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The epitome of "ugly hot"

Who is it for you, and why?

by Anonymousreply 13311/17/2012

Peter Finch in "The Nun's Story."

He was just so ruggedly homely/handsome.

by Anonymousreply 112/01/2011


by Anonymousreply 212/01/2011

young Liam Neeson

by Anonymousreply 312/01/2011

helen mirren

by Anonymousreply 412/01/2011

The guy who plays Shane on the Walking Dead.

by Anonymousreply 512/01/2011

Dennis O'Hare in True Blood

by Anonymousreply 612/01/2011

Peter Beinart

by Anonymousreply 712/01/2011

Fred Ward in Tremors

by Anonymousreply 812/01/2011

Kris Humphries

by Anonymousreply 912/01/2011

Daniel Craig's face.

by Anonymousreply 1012/01/2011

Serge Gainsbourgh owns this thread. The French call it "jolie laide," OP.

by Anonymousreply 1112/01/2011

"Doctor Who" seems to seek out this kind of actor to star:

Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith all fall into this category, esp Smith

by Anonymousreply 1212/01/2011

Vincent Gallo

Gordan Ramsay

Dominic Monaghan

by Anonymousreply 1312/01/2011

John C. Reilly

by Anonymousreply 1412/01/2011

Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne

by Anonymousreply 1512/01/2011

Mick Jagger

by Anonymousreply 1612/01/2011

I had come here to comment on how Doctor Who seems to aim for this. Matt Smith especially is "ugly hot."

I had a thing for Marilyn Manson when I was a kid, definitely a case of "ugly hot." A lot of people in rock bands are "ugly hot" but that is specifically a case of them being made hot by being in bands you like.

Also, I love slightly unusual looking people so a good portion of the people I find hot are probably "ugly hot" to some extent.

by Anonymousreply 1712/01/2011

Other ugly hots from The Walking Dead: Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker. Reedus might just be plain hot, but I find his facial features to be unusual enough that he qualifies as ugly hot. Also, Rooker - at this point - might just be plain ugly but he has a ruggedness that I find hot. He had some conventional hotness in his youth, though.

Also, R17, you're not alone on the Marilyn Manson thing. When I was 13, I was hot for his busted-looking ass too. You're right though - take away the band and the image, you're left with homely, uber-dork Brian Warner. My thoughts on the MM of today: how is it possible to be both chinless and have a double chin?

by Anonymousreply 1812/01/2011

Peter Beinart? WTF?

by Anonymousreply 1912/02/2011

Robert Carlyle

by Anonymousreply 2012/02/2011

Willem Dafoe.

by Anonymousreply 2112/02/2011

Robert Irvine.

Daniel Craig.

by Anonymousreply 2212/02/2011

Michael Phelps - I still want him!

by Anonymousreply 2312/02/2011

Sarah Jessica Parker

by Anonymousreply 2412/02/2011

Actor Russell Tovey is a huge gay sex symbol in England. English boys love lads with jug ears. In America however they're perceived as a defect, rather than the hotness they are. Which shows how fucked up America is. "Climb aboard" was apparently Tovey's response to a man who wanted to feel them.

by Anonymousreply 2512/02/2011

Daniel Craig really own this thread.

by Anonymousreply 2612/02/2011

Laurence Fox from the Inspector Lewis series

by Anonymousreply 2712/02/2011

The whole of France.

by Anonymousreply 2812/02/2011

Eddie Redmayne and Cillian Murphy are hideously pretty/gorgeously hot.

by Anonymousreply 2912/02/2011

i would consider Cillian Murphy ugly at all. He has very symmetrical features and is "too pretty" for a man. It freaks people out.

by Anonymousreply 3012/02/2011

Vincent Cassel

by Anonymousreply 3112/02/2011

Young Jean Paul Belmondo.

by Anonymousreply 3212/02/2011

Steve Buscemi

by Anonymousreply 3312/02/2011

Another vote for Willem Dafoe.

by Anonymousreply 3412/02/2011

Sean Penn

by Anonymousreply 3512/02/2011

Ray Winstone.

by Anonymousreply 3612/02/2011

Michael Phelps is the perfect answer.

by Anonymousreply 3712/02/2011

I was going to say that Kris Humphreys guy, but my partner has met him and says he's really just ugly. Huge and ugly.

by Anonymousreply 3812/02/2011

I like that guy that played the police chief on The Wire. The one spotted in the gay bar.

by Anonymousreply 3912/02/2011

There was a time apparently Mick Jagger would have owned this thread. I always thought he was just ugly, but a lot of people used to think he was hot, 40 or more years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4012/02/2011

R24, SJP is just ugly, not hot.

by Anonymousreply 4112/02/2011

Jack Klugman was always having stand alone episode romances on 'Quincy'.

David Schwimmer has dated a string of stunningly lovely starlets despite never being considered for People magazine's sexiest man.

by Anonymousreply 4212/02/2011

Speaking of Mick, will someone start a thread about Jerry Hall? She seems approachable, fun, and way smarter than people might give her credit for.

Just wondering if anyone has firsthand experience with her? Thanks to whoever will be the Jerry Hall thread OP!

by Anonymousreply 4312/02/2011

This guy is the poster child for "ugly hot" to me. Country singer Jason Aldean. Homely/cute face (although a killer smile), but he certainly fills out those tight jeans nicely.

by Anonymousreply 4412/02/2011

Michael Phelps - love him, love his herpes.

by Anonymousreply 4512/02/2011

David Costabile

by Anonymousreply 4612/02/2011

r5 - that was the first person I thought of too. He looks even worse with the buzzcut because he is all ears.

by Anonymousreply 4712/02/2011

Michael Richards

Kramer, in case you forgot.

by Anonymousreply 4812/02/2011

Nobody found Kramer hot. I've heard gays say that Seinfeld was hot, and Jason Alexander is a chub/cub icon, but I've never heard of any sexualizing of Kramer.

by Anonymousreply 4912/02/2011

William H. Macy probably started this thread, but buddy it's never going to happen. No amount of money can make you hot.

Tebow would fit this category.

by Anonymousreply 5012/02/2011

Michael Chiklis.

by Anonymousreply 5112/02/2011

Classic Ugly Hot was old-timey Colt model Moose. (See Link)

by Anonymousreply 5212/02/2011

I'm seeing a lot more ugly, than hot. RE : 52 is right ....Moose wins

by Anonymousreply 5312/02/2011

Link Wray, the rockabilly legend.

by Anonymousreply 5412/02/2011

R52, I met Moose many moons ago in LA at a private party. We talked for a good while, sitting all alone on a couch while everyone else partied and drank themselves silly. He was a very sweet, gentle guy who had very little understanding of just how sexy he really was. He certainly knew he had something gay men wanted to see (the muscular body and the big dick), but he couldn't understand why men lusted after him so because he considered himself "ugly as home made sin". Of course I reassured him that there was absolutely nothing ugly about him whatsoever.

I wish I knew what became of him. All of the people I knew from that era who were involved in the porn industry are long dead. I've always assumed he was gone since pretty much all the people he performed with have died of AIDS. Although I don't remember him ever bottoming (at least on screen), so maybe he made it through.

by Anonymousreply 5512/02/2011

RE 55 - thanks for that story. That makes me like him even more. Nothing sexier than a guy who's hot AND humble

by Anonymousreply 5612/02/2011

The living Moose.

by Anonymousreply 5712/02/2011

Moose McGlade

by Anonymousreply 5812/02/2011

Chocolate Mousse

by Anonymousreply 5912/02/2011

Midge's boyfriend, Moose.

by Anonymousreply 6012/02/2011

Moose Knuckle

by Anonymousreply 6112/02/2011

Iggy Pop God I want to fuck him.

I'm a black Lesbian and everyone thinks I'm crazy.

He is sexy to me and hot you just know he'll throw a mean fuck.

by Anonymousreply 6212/02/2011

The epitome of "ugly hot" for me was a groundskeeper at the state capitol when I worked there. He was about mid-twenties and he had kind of a hooked nose and the corners of his mouth gave the impression of meanness. But holy God, when he was out raking leaves in his wifebeater shirt with his biceps bulging he was sex on legs.

by Anonymousreply 6312/02/2011

RE : 63 - If we don't know who you're talking about (not famous/no pic), whats the point ? I see ugly/hots everyday, but no one else cares. Get it ?

by Anonymousreply 6412/02/2011

I know, R64, I wish I had a picture. I can't think of anyone I can even compare him to. He had a busted face and a smokin' body and a manner about him that made him extraordinarily memorable for me. He was way beyond your run of the mill ugly/hot guy. That's the best I can do.

by Anonymousreply 6512/02/2011

O.K. I'll just imagine he looked like that guy in the movie 'Trick', J.P. Pitok. Busted face / smoking body. Google him.

by Anonymousreply 6612/03/2011

This guy was much crueler looking than Pitoc. He had this affect of indifference, verging on a sneer, that somehow made him all the sexier.

by Anonymousreply 6712/03/2011

Ryan Gosling

by Anonymousreply 6812/03/2011

Billy Bob Thornton.

by Anonymousreply 6912/03/2011

Michael Phelps is just ugly, no "hot" there at all.

by Anonymousreply 7012/03/2011

I've always been weirdly attracted to Crispin Glover.

by Anonymousreply 7112/03/2011

I love Michael Phelps, and can't imagine the boring sex of people who only fuck Ken dolls and pretty boys.

by Anonymousreply 7212/03/2011

Harley Everett


by Anonymousreply 7312/03/2011

Sorry, I don't like chicks with dicks.

by Anonymousreply 7412/03/2011

Eric Balfour

by Anonymousreply 7512/03/2011

I have a thing for Middle Eastern-looking men.

by Anonymousreply 7612/03/2011

Ugly hot is epitomized by Belmondo in the "Breathless" era. I've always wondered WTF Gere was thinking when he re-made the movie.

by Anonymousreply 7712/03/2011

I can't believe no one has mention Tayler Lautner yet!!

He has a great body and he's a celeb so people find that attractive but that face! The horror...the horror!

by Anonymousreply 7812/03/2011

William Mapother.

by Anonymousreply 7912/03/2011

gordon ramsey

by Anonymousreply 8012/03/2011

r44 that guy looks more "fit-fat" than "ugly-hot". He has a nice face.

by Anonymousreply 8112/03/2011

Tom Petty

William Fichtner

by Anonymousreply 8212/03/2011 Meteorologist Bernie Rayno.

by Anonymousreply 8312/03/2011

Adrien Brody. Though he's really just one step away from being conventionally hot.

Shia LaBeouf/Andrew Garfield/Jesse Eisenberg/Michael Cera are ugly/cute or nerdy cute at times.

by Anonymousreply 8412/03/2011

A room with a moose

by Anonymousreply 8512/03/2011

I'm with the people who said Shane from Walking Dead.

Oh, and Alan Rickman. Omg that accent!

by Anonymousreply 8612/03/2011

Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.

by Anonymousreply 8712/03/2011

Andrew Garfield is just young and somewhat unformed, as of yet. In another 5 years he'll be seriously handsome and if he works out his body he could easily resemble a Hugh Jackman type.

Now Dominic Cooper, OTOH, is a great candidate for this thread and more so with each year. Can't believe I'm the first to mention that bull frog.

by Anonymousreply 8812/03/2011

R69, we couldn't agree more!

by Anonymousreply 8912/03/2011

oops, mean R87

by Anonymousreply 9012/03/2011

Alan Rickman: Oh, god yes.

by Anonymousreply 9112/03/2011

Semi-Ugly HOT soldier/pornstar from the naked soldier thread.

by Anonymousreply 9212/04/2011

In my 20s, Willem Dafoe

In my 30s, William Fichtner

by Anonymousreply 9312/04/2011

R84 - in addition to Crispin, I'd also add Adrien Brody. Maybe I have a big nose/nostril thing... I felt the same way about Judd Nelson back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 9412/04/2011

Colt model Moose had the ability to make you forget he was kind of ugly because the hotness frequently overshadowed everything else.

(Although the one big reason that makes you forget is out of range of the picture posted here.)

by Anonymousreply 9512/04/2011

RE : 92 - Yes, the teeth need work, but not ugly - just hot. Very.

by Anonymousreply 9612/05/2011

Jesse Eisenberg

I too have a thing for Crispin Glover.

by Anonymousreply 9712/05/2011

Woody Harrelson

by Anonymousreply 9812/05/2011

Miguel Ferrer - busted face, sick body. Scott Glenn

And pretty much all of French cinema:

Jean-Paul Belmondo Jean-Pierre Leaud Jean-Louis Trintignant Yves Montand Gerard Depardieu

by Anonymousreply 9912/05/2011

Benoit Poelvoorde

by Anonymousreply 10012/05/2011

Oh, yes, Miguel Ferrer. The only reason to endure an episode of Crossing Jordan.

by Anonymousreply 10112/05/2011

Josh Charles- from 'The Good Wife'. Can't decide

by Anonymousreply 10212/06/2011

Benicio Del Toro

by Anonymousreply 10312/06/2011

Tilda Swinton is pretty ugly hot.

by Anonymousreply 10412/06/2011

Ugly hot = great body +busted face, right?

by Anonymousreply 10512/06/2011

No R101. Ugly Hot means someone you find hot but would be considered ugly by societal standards. Have you read the thread?

by Anonymousreply 10612/06/2011

Benecio Del Toro is definitely ugly (FUGLY in fact), but there is not one hot thing about the man any longer. He looks like he just woke up from a 6 day drunk.

How he still gets work in the movies is beyond me. Well, other than in some monster movie, playing the monster.

by Anonymousreply 10712/06/2011

Rafael Nadal

by Anonymousreply 10812/06/2011

Yes, I've read the thread and I understand the concept, R106. I'm merely suggesting that the formula can (possibly, for some) be broken down to "hot body + busted face = ugly hot" (ex: Daniel Craig). I also notice for many it seems to be "nice features EXCEPT large nose = ugly hot" (ex: Adrien Brody).

Do you know where you fall on the autism scale?

by Anonymousreply 10912/06/2011

Max Mauff:

by Anonymousreply 11012/06/2011

Dominic Monaghan

by Anonymousreply 11112/06/2011

David Bowie

by Anonymousreply 11212/06/2011

Adrian Brody

by Anonymousreply 11312/06/2011

Another vote for Adrien Brody

by Anonymousreply 11412/06/2011

Oh my god, I agree with so many of the choices here: Crispin Glover, Steve Buscemi, Adrian Brody, Willem Dafoe, Michael Phelps, Alan Rickman, etc. ... conventionally attractive guys tend not to interest me that much. Normally I feel completely out of step with the DL on what makes a guy hot, so this is refreshing :)

by Anonymousreply 11512/07/2011

Seann William Scott and his brother Kyle William Scott

by Anonymousreply 11612/07/2011

[quote]Josh Charles- from 'The Good Wife'

I saw a few minutes of the original Hairspray on Logo yesterday and swear I saw him in a small role. Ugly/hot teenager.

by Anonymousreply 11712/07/2011

Stephen Malkmus.

Now he was always considered something of an indie heartthrob when in Pavement but when I said I liked him on another forum (a Madonna forum, no less) they were all like "ewww, he's gross" and not one liked him. So yeah, him.

by Anonymousreply 11802/03/2012


by Anonymousreply 11911/17/2012

Helen Lawson, after the surgery.

by Anonymousreply 12011/17/2012

Adria Brody is beautiful, not ugly. I would call him beautiful before I'd call him hot or sexy.

by Anonymousreply 12111/17/2012

Kaley Cuoco

by Anonymousreply 12211/17/2012

Steve Buscemi owns this thread. He is the rare person to be ugly and really attractive at once. To me!

by Anonymousreply 12311/17/2012

Another vote for Andrew Garfield.

Also: Mark Zuckerberg.

Jeremy Renner (though he's a nasty homophpbic bitch, I have to admit he's hot).

The porn star Adam Killian (probably the hottest porn star I can think of working right now, but he's not classically handsome in any way).

by Anonymousreply 12411/17/2012

Mainstream celeb has to be Daniel Craig. His head/face looks like a beat up sugar bowl, but when you factor in that body--- holy shit, is he hot! Jennifer Grey pre-cosmetic surgery also. She wasn't Hollywood pretty, but damn sexy.

by Anonymousreply 12511/17/2012

Jennifer Carpenter (Deb from Dexter) Her face is simultaneously ugly and beautiful/interesting.

by Anonymousreply 12611/17/2012

Country singer Jason Aldean, absolutely.

by Anonymousreply 12711/17/2012

Daniel Craig

Jeremy Renner


John F. Kennedy

Benecio Del Toro

by Anonymousreply 12811/17/2012

Vincent Cassel.

Javier Bardem.

by Anonymousreply 12911/17/2012

Adam Driver from "Girls"...mmm.

by Anonymousreply 13011/17/2012

Al Pacino in his dotage.

by Anonymousreply 13111/17/2012

Ditto to R130. Mmmmmm, and yet he's really weird looking. But again, mmmmm. God, why????

by Anonymousreply 13211/17/2012

tennis player Nicolas Almagro...I just think he oozes testosterone.

by Anonymousreply 13311/17/2012
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