I do realize this is not a blogathon about being a fangirl but I'm gonna make my post about that. Because other than gorgeous, each and every one of these actors is very talented too. So everyone's happy. Am I right, ladies?
(also apparently you can feature actresses too, but come on, I could barely manage to limit the list to 10)
You know, fangirls always seem to be criticized but why? What's wrong with adoring an actor? What's wrong in seeing everything with your favorite, even only if just to see him? In my case this actually led me to find and watch some movies I'd never even hear of if it wasn't for my quest to see my favorites in everything they did. So you may look down on fangirls, but I saw Dark Harbor, Dirty Filthy Love and Fugitive Pieces, some of the most beautiful and fantastic films I've seen. And you? Well, you, most likely, didn't.
And you shall never know the joy of loving Stannis Baratheon and seeing him save the day and those dumbasses in the North.
So join me in the happiest post in the history of this site (until the usual pervy parade on Friday) and take a look at 10 actors I would - and most likely did - watch in anything:
10. Alan Rickman
I adore Alan Rickman, then again what woman, after seeing Sense and Sensibility, doesn't. I saw a whole lot of movies with him including some excellent ones that are little known like Dark Harbor, Closet Land and Snow Cake. I still think he should have been at the very least nominated for major awards for his outstanding work in the last Harry Potter movie, where in such short time he managed to do so much. He is one of those actors who can do both drama and comedy extremely well and while some of his movies aren't this great it's always magnificent to hear that voice.
Role that made me a fangirl - Colonel Brandon, Sense and Sensibility
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 34
Hottest in: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1 and 2
Best film: Love Actually
Worst film: Nobel Son
9. Michael Fassbender
where he plays a guy taking care of a bear (no, not Shame, sorry, couldn't help myself) and then there is another movie where he plays a guy who suffocates women with stockings. He also continuously dies in his films about which I naturally wrote a whole article. Something you may not know - Fassy was actually in a supernatural show called Hex which is not great but his character there was superhot. If I remember correctly a woman actually died while fucking him.
Role that made me a fangirl - Archie Hicox, Inglorious Basterds
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 24
Hottest in: X Men: First Class
Best film: Shame
Worst film: Jonah Hex
8. Robert Downey Jr.
Role that made me a fangirl - Larry Paul, Ally McBeal
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 27
Hottest in: Sherlock Holmes
Best film: Natural Born Killers
Worst film: Two Girls and a Guy
7. Tom Hiddleston
Ah, Hiddles. The youngest in the bunch since he is 33 (there is something really, really wrong with me but I don't care, in fact if I ever fancy a guy in his 20s, shoot me). I got Hiddles fever from his role as Loki, naturally. I just love charismatic villains. And this is so funny because Tom appears to be so nice in real life and so cheerful too. His appreciation for his fangirls is also something to marvel at. His career is taking a very interesting direction with lovely Only Lovers Left Alive and now Crimson Peak which let's pray will be good. Or at least really hot.
Role that made me a fangirl - Loki, Avengers
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 9
Hottest in: Avengers
Best film: Midnight in Parts
Worst film: War Horse
6. Jean Dujardin
My French love! It makes so much sense seeing how Jean is often nicknamed 'French George Clooney'. He's very sexy, very handsome and the amount of French films I've seen for him (including the entire show - Un Gars, une fille - which is very popular in Europe - most countries have their own versions of this one) was as pleasant as it was educational and I'm fairly certain it taught me more French than I learned during 6 years when I took lessons from the world's scariest teachers. He has been in a lot of very good French movies such as Little White Lies or Contre-equete. I only wish his movies after The Artist were half as good but you gotta love his brief role in Scorsese's exquisite The Wolf of Wall Street. This still haunts me. Also for some reason men having trouble while talking in a foreign language is adorable to me (Dillane in the Tunnel and his butchery of something as simple as "bonjour" makes my heart skip a beat). And Dujardin doing the press tour for The Artist, not knowing much English was beyond cute. And the way he carried Uggie around! You've gotta love that.
Role that made me a fangirl -George Valentin, The Artist
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 13
Hottest in: Un Balcon sur la Mer
Best film: The Artist
Worst film: L'Amour aux trousses
5. Idris Elba
Well, naturally. If I was a criminal and detective Luther was chasing me I would surrender in a matter of seconds. My bra would come off too. As great as I'm sure The Wire season 4 and 5 are I still haven't finished them for obvious reason. Elba is constantly being rumored for all those major projects, including being a candidate for James Bond. I think that is a splendid idea, at least that would boost his profile because so far his movies were largely not worthy of his talent. The Reaping. Unborn. That stupidass movie with Beyonce. Ah, the things I sit through for this guy.
Role that made me a fangirl - Stringer Bell, The Wire
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 15
Hottest in: Luther
Best film: Luther
Worst film: The Unborn
4. Michael Sheen
Role that made me a fangirl - David Frost, Frost/Nixon
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 24
Hottest in: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Best film: Frost/Nixon
Worst film: The Four Feathers
3. Matthew McConaughey
Role that made me a fangirl - Ben Barry, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 20
Hottest in: The Lincoln Lawyer
Best film: Killer Joe
Worst film: Fool's Gold
2. George Clooney
Role that made me a fangirl - Doug Ross, ER
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 31
Hottest in: Michael Clayton
Best film: Gravity
Worst film: Batman & Robin
1. Stephen Dillane
tongue of doom. And the smile. Oh God. The smile:
He captures so much emotion and even if he is usually underused on screen (for shame!) sometimes one look in his eyes is enough to tell you so much about the character he is playing. It's certainly enough to steal the show as this is what usually happens when it comes to movies that feature him. Whether he can't figure out how the coffee machine works, shoots a guy 10 times in the face, contemplates letting go of his wife so that she could be happy even if it means death, champions freedom and Independence or stops at nothing to outsmart Robert Redford, it's such a joy to behold.
Every Friday after a long week I watch a movie. And I could watch something without Stephen in it. But...why would I?
Role that made me a fangirl - Leonard Woolf, The Hours
Role that made me swear off all other men - Stannis Baratheon and pretty much every single other role I saw him in. He made me wanna bang Thomas Jefferson on the table they signed the Declaration of Independence on. Yeah, they are never letting me in America now, are they?
Role that officially ruined all other men for me: Fugitive Pieces
Role that almost killed me: Firelight
Number of movies/TV shows I saw with him in them: 16 (so far)
Hottest in: Game of Thrones - and it's getting hotter with each season, though John Adams is really, really close. Fuck, all of them are.
Best film: The Hours
Worst film: Ordinary Decent Criminal
To quote the great Ron Swanson aka Duke Silver Come love with me… and maybe we can walk through fire together. In other words - one gif out of each gifset I made from the films with Stephen that I saw and I try to gif every single one. Because this is what joy looks like. And the middle one is heaven. No, the two bottom ones. You know what? It's all good.
(from the top:
John Adams, 44 Inch Chest, The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Hours, Game of Thrones, Spy Game
The Tunnel, The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, Deja Vu
Fugitive Pieces, Firelight)
I just want to thank whoever is responsible for this man existing.
Bloggers who have previously shared their almost anything actors/actresses:
- Abbi at Where the Wild Things are
- Fernando at Committed to Celluloid
- Kristin at All Eyes On Screen
- Jaina at Time Well Spent
- Nostra at My Film Views
- KaramelK at Karamel Kinema
- Getter at MettelRay
I'm passing the blogathon to one person who seems to understand the agony and ecstasy of being a fangirl - the lovely Ruth of Flixchatter!