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Another of those darn tagging posts from the girls who brought you the 2 Reel Quirky Cats…
Here are some actors who really float my boat with a wee tagging twist!
So in another of our offbeat moments, my kindred (blogging) spirit Cat from Thoughts All Sorts and I – aka the 2 Reel Quirky Cats – decided to do a joint tagging post on our favourite topic… hotties. As we decided to tell – or confess – our deepest longings for those actors from film and tv, from now and yesterday. And tag some lovely bloggers to do the same with whoever takes their fancy, and hopefully continue this tagging thread worldwide… so here’s my post, the rules and that always cool picture to accompany this post…
The rules (which you who are tagged can cut and paste)…
- You must add the name of the blog that tagged you AND those of the 2 Reel Quirky Cats, Thoughts All Sorts and Realweegiemidget Reviews with links to these sites as given here.. and use the natty picture promoting this post (found later in this post).
- 2 Reel Quirky Cats
- Realweegiemidget Reviews
- and Thoughts All Sorts
2. List 5 of your all-time greatest hotties from TV or Film. ie crushes/objects of your affection.
3. Say how you were introduced to them, and why you like them (keep it clean)
4. Link to 7 other bloggers.
5. Add lovely pictures of those you selected.
6. Oh…and post the rules.
And onto my hotties…
Discovered him in Young at Heart (1959) with Doris Day. It was on seeing this film in the late seventies or early eighties that I liked him. I loved him as Alex Burke in this film and really couldn’t understand why Doris left him for Sinatra’s surly character.
Young was every bit the chiselled matinée gentleman like my other crushes of his generation. With Rock Hudson and Cary Grant being the other two. Was super devastated to hear of Young being so much older after seeing this film so much later than its cinema release. Then was saddened more recently by hearing he’d tragically passed away around that time.
His appearance did however lead to a plethora of what I thought (at that time) as Gig Young lookalike crushes see younger Robert Vaughn, Larry Hagman and so on.. or that’s probably just me needing an eye test.
Just recently a few men have got my attention in their much younger roles. This man is one of them. Along with a younger Christopher Plummer (in International Velvet (1978) particularly) and Jack Nicholson (in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
Caine became a recent crush after seeing him a trailer for Zee and Co. (1972). There is something about a 70s Michael Caine that’s quite lovely. Especially in this trailer (see my post HERE) with his natty, almost Austin Powers inspired clothes.
This combined with his lovable cheeky chappie Cockney accent of the Jason Statham but with volume kind, he’s quite the Englishman. But I didn’t see him as wildly attractive with his uniform in Zulu (1964) or with the beardy weirdy look in Educating Rita (1983). But I may have to check him out again in The Swarm (1978) with the natty Seventies safari suit.. to see if this a one-off moment or a seventies crush that should have been.
A blond-haired lovely that makes marvel lovely and I could say puts the Marvel in marvellous. And I know that I’ve used that pun way too often. But you get the picture, Hemsworth discovered in Thor (2011) as missed his Neighbours (2002) and Home and Away (2004-07) appearances. Or had been too besotted with Neighbours‘ Dr Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher) to notice.
Thor was the first of the Superhero movies I loved, admittedly after feeling it would be yet another yawnable by the numbers superhero film. And I also adored him in Rush (2002) – despite me not enjoying the sport – and I’ve been told he’s good in the Ghostbusters (2016) film reboot. But out of loyalty to Murray et al I’ll pass, even after Hemsworth proved himself as a fab comic in the awful Vacation (2015).
So looking forward to seeing more of him in Thor 3: Ragnarok (2017) with Jeff Goldblum – who never disappoints me – but that accompanying haircut not so much…but I’m sure it will grow on me.
There is something about this man in a suit that’s kind of endearing in a 1960s chiselled matinee idol sort of way, in fact in an Archer (2009-) kind of way. This a role which he should hopefully play if the powers that be did a live action of this cartoon (along with Karen Gillan as Charlene (the redhead) and Lauren Bacall in hologram (from her Murder on the Orient Express days in 1974 as Mallory).
“Met” him in Mad Men (2007-15), but now could only really see him as the partner of January Jones – as screen wife Betty – as they looked photogenically lovely together. Despite the fact, he was a bit of a cad and a bounder in the show. But this pair should only do films and TV set in the Mad Men era and together. This meant I found he looked kind of out-of-place as a more modern-day bloke in Bridesmaids (2011) and Friends with Kids (2011). Although he did pull a punch, and I was a sucker for him in… Sucker Punch (2011).
This after seeing his big brown, soulful looking. puppy dog eyes and on and off angst regarding his work as a Russian spy, masquerading as an American. I must admit he kinda got more endearing as the seasons progressed in The Americans (2013-). I hadn’t spotted him as a potential cutie before this series.
I discovered him only recently after I finally finished the Mad Men series and I guess needed someone to fill the void with. Also, I like him only as Philip not as any of his alter egos including Clark in this show. It’s definitely a case of without the wig is better. So will have to check him out in some other roles, all in the name of reviewing for this blog.
and last but by no means least… a wee sneaky sixth.
Where do I begin? I first met him in Titanic (1997) but he didn’t appeal to me as he was far too waify then… but then noticed him as the hunk he is in Shutter Island, (2010), where he looked kinda vulnerable, so much so I believed in him..
Also absolutely adored him in Gatsby (2013). Which was not only a crush on him but on his character Jay Gatsby, and so really, really didn’t like Daisy Buchanan that much. But due to how the film’s events played out, not as his love interest. He looked good in beige (and suiting it), in a tuxedo (and was definitely not waify)… he really was lovely. He may have been a total cad in Django Unchained (2012) but despite this evil character – and the goatie, he’ll always be lovely Leo to me… as long as he stays away from the man bun and beardy weirdy look for good.
And now tagging these great bloggers…
Vinnie at Vinnieh
Paul S from Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies
Katrina at Life’s Daily Lessons Blog
Shanannigans from Reads and Reels
Barry at Cinematic Catharsis
Emma from EmmaKWall (Explains it all) Ruth at Silver Screenings And as Ruth has been picked by us both.. my new additional tagged person has to be… cue drum roll DB Movies Blog and anyone else who wants to join in the fun!
And don’t forget to send us your link so you can tell us who your hotties are…!
Finally, here’s that natty picture to accompany your post, as designed by Thought All Sorts (admiring her restraint in not adding any lovelies to it)
And here’s Thoughts All Sorts post… if you stuck for choices! or inspire you…
CLICK HERE to read Thoughts All Sorts review…