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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.

BlueStones Sun 28-Jul-13 15:27:59

I never saw the appeal of Brad Pitt either, but I've always been met with utter disbelief (from men and women) whenever I've said that in real life. To me he's ordinary - not too plain, not really attractive, just very normal looking. Then again I think about several female celebrities that I'm supposed to want to emulate (Cheryl Cole being the prime example).

BridgetBidet Sun 28-Jul-13 15:38:05

Brad Pitt looks awful these days, too much surgery and fiddling with his face. And I don't like him cos of what he did to Jen. He seems like a bit of an arse.

George Clooney is good looking but he, also, seems like a bit of an arse and I do subscribe to the whole beard theory tbh.

Now Matt from 'This Morning' and Jack Branning. Yum.

AmIthatHot Sun 28-Jul-13 15:41:26

oh lizzabadger I was just away to say about John Cusack and twitter. I stopped following him because of his odd tweets and retweets.

I still would, though grin

I have never found George or Brad remotely attractive. Nor Richard Gere for that matter.

And Benedict?? urgh no, can't see it either

Not sure who lights my fire these days. Hmmm maybe Chris Gascoyne at the moment, with his lovely streaks of silver and that lovely beard

BridgetBidet Sun 28-Jul-13 15:46:31

Oh Richard Gere mings. And takes himself far to seriously.

squoosh Sun 28-Jul-13 15:48:46

Oh yes to whomever mentioned Jason Isaacs, he is delicious!

thebody Sun 28-Jul-13 15:48:59

god no to Brad, poor Jen, George is ok.

but for me it's Becks.

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Sun 28-Jul-13 15:53:52

guiltyconscience Steven Seagal has gone downhill since Under Siege

BridgetBidet Sun 28-Jul-13 16:09:56

Agree thebody. Becks looks like he'd be a right dirty bastard too. In a good way.

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 16:16:01

I always think John Simm would be filthy in the bedroom. I used to be mental for him and Philip Glenister (big Life on Mars fan), now I just think they're both great actors and seem like a good laugh. But yes, I still "would" lol.

thebody Sun 28-Jul-13 16:17:16

ooh yes defiantly Bridget.

Still18atheart Sun 28-Jul-13 16:20:27

I never got the attraction of Johnny Depp, Justin Timberlake or Patrick Swayze.

I wouldn't say no to Tom Cruise, back in the Top Gun days . Is that deemed odd???

BridgetBidet Sun 28-Jul-13 16:23:42

Is it wrong that I found Matt from This Morning dangerously sexy when he was done up as Rod Stewart on Your Face Sound Familiar last night.

I totally LOVE him. Even in leopard print leggings and a fright wig.

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 16:27:24

^^ You're not well

SilverOldie Sun 28-Jul-13 16:31:26


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

EXCUSE ME (trying to be polite here) but he is MINE. I don't care if he stole props from HP or would only talk about himself.

In the absence of dear Alan, I wouldn't say no to David Ginola or Jean-Christoph Novelli.

Do we get points for guessing how many of the men mentioned on this thread are actually closet gays?

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 16:50:13

I don't do twitter, can anyone tell me what's weird about John Cusacks tweets? Shame, I really like him too sad

GameSetAndMatch Sun 28-Jul-13 17:06:51

Used to like River Phoenix too.

agree with Op, and also cant stand Rafa (hiya Raah!!), beckham isjust ewwwww, all scowls, tats and pants. just dont get it.

LOVE the typo of HUGE jackman. really???

and most names on here I cant stand.

now the horrible history guys on the other hand..........swoon.

bluesbaby Sun 28-Jul-13 17:08:23

Agreed. Cheeseballs do nothing for me. GC comes across an arrogant wanker. BP was only cute in Thelma and Louise. TC is just... a weirdo.

I have always had a soft spot for Pierce Brosnan. Especially since Mama Mia, I like that he does all sorts of roles and doesn't always play leading men. He doesn't take himself too seriously. Remember The Lawnmower Man? Lol

Daniel Craig has very nice eyes. Very sparkly and blue. He just comes across a bit too stupid for me.

My soft spots: Sam Worthington, Aaron Paul, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Dominic West. Lots of British actors (exc. Aaron). :D

mrsjay Sun 28-Jul-13 17:11:30

Is it wrong that I found Matt from This Morning dangerously sexy when he was done up as Rod Stewart on Your Face Sound Familiar last night.

is it wrong that i wanted to squeeze his bum in those leggings that is v v wrong isnt it blush

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 17:11:51

Dominic West played a blinder as Richard Burton in that BBC4 drama the other night, he was just gorgeous. I used to like Tom Hardy but I think he's a bit odd. Great lips though.

Eilidhbelle Sun 28-Jul-13 17:13:48

Richard Gere gives me the hairy boak after he slimed all over Shilpa Shetty. A definite no from me.

Harrison Ford would still be my number one. Temple of Doom was on last night and I had to go for a lie-down, it was too much for my 32-week-pregnant self!

squoosh Sun 28-Jul-13 17:15:09

Harrison Ford was at his peak in Witness. Watched it a few weeks ago and swooned throughout.

Alconleigh Sun 28-Jul-13 17:15:37

Clooney and Jackman are both on the other bus aren't they?
Pitt past his peak.
Fassbender looks like absolute filth, I would, till it fell off...

I really need to calm down...

Eilidhbelle Sun 28-Jul-13 17:16:24

YES squoosh! Well played.

Goooooooooooooooooooooood Sun 28-Jul-13 17:17:14

I don't fancy brad Pitt, George cloony, Mel Gibson, Tom cruise, will Smith, leanardo DiCario etc. Hugh grant is particularly unfancy'able

I like Richard of Pointless though .

Salbertina Sun 28-Jul-13 17:17:21

YABVVU smile

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