To not fancy Brad Pitt or George Clooney and other cliches of our time

(223 Posts)
cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 11:51:58

This is meant to be light-hearted and if you have an enormous crush on either (or both) of these fine actors, then fair play to you but am I alone in thinking that a lot of lazy, cliched chick lit presumes that just cos you're a heterosexual woman in your 40s you're automatically gagging for these two? Feel free to add your own most hated cliche, chick lit or otherwise.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 28-Jul-13 12:16:52

I don't get the attraction of George Clooney but I think Brad Pitt is hot, have done for years. He's top of my celeb list!

I used to love Robert Downey Jr when he was in Ally McBeal.

Flobbadobs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:20:49

iwould rumour has it you were right the first time... grin

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sun 28-Jul-13 12:20:52

Hmmm, I think I might just be out of whack with normality... I currently fancy Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies and Hugh Laurie... I'm in my mid twenties. I clearly like older men grin

Robert Sean Leonard is lovely too though.

foslady Sun 28-Jul-13 12:22:43

I still go doe eyed over Harrison Ford......despite the age gap......but then again, Humphrey Bogart still has the same effect (probably HF basing some of his characters on Humph helps along with that smile of his...........[goes off into daydream emocon]blush

amigababy Sun 28-Jul-13 12:23:09

YANBU. they are too safe, too symmetrical, too predictable. Not keen on Johnny Depp either.

I Do have a soft spot for Tom Cruise, first crush and all that.

but sportsmen are where it's at. I can't stop looking are David Beckham adverts, brave Geraint Thomas cycling the Tour with a fractured pelvis, his mate Peter Kennaugh and of course ........

Rafa (VAMOS)

Flobbadobs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:26:03

Richard Burton back in the day was a looker. And that voice!! I'm a sucker for the welsh accent. Hence my constant downloading of Rhod Gilbert's podcasts...
Sean Lock does it for me. Sharp and witty.

motherinferior Sun 28-Jul-13 12:30:35

Whoever said Rickman can get her filthy paws off him, he is MINE. I'll take Peter Capaldi at the same time, thanks.

mrsjay Sun 28-Jul-13 12:35:50

Brad was just beautiful in Interview with a Vampire I mean just stunning in it,
now he just looks like a smelly stoned old man he makes my skin crawl now, was never into george clooney really he seems to think he is cary grant or somebody .

mrsjay Sun 28-Jul-13 12:40:04

Bendict (no face) cumberbatch I am sorry i just dont see it he has no facial features and looks a bit lizardy yet women are wetting their pants over him confused

MariaLuna Sun 28-Jul-13 12:41:03

I agree, George Clooney and Brad Pitt are way over-rated..... I did like Brad in Thelma and Louise but agree with another poster who says he now looks like he doesn't wash!

Can't stand the self-obsession of him and Angelina and their brood either.

Johnny Depp on the other hand... grin
I also like Andy Garcia.

Another one I can't stand is Jennifer Aniston, so insipid. Always playing the "goodie goodie girl next door". (Well, I presume, I never watch her films!).

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:41:09

lol at "no face"..smile

Raahh Sun 28-Jul-13 12:42:57

ooh, amiga- Vamos indeedgrin

I've never thought much of Clooney- he has that constant smug look on his face that is supposed to be 'acting'. I liked Brad Pitt in 'Seven' looking a bit rough, far more than during his pretty boy legends of the fall stage.

I've always fancied Gary Oldman. I don't think he's aging particularly well, and is a bit bonkers, but I still wouldwink

And Michael Sheen. He's very underrated, imo.

Flobbadobs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:44:21

mrsjay he's much better when he's muscled up though as he was in Star Trek.
Tom Hiddleston is mine btw, just in case anyone was wondering, but not in the Avengers films.

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:44:41

mmmm....Michael Sheen is gorgeous, and I love when his Welsh accent creeps in. He's lovely in interviews as well, very funny and self deprecating. I think he's probably the best Briitsh actor in the world at the moment.

mrsjay Sun 28-Jul-13 12:45:32

did the muscle fill out his face though ? even my 15 yr old and her friend fancy him hmm

Flobbadobs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:49:24

His face looked a lot less angular than it does in Sherlock strangely, much more handsome in the conventional sense.

Raahh Sun 28-Jul-13 12:49:57

cushtie -I agree, he's so different in everything he does, a real 'character' actor.

Celador Sun 28-Jul-13 12:52:13

I can't see the attraction of Mark Wright from TOWIE - he's half man, half smug bottle of fake tan.

Ditto the Clooney - never seen the attraction of his fake joviality.

elQuintoConyo Sun 28-Jul-13 12:56:25

The Clooney, the Pitt, the Cruise (yea gads!), the Jackman - SORRY!
Also: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Hartnett, Chris Pine, David Beckham - SORRY, AGAIN!

Johny Depp years ago, before the Pirates Fiasco, as I call it. He was beautiful in Ed Wood, Dead Man, Donnie Brasco, Cry Baby... now he's a bit meh, imvho.

I have a soft spot for: Nicholas Cage, Judd Nelson, Val Kilmer, Rob Lowe, Paul Bettany, Keanu Reeves.
God, I'm old!

elQuintoConyo Sun 28-Jul-13 12:58:43

Oh, and whoever mentioned Andy Garcia - always yum.
Hmm... also Kevin Spacey, I always think he seems to have a great sense of humour and we could get stoned and talk shit grin

Ezio Sun 28-Jul-13 13:00:29

Jason Isaacs, hes mine, and those men from Horrible Histories,

<tingles>

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 28-Jul-13 13:01:48

I like the older man as you can tell by my MN name grin

I would also happily be Mrs David Bowie.

Ezio Sun 28-Jul-13 13:03:08

Also those yummy Bondi lifeguards, i know which 10 i'd do and in what order.

Now, River Phoenix was just beautiful. Too polished for my taste, but still beautiful!

itsonlyapapermoon Sun 28-Jul-13 13:09:49

Keanu Reeves...especially in Speed/Point Break! The rest-meh. There are literally no male actors in the past 10 years that have done it for me. And as for Channing Tatum...[boak] I don't understand the whole beefcake/fake tan/pink lipstick thing on guys. It makes my skin crawl. And Tom Cruise. The creepiest smarm of them all. Ew.

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