Whilst the Geek has been sorting out her “review to do list” I was over at Zoe’s blog reading her top ten movie crushes. There were some great choices although Hayden Christensen was pushing it – sorry Zoe 🙂
I never thought I would do a list like this, because it’s not everyday you admit your crushes! But what the hell, let’s do this.
10) Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
As an African, watching Coming to America as a young kid, Eddie Murphy playing Prince Akeem was the only acceptable man your parents would have been proud of! Brilliant comedy performance from Eddie Murphy who showed heart rather than wealth is more attractive.
9) Matt Damon in The Bourne Supremacy
He’s just a complete badass! Probably my favourite film of the Bourne series.
8) Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island
I love Mark Ruffalo and could watch him in anything. He is an underrated actor and enjoy his versatility. He can be geeky or shy – it really doesn’t matter. When it comes to Shutter Island, there is something about his look that suits the classic period very well.
7) Ryan Gosling in Drive
I saw Drive recently and finally understood the appeal. Gosling’s quiet nuance is certainly a winner. Being naturally gorgeous also helps!
6) Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress
Denzel is my favourite actor and it’s hard to pick out his best. But his classic, smooth look in Devil in a Blue Dress won me over and starred in probably one of the most underrated 90s film.
5) Will Smith in I, Robot
I love Will Smith. In I, Robot I love his sense of tradition and his unwillingness to conform to technology. He’s bit of a rebel. He’s come a long way since his Fresh Prince days!
4) Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 1-3
It’s a performance that put Robert Downey Jr. back on the Hollywood map again. He’s Tony Stark and he builds his own armoured suit. Smart talking and funny…what’s not to love?
3) Idris Elba in Luther
Ok, I massively cheated here because Idris as DCI John Luther is a TV character but there are rumours that will put on the coat once again for a Luther movie (and I would be first in line to see it). Idris is a handsome fella though and Luther is his best role. A character that is intelligent and full of heart yet attracts the psychopaths. If anyone can keep the demons at bay, always bet on Luther. But if you want me to give this list some credibility, then his performance in Pacific Rim or Thor: The Dark World gets the nod.
2) Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones
Everybody loves a hero and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones was mine when I was growing up. Love his heroism, his courage and his comedic touch. In other words, he’s a dreamboat 🙂
1) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in…anything.
I love the way he smiles…that’s all I need. EMBRACE HIS SMILE – EMBRACE IT!
Other notable mentions:
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Inception
- Viggo Mortensen in Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code/End of Watch
- Vin Diesel in Pitch Black
I can’t believe how many people have been inspired by my movie crush list! Lol! Great list here – some very original choices. : ) Wow – how handsome is Denzel in that picture?? : )
Well it was a great idea! Denzel is more than handsome, he’s hot lol.
Very nice list (and back off Anakin :P) with some great choices! Love it!
Thanks Zoe – yeah had to wipe your choice of Anakin Skywalker out of my head lol
Poor Zoe! Actually she deserves all the ridicule she gets!!!
LOL It’s an unforgiving choice. Sorry Zoe 🙂
That was an awesome list, Coming to America is a classic and one of Murphy’s best. I laughed when I saw the Rock at #1 because he was a hero to me growing up when I watched wrestling. He definately was the most electrifiying man in sports entertainment, his best work is in the Fast and Furious series.
I love The Rock! Followed him via his wrestling days also. WWE hasn’t been the same without him. In terms of acting, he’s the most improved actor in the past couple of years. Proud of him.
I completely agree with everything you just said. 🙂