Crushing…I’m so out of practice

Yay! I made it back this week for another round of Wednesday Ramblings. Once again my partners in crime for this tag team are Bronwyn Green, Kellie St. James, Jess Jarman, Kris Norris, and Jenny Trout.

Topic of the week? Celebrity Crushes.

Hoo boy.

Not that I’m not a celebrity crusher (wait, that’s a double negative…what did I even say?); far from it. In my heyday, which was of course the fabulous ’80s, I had a list a mile long of celebrity cuties…Mark Hamill, John Cusack, Andrew McCarthy (the list goes on and on).

Now? Well I had to think about it. I have many many characters I would retuphoto(41)rn to again and again, but a celebrity crush was hard to come up with.

In the final analysis, I came up with one.

Viggo Mortensen.

Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.

Frank Hopkins in Hidalgo.

photo(42)Everett Hitch in Appaloosa.

Tom Stall in A History of Violence.

I even like him as the super-tattooed Nikolai in Eastern Promises with that crazy naked fight scene in the shower room. (Okay, that may have given too much away.)

However, I notice that I’m listing all his characters again. Maybe I’ve grown from celebrity crushes to character crushes.

How about you? To crush or not to crush?





31 thoughts on “Crushing…I’m so out of practice

  1. Kris says:

    Oh, baby. As someone who watches a lot of movies and has 2 college-aged daughters who let me know who’s hot out there (the 3rd daughter doesn’t so much), I can add to the list. I personally am a crusher on Richard Gere and Jude Law, and I might have to agree with Joselyn on Hugh Jackman………but Tom Cruise has been looking especially fine in his recent movies, Chris Evans was not too shabby as Captain America, and there are many other young hotties out there. Hmmm, that “young” might be the key word, though………..too young for an old lady like me…….but I can dream, right?

    1. Tess Grant says:

      Yup. Now that mine are getting up there in age, they’re starting to notice those youngsters too. The names of Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner come up a lot around our house.

  2. Jenny Trout says:

    Viggo. In LoTR. Holy pants. I complained when he was cast, because I thought he was too young and pretty for the role. But he was PERFECT.

  3. Harliqueen says:

    Well, I think you hit the nail on the head. I like characters, and the good actors are the ones I fall in love with the characters they play over and over, but celebrity crushes not so much.

    Oh, wait, maybe Tom Hiddlestone… and Benedict Cumberbatch… you know, I take back my above statement 😀

  4. Kris Norris says:

    Yeah… another Viggo crusher. and as Aragorn… damn. And finally, someone in the comments mentions Keanu… one fine man. Just saying. And he’s Canadian… eh… short list but then there’s more time to spend on each one 🙂

      1. Eileen says:

        Wayyyy back in the olden days…you had quite the thing for Bruce Boxleitner if I remember correctly!!

  5. Kate says:

    Viggo was my LOTR crush while everyone else my age was crushing on Orlando. The age gap has closed somewhat for me these days.. I’ll add James Marsden and Chris Pine to the list! Oh, and Jeremy Renner. He’s just cool.

  6. Amy says:

    I have to add Colin Firth, as pretty much any character but especially as Mr. Darcy. Gerard Butler has been a good standby crush too.

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