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Ugly Handsome People

Like they were always going on about Dick Van Dyke like he was so handsome. He wasn't. He was ugly. I hate when they say obvious ugly actors like Van Dyke are good looking when they're not.

Other examples?

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by Anonymousreply 3March 21, 2017 4:02 PM

yeah, SJP wins this one hands down

by Anonymousreply 4March 21, 2017 4:03 PM

Dwight Yoakum

Tom Petty

John Mellencamp

That scary guy that Julia Roberts was married to, many moons ago.

Javier Bardem

Billy Bob Thornton

by Anonymousreply 5March 21, 2017 4:04 PM

r4 She wins the ugly part hands down, but where's the handsome?

by Anonymousreply 6March 21, 2017 4:10 PM

Richard Boone

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by Anonymousreply 7March 21, 2017 4:10 PM

Gwyneth isn't even pretty. Christ, when words like beautiful were thrown around I was dying.

by Anonymousreply 8March 21, 2017 4:11 PM

Lyle Lovett, r5? (one of my favorite musicians)

by Anonymousreply 9March 21, 2017 4:11 PM

Emily Blunt is not beautiful. I keep hearing her referred to that way; she's okay, that's all. Being generous saying okay, tbh.

by Anonymousreply 10March 21, 2017 4:18 PM

Ah, Jolie-Laide!

Streisand, of course (I can feel the flames coming) Benecio del Toro Sandra Bernhardt Rossy de Palma

by Anonymousreply 11March 21, 2017 4:19 PM

Half the guys in the so-called gorgeous gay guys threads.

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by Anonymousreply 13March 21, 2017 4:23 PM

Viggo Mortensen

Both ugly and handsome.

by Anonymousreply 14March 21, 2017 4:24 PM

Johnny Depp. owns. this. thread.

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by Anonymousreply 15March 21, 2017 4:28 PM

Our unprepossessing OP.

by Anonymousreply 16March 21, 2017 4:28 PM

[quote]yeah, SJP wins this one hands down

Don't you mean hooves down? *snort*

by Anonymousreply 17March 21, 2017 4:59 PM

At least Johnny Depp was good looking for about 3 minutes.

All these other fugs never were.

by Anonymousreply 18March 21, 2017 5:02 PM

Some of you are just listing ugly people.

Has anyone really ever billed Tom Petty or sandy Bernhardt as handsome?

by Anonymousreply 19March 21, 2017 5:07 PM

Johnny's 3 minutes:

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by Anonymousreply 20March 21, 2017 5:08 PM

Seth Macfarlane

by Anonymousreply 21March 21, 2017 5:10 PM

It was more than 3 minutes.

He was gorgeous from elm street in 1984 through at least Gilbert grape a decade later

by Anonymousreply 22March 21, 2017 5:10 PM

Depp who I have never liked was good looking up until he did that Tourist movie with Angelina Jolie. Now he Is looking more and more like an old methadone patient.

by Anonymousreply 23March 21, 2017 5:21 PM

Sandra very specifically the interviewer from Playboy (when she did the cover) to NOT call her jolie-laide. So I had to.

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by Anonymousreply 24March 21, 2017 5:27 PM

^^very specifically TOLD the interviewer...

by Anonymousreply 25March 21, 2017 5:28 PM

I've never heard of Van Dyke called handsome.

He was TV cute and pleasant looking but never handsome.

People considered Di Caprio handsome and I always thought he deserved first prize in the beagle category.

And yes at my loneliest I would have kicked him out of bed.

by Anonymousreply 26March 21, 2017 5:28 PM

I disagree, OP. Dick van Dyke was handsome when he was younger. Seeing him in Mary Poppins when I was a wee lad stirred my loins, and I am still attracted to guys who look like that: clean cut, dark hair, blue eyes.

by Anonymousreply 27March 21, 2017 5:29 PM

I was about to say, you can't possibly tell me Depp wasn't looking good in Donnie Brasco, which came out in 97. I think R23 hit it, he started falling off around 2010 with The Tourist. That's 26 years as one of the hottest men in Hollywood. How the fuck does one get "3 minutes" from that?

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by Anonymousreply 28March 21, 2017 5:39 PM

John Wayne

by Anonymousreply 29March 21, 2017 5:44 PM

"Dwight Yoakum

Tom Petty

John Mellencamp

That scary guy that Julia Roberts was married to, many moons ago.

Javier Bardem

Billy Bob Thornton"

WTF?! Who in their right mind would ever consider John Mellencamp "handsome?" Or Dwight Yoakam? Or Tom Petty? Or the repugnant Billy Bob Thornton? Some people consider Javier Bardem attractive, but he's certainly not conventionally handsome. Lyle Lovett is the same way; not conventionally handsome but women find him very attractive. But Mellencamp, Yoakam, Petty and Thornton are all just ugly, not "ugly handsome."

by Anonymousreply 30March 21, 2017 6:04 PM

[quote]you can't possibly tell me Depp wasn't looking good in Donnie Brasco

I can't? Listen: Depp wasn't looking good in donnie brasco.

by Anonymousreply 31March 21, 2017 6:16 PM

not so much as he's aged, maybe, but Steve Buscemi

Christopher Walken, too.

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by Anonymousreply 32March 21, 2017 6:18 PM

R27: Bah humbug. [italic]Chitty Chitty Bang Bang[/italic] had him in a swimsuit and without that godawful fake accent and a faux-Knees-Up-Mother-Brown number that isn't stealth blackface.

by Anonymousreply 33March 21, 2017 6:51 PM

David Groh from his "Rhoda" days owns this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 34March 21, 2017 6:55 PM

R34: He was the made-for-TV version of Elliott Gould, who 10 years later ended up on TV in an Embassy flop after two Disney flops.

by Anonymousreply 35March 21, 2017 6:58 PM

Lens and Amy.

by Anonymousreply 36March 21, 2017 7:00 PM

David Groh was gorgeous and hot. As was the young Wayne.

by Anonymousreply 37March 21, 2017 7:06 PM

Groh does not get put in the ugly category.

He was sexy and hot. Gould was neither.

by Anonymousreply 38March 21, 2017 7:15 PM

Neil Patrick Harris

Bruce Willis

Chloe Sevigny

by Anonymousreply 39March 21, 2017 7:38 PM

Alan Rickman (alot of the Brittish actors aren't classically handsome but they've got sex appeal in spades) Jack Nicholson

by Anonymousreply 40March 21, 2017 7:40 PM

it's so hard to say with Rickman and Nicholson, they're both so damn sexy and handsome. I'd add Charles Dance to that list.

by Anonymousreply 41March 21, 2017 7:42 PM

LOL at Rossy de Palma.

She looks like a Picasso painting.

by Anonymousreply 42March 21, 2017 7:43 PM

[quote]it's ugly HANDSOME people. Most of the people listed here are just ugly.

OP's title would lead one to believe he was referring to ugly/handsome people, but his explanation states otherwise: People purported to be handsome when they're are "actually" ugly.

by Anonymousreply 43March 21, 2017 7:44 PM

Celeb vlogger Casey Neistat is ugly handsome to me. He's so ugly in the face that he's cute. But he has a rocking body that more than makes up for his lack of handsomeness.

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by Anonymousreply 44March 21, 2017 8:06 PM

Hi Casey!

by Anonymousreply 45March 21, 2017 8:09 PM

Michael Fassbender; thin lips, large forehead, and beady eyes I just don't see it.

Ryan Seacrest, always looks like a recovered drug addict.

George Clooney, yes he looks good for his age but average overall.

Seth Rogan, I cannot understand how or why this man makes it on 'Hollywood Sexiest' lists.

by Anonymousreply 46March 21, 2017 8:18 PM

Casey Neistat's body is rockin'!

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by Anonymousreply 47March 21, 2017 8:19 PM

Cate Blanchett, I don't get her constantly being pushed as some sort of fashion icon.

Cate's a good actress, but she's not attractive in the least. The fashion mavens seem to trip over themselves when Cate is in some over priced designer dress at an awards show, I don't get it at all. You could put her in a $50,000 dress, she'd still be a Plain Jane.

by Anonymousreply 48March 21, 2017 8:27 PM

Nick Nolte was one of People Mag's sexiest men alive. I never saw it. Same with Harrison Ford.

by Anonymousreply 49March 21, 2017 8:45 PM

Dick Van Dyke ugly? Not even close. Always found him handsome and attractive.

by Anonymousreply 50March 21, 2017 8:47 PM

Nick Nolte used to be a model! For years, he was the male model on the box of Summer Blonde hair dye!

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by Anonymousreply 51March 21, 2017 8:48 PM

Jon Erik Hexum. I know you queens deify him and see him as the holy grail of male beauty, but honestly, he was very average looking and did nothing for me. Now his replacement on Cover up, Anthony Hamilton is another story. Vavava voom!! Hell yea bitches.

by Anonymousreply 52March 21, 2017 8:52 PM

John Hurt; Julia Roberts; Meryl Streep; Donald Sutherland; Jeff Goldblum; Reese Witherspoon; Taylor Lautner

by Anonymousreply 53March 21, 2017 8:57 PM

Always thought Dick van Dyke was cute. SJP might count in that she was cast as characters who were supposed to be attractive and desirable.

by Anonymousreply 54March 21, 2017 8:58 PM

Joaquin Phoenix looks ok when he takes a bath. The rest of the time, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 55March 21, 2017 9:03 PM

r53, I think your list is all over the ugly:handsome divide (ugly/handsome) ... John Hurt: 25/75 Julia Roberts: 40/60 Donald Sutherland: 75/25 Jeff Goldblum: 20/80 Reese Witherspoon: 35/65 Taylor Lautner: 10/90

by Anonymousreply 56March 21, 2017 9:06 PM

I think OP means people who are pushed to the masses as the hilt of beauty, but in fact are plain to fuggo. Paltrow is a perfect example: she's white and skinny with processed blond hair, but she is aggressively plain looking to me. Yet any woman who is tall, thin, white and blonde is called a goddess. Look at Taylor Swift: another pinch-faced fug who is on the cover of all the magazines. Even J-Law, before all her surgeries was another plain Jane. For males, I'll agree about Gosling. He looks like a thumb whose surface is slowly melting off.

by Anonymousreply 57March 21, 2017 9:09 PM

I'm very math challenged. By your figuring, is Donald Sutherland handsomer or uglier than Taylor Lautner?

by Anonymousreply 58March 21, 2017 9:09 PM

Bill Clinton is another. Some find him handsome and charming. I always thought he looked like Afred E. Neuman's older brother.

by Anonymousreply 59March 21, 2017 9:11 PM

Right you are (43). Probably the title should have been "Ugly people who have been called handsome." By the way, Caesar, are you as handsome as Cesar Romero was?

by Anonymousreply 60March 21, 2017 9:12 PM

People like Clinton and Cumberbatch have intelligence, charm, talent, and are well-spoken/highly-educated. For men, this makes up for a lack of looks. I'd add Tom Hiddleston to the list. He resembles a terrified drowning rodent, but he is charming in interviews and is pedigreed.

by Anonymousreply 61March 21, 2017 9:15 PM

Kevin Spacey - fug, and bug eyed yet always cast as leading man. He should be a character actor because his face has a lot of ... character.

Miles Teller - my personal poster boy for ugly ass movie star.

Rooney Mara - I just don't get it. That is until I read the gossip threads. Daddy warbucks basically bought her a Hollywood career.

Maggie Gyllenhaal - plain as the day. Decent actress but not a leading lady in the looks dept.

by Anonymousreply 62March 21, 2017 9:15 PM

Donald Sutherland is ... 75% ugly, 25% handsome. So he scores: A SJP score of: 3. Taylor Lautner is ... 10% ugly, 90% handsome. So Taylor gets: A SJP score of: .11

by Anonymousreply 63March 21, 2017 9:18 PM

Maggie Gyllenhaal isn't plain, she's downright ugly.

by Anonymousreply 64March 21, 2017 9:26 PM

Maggie had a very bad nose job, how huge was her nose?

by Anonymousreply 65March 21, 2017 9:32 PM

Jeremy Renner

by Anonymousreply 66March 21, 2017 9:35 PM

Jon Hamm, more on the ugly side. Jeff Goldblum, when younger, more on the handsome side. Jeremy Piven, right in the middle.

by Anonymousreply 67March 21, 2017 9:42 PM

Denzel Washington

Ashton Kutcher

David Beckham

by Anonymousreply 68March 21, 2017 9:52 PM

Current Brad Pit is fug. Younger Brad was hotness personified. He's not aging well. Matt Damon was always on the cusp, and qualifies as hot/ugly.

by Anonymousreply 69March 21, 2017 9:55 PM

I think Dick Van Dyke was good looking and he had a lot of charisma. He could bump it up to handsome during his "serious" scenes on the DVD show.

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by Anonymousreply 70March 21, 2017 9:56 PM

R61, no, no it doesn't. Bill annoyed me every single time he opened his mouth, but I voted for him because what was the other choice?. Cumberbatch comes off as arrogant and vain. Not attractive.

by Anonymousreply 71March 21, 2017 10:01 PM

Hiddles is just silly and comes off as a fool in interviews.

by Anonymousreply 72March 21, 2017 10:02 PM

David Groh? I was, like, she moved back home for THAT?

by Anonymousreply 73March 21, 2017 10:02 PM

R52 is clearly mentally ill. Let's not engage.

by Anonymousreply 74March 21, 2017 10:11 PM

Eli Roth owns this thread. I'd suck him off though.

by Anonymousreply 75March 21, 2017 10:13 PM

JFK -- only handsome compared to the old guys who were president before him. Yuck.

Now, Teddy was okay when he was young.

by Anonymousreply 76March 21, 2017 10:21 PM

John John was the only handsome Kennedy. Shame he was stupid and crashed his plane.

by Anonymousreply 77March 21, 2017 10:27 PM

Kesha and Ellie Goulding. Congrats for being white and blonde, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 78March 21, 2017 10:38 PM

Maggie Gyllenhaal is NOT pretty or handsome. But she is ugly.

by Anonymousreply 79March 21, 2017 11:28 PM

Sting. Terrible nose job!

by Anonymousreply 80March 21, 2017 11:30 PM

Fred Ward: brutishly handsome, not pretty, but entirely fuckable.

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by Anonymousreply 81March 21, 2017 11:35 PM

He's no Bob Forrester

by Anonymousreply 82March 21, 2017 11:37 PM

OP, you lead this list yourself!

by Anonymousreply 83March 21, 2017 11:38 PM

Obviously the "real elephant" in the room is Michelle Obama. The press and fashion mags really pushed this she-hulk down our throats as sophisticated and beautiful but you can't polish a turd.

by Anonymousreply 84March 21, 2017 11:41 PM

Shut the fuck up R84, you ignorant git. Michelle is a fine figure of a woman. Maggie G is cute. As was DVK. He still looks pretty good for an ancient guy.

by Anonymousreply 85March 21, 2017 11:48 PM

Dick Van Dyke--very handsome!

by Anonymousreply 86March 21, 2017 11:48 PM

Obviously the "real elephant" in the room is Melania tRump. The press and fashion mags really pushed this she-whore Slav down our throats as sophisticated and beautiful, but you can't polish a cheap whore who can't speak English and is a plagiarist whose hatred toward her husband is costing New Yorkers millions in security details.

by Anonymousreply 87March 21, 2017 11:52 PM

What a dog !

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by Anonymousreply 88March 22, 2017 12:01 AM

I always thought Michele pfeifer had a haggard face

by Anonymousreply 89March 22, 2017 12:04 AM

Yes R87 We were all very happy to have paid for the constant up grades in Michelle's looks from washer woman to her current incarnation. Also happy to have paid for the mosnter sized taff that followed her around. An especially good investment was her skin lightening , she looks almost white!

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by Anonymousreply 90March 22, 2017 12:10 AM

Good Grief, when did the crazy Nazis start posting here?

by Anonymousreply 91March 22, 2017 12:33 AM

R91 The Pink Nazis have always ruled DL with a gloved iron fist.

by Anonymousreply 92March 22, 2017 12:39 AM

Too be honest it always annoyed me to hear Michelle and her daughters described as beautiful when very clearly they were and are not.

by Anonymousreply 93March 22, 2017 12:56 AM

Michelle Obama was no beauty, but she did have class. That whole family had class.

by Anonymousreply 94March 22, 2017 11:14 AM

I don't think OP meant for the jolie-laide suggestions that have dominated this thread; it's more about stars who have been touted as handsome but fell quite short of that mark.

In looking through the posts, I'm reminded that beautiful is not synonymous with sexy or magnetic. For me, beauty is best for gazing, but not much more.

I think Fred Ward at r81 is the hottest man on this thread, but I don't think he has ever been heart throb or hyper-handsome material.

by Anonymousreply 95March 22, 2017 12:04 PM

Bradley Cooper - too-close set eyes gives him a cross eyed look. He's not aging well..at all.

Jeremy Renner - owns this thread. Pug faced but kinda cute.

Michael Keaton - unconventional looking by Hollywood standards.

by Anonymousreply 96March 22, 2017 3:40 PM

William Baldwin was the first person I thought of when I saw this thread. Never got why all the girls swooned over him opposite Julia in Flatliners with the small, glassy eyes and big nose. Weird bone structure.

by Anonymousreply 97March 22, 2017 3:50 PM

Nickie Minaj. Fugly face and deformed body.

by Anonymousreply 98March 22, 2017 8:26 PM

Justin Timberlake

by Anonymousreply 99March 23, 2017 2:06 AM

[quote]Bradley Cooper - too-close set eyes gives him a cross eyed look. He's not aging well..at all.

Hoooo-boy..do your perceptions of facial bio-metrics SUCK!

Too close together? Hell, you could park a couple of 18-wheelers in the space between Cooper's eyes!

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by Anonymousreply 100March 23, 2017 2:25 AM

100 comments and no Adam Driver?

He owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 101March 23, 2017 2:28 AM

Jon Hamm

by Anonymousreply 102March 23, 2017 2:30 AM

LOL R100. Maybe it's the other angles I see him from. Or the hook shape of his nose gives him the "Barbra" effect of cross eyes. Bradley isn't ugly, but he is sooo way down on the list of Hollywood's best looking actors.

Drake - I don't find him attractive. Only made worse after he recently bulked up.

by Anonymousreply 103March 23, 2017 8:53 AM

Tobey Maguire - mostly ugly but can be fleetingly cute.

Another vote for Tom Hiddleston - weird Zoolander type face he pulls just creeps me out. But I did see him laughing in an interview once and he looked passable.

Al Pacino - ugly and hot at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 104March 23, 2017 9:31 AM

Ryan Reynolds.

I don't get his appeal at ALL. His voice is also annoying, kind of high pitched and nasally. This is what a sex symbol is in showbiz these days?

Unfortunately, so many hot actors are not A-list and will never be touted as such because they aren't white or Wasps!

by Anonymousreply 105March 23, 2017 1:27 PM

Anna Kendrick. I guess that's why she's the wacky wisecracker.

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by Anonymousreply 106March 25, 2017 4:50 PM

Al Pacino ugly? Not in his prime.

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by Anonymousreply 107March 25, 2017 4:57 PM

Id totally still do Fred Ward ! Some men just have "IT" in spades .

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by Anonymousreply 108March 25, 2017 5:51 PM

We've wandered off into the people I think ugly territory. Girls, this thread was about ugly/handsome. That being said, I think Drake is ugly handsome but sexy.

by Anonymousreply 109March 25, 2017 5:54 PM

I nominate the insufferable Andy Cohen.

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by Anonymousreply 110March 25, 2017 6:01 PM

Andy Cohen is just ugly. Inside and out.

by Anonymousreply 111March 25, 2017 6:02 PM

Oh c'mon, Andy's not a bad looking guy. He's handsome in that Jewish type of way. Yes, his personality is insufferable, but he's not hard on the eyes.

by Anonymousreply 112March 25, 2017 6:19 PM

Pacino in no way was ugly when he was young.

But yes he did turn into a gargoyle like De Niro.

by Anonymousreply 113March 25, 2017 6:37 PM

R112, Drake is a handsome Jew. Andy not so much.

by Anonymousreply 114March 25, 2017 7:13 PM

The thread is not about ugly/handsome. It's about ugly people falsely touted as handsome

by Anonymousreply 115March 25, 2017 11:22 PM

Well ugly/ handsome people is a much more.interesting category.

by Anonymousreply 116March 25, 2017 11:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 117March 26, 2017 3:42 AM

R116 = FRED WArD

by Anonymousreply 118March 26, 2017 3:45 AM

What about handsome people who became ugly?

Or does that include all handsome people except Cary Grant and Paul Newman?

by Anonymousreply 119March 26, 2017 4:27 AM

Paul Ryan. Yum!

by Anonymousreply 120March 26, 2017 4:36 AM

What about ugly people who became handsome?

by Anonymousreply 121March 26, 2017 9:31 AM

Ah! One of my favorite kinds of DL threads...where idiots impose their won subjective views about "beauty" or lack of it, on the world.

"X is ugly and if you disagree with me, you're stupid!"

also the popular: "X is sexy and gorgeous and if you disagree with me, you're stupid!"

And, "If it's not blandly cookie cutter beautiful (by my middlebrow standards) it must be ugly!"

by Anonymousreply 122March 26, 2017 9:40 AM

And, Fred Ward is hot as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 123March 26, 2017 9:43 AM

Shoo Fred

by Anonymousreply 124March 26, 2017 3:12 PM


He's the first person that came into my mind too.

by Anonymousreply 125March 30, 2018 8:56 AM

Daniel Kaluuya. Weird, widely-spaced bug eyes. Looks ugly or attractive depending on the angle.

by Anonymousreply 126March 30, 2018 9:07 AM

Steve Gutenberg owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 127March 30, 2018 9:44 AM

Why are Daniel Kaluuya's eyes always bloodshot, is he forcing himself to wear contacts? Severe untreated allergies? Seriously, I've never seen such bloodshot eyes in my life.

by Anonymousreply 128March 30, 2018 2:20 PM

[quote]Like they were always going on about Dick Van Dyke like he was so handsome

I don't know about real life but on the show, they were always going on about how handsome Rob Petrie was. There was even that absolutely ridiculous episode where Laura chose Rob over Van Williams.

by Anonymousreply 129March 30, 2018 2:55 PM


I never heard of him but from his photos, I'd say he fits the bill.

by Anonymousreply 130March 30, 2018 2:56 PM

Mick Jagger

by Anonymousreply 131March 30, 2018 3:02 PM

Tony Robbins Jennifer Aniston

by Anonymousreply 132March 30, 2018 3:02 PM

Totally agree with goop and Blanchet. Homely, borderline fug. Fassbender, Hiddleston, Renner, Sean penn. They are aggressively ugly.

by Anonymousreply 133March 30, 2018 3:32 PM

Agreed: Richard Boone was NOT pretty....what he was, was sexy as FUCK.

by Anonymousreply 134March 30, 2018 3:42 PM
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