Hot Men, Movies

A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages – Movie Stars

Throughout the years, hot men in Hollywood have come and gone. Some were award-winning actors who lived well into old age, others’ lives were cut tragically short. As my sister would gladly point out, all the men on this list are in coffins. The hottest movie stars who are still alive, well that’s a list for another day – stay tuned. But really, does it matter that all the men on this list are dead? They are alive and well on cellulite, where their hotness can be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come. So, join me in celebrating the 10 hottest male movie stars of the past 100 years in A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages – Movie Stars.

10. Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Mr. Judd Has Such Wonderful Muscles: Rudolph Valentino in The Young Rajah (1922).

Arguably the first Hollywood sex symbol, Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor during the silent film era of the 1920s.  His biggest films were The Sheik, The Young Rajah, Blood And Sand and The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. When he died prematurely, at the age of 31, an estimated 100,000 people lined the streets for his Manhattan funeral.

Ultimate Hotness Level: As a Latin lover in The Sheik (1921).

9. James Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

You’re Tearing Me Apart!: James Dean In Rebel Without A Cause (1955). Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

James Dean’s star power was short but sizzling hot. He skyrocketed to fame in the early 1950s, when he appeared in Rebel Without A Cause. He was the ultimate bad boy and became a cultural icon because of it. Dean’s bad boy persona was tragically proven true when he died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24.

Ultimate Hotness Level: Wearing his red jacket and puffing on a cigarette in Rebel Without a Cause.

8. Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973)

Enter The Dragon: Bruce Lee  Photo Credit: Concord/Warner Bros/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

In the early 1980s, my first boyfriend was obsessed with Bruce Lee movies. To me, they were mindless flicks with terrible plots. But I sat through them without argument, because a shirtless Bruce Lee kicking ass was damn fine to watch. Lee was an actor, director and martial artist who died tragically at the young age of 33.

Ultimate Hotness Level: I don’t remember the titles, or plotlines, to any of his movies, so I guess I’ll go with just about any film he was in.

7. Paul Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008)

A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages - Movie Stars
I Thought It Was A Nice Round Number: Paul Newman, sans shirt – you’re welcome.

Paul Newman had the most beautiful bright blue eyes of just about any actor who’s ever graced the silver screen. He also had a need for speed and was an accomplished race car driver. Another fact that made Newman very hot was his off-screen philanthropy and his 50-year marriage to his wife, actress Joanne Woodward.

Ultimate Hotness Level: Sprawling around in an open shirt in the 1967 flick, Cool Hand Luke.

6. Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008)

A Feast For The Eyes: Hot Men Throughout The Ages - Movie Stars
It’s Not In Me To Withdraw: Heath Ledger in A Knight’s Tale (2001). Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

There’s no denying it – Heath Ledger was hot. He had curly blonde hair, big eyes and a rugged jawline.  The late Australian actor rose to fame as the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Unfortunately, he died at only 28 years old after taking too many prescription pills.

Ultimate Hotness Level: As the sweet, penniless pauper, who was determined to become a knight, in A Knight’s Tale.

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A Feast For The Eyes – Canada’s Hottest Men

Oh Canada – the home to some of the world’s hottest men. In order to celebrate our glorious nation’s 152nd birthday, I thought I would honour seven of our country’s best-looking males. Please enjoy a feast for the eyes – Canada’s hottest men. Happy Canada Day everyone!

7. Justin Trudeau

A Feast For The Eyes – Canada’s Hottest Men
Our Home And Native Land: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. CTV News

I was going to reserve this list for actors, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one hell of an exception. He not only kicked Conservative MP Patrick Brazeau’s ass in a boxing match seven years ago, he also kicked Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ass out of office in 2015. Love him or hate him, you have to admit our Prime Minister is a hottie. The 47-year-old Trudeau was born in Ottawa, Ontario.

Ultimate Hotness Level: On the world stage, representing our great country.

6. The Weeknd

Starboy: The hotness of The Weeknd. Culture Kings

The Weeknd (Abel Makkonen Tesfaye), is another exception to my hot actor’s rule. The 29-year-old singer, songwriter and record producer is from Toronto, Ontario. This hottie, who became a diamond selling artist on June 28, has won nine Juno Awards, three Grammy Awards and eight Billboard Music Awards.

Ultimate Hotness Level: On a concert stage.

5. Nathan Fillion

Canada’s Hottest Rookie: That would be Nathan Fillion. ABC Television

The 48-year-old handsome actor, known for the TV series Firefly and Castle, recently landed another hit show, The Rookie, which has been renewed for a second season. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, there’s no doubt Fillion is one of the hottest Canadian men around.

Ultimate Hotness Level:  As Richard Castle in Castle. Continue reading “A Feast For The Eyes – Canada’s Hottest Men”

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Hugh Jackman’s Fabulous One-Man Show

Hugh Jackman's Fabulous One-Man Show
The Man. The Music. The Show.: Hugh Jackman in Toronto last night. Photo by Asma Ansari

Hugh Jackman’s fabulous one-man show hit Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena last night and I was lucky enough to be there.  The 15,000 other Torontonians in attendance with me, on his only Canadian stop, loved his awesome singing and dance moves. And one lucky member of the audience even got to join him.

Stepping off the stage to greet the audience, Jackman told an elderly woman named Pauline that her cane matched his outfit. Next thing you knew, he helped her to her feet and she danced some soft shoe beside him, which delighted everyone.

After their adorable moment, Hugh gave Pauline a big hug and it seemed like she didn’t want to let go of him. Who could blame her!

Fans Loved Hugh Jackman’s Video, Dancing With Pauline

Jackman posted a video with Pauline on his Twitter account and fans loved it.

“I love that Wolverine can sing, dance, and hug old ladies. You sir, are a true gentleman.” Another agreed: “Aww Hugh you’re the greatest i love to see you interacting with the audience.”

Another fan, who was at the Toronto show, said: “One of the best performances I’ve seen in ages, amazing talent, the show was non stop, mind blowing. Canada loves you Hugh, the audience was in awe of your talent, only happy faces leaving your concert tonight.”

Jackman talked about how much he loves Toronto and also gave a shout out to Canada, a fellow Commonwealth country.

I was lucky enough to also attend Jackman’s one-man show at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto back in 2011. Although that show was fantastic, this one was even better. The production values and images that went along with it were top notch.

Hugh Jackman's Fabulous One-Man Show
My Hugh Haul: A beautiful program and t-shirt for a grand total of $60.

As with his previous show, this one also had non-stop singing and dancing. Jackman included tunes from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, his Peter Allen tribute (The Boy From Oz) and even some old classics like Singing In The Rain and Mack The Knife. Also included were some close-ups of Jackman shaking his booty – much appreciated by all the women in attendance.

I also made off with some awesome loot – a beautiful black t-shirt and a gorgeous program.

If you have the chance to go see his show, and you really should, do it! He’s still got stops left on the North American leg of his tour including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and many other cities. After a short break, he’ll be bringing The Man. The Music. The Show to his homeland of Australia beginning August 2.

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A Funny (And Painful) Thing Happened On My Way To TIFF

Hugh Jackman
A True Gentleman: The ever-gracious and classy Hugh Jackman at TIFF.

I’m still not sure if my baby finger is broken or just badly bruised but I twisted it pretty badly on a GO Train door between rail cars yesterday. I was headed downtown with my friend Nikki to see Hugh Jackman at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) yesterday.

Today, I still have no idea what the extent of the damage is. I can tell you one thing, though – as swollen as my finger got yesterday, there wasn’t a chance in hell I was missing the Red Carpet Premiere of Hugh Jackman’s new movie The Frontrunner at Ryerson Theatre yesterday.

A Smile And A Wink

Finger Woes: I bought a finger splint as a temporary measure.

Was it worth a swollen finger in the end? Hugh arrived just as the movie was starting and headed inside. I was a little worried it was all for naught, but as he passed me and the other people (mainly women) I’d been waiting with all afternoon, he waved at us and said “Don’t worry, I’m coming back out.”

He spent a lot of time with the crowd once he returned, autographing items and posing for pictures. As soon as I got a wink and smile from Hugh after I’d thanked him for autographing the picture I’d brought, the throbbing in my finger magically disappeared!

Of course the pain has returned today, with a vengeance. But, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and to meet and talk with Hugh Jackman again this year was worth the price of a damaged pinky.

The Frontrunner is the story of American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988. His campaign was destroyed when he was caught cheating on his wife. It opens in theaters on November 21.

Hugh Jackman
He’s Baaack!: Hugh returning to fans.
Hugh Jackman
Horsing Around: Hugh posing for a selfie.
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A Closeted Tom Cruise Fan Comes Out

I hate to admit this, but I love Tom Cruise. Not Tom Cruise the brain-washed Scientology fool with his arranged relationships/marriages/couch jumping antics, I’m talking Tom Cruise the actor. And before you say you can’t stand him or “he makes my skin crawl,” you must admit the man can act. And very often, he can act well. The first film I remember seeing him in was Risky Business (1983). Admit it ladies, I know I wasn’t the only teenage girl at the time who enjoyed watching him dancing around in tighty whities in his parent’s living room, singing along with Bob Seger.

Tom Cruise
Interview With Vampire: Louis and Lestat.

And let’s not forget Cruise’s chilling portrayal of one of my favourite literary characters, The Vampire Lestat, alongside the equally hot and talented Brad Pitt (who co-starred as Louis), in Interview With The Vampire (1994).  I wasn’t all that confident about Cruise playing Lestat when the casting was first announced. But when I sat down in the movie theater and he appeared onscreen, I changed my mind in a hurry. If that movie didn’t get your blood pumping, I’m not sure what would. 

Cruise was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, in his role as Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia in 1999. He has also won Golden Globe Awards. But anyone who had to sit through the hot mess that was The Mummy (2017)  would not be surprised to learn that the film garnered him a 2018 Razzie Award for Worst Actor. Continue reading “A Closeted Tom Cruise Fan Comes Out”

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Bye Bye Baby

I was listening to the Bay City Rollers in my car yesterday while driving home from my parent’s house in Owen Sound, singing along with Rock and Roll Love Letter. I was thinking about how there was a time in my life when I was too embarrassed to admit I had ever even liked them.

Bay City Rollers
In my Rollers gear!

But when I was a kid, I lived and breathed the Bay City Rollers. Their pictures adorned my bedroom walls. I listened to their albums continuously and had the full “Rollers” uniform – tam, scarf and pants trimmed with tartan. My mother would wake me up in the middle of the night so I could watch their appearances on late-night programs like The Midnight Special.

The Bay City Rollers were the first band I ever saw live. I saw them on August 11, 1976, at Maple Leaf Gardens and August 22, 1977, at Exhibition Stadium.

The man who started it all, Bay City Rollers founder Alan Longmuir, died today at the age of 70. Keep Reading!

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10 Scenes Terminator Genisys Must Recapture from The Terminator

The premise of Terminator Genisys, which opens in theaters on July 1, 2015, is that it takes place in an alternate timeline, as seen in the film’s trailers, so obviously many elements from the original Terminator film will be different, however, there are still aspects of the story that must stay consistent with the original.

10. The Terminator’s Arrival in 1984

Arnold
The T-101 arrives!

The original movie The Terminator starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a time-travelling robot with a layer of human flesh, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, and Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese. The plot begins as The Terminator, Cyberdyne Systems Model T-101 seemingly drops from the sky in a hail of lightning and begins acquiring weapons and information on all women named Sarah Connor living in the city of Los Angeles.

His mission: to terminate Sarah and by default, kill her unborn son John in the process.

9. Kyle Reese’s Arrival In 1984

Kyle Reese arrives in 1984.
Kyle Reese arrives.

Soldier Kyle Reese is also sent back in time, but with a much more heroic mission – to save Sarah Connor from the T-101. Keep Reading!