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The "faun" type - is this a recognizable thing?

After years of thinking that I did not have a type, I have taken stock of the following people who I have always found very attractive - if not always sexy per se:

Bruce Campbell

Chris Eigemann

The young Robert Downey Jr. (the old one too, but mostly the young one)

Model Andres Sanjuan

More recently, Tom Daley

Certain porn actors such as Hunter Page and Reno Gold

Stretching a point, David Tennant

They are all pale; large/dark-eyed; have ebullient or mercurial personalities; on the petit or slender side of things, build-wise (at least originally); tend to exhibit goofball behavior; seem a combination of self-deprecating and high-maintenance with a side order of smart-ass. They also seem as if pointed ears would not be a surprising feature. (Less positively, they also tend to have PAIN IN THE FUCKING NECK written all over them.)

I have other men not in this category that I do find sexy, but the above really pushes a button for me, somehow. No idea why.

In a world of bears, otters, giraffes and other such beasts, does calling this the "faun" type seem accurate - and is it a type that does anything for you?

by Anonymousreply 96November 4, 2021 5:16 AM

It is absolutely a recognisable thing. And a far superior thing to those crass 007 types.

by Anonymousreply 1August 28, 2021 12:29 AM

Jonathan Winters was a faun.

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by Anonymousreply 2August 28, 2021 12:41 AM

Avery Schreiber was a faun type.

by Anonymousreply 3August 28, 2021 1:06 AM

Andrew Garfield is a faun.

by Anonymousreply 4August 28, 2021 1:08 AM

Quien es mas parecido a un fauno: Andrew Garfield or... Shawn Mendes?

by Anonymousreply 5August 28, 2021 2:20 AM

Daniel Radcliffe fits this bill.

by Anonymousreply 6August 28, 2021 4:11 AM

For some reason I think James McAvoy may fit the bill.

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by Anonymousreply 7August 28, 2021 4:14 AM

Adam Driver...does not.

I find him compelling. But too serious at his most effective.

There has to be an innocence and insouciance to this type.

by Anonymousreply 8August 28, 2021 4:27 AM

David Naughton of American Werewolf in London both is and played this type for the film.

What a beauty.

by Anonymousreply 9August 28, 2021 4:39 AM

David Naughton and Bruce Campbell could be brothers.

by Anonymousreply 10August 28, 2021 4:40 AM

I felt that Robert Downey Jr. could be David Naughton's adorable brat nephew or little brother back in the 80s.

Too bad they never made a sequel to AWIL featuring both of them.

by Anonymousreply 11August 28, 2021 4:42 AM

Oh yes to the "young" Robert Downy Jr. and the Tom Daly attraction!

by Anonymousreply 12August 28, 2021 4:43 AM

I would add Jaye Davidson circa "The Crying Game' to this list.

by Anonymousreply 13August 28, 2021 5:26 AM

Dylan O'Brien and Emile Hirsch spring to mind

by Anonymousreply 14August 28, 2021 5:45 AM

Yuck, these men are gross. 🤮

by Anonymousreply 15August 28, 2021 5:47 AM

Tom Holland.

Ben Wishaw.

Timothée Chalamet, the French faun.

Young Roman Polanski.

by Anonymousreply 16August 28, 2021 5:59 AM

Tom Everett Scott

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by Anonymousreply 17August 28, 2021 6:05 AM

Billy Crudup

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by Anonymousreply 18August 28, 2021 6:14 AM

To be clear OP, are you referencing the baby deer or the mythical creature? It sounds like the latter.

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by Anonymousreply 19August 28, 2021 6:19 AM

[quote] To be clear OP, are you referencing the baby deer or the mythical creature? It sounds like the latter.

It doesn't "sound" like anything. The OP used "faun". The former (baby deer) is spelled "fawn". The latter (mythical creature) is spelled "faun".

[quote] faun / fawn

[quote] A faun is a part-goat, part-human mythological being. The most famous faun in modern literature is Mr. Tumnus in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia novels.

[quote] A fawn is a young deer; and to fawn over someone is to show exaggerated affection or admiration for someone, usually to gain some advantage.

[quote] Back to list of errors

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by Anonymousreply 20August 28, 2021 6:26 AM


And he used Guerlain’s Mitsouko.

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by Anonymousreply 21August 28, 2021 6:37 AM

What about “The Marble Faun”- it used to be on the high school reading lists. I bet you can handle it!

by Anonymousreply 22August 28, 2021 6:42 AM

young Timothy Hutton

by Anonymousreply 23August 28, 2021 6:42 AM

DL fav Brenton Thwaites

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by Anonymousreply 24August 28, 2021 6:43 AM

R7 is right.

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by Anonymousreply 25August 28, 2021 6:49 AM

Young Jason Patric (during the Jami Gertz years)

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by Anonymousreply 26August 28, 2021 6:52 AM

Robert Sean Leonard

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by Anonymousreply 27August 28, 2021 6:56 AM

In terms of looks, I'm a horse type. I love long faces, big dark eyes, a strong nose. Maybe combined with a bit of cliché 50s strong-silent masculinity plus an ironic sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 28August 28, 2021 7:06 AM

We used to call them "boyish".

Thanks OP for identifying the type. I also have a fondness for it, in fact was it back in my 20s/30s.

by Anonymousreply 29August 28, 2021 7:23 AM

R28 You rang?

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by Anonymousreply 30August 28, 2021 7:37 AM

I mean the mythical creature, although IIRC the two words share an etymological root.

by Anonymousreply 31August 28, 2021 1:02 PM

Johnny Depp is NOT in this category. Fauns can be sexually intense and impossible to deal with. But they are not sleazy.

by Anonymousreply 32August 28, 2021 1:18 PM

R32 is correct. Given his Native background if Johnny is a godlike creature I would say he is the much more problematic Coyote. Usually found among Native types. Hot but real troublemakers.

by Anonymousreply 33August 28, 2021 1:21 PM

Chris eigeman is a best friend’s childhood friend. He still bares a scar he got from him when they were play fighting with forks as kids.

by Anonymousreply 34August 28, 2021 1:22 PM

Kerr Smith

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by Anonymousreply 35August 28, 2021 1:22 PM

Fawn Hall

by Anonymousreply 36August 28, 2021 2:56 PM

R28 or perhaps some perry king?

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by Anonymousreply 37August 28, 2021 5:05 PM

R36 That was Donna Rice, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 38August 28, 2021 5:07 PM

When does the faun type overlap to the centaur type? Is that just part of the aging process like cub evolving into bear, or are the a wholly formed other category?

by Anonymousreply 39August 28, 2021 5:10 PM

Fawn Leibovitz was my fiancée.

by Anonymousreply 40August 28, 2021 5:16 PM

[quote] In terms of looks, I'm a horse type.

God bless you, Matthew, my lifetime companion and rider. Always jockeying for position.

by Anonymousreply 41August 28, 2021 5:24 PM

Zach Galligan had a bit of this. Still does.

by Anonymousreply 42August 28, 2021 5:26 PM

R39, the term "centaur" as a metaphor for a man crops up in the 18th century. It was applied to working class males with physically imposing bodies but "horsey" faces and coarse manners - the sort of men who might be of interest to a lady (or gentleman) for sexual pastimes but who were too clumsy to invite in for anything on a social basis (think of a horse stomping through a parlor). Dickens uses the term in Barnaby Rudge.

Based on this, I would argue that a centaur is a different type entirely - much bigger and much rougher/wilder/ruder.

by Anonymousreply 43August 28, 2021 5:38 PM

Marc Porel was very faun-like.

by Anonymousreply 44August 28, 2021 5:43 PM

R43 Is Scutter in Maurice a faun or a centaur?

by Anonymousreply 45August 28, 2021 6:14 PM

I met Bruce Campbell at an Evil Dead event back in the early 2000s.

He was a little fatter but those eyes. Damn he was still hot!

by Anonymousreply 46August 28, 2021 6:23 PM

Good question, R45. The actor is a faun. The character is a centaur.

by Anonymousreply 47August 28, 2021 6:58 PM

R29, I think of boyish as a broader range.

A faun to me is pale, with dark or black hair and has an air of fragility - the tan blondes are something different.

by Anonymousreply 48August 28, 2021 7:00 PM

Northern Irish actor Colin Morgan owns this thread!

"You look kind of elfin." Says one character to CM in "Benjamin" (2018).

by Anonymousreply 49August 28, 2021 7:09 PM

Ilan Mitchell-Smith in Weird Science.

Actually, pretty much all the guys in Weird Science with the exception of Bill Paxton.

by Anonymousreply 50August 28, 2021 7:48 PM

Keith Gordon until Christine. Then somehow he started looking rodenty.

But he was angelic in Dressed to Kill.

by Anonymousreply 51August 28, 2021 7:50 PM

Penn Badgely.

by Anonymousreply 52August 28, 2021 7:53 PM

The young Sam Waterson had shades of this, as did Anthony Perkins, although neither ever had the bouncy, satirical quality.

by Anonymousreply 53August 28, 2021 7:56 PM

I'd describe a faun as having a lithe physique, boyishly handsome with a hairless upper torso and hairy legs. If he had a hairy chest, he'd be an "otter."

by Anonymousreply 54August 28, 2021 8:51 PM

A lot of fauns in classical art did not have goat legs, interestingly. They were sometimes depicted as the male versions of nymphs - human overall in appearance.

The Barberini faun is an example.

by Anonymousreply 55August 28, 2021 8:54 PM

DL Fave Tom Daley is a hairy-legged faun.

by Anonymousreply 56August 28, 2021 9:39 PM

His rump steak is best served raw.

by Anonymousreply 57August 28, 2021 10:27 PM

faun = David Spade

by Anonymousreply 58August 28, 2021 10:35 PM

Seth Green is the rare ginger subspecies.

by Anonymousreply 59August 28, 2021 11:17 PM

David Spade is a sick-making hobgoblin.

by Anonymousreply 60August 28, 2021 11:42 PM

[quote]A faun to me is pale

Does that leave out Prince?

by Anonymousreply 61August 28, 2021 11:59 PM

Seth Green is an incubus.

But I would still do him. I mean, I'm a Datalounger after all.

by Anonymousreply 62August 29, 2021 12:15 AM

I think this guy is faun-like.

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by Anonymousreply 63August 29, 2021 12:20 AM

This guy also reminds me of a faun.

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by Anonymousreply 64August 29, 2021 12:21 AM

The guy at R63 has pecs that are too cubed.

by Anonymousreply 65August 29, 2021 12:23 AM

Lots of hot fauns in this hot sub-titled, gay-themed Israeli movie, free on Tubi.

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by Anonymousreply 66August 29, 2021 12:29 AM

[quote]Good question, [R45]. The actor is a faun. The character is a centaur.

I can do an artist's rendering for you if you'd like!

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by Anonymousreply 67August 29, 2021 12:30 AM

Normally, I wouldn’t have thought of Cameron Monaghan, but these two particular shots yes!

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by Anonymousreply 68August 29, 2021 2:02 AM

R66, those guys are beautiful. But to me, fauns are more dainty and ethereal and somehow both troublemakers and innocent.

Fauns do not cruise. They are or are not available, but they never have to look for it.

by Anonymousreply 69August 29, 2021 2:26 AM

r68 I thought that was Harry Styles.

by Anonymousreply 70August 29, 2021 7:44 AM

R43 Lady Chatterly’s Lover (of the stable)

by Anonymousreply 71August 29, 2021 3:01 PM

OP I suggest you intervene and round the cats up before your interesting observation devolves into random “brown haired actor” stanning and/or “only his plastic surgeon knows for sure” Zac Efron speculation.

by Anonymousreply 72August 29, 2021 3:04 PM

Faun by the sea

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by Anonymousreply 73August 29, 2021 11:38 PM

Does Timothee have a fashion campaign yet?

by Anonymousreply 74August 29, 2021 11:44 PM

How about Silenus? Is he anybody's type?

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by Anonymousreply 75August 31, 2021 11:20 PM

Silenus is a satyr.

by Anonymousreply 76August 31, 2021 11:21 PM

Do Iwan Rheon and Ben Whishaw count? They have all of those trait except they have blue eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 77August 31, 2021 11:45 PM

R77 idk. I still need a compass for this upstart archetype. It’s not at all clear to me.

by Anonymousreply 78September 1, 2021 11:42 PM

Ilan Mitchell-Smith was so sensual. Had those bedroom eyes. Not a bad actor either.

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by Anonymousreply 79October 14, 2021 7:28 PM

Robert Sean Leonard is a "soft faun."

So is Andrew Garfield.

by Anonymousreply 80October 15, 2021 7:25 AM

The very young Kyle McLachlan suggests this type.

So does, for me anyway, Justin Long.

by Anonymousreply 81October 15, 2021 12:44 PM

R79 Ilan Mitchell-Smith looked like a dewey bottom, a prettier Broderick. He looked like some of the NYU twinks (Midwest transplants) my friends (30-ish) dated in the 1980s.

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by Anonymousreply 82October 16, 2021 2:22 PM

Sal Mineo when young set the type - and as an Italian had the physiognomy that probably inspired the classical myth in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 83October 31, 2021 5:15 AM

Gilbert Blythe is a beautiful example.

by Anonymousreply 84October 31, 2021 5:17 AM

Martin Shkreli is the evil version.

by Anonymousreply 85October 31, 2021 5:24 AM

I hate to admit this but I always found Shkreli hot!

by Anonymousreply 86October 31, 2021 6:50 AM

Sal was gorgeous. Some trolls who keep calling him ugly and greasy don't understand not everyone here likes the Hitler Youth aesthetic.

by Anonymousreply 87October 31, 2021 12:09 PM

Anyone who uses the term greasy is pretty much a racist IMHO.

by Anonymousreply 88October 31, 2021 1:52 PM

Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman looks like he should have goat legs.

by Anonymousreply 89November 3, 2021 11:49 PM

Meh, sounds like a list of random guys who have in common dark hair, pale skin and a mix of bodies in the range of slim to slab of muscles, but no fatties.

by Anonymousreply 90November 4, 2021 12:14 AM

Bruce Campbell is still a hot daddy.

by Anonymousreply 91November 4, 2021 12:38 AM

R90, it's about personality, not just type.

I agree the muscle boys don't belong.

by Anonymousreply 92November 4, 2021 3:18 AM

I've known some Jewish (Sephardi and Ashkenazi!) and Mediterranean beauties with solid mesomorph bodies and the correct pilosity who give a satyr impact. Don't need to be thin.

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by Anonymousreply 93November 4, 2021 4:58 AM

R93, but a satyr is not a faun.

They are expressly different creatures.

by Anonymousreply 94November 4, 2021 5:00 AM


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by Anonymousreply 95November 4, 2021 5:12 AM

They sometimes overlapped. See Bacchus.

by Anonymousreply 96November 4, 2021 5:16 AM
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