Michael Fassbender belongs on the top of the list. Benedict is a troll.
My friend calls Benedict Cumberbatch "fetus face." She's right, really. There's something about his face that is totally unformed.
His chin, maybe?
He's hideous. How does this nonsense happen?
R3, might be publicist pushed for. I don't get it either. He's just not sexy. Ok, maybe for some but not for most, surely.
He's a hit with fraus and frau-ish fangirls, r3. They call themselves "Cumberbitches." But I agree, he's hideous.
And gangly Tom Hiddleston at #2? Definitely a fangirl vote.
Well, there's definitely someone for everyone's taste on that list, since it covers every single Hollywood actor under the age of 70.
I did notice that unless I missed it, Matt Damon wasn't among the top 50, which seems unfair when Tom Cruise (Tom Cruise!) is at 46.
He is so fucking ugly!
He's a great actor.
I don't find him sexy at all.
But if others do, great.
Handsome men on the list, but top 10 would be different, if I had to choose.
Is Empire the official magazine for the blind community?
I like him.
I wish he'd stop putting his foot in his mouth in interviews.
He's got that ugly/handsome thing going on, and why didn't he change his weird name?
[quote]Michael Fassbender belongs on the top of the list. Benedict is a troll.
Yet, Fassbender is as sexy as hell! Didn't you see him in "Shame"?
Benedict is great in the new Star Trek film.
Is Empire magazine a freebie only available in Montgomery County, in Upstate New York? It's the only reason Cumbersnatch could even qualify.
There's a difference between sexy and handsome. Some who are sexy aren't necessarily handsome and some who are handsome aren't sexy. And some are blessed with being both.
And Bandersnatch is blessed with neither. He's really laide-laide, as the French might say.
R17, as someone who thinks he looks like that alien from Close Encounters, even I have to admit the guy is kind of sexy; I think it's his voice.
I think the attraction to Cumberbatch and Hiddleston must be largely based on their characters, because otherwise their looks are very average IMO. I've never watched Sherlock, but I'll admit the Loki character is very sexy.
Yeah, his voice is a big part of his sexiness. And his Asperger personality as Sherlock.
He's got a characterful face, not a handsome one.
I don't understand how anyone thinks Loki is sexy with that horrible long, dark, dyed hair. Hiddleston is so fair, it just makes him look washed out. Not to mention he's only average attractive in his normal state.
I am surprised there is no Matt Damon, it isn't as though he hasn't had films out this year. Then again Elysium wasn't exactly a hit so maybe he has passed his sell-by date.
[R12] He was going to change it to the name his father uses, but someone told him his name is so strange, it would draw attention, and he should keep it. So he did. They were right. I'm sure he couldn't care less that people make fun of it as he's gotten that his whole life, I imagine, and I heard him on a talk show giving the versions he's heard of his name.
He doesn't understand the sexy thing or the handsome thing at all, from what I've read.
I love him, I don't care what anyone says.
I admire the hell out of Cumberbatch and think it's quite possible he'll end up being considered one of the great British actors in the same league with Olivier, but he's about as sexy as a butternut squash. Hiddleston--no. Quinto--no. Armitage--oh HELLZ yes.
Ew. I'm glad I have no idea what the fuss is about with this guy. He's one of the ugliest actors that Hollywood has tried to foist on the public.
Benedict Cumberbatch is probably the greatest actor since Russell Crowe.
And the scariest since Marty Feldman!
[quote] Some who are sexy aren't necessarily handsome and some who are handsome aren't sexy. And some are blessed with being both.
#1 - Benedict Cumberbatch: fugly
#2 - Tom Hiddleston: spindly, wispy
#3 - Henry Cavill: steroid-ballooned
#8 - Michael Fassbender: big-dicked but fugly
#14- Zachary Quinto: weird-looking
#18 - Richard Armitage: genuinely handsome, but middle-aged
#32 - Lee Pace: weird eyebrows
I think Benedict is hot but not as hot as most of the guys he beat out. I definitely would put him ahead Quinto who should have been at least 114.
Joe Maganiello would have made the list but his shooting schedule for True Blood prevented him from campaigning for it.
[quote]He's got that ugly/handsome thing going on, and why didn't he change his weird name?
It gets him noticed and is (apparently) part of his appeal
In all seriousness, why isn't Joe Maganiello even on the list?
R41, probably because he's dropped under the radar. He hasn't really done much of anything lately and doesn't seem to have any projects lined up. Despite his best efforts, the media hype surrounding him has died down. Also, I think his fucked up personality isn't doing him any favors.
Rankings for other DL faves:
Ryan Gosling = #4
Robert Pattinson = #7
Bradley Cooper = #10
Jeremy Renner = #21
Gerard Butler = #22
Channing Tatum = #23
Jake Gyllenhaal = #35
Andrew Garfield = #36
Jensen Ackles = #39
James Franco = #42
It states *movie* stars. What movies has Jensen Ackles been in?
Like most actors on the CW, Jensen starred in a horror movie, Be My Bloody Valentine.
R31 = Matt Bomer's "frau of today"
[quote]Should have been #1.
Not with his ugly tats.
[quote]Joe Maganiello would have made the list but his shooting schedule for True Blood prevented him from campaigning for it.
Oh, I see.
Do the crazed internet fangirls of #s 1 and 2 on this list in any way translate into any sort of general box office clout? I remain unconvinced.
That sort of thing is hard to measure in any tangible way, r49, but both Cumberbatch and Hiddleston have huge and devoted online fanbases and significant social media "play", which does translate into great buzz and publicity for their projects.
Well, the Hollywood Reporter did say that Cumberbatch is considered an A-lister.
I've seen him on stage, and I've seen a lot of his films, plus Sherlock, of course. He's one of those amazing actors who can be whatever the part calls for - nerdy, dashing, disturbed, sexy, funny, sad, mean -- but he always has that gorgeous voice which is pure sex. I don't think that ultimately he will be a leading man in the traditional sense at all; I think he'll do a lot of character roles or leads that are quirky, like Julian Assange or Alan Turing.
Joe Manganiello isn't on the list because the list was largely voted on by women, and Joe markets himself in a way that appears designed to appeal to gay men. The constant emphasis on vacuous body narcissism and ubermasculinity is reminiscent of Colt or '90s Falcon. In fact, a recent EW Bullseye had a picture of shirtless Joe and recommended he star in the upcoming Tom of Finland movie.
Fangurls don't mind men with great bodies, but a sauntering shirtless male primadonna is not the stuff of their fantasies.