb said...

Matthew McConaughey...definitely hot.

cheesehead said...

Although he totally has a history of being a cad, (and Elizabeth Hurley is a better person than me for still being his friend) I have to give Hugh Grant votes for three films--Four Weddings and a Funeral, About A Boy, and a tiny little film called The Man who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain.

Also--although I don't consider him particularly sexy, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation. The scene with the clips on the back of his tux jacket was adorable!

reverendmother said...

I have to agree about the Clooney.

Also, Kevin Costner in Bull Durham. Especially while wearing Susan Sarandon's kimono.

Girl said...

Isn't it Michael Shoeffling?

will smama said...

Girl - According to the IMDb website it is Michael Schoeffling -http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001706/
which leads me to the question: If an actor doesn't even have a picture posted on THE Movie Website, then its it really worth arguing over how to spell his name?

I am also going to have to rule against you on the David Bowie call (yikes!) but Matt Damon definitely is getting better with age.


revmom - How could I have forgotten the dastardly but devastatingly handsome and British Hugh Grant. He was lovely in Notting Hill and About a Boy. I actually like the less-floppy version of his hair in the latter.


reverendmother - Excellent call on Kevin Costner. I had that poster up in my dorm room and could have charged a drool fee for all of the dormmates that came into my room and simply stared.

deb - Are you from Texas?

Finally I might have to add Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me if You Can. I have not seen The Aviator yet, but it is in our Netflix queu.

I will also add Patrick Dempsey in Sweet Home Alabama. I was actually rooting for him to get the girl, but knew that was not how it was written.

Kathryn said...

What about Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn..?Mind you, I've been in love with Aragorn since I was about 12,- so it was just as well that the beautiful Mr M played it to perfection, imo.
I will resist (almost) the invitation to mention Mr Darcy again...but Bad Alice, if you ever come over, you, me and Darling Daughter will have SUCH a Firth fest :-)
And then again, I'm rather fond of Hugh...Has to be Notting Hill for me, though. Mmmmn. It's a bitterly cold evening here, and you've cheered it immeasurably Wills Mama. Thanks again :-)

the reverend mommy said...

OK, I'm with Kathryn on that. Most definitely. Both Earofcorn and Legolamb in those movies.

Sue said...

Legolamb? You crack me up!!

I'm a Robert Downey Jr. fan...yes, I know, he's so terribly troubled. But those eyes -- I could just dive into them.

Purechristianithink said...

Did you catch the interview with Dennis Quaid over at Beliefnet? Turns out he's a Jesus guy. Who knew?

Songbird said...

Robert Downey, Jr. Sigh. Why are the attractive ones always so screwed up?
Could I point out that these boys are all white? I have a particular fondness for Denzel Washington, if you must know. (In fact, Pure Luck will no longer take me to Denzel Washington movies.)
Also, just to show that I am up to date, I am somewhat enamored of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is currently on "Lost," playing a character who is my new TV boyfriend. I have to tell you I was relieved to learn he is much closer to my age than I thought. Because some of the guys we're talking about? Not much older than my son. I am feeling very old, girlfriends.

will smama said...

I'm there for you songbird...

Taye Diggs in How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Will Smith in Independence Day and the Just the Two of Us video with his son Trey.

Omar Epps in Love and Basketball.

Denzel Washington in Training Day (although admittedly I didn't watch the whole movie.)

Songbird said...

That's the movie that caused the Denzel ban. I came home and referred once to often to a certain expression he used.

reverendmother said...

I read a quote from Spike Lee once--"Women love them some Denzel." Testify, brother.

Last night R and I started watching Two Towers (again) and I have to agree about the Viggo-love. I do love Orlando Bloom as well but he's still a boy; Viggo's all man.

And whoever said Bono? Oh yeah.

Goblet of Fire in 12 hours! Ralph will NOT make my heart go pitter-patter in this film like he did in English Patient (the flashbacks, lol).

cheesehead said...

I can't believe I forgot Robert Downey Jr.! Poor, poor messed up Robert.

Oh, and James Spader. The movie with Susan Sarandon, the title of which escapes me at the moment.

will smama said...

White Palace

the reverend mommy said...

Oh, yes. James Spader. Yes.

cheesehead said...

Thank you will smama. All I could come up with was White Castle and I knew that wasn't right, LOL.

Songbird said...

I don't like him. He creeps me out for some reason. (Spader, that is.)

Stacey said...

Ooh, I love James Spader. Everyone I say that to says "Ew, he's creepy." Glad to know I'm not alone out here...

Kiefer Sutherland is pretty high on my list as well.

cheesehead said...

Early Brat-Pack Spader was creepy to me, Songbird But mature Spader is excellent!

Sue said...

Oh my gosh! How could I forget my Keifer???? Will he ever forgive me???

He's even a Canadian -- and the grandson of the person voted last year to be the Greatest Canadian Ever -- Tommy Douglas (he was responsible for the creation of our social health care system).

Keifer is so sweet and adorable. I'm a huge "24" fan -- season 4 comes out on DVD soon :)