Hugh Laurie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:20:23 October 25, 2007 07:20:23

Arguments for:- top show on television…popularity talks- bucks convention, is true to himself, and because of it, extremely popular - great sense of humour, wicked award show moments- sexy accent and hidden on his hit show- married, devoted, no scandal- multiple awards: chicks love winners Arguments against:- he’s a tv actor, see Patrick Dempsey- bucks convention, is true to himself, and because of it, refuses to kiss minivan and media ass- the accent…he’s not American. Full Story

Justin Timberlake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:22:55 October 25, 2007 07:22:55

Arguments for:- JT has the Midas Touch. He is uber successful, he sells out everywhere, he is undeniably talented, he is a star and he makes other stars better- successfully made the transition from young star to adult star (sort of). America watched him grow up without falling down…in a milk and cookies kind of way, he is exactly the MiniVan’s type: an All American success story- he wants it. Full Story

Denzel Washington

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:24:38 October 25, 2007 07:24:38

Arguments for:- he’s a smooth sexy beast- a multiple Oscar winner with a new movie released for awards season, this is the time for him and the studio, if they’re smart, to make a big push. - Denzel is a solid box office earner. Money talks too- family man, solid values, not a famewhore- he has owned the crown once, the first and only black man to do so. Full Story

Will Smith

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:26:19 October 25, 2007 07:26:19

Arguments for:- he’s beautiful. - wife, kids, the package… Oprah loves him, therefore her flock follows. - an established money maker, always always rocks the box office- indisputable worldwide appeal and an instantly recognisable name- a new blockbuster on the horizon, people cannot wait to see I Am Legend and a publicity push kicking off with the SMA is an amazing start Arguments against:- friends with Tom Cruise. Full Story

Stephen Colbert

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:27:39 October 25, 2007 07:27:39

Arguments for:- sounds crazy…but a stunt is a stunt. He just pulled one running for President. Wouldn’t naming him SMA be the ultimate one-up?- Colbert is hilaire… and a sense of humour is the ultimate aphrodisiac- it’s a pre-election year: his political commentary is timely and in some circles, immensely popular Arguments against:- the obvious? Full Story

David Beckham

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:29:44 October 25, 2007 07:29:44

Arguments for:- look at him: the clothes, the body, the pants!!!, the squint…he quivers everyone- he came to America, he lives in America, and finally America knows him- the children, the hot father, the irresistible MiniVan dream- marketed as the saviour of MLS, there is a machine behind him willing this to happen, not the least of which is Victoria given that she is about to kick off a Spice revival and for these two, any publicity is good publicity Arguments against:- his wife and all the Birkins that come with her- Tom Cruise- many believe his arrival in America has been a bust. Full Story

Tom Cruise

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:31:46 October 25, 2007 07:31:46

Arguments for:- Katie Holmes and Little Sci: his two best assets who have charmed the MiniVan to no end, especially that adorable baby girl. Who doesn’t love Little Sci?- people are nostalgic. Top Gun lives on. Some are still blind to the chills of the Church- he wants it bad: Morton’s book notwithstanding, a lot is riding on Lions for Lambs so there is no doubt, he will campaign and he will campaign hard. Full Story

Ben Affleck

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:33:26 October 25, 2007 07:33:26

Arguments for:- Jennifer Garner and Violet Affleck: the MiniVan Majority eats up their images and there’s nothing to boost their favour than an ordinary appealing wife and the dimples of a daughter- the new family man: committed and caring and clean, no longer at the poker table but at the park bench with his girls- he has risen from the ashes, directing a brilliant movie and finally beginning to put aside the embarrassment of the gobble gobble Gigli- Ben is handsome, in a wonder bread kind of wayArguments against:- the beginning of comeback, not a complete comeback- memories of Bennifer still linger- he was named SMA at the height of Bennifer& Full Story

Brad Pitt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:34:57 October 25, 2007 07:34:57

Arguments for:- he’s Brad Pitt- the package: the looks, the glamour, the Jolie, the children, the jetset lifestyle, the philanthropy… it’s all there- the Chosen One: the world is obsessed with his child- the first solo two time winner, if there is ever going to be a first three time winner, he’d be a likely choice- Jesse James tanked at the box office but won him a Venice Film Festival Best Actor award. Full Story

George Clooney

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:36:37 October 25, 2007 07:36:37

Arguments for:- he’s George Clooney- an almost flawless reputation- Michael Clayton was critically acclaimed. Word is George wants a Best Actor trophy and he isn’t above asking for one. - he the second solo two time winner, if there is ever going to be a first three time winner, George is the other likely choice- there has never been a back to back winner. Full Story

Matt Damon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2007 07:39:27 October 25, 2007 07:39:27

Arguments For: - all the right moves: marriage, fatherhood, maturity, good looking in that not too intimidating way… he is extremely popular with the MiniVan- the Bourne Series has been an unmitigated success with all three films killing at the ticket booth and among critics…Matt Damon is a true box office performer with acting credentials to boot- philanthropy and social activism: produced Running the Sahara, actively involved in crusading for Darfur, generous donor, and prioritises community involvement- a wonderful sense of humour, does not take himself too seriously, and more importantly, does not famewhore unnecessarily - has managed to stay true to his values: a good Boston boy, still best friends with his best friend, does not roll around in a huge entourage, middle class all the way It is his time. Full Story