Disclaimer: This is a shameless steal from Random Lunacy blog who stole it from The Pedestrian Writer’s blog, in which we list top celebrity crushes. There don’t appear to be any hard and fast rules around this, so being a person that likes to bucket things, I’m going to use that to my advantage.
It goes without saying that Joey McIntyre has and always will occupy my number one spot. I won’t belabor the point.
The Eye Candy Bucket – This is reserved for those whose sole purpose is to look good without their shirt on, preferably with disheveled hair. The leader in this category, of course, is Bradley Cooper. Honorable mentions to Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Kris Holden-Ried (Lost Girl and The Tudors), and Ryan Reynolds (anything but The Green Lantern).
The Avengers Bucket – If I could give a big sloppy kiss to the casting director for Marvel, I would. I do have a soft spot for a superhero, originally fueled by Saturday mornings of Superfriends episodes and later re-ignited by Lois & Clark syndication. In a VERY particular order: Robert Downey, Jr., Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth. And I’m just going to randomly throw in this bucket Christian Bale for Batman and Hugh Jackman for Wolverine.
The Dead Poet Society / School Ties Effect Bucket – How can you resist a guy in a boarding school jacket and tie? Of course, I have to disqualify main actors Brendan Frasier and Ethan Hawke for being just too f-ing weird now, but I still have love for Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles and the guy that play Nuwanda from DPS and Chris O’Donnell, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and the guy that played Rip Van Kelt (awesome name) from ST.
If I was forced to make a Sports bucket…I’d probably pick the Manning brothers, because they are hysterical. Then I’d default to things other people don’t consider sports and pick Tony Hawk and Jonny Moseley for just being so frackin’ cool.
I don’t think I can do a Music bucket, because it depends on what I’m currently listening to. I did have some mad love for Jon Bon Jovi that has never faded, though.
But mainly, my overall celebrity crushes fall into this last category…Cute But Nerdy Funny Guy Bucket.
Leading off this list is Paul Rudd. Since he took the Knightly roll in Clueless, he’s had a special place in my heart. Then his whole stint on Friends kind of clinched it. And now his involvement in Judd Apatow movies is just the icing on the cake. The remainder of the list would include, but is not limited to, Jason Bateman, Adam Brody (That’s right, The O.C., baby), Joel McHale, Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval, and the BEST Hatter ever) Jake Johnson (New Girl), and Ty Burrell (Yes, the DAD on Modern Family. Do you not understand how funny he is?)
To get back in his good graces after suffering through this, I should probably add that I do kind of have my own personal Iron Man. So I am by no means complaining here. You're shmoopy.