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

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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.

jamdonut Sun 28-Jul-13 13:19:17

Happily married and love my husband ,but I love each member of Muse,individually.
I know most people think Matthew Bellamy is odd looking (not me), but Oh! He is a GOD on stage,and extremely clever to boot which I find highly attractive,also Dominic Howard...I love drummers... and Chris Wolsteholme...what a bass player!! And they both have the looks too! 3 very different looking people who are all very attractive to me. Even their unofficial 4th member,Morgan Nicholls, is a talented man... grin

Punkatheart Sun 28-Jul-13 13:25:55

Some inside info on some of those gorgeous (and not so gorgeous) men.

Keanu Reeves is very very beautiful - even my OH found him attractive when he met him in the flesh. However he is very very stupid and had to be rescued from a loo that he locked himself in, in the film studios.

Tom Cruise is very sweet and charming apparently but a loner in lots of ways. He has anger issues.

Rickman would never let you get a word in edgeways and a date with him would be all ABOUT HIM. He stole some props from the HP set and was particularly drama queeny.

Pink lipstick on a man. Oh dear. Only Eddie Izzard can get away with that.

But I am liking this thread. Lots of men for a Sunday morning. It really has been a while.

I'm afraid that having seen many actors in the flesh and seen how vain and vacuous they are, makes me very cynical.

I do have a very embarassing one. VERY. I had a terrible crush on the young William Shatner. Truss and wig notwithstanding. There. I said it. I do also love Robert Carlyle - but I am open and dribbly about that.

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Sun 28-Jul-13 13:30:03

I thought I was odd not like George, Brad Pitt, Johhny Depp...

I love Calvin Harris, lead singer from Lawson and a few others who are also way too young for me

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Sun 28-Jul-13 13:30:37

Sorry, not Calvin Harrison lead singer Lawson

Calvin Harris and Lawson

AllYoursBabooshka Sun 28-Jul-13 13:31:38

Oh Benedict... <swoons>

DH decided introducing me to Sherlock would be a great idea for us to spend time together during his paternity leave, I had no idea who Mr Cumberbatch was before last week.

I think his lovely "us time" plan has slightly backfired as I -and my post natal hormones- have spent the whole time sighing wistfully at Sherlocks bewitching bake.

I want to sniff him.

ClaraBean Sun 28-Jul-13 13:32:52

I have never liked George Clooney or Brad Pitt. At all.
Not actors, but my mega crushes are Jon Ronson and Eddie Vedder. They are hot as hot could be.

ClaraBean Sun 28-Jul-13 13:33:48

Oh, and Woody Allen when he was young

ClaraBean Sun 28-Jul-13 13:34:37

Oh God, yes to Benedict. And Martin Freeman. Sherlock is awash with sexy men.

TheCrackFox Sun 28-Jul-13 13:34:58

I thought I was odd in not fancying Brad Pitt or George Clooney, or really anyone I am supposed to fancy. (Apart from Keanu Reeves in Speed.)

I'm not keen on the muscly look, fake tan, "perfection" thing that Hollywood has foisted on us.

fakebook Sun 28-Jul-13 13:35:15

I stopped having crushes on celebs after I met my husband. Weird but true. I've never liked George Clooney or Brad Pitt. My biggest crush was Josh Hartnett. I feel "meh" about him now.

AllYoursBabooshka Sun 28-Jul-13 13:40:40

I like to think I am much to interesting (yeah right) to fancy someone as expected as George Clooney however... I reckon if we met and he did that smile/head tilt thing he does I would giggle and blush with the rest of the world.

Brad Pitt in Legends Of The Fall as Tristan still gives me palpitations.

Lizzabadger Sun 28-Jul-13 13:42:14

Out of all I these I only fancy Keanu Reeves, John Cusack (although he is weird on twitter) and David Beckham (a bit). Brad Pitt et al. do absolutely nothing for me. Glad I'm not the only one.

AllYoursBabooshka Sun 28-Jul-13 13:47:32

Yy, Martin Freeman.

Although I can't really fancy him as he looks just like a grown up version of my 5 yo DS.

I'm just glad DH is a suspicious man because it really is uncanny.

AllYoursBabooshka Sun 28-Jul-13 13:48:08

Isn't!

guiltyconscience Sun 28-Jul-13 13:52:04

I do like Greg Kinnear and Luke Wilson also have a secret( and not very proud about it) penchant for Steven Segal yes I know I am mad lol!

jammiedonut Sun 28-Jul-13 13:57:01

Brandon flowers, Michael weatherly (tony ncis), Grissom from csi. Always had a soft spot for characters with intelligence so Anthony Hopkins in silence of the lambs no less was a very awkward crush in my teenage years. And Orlando bloom, but only as an elf. I think I have issues!

jammiedonut Sun 28-Jul-13 13:57:57

Jason isaacs and Michael fassbender. They're on my list

Treagues Sun 28-Jul-13 13:58:27

Oh thank goodness, I thought I was alone.
Clooney in a white coat in early ER: yes. I was young. It faded quickly (though he was nice in Out of Sight.)
Never really seen the attraction of most male actors to be honest.
Daniel Craig as Bond, I do love him, shame the films are such misogynistic shite. Also, he knows what he's doing and wears very tight trousers. For some unknown reason this works for me blush
I went to see The Great Gatsby with a friend who has a huge thing for Leonardo di Caprio. I have never ever understood the attraction.

Actually I'd like to have someone I could fancy a bit, I miss having celeb crushes like I did in my 20s. Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Robbie Williams (oh god no). If nothing else it makes choosing films on Netflix harder when you don't have anyone fanciable to put in the search field.

Mrsdavidcaruso Sun 28-Jul-13 14:06:54

Never liked BP or GC but oh my word the redheaded sex god that is Mr David Caruso (Horatio CSI Miami) or the sexy silver fox Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs NCIS) yummy yummy dribble - both old enough to be my Father BTW

Solari Sun 28-Jul-13 14:08:35

Never much seen the appeal in Brad Pitt, and always thought of George Clooney as decidedly average, until I saw him in Solaris! Instant swooning love, and the new nickname were born. wink

amigababy Sun 28-Jul-13 14:12:34

Hellooooo Jason Isaacs!!

zatyaballerina Sun 28-Jul-13 14:15:16

I think Brad Pitt is becoming sexier as he ages and loses the prettiness, only physically though, in interviews he comes across as the most boring man on the planet. I don't know how Angelina Jolie can listen to him, she's a million times smarter. He can act though and is watchable onscreen.

George Clooney comes across as quite smarmy and he's quite bullying in interviews when someone asks him a question he doesn't like. I have no respect for him since I saw an interview where a journalist asked him about his working with Nestle, instead of answering the question he complained about it being an irritating question and whined that he had to make money somehow. He's a hypocrite and appears to be an egomaniac that wants to be surrounded by yes people telling him (quite wrongly) what a genius he is. He's not funny either.

I've always loved John Cusack, there's something very sexy about him and he's so intelligent, interesting and well read, his interviews are very enjoyable.

Tatum Channing is incredibly sexy when he's dancing.

RafflesWay Sun 28-Jul-13 14:20:31

More of a Russell Crowe woman myself. Not bothered if he is paunchy or muscley, bad tempered etc. etc. as I just love a man who looks like he would grab me by the hair and drag me to his cave!! As you can tell I like my men to look a bit, "lived in." GC or BP - no thanks!

muppetthecow Sun 28-Jul-13 14:25:28

Never got the gc or bp thing I'm afraid, though I did have a brief obsession with Tom Cruise 's hands in interview with a vampire... blush

it's all about Richard Armitage for me at the mo- especially when he's wearing glasses. Also still have a soft spot for Sean Bean as Sharpe. What can I say? It's the uniform and the rifle…

squoosh Sun 28-Jul-13 15:22:31

It must be weird for BP to know that there's a phrase 'He's no Brad Pitt' that describes someone who isn't the prettiest although these days Brad Pitt himself could be described as being no Brad Pitt. He stirred my 12 year old loins in Thelma and Louise, but that's about it. He takes himself far too seriously and isn't half as intelligent as he thinks he is. As for Angelina and their army of children........Zzzzzzzzzz.

Clooney was great in ER and has made some interesting film choices but he's far too smooth and Hollywood to be fanciable.

Why is it that people always use Alan Rickman as an example of how 'eclectic' their tastes are. Everyone says they fancy Alan Rickman. Meh.

I currently have a thing for Ralph Fiennes. I bet he is absolutely filthy in the sack although looks as though he'd be hugely moody and method actory.

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