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.

nooka Wed 01-Oct-14 07:38:54

I don't like pretty boys or suave men. When I was a teenager I did fancy Tom Cruise (especially in Taps when he was psychotic) until I found out that he was about 5' tall. I like big guys, preferably moody and with issues, they need to have dark hair and dark eyes and really they need a good shaggy beard. In gay terms, classic bears.

Like Kris Kristopherson in the 70s. I really liked Aragorn too, but not Viggo Mortensen - and they'd both need to be a good six inches taller in real life - why are actors so bloody short!

In the 90s dh and I enjoyed watching pro-wresting, and some of those guys really did float my boat (physically, I suspect they were roided up prats in real life). Kevin Nash from the Outsiders was 6'7" of beardy beefcake to me grin

Leela5 Wed 01-Oct-14 07:10:02

Paul Rudd, John Cusak, Bill Pullman (while you were sleeping era)

Yum.

CoteDAzur Wed 01-Oct-14 06:33:42

Eric Northman

<phhwwrrooaarr>

mimishimmi Wed 01-Oct-14 05:50:33

I don't think Brad Pitt was especially handsome when he was younger and the idol of many but he's definitely improved with age IMO. Always thought GC was devilishly handsome - can't wait to see what the children he and his lovely wife produce will look like. Lucky buggers! smile

Darkandstormynight Wed 01-Oct-14 01:45:26

Second Gregory Peck and how's this for old: Joseph Cotton! (Love 40's movies!)

Darkandstormynight Wed 01-Oct-14 01:41:26

Used to go gaga over Brad Pitt years ago, Now I agree with the poster that said he looks like he hasn't washed in ages!!

Rob Lowe is still my heartthrob!!

SinisterBuggyMonth Wed 01-Oct-14 00:35:34

I'm with you on this OP. Can I add all boy bands in history ever to the list of terminally unfanciable men we are meant to go girly for? 90's indie bands or leather clad goths however totally do it for me.

auldspinster Tue 30-Sep-14 23:45:02

Neil Pearson, Jon Hamm, Derek Riddell, Paul Mason off Channel 4 News, Gary Cooper... mmmm.

MiuChoos Tue 30-Sep-14 21:58:04

I've never seen the attraction with George Clooney, either. Just - meh.
Same with Daniel Craig coming out of the sea in just his trunks. No thanks,

Alan Rickman or Sean Bean on the other hand.... sigh smile

YoYoYooooo Tue 30-Sep-14 21:38:29

I don't like the way so many of the big name hunks seem to really fancy themselves and take themselves so seriously. I don't suppose it's a surprise but they look like they spend way too much time on their looks. I just don't find that an attractive trait (in men or women) the sparkly white fake looking teeth are particularly unattractive.

Even when they work out they end up with stereotypical 'hunky' bodies that do nothing for me. Give me a naturally fit farmer/bin man type body anyday.

I'm sure if a normal blokey builder turned up with the face of one of these guys I'd be beside myself.

smokeandfluff Tue 30-Sep-14 21:30:32

Not a Clooney or pitt fan, spent most of troy wishing they gave more screen time to the lovely sean bean.

Another vote for michael fassbender and hugh jackman, beautiful beautiful men.

Hugh Grant when he's being mean in bridget jones diary.

And since nobody's Johnny lee miller, I'll have him

OracleOfDelphinium Tue 30-Sep-14 21:28:36

I find them all quite repulsive. I would do Michael Portillo, though.

leapfrog77 Tue 30-Sep-14 21:28:23

I think brad pitt looks like how i would imagine a German porn star to look

YoYoYooooo Tue 30-Sep-14 21:24:52

I find Clooney, Pitt, Tom cruise , beckham , gere etc all unattractive

My secret crush is Zac Effron but I think he might be a pillock in real life. sad

John 5 is my sleb crush, not interested in movie stars in the slightest

merlincat Tue 30-Sep-14 20:29:53

Jonsi from Sigur Ros. He's my beautiful Indie angel, gay or not.

honeyh365 Tue 30-Sep-14 19:34:28

Never got the whole George Clooney thing and only liked Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire before he became a vampire. Was sure I would grow up and marry Morten Halket from A-ha then had a big thing for Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings .....phwoarr! Pierce Brosnan,Brandon Boyd from Incubus in the Morning View days, Cary Grant and nowadays it's the lead singer from Lawson, Ashton Kutcher, Jessie Pavelka, Stephen Ammel, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R McQueen, Ryan Kwanten, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Thom Evans that can bring on a a bit of a pre-menopausal hot flush. Dear Santa any of these will do....x

FriendlyLadybird Tue 30-Sep-14 15:43:16

No one's mentioned Liam Neeson. Good: he's mine. And whoever it was who said Damien Lewis -- you've already got quite a long list there so I think you can cede him to me.

HerVagesty Tue 30-Sep-14 14:54:58

Oh and also, City of Angels - I cry every time!

HerVagesty Tue 30-Sep-14 14:54:15

Am I the only one who has a thing for Nicolas Cage? I loved him in Con Air and have been a bit hooked ever since.

And John Cusak. Definitely John Cusak

stoopstoconker Tue 30-Sep-14 14:08:26

Gregory Peck for me. I was born at the wrong time.

Bambambini Tue 30-Sep-14 13:56:36

Had a huge crush on Mel Gibson when younger, round his Mad Max, YOLD days. Michael Biehn is another fine man - gorgeous. These days Michael Fassbender is rather taking my fancy.

Rainbunny Tue 30-Sep-14 13:07:24

poolo - I quite like Colin Firth too these days. He was great in "A Single Man" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy". He looks good in the trailer for "Before I Sleep" too. He's grown on me with age.

Thebodyloveschocolateandwine Tue 30-Sep-14 12:32:37

No don't do it for me.

It's just delicious David Beckham

cherrybombxo Tue 30-Sep-14 12:10:47

I have really weird taste in men. I adore Ed Sheeran, Stephen Merchant and Russell Howard. I think it's the funny, dorky thing that they have going on.

Also Alec Baldwin. But only now, not when he was young confused I'm 24, so kind of out of my age bracket now!

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