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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.

Justforlaughs Sun 28-Jul-13 11:55:04

Not for these 2, no thanks (but if you'd mentioned Vin Diesel, oh it would have been a different story!) grin
Actually, Bill Pullman turns my insides to mush in "While you were SLeeping"!

momnipotent Sun 28-Jul-13 11:56:22

Brad Pitt looks like he hasn't washed in months. Cannot see the attraction there at all!

FreudiansSlipper Sun 28-Jul-13 11:59:12

Mel Gibson

Before his real self showed I could never see the attraction

or Patrick Swayze

MurderOfGoths Sun 28-Jul-13 11:59:44

This idea that women want muscly men. <shudders>

Flobbadobs Sun 28-Jul-13 11:59:53

YANBU! Although Jonny Depp now is rather yum...
Bill Pullman used to be hot, not so much anymore, he just looked creepy in Torchwood.
Don't do chick lit anyway, if I met a real life Bridget Jones type or any of those other 'heroines' I'd be tempted to slap them. That goes for the male characters too.
Any bloke who looks like he spends longer to get ready than me is a big no no.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 28-Jul-13 12:02:24

I don't fancy GC, BP or Johnny Depp which makes me a modern medical miracle. I just don't like being corralled. There is nothing less sexy than being told THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST FIND SEXY.

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:02:42

Keep them coming ladies!

I still love John Cusak after seeing him in Say Anything many years ago, he's never really been a cliched heart throb. Don't restrict the cliches to men we're "supposed" to fancy, throw them all out there, it's liberating!!

londonrach Sun 28-Jul-13 12:02:45

Probably abit strong here but the moment brad did the dirty on my friend rachel from friends he became the most unattractive man. I refuse to see anything with him or spider lady in. Over the years he's getting less attractive whilst jen aka rachel is getting better.

londonrach Sun 28-Jul-13 12:03:46

Now Robert Sean Leonard from dead poets society and house.....Or gilbert from Anne if green gables.....

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 28-Jul-13 12:03:59

I don't see the attraction with Brad Pitt at all, no idea how he can be considered good looking. George Clooney on the other hand is rather nice to look at. But I don't tend to fancy traditionally 'hot' men. I had quite a saucy nice dream about Chris O'Dowd last night.

SilverOldie Sun 28-Jul-13 12:04:35

I've never seen the appeal of Brad Pitt - Alan Rickman is the only one for me smile

Punkatheart Sun 28-Jul-13 12:04:41

My OH worked on a film with Clooney and got to spend some time with him. He persuaded my OH that the lifestyle of the single man was great - it was essential to be free. He had an Italian underwear model on his arm at the time and spent half of his time in Italy, half filming. My OH subsquently left me after 20 years together. It will in time make a very funny story but I am not keen on the Clooney. He has a bad back and is claustrophobia - loves playing 'practical' jokes that are not funny. He gave some members of the crew a wooden swing as a present. Swingers, geddit? But then I never was keen on Clooney - a man has to have some substance for me. Brad Pitt similarly always seemed like a pretty boy. Now he seems very ropey - I find nothing to get excited about.

Give me Hugh Jackman any day. Manly but sweet, funny when interviewed and clearly bonkers about his wife. Now THAT'S a sexy man!

recall Sun 28-Jul-13 12:04:57

Daniel Craig in his pants - no thanks

I'd much rather have andrew scott

Justforlaughs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:05:02

Sean Connery went through a very "yum" phase, not when he was young though, and not now either.
I never understood the whole thing about Kevin Costner, Van Damme, Siegal, Tom Cruise (??), Michael J Fox (am I showing my age now?)

Punkatheart Sun 28-Jul-13 12:05:43

...phobic, not phobia. Typo.

Punkatheart Sun 28-Jul-13 12:06:33

Michael J Fox - I get very warm feelings. He was a pocket prince.

Justforlaughs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:06:51

Hugh Jackman, definitely a yes from me, and I'm sorry to say that Colin Firth does too!

Flobbadobs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:06:59

A lot have aged very well though, I watched The Invention of Lying last night (godawful film!) and thought Rob Lowe has grown into his face rather nicely, even with the silly glasses on.
I usually agree with Heat magazines weird crush article. Give me a bit of a geek who can laugh me into bed any day!!
It's being told which women we should emulate that really arses me off, much more than having 'attractive' men shoved down my throat.
That TOWIE bunch and the like are people we should hold up to our daughters as role models? Not bloody likely!

cushtie335 Sun 28-Jul-13 12:07:02

Agree completely about Tom Cruise, he always had little rodenty teeth and no sense of his own limitations. Something very creepy about him.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 28-Jul-13 12:08:57

Clooney is smug and didactic. He looks like one of those men who is so lovely and charming as long as you never criticise or question him (like EA men - not saying he is one btw). I used to like him and he seemed one of the good guys - making interesting films over blockbusters, supporting the right causes. But now I think he does it out of vanity and megalomania as opposed to someone like Matt Damon who does genuinely seem committed to advocating certain issues.

Binkyridesagain Sun 28-Jul-13 12:09:16

Hugh jackman <swoon>

And Robert Downey when Hugh is busy.

Flobbadobs Sun 28-Jul-13 12:11:37

Robert Downey jr. Oh yes... Never has a beard looked so good...
And David Mitchell... blush although a night with him would be spent having intelligent debate, a nice glass of port with good cheeses and a peck on the cheek I think...

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 28-Jul-13 12:15:47

Oh yes, Huge Jackman. I also quite like Bradley Cooper and Adam Scott (I'm basing these entirely on looks [shallow], I know nothing of their personalities!)

Tom Cruise is just plain odd.

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 28-Jul-13 12:16:30

Hugh not Huge blush

I've no idea as to his size.

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