Sexiest Man Alive 2010 Articles

George Clooney’s SMA Chances

November 16, 2010 07:11:19 Posted at November 16, 2010 07:11:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This was prewritten yesterday but I had prewritten so much I forgot to post it. Which in itself should be an argument against George Clooney. Like would I have forgotten about George Clooney 3 years ago? Anyway, here are George’s pros and cons. Arguments for: It’s George Clooney. It’s Mr Hollywood, Mr Charming, Mr Popular, Mr Prankster, Mr Everything Few can sell an obscure movie like George Clooney. Full Story

Jon Hamm vs Brad Pitt

November 15, 2010 06:59:05 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:59:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for Jon Hamm:- Sigh. He’s perfect. He really really is.- Don Draper, in short time, has become a television icon. He and Don Draper are inextricably linked. And Don Draper is a Dude. Dudes approve of Don Jon Draper Hamm. - There’s the tv thing, but there’s also been a well planned foray into film, complemented by a sense of humour that is so engaging and charming and so silly, he’s hitting every single checkbox for sexy across all age groups- Blemish-free. Full Story

Colin Firth

November 15, 2010 06:50:46 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:50:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: - His performance in The King’s Speech should earn him another Oscar nomination, making it two years in a row. And the timing was similar for Hugh Jackman two years ago like this too, as Australia was just about to open wide when the SMA was announced.- He’s Mr Darcy AND Mark Darcy, he’s Love Actually, there’s an undeniable widespread affection that women feel for Colin Firth very closely associated with how they felt when they watched those movies, and these movies are among all time favourites. Full Story

Robert Downey Jr

November 15, 2010 06:45:53 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:45:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- He now fronts two blockbuster franchises (Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) and makes hit comedies and will get to work soon on The Avengers. RDJ is now one of the most profitable stars in Hollywood. So if it’s a popularity contest, well, he’s pretty popular.- Clearly then he’s (mostly) forgiven for his past. Full Story

Denzel Washington

November 15, 2010 06:33:19 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:33:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- He started the year with The Book of Eli, he’s ending it with Unstoppable. After all these years, Denzel is still selling tickets....- At the movies, and also on Broadway. He just won a Tony Award. You can’t argue that this man is a winner- He is still as handsome and as elegant and distinguished as ever. Full Story

Leonardo DiCaprio

November 15, 2010 06:23:41 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:23:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- Inception, Shutter Island... this has been a Major Year and he’s already a Major Star. His professional track record is ridiculously impressive. - Somehow, even after Titanic, people take him seriously now. Very seriously. He is as A as A List gets. - I think he looks squidgy around the face. Full Story

Jake Gyllenhaal

November 15, 2010 06:19:12 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:19:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- He’s adorable. (I’m biased, obviously.) But those eyes, and that smile, and the body... it’s all goodness and very American. - He’s selling a movie right now. A movie that supposed to be a crowd pleaser. A movie that will prove to you when you see it that he is indeed a romantic leading man. Full Story

Justin Timberlake

November 15, 2010 06:13:19 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:13:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- He grew up before their eyes. He is the Mickey Mouse pop star who has sold millions of records, with songs we can all sing along to, who finally starred this year in a hit movie. Justin is not a failure.- Unlike many of his child star peers, he has not f-cked up. He did not marry Kevin Federline. Full Story

Johnny Depp

November 15, 2010 06:07:04 Posted at November 15, 2010 06:07:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- It’s Johnny Depp. Please don’t make me list all the reasons why. It’s Johnny Depp.- He’s about to open a new film. It’s called The Tourist. - In a popularity contest, Johnny Depp beats almost everyone. And with the 25th SMA anniversary in mind, he is the choice for the democracy. Full Story

Ryan Reynolds

November 15, 2010 05:56:23 Posted at November 15, 2010 05:56:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- It’s been a great year. He is suddenly the most versatile actor in Hollywood: successful at romantic comedies, earning critical acclaim for his indie work in Buried, soon to be The Green Lantern, with a crowd-pleasing appearance at Comic-Con to placate all the geeks, and possessing enough man cred to have studio approval for two projects lined up with both Denzel Washington and Bradley Cooper. Full Story

Will Smith

November 15, 2010 05:49:43 Posted at November 15, 2010 05:49:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: - Will is a major, major power player. He is always up for consideration. And he has NEVER been the Sexiest Man Alive, despite having the most impressive box office records of anyone in the business. This is a major oversight. - The Karate Kid was one of the biggest surprise hits of the year. Full Story

Ben Affleck

November 15, 2010 05:43:26 Posted at November 15, 2010 05:43:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- After the original Bennifer and the asskicking to his career, Ben Affleck has been able to successfully rebuild his image and is now a respected director. The Town was well received, he’s now working on a Terrence Malick film. And he’s already eyeing his next feature behind the camera- Much of this image rehabilitation is due to what has supposedly been a stable marriage to Jennifer Garner. Full Story

James Franco

November 15, 2010 05:37:44 Posted at November 15, 2010 05:37:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:- He delivers an outstanding performance in 127 Hours and many say he will be nominated for an Oscar- He has been everywhere – on daytime television, on the festival circuit, on talk shows, on SNL, in comedies, able to straddle art house pictures, comedies, and major motion picture releases- He is supposedly a versatile artist, studying writing, directing, sculpture, and enrolled in every creative post graduate program available in New York- He’s beautiful- He is scandal-free Arguments against:- While Franco has certainly made inroads, he is still not mainstream enough- Some people think he’s gay- His artiness borders on annoying. Full Story

Robert Pattinson

November 15, 2010 05:33:10 Posted at November 15, 2010 05:33:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: - His prettiness- His hair- Courting the Twilight fanbase: they put their cash money where his face is. It’s an automatic sale. And they are f-cking crazy enough to buy several copies for each person. Arguments against:- Pattinson currently has nothing to promote. With another year to go until the next Twilight film is released, the fever has abated slightly, or perhaps it’s just hiding in a crazy cave until the right time. Full Story