Can you even imagine a better scenario for Dog while we’re away from home? I mean, my GOD. Seriously. I am so thankful for Valria and her amazing generosity and the clearly superior lifestyle she has provided for Dog, goddamn.

In other news, I have almost no news, really. Things have been enjoyable and mild and the hours are just flying by, and it’s apparent to me that I am about a thousand million times happier with other people around while staying at home with the boys. I mean, that’s sort of a no-shitter, and yet it’s been a surprise, this visit, how entirely pleasant it’s been. Except for the tines-up utensils in the dishwasher, which ARE YOU KIDDING COME ON DO YOU WANT TO FUCKING STAB YOUR HAND-MEAT OR WHAT.

I miss talking to you and I miss hearing from you. So can we play a game, just so I have an excuse to hear from you: tell me, who are your all-time top movie crushes?

Here are mine:

• Ed Harris, as his character in The Abyss (the ring-being-caught-in-the-door scene in that movie is the very reason JB has a titanium wedding ring)
• Johnny Depp, especially in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie
• Nicolas Cage in Wild At Heart

Your turn!

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Rachel
14 years ago

Gregory Peck in *To Kill A Mockingbird* and *Roman Holiday*. If I, a sober and happily married woman, had to, uh, pick someone. *Ahem.*

skiplovey
14 years ago

Wes Bentley from American Beauty – Oh the brooding eyes (and yes he was over 21 when he starred in the role so don’t give me that underage crap

Andre Benjamin in Idlywild – he is so damn sexy

Paul Newman from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – again with the brooding eyes. My lands that man was so handsome.

Jolie
14 years ago

Russell Crow– ONLY in Cinderella Man
Richard Gere– Runaway Bride
George Clooney– One Fine Day
Colin Firth– Bridget Jones’s Diary

Rachel
14 years ago

@Jess, I too had it bad for the fox in Robin Hood at one point in time, and I can still definitely see the attraction. But I’ll see your fox and raise you Justin the rat from the book (not the movie) *Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH*.

Jolie
14 years ago

p.s.
hi…I read you from whoorl & betternow. I feel all stalker like.

Kathryn
14 years ago

Oooh fun! For some reason I feel the need to break these into categories.

Adolescence:
Christian Slater – Pump Up the Volume
Corey Haim – License to Drive
Johny Depp

Adulthood:
Johny Depp – have you seen the movie where he’s a rare book dealer? horrible movie. yet he’s so hot in it, it’s worth watching.
Martin Freeman – Tim from the original Office
James Marsters – Spike from Buffy/Captain John Hart from Torchwood

Anais
Anais
14 years ago

*Johnny Depp in anything (especially Sleepy Hollow & Pirates of the Carribean)
*Gerard Butler from Dracula 2000 and 300
*Clive Owen in Closer
*Gabriel Byrne in Stigmata & Man in the Iron Mask
*Scott Baio who plays Bob Loblaw in Arrested Development
*Luke Perry in Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the 80s
*Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love

Jennifer
Jennifer
14 years ago

What’s been said (stars indicate extreme droolitude):
Johnny Depp in practically anything (except Blow, which, um, Blew.)
**Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love
Daniel Craig in Casino Royale
Matt Damon always, especially Bourne Identity
George Clooney
**John Krasinski from the Office
Harrison Ford in pretty much anything, but especially as Han Solo
Tim Robbins
Ed Norton
**Ray Liotta, especially in Goodfellas

But I’m a little surprised to see I’m the first to mention Al Pacino, circa Godfather….

This list makes me think I’m a sucker for a scoundrel with a rueful smile… Le sigh.

Thanks for the distraction!

Caroline
Caroline
14 years ago

Can I second the James McAvoy (he had me after The Last King of Scotland) and Daniel Day Lewis? Damn.

And not movie, but TV: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the Tudors? SWOON.

victoria
victoria
14 years ago

I am so so happy you’re enjoying your trip! As someone who has in law issues of her own, I was worried about you.

Also thank you for posting pics of happy Dog.

My list:

Willem Defoe in Platoon.

Harrison Ford in The Fugitive.

Russell Crowe in Rough Magic. (You haven’t seen Rough Magic? He was so effing hot! Also, great movie!)

The psuedo-dad character in Dear Frankie.

victoria
victoria
14 years ago

Oh, also, Ralph Fiennes in The Constant Gardener.

And Ed Norton in The Painted Veil.

ELC
ELC
14 years ago

My list is Old School, but I am thinking way back to my actual “crush” days.

John Travolta – Grease
Kevin Bacon – Footloose
“The Corey’s” – Lost Boys (so lame now)
The Entire cast from the Outsiders (esp. Matt Dillon)
Christian Slater – True Romance
River Phoenix – Stand By Me

gracie
gracie
14 years ago

I have to give honorable mention to Harrison Ford as Han Solo. I fell in love with him when I was 13 and watched Star Wars in the theater for the firs time. Then I fell again for Indiana Jones.

Also love The Clooney in Out of Sight and O Brother. And David Wenham as Faramir in LOTR. And Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Ok, I need to stop!

gracie
gracie
14 years ago

I have to give honorable mention to Harrison Ford as Han Solo. I fell in love with him when I was 13 and watched Star Wars in the theater for the first time. Then I fell again for Indiana Jones.

Also love The Clooney in Out of Sight and O Brother. And David Wenham as Faramir in LOTR. And Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Ok, I need to stop!

Julie
14 years ago

First movie crush ever was Rob Lowe in “The Outsiders.”

Also…

John Cusak in “Serendipity”

John Travolta in “Phenomenon” and “Broken Arrow”

Harrison Ford in anything

Cara
Cara
14 years ago

I can never who was even in a movie, so I’ll skip the game. But – I have to say that Dog appears to be having a fantastic vacation, too. It all works out just right.

Cara
Cara
14 years ago

I can never who was even in a movie, so I’ll skip the game. But – I have to say that Dog appears to be having a fantastic vacation, too. It all works out just right.

Amy
Amy
14 years ago

I’m going with Harrison Ford in the Jones movies, Whoever-played-Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, and…

…hm. I think it doesn’t get better than that, for me. Manly men with some dust on them. :)

Kim
Kim
14 years ago

Benecio Del Toro in Traffic, but never again after that.

Gael Garcia Bernal,in ANYTHING EVER but for example, Amorres Perros (sp)

I’m such a lame sucker for Brad Pitt in ANYTHING where he is even remotely naked.

AND lastly, Dax Sheppard in let’s go to prison.

Laura
Laura
14 years ago

Terrance Howard in anything, but especially in “The Best Man” when he puts the garter on Shelby. Good God I wanted to jump the tv.

Gary Sinise- in “Ransom”- he is so bad but so yummy. I also like him in “The Stand.”

Will Ferrell in “Stranger than Fiction”- he had such a sweetness and vulnerability that is so different from his normal characters. When he sings to Maggie Gyllenhall- ahh..

I have weird tastes, I know.

Chris
14 years ago

James Spader ~ Sex, Lies and Videotape

Kevin Costner ~ Bull Durham

George Clooney ~ Anything

Sean Connery ~ Medicine Man

Andrew McCarthey ~ Pretty in Pink

eh. I could go on and on. Movie star crushes are fun.

Sara Moon
Sara Moon
14 years ago

George Clooney – Out of Sight
“Jake” from Sixteen Candles
Gregory Peck as Atticus…sigh…
Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise (so funny)
Clive Owen in you name it
Christian Slater in True Romance (and only True Romance)
Sean Astin in The Goonies (yup)
Luke in Star Wars
Jim Caviezel in Thin Red Line

Laura
Laura
14 years ago

Terrance Howard in anything, but especially in “The Best Man” when he puts the garter on Shelby. Good God I wanted to jump the tv.

Gary Sinise- in “Ransom”- he is so bad but so yummy. I also like him in “The Stand.”

Will Ferrell in “Stranger than Fiction”- he had such a sweetness and vulnerability that is so different from his normal characters. When he sings to Maggie Gyllenhall- ahh..

I know this totally cheating because it isn’t from a movie, but I have such crushes on Will Arnett and Jason Bateman because of the show “Arrested Development.” Jason is just adorable as Michael and Will as GOB is so funny and hilarious. He could totally dip me in spicy club sauce.

I have weird tastes, I know.

Ashley
14 years ago

Judd Nelson in Breakfast Club ~he was the ultimate bad boy

John Cusak in anything

Older movies with Ed Norton

Benicio Del Toro in 21 Grams

Johnny Depp in anything

So glad to know Dog is having a good time! I was wondering about her the other day. So who is taking care of Cat?

hollygee
14 years ago

I like the geeks:
David Ogden Stiers from M*A*S*H
Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: tng

telegirl
telegirl
14 years ago

Still… Michael Schoeffling as Jake in “Sixteen Candles”. Hubba!

Now… George Clooney in anything. Matt Damon in anything. Ashton Kutcher, but only in the movie “A Lot Like Love”.

kalisah
14 years ago

Kevin Kline in The Big Chill

and my first ever movie crush was that kid in On Golden Pond

AndreAnna
14 years ago

Wow. 125 comments before me, eh? That’s a whole lotta hot mens I need to go check out.

Mine are:
Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine.
Thomas Jane as the Punisher.
Orlando Bloom as Legolas (not in Troy when he was a pussy bitch)

Glad you’re having a good time.

Moose
14 years ago

John Cusack in, um, The Adventures of Natty Gann. (Ahem.)

Judy
Judy
14 years ago

Vince Vaughan – Swingers
Brad Pitt – Legends of the Fall
Sam Elliott- Mask

ellen
ellen
14 years ago

No one has mentioned Robert Downey Jr.? Am I weird?
Jude Law in Everything.
Leo in The Departed.
James McAvoy. Period.

donna
donna
14 years ago

I can’t believe no one said Barry Pepper, or Vin Diesel!
And the kid from Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift, with that accent, mmmmm. I’ve liked his voice since American Gothic.
Sean Penn in mystic river. Kevin Bacon in tremors. Yes, the entire cast of 13th warrior. Will Smith in I am legend, those abs when he’s doing pull ups, you could run cars over them. The guy who played Lancelot in Excalibur, so so hot! Brad in Troy and Legends of the Fall. Oh Oh, I almost forgot, Dennis Quaid in the big easy, remember the scene where they are in her bedroom and she says I’m not very good at this? HE was though! LOL.

Emma
14 years ago

Colin Firth, who I successfully stalked (in public, not creepily!!) while living in England. Even hotter in person.

ZestyJenny
14 years ago

Matt
Jake
Eric Bana

For their lovely forearms

George

For his classic-ness

and cuz Emma just reminded me,

Colin Firth! Love him!

Sarah Lena
14 years ago

Okay, I REFUSED to read the preceeding comments lest my original list be comprimised:

1) Michael Keaton as Batman. (I DON’T KNOW WHY.)

2) Cary Elwes in pretty much anything, but particularly as Wesley/Dread PIrate Roberts in the Princess Bride.

3) William Katt in the tv show “The Greatest American Hero” (I AM LAME, I DO NOT DENY THIS.)

4) Kevin Spacey in American Beauty.

Bethiclaus
14 years ago

You don’t do tines up? Does your silverware actually get clean tines down? It never even occurred to me that you could put them in tines down.

Huh.

Oh, um, Val Kilmer in Tombstone. What can I say? Consumption suits him.

jonniker
14 years ago

Uh, this is where I reveal that I’m weird and maybe pervy, but also very GEEKY:

Gary Oldman as Dracula. SWOON. Yes. Oh my God. YESSSSS. And to be clear, I mean the young Dracula, not the one where he’s got the white Princess Leia shit going on around his ears. That would too weird even for me.

jonniker
14 years ago

Oh, and Donna reminded me that Sean Penn in Mystic River is HOT, people, HOT. In that macho South Boston mafioso kind of way. Oh yes. Super sexy. And Laura Linney makes him hotter, in the way that she plays off of him.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to take a cold shower, oh my hell.

Carrie
14 years ago

1) John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler (of course!).
2) John Travolta in “Phenomenon”.
3) Paul Newman – anytime, in anything.
4) Jimmy Stewart – ditto.
5) Gene Kelly – ditto to the 10th power.

She Likes Purple
14 years ago

Casey Affleck — Gone Baby Gone
Edward Norton — 25th Hour
Leonardo DiCaprio (whom I NEVER find attractive, usually) — The Departed
Ryan Gosling — The Notebook because I’m full of sap and cheese
Eric Bana — pretty much anything but The Hulk
James McAvoy — Becoming Jane

(Wow, my list is pathetically long)

Jo
Jo
14 years ago

Hmmm…lemme see…

Marky Mark (lawd don’t judge me) The Italian Job & 4 Brothers

George Clooney in ANYTHING!

I’m sure there are more I just can’t remember.

Allie
Allie
14 years ago

The Rock (The Scorpion King! YUM!)
Vin Diesel (The Fast and The Furious)
Johnny Depp (In ANYTHING)
Brad Pitt (Troy… OMG… that’s all I have to say)
Travis Fimmel (from the TV show Tarzan… OMG… again that’s all I have to say)
Johnny Messner (in Anything)

tanya
tanya
14 years ago

Dax Shepard in Zathura
Marlon Brando in, well, any of the earlier stuff; man he was hot.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Reow.
Michael Keaton as Batman (he was so tortured!)
Johnny Knoxville – A Dirty Shame
Johnny Depp is redundant, but well, there you go.

taerna
taerna
14 years ago

my friends and i have played this game – each person has to name their top 5. we all keep each other updated via email when our top 5 changes. lame, i know.

you all are going to think i’m so weird. i can’t help it – i have a thing for non-white guys…
– naveen andrews (sayid on Lost)
– chow yun fat (look up replacement killers on imdb – HOT; although, when he played the gross asian pirate in the last Pirates movie – NOT HOT)
– john cho (harold and kumar)
– kyle chandler (coach on friday night lights (on tv), OMG – the bedroom eyes KILL ME)
– djimon hounsou (so hot – i can’t even imagine what gorgeous babies he and kimora lee simmons would have)

that’s enough. :)

willikat
14 years ago

i have a LOT but i’ll stick with the most embarassingand most obvious:
keanu reeves (speed)
and
george clooney (even though he could be my dad).

mmmHMMM

Naj
Naj
14 years ago

Hello! Long time reader, first time commenter here. (…I feel like the new kid at school *Cough*)

Hmmm… SO many to choose from (does that make me sad? :S) so here’s a few:

1. Colin Firth – Pride and Prejudice
2. Gerrard Butler – pretty much anything. *Swooon*
3. Eric Bana – Troy (That was love right there!)
4. Viggo Mortensen – LOTR Trilogy.

And that’s just to start! :)

Oh, and I can’t tell you how much I agree with your tines down rule. This is coming from someone who uhm, “experienced” the horrors of ‘pointy-things-facing-up-in-dishwasher’ in a way that required surgical removal just under a year ago.

Yeah, I’m klutz, but it’s still a good idea!

(And that was a really, really weird first comment. *Face palm*)

Laura
Laura
14 years ago

I’d like to second Gary Oldman in Dracula (and as Sid in Sid and Nancy)- what the hell is it with that man? He is walking sex.

And oh hell yes to Ryan Gosling in “The Notebook.”

Leah
14 years ago

Ewan MacGregor makes me writhe in my seat and giggle like a little girl. When I see him, I feel like I’m being tickled. It’s a little embarrassing, honestly. Especially for poor Simon, who has to watch me lust so shamelessly after another man.

Danielle
Danielle
14 years ago

Can I get a little Thomas Jane from the Punisher? And he wasn’t bad in The Sweetest Thing either… while we’re on topic I’ll take Jason Bateman in anything. Even with the weird beard thing he had going on in the Sweetest Thing. Justin Timberlake could get this too…

Katherine
Katherine
14 years ago

I agree with most of your posters (except M McCona-gross, whose arrogance and politics turn me off despite his fine form). My current favorite is Matthew MacFayden in the recent P&P (I’m a long-time CF as Darcy lover too). His second proposal to Lizzie is hands-down the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen. I love, I love, I LOVE it.