Monday, July 2, 2012

Childhood Crushes - Part II

 Welcome back! As promised:

Childhood Crushes - Part II

no.8 || Cary Grant via every film strip that was ever fortunate enough to bear the image of his likeness...but initially "His Girl Friday" and "Charades".
I loath fan girls and despise the celebrity obsessed. But I throw all functioning judgment to the wind when I see this man’s face. Cary Grant (or if you take your drinks straight, Archie Leech), is -the- man of my couple-decades-too-late-to-be-realized dreams. I don’t know when, or where, or why…but man I got it good. He’s not the perfect actor, comedian, or male specimen.
But he’s close enough.

He makes my heart feel all soupy. 




 In ladies' negligee...<3

 He's kinda my favorite.

*sigh* Love that man...

 I could go on but I think you might get the point. ;}
p.s. This is the crush that stuck. <3


no. 9 || Yul Brynner via "The King & I" and “The Ten Commandments”.
The true majesty of Brynner is in his rumbling vocal cords. The man could read a car manual and I would sit spellbound for hours. His famous scowl never did scare me away.

And this. This also may have something to do with his appeal.


I recently re-watched The Ten Commandments because I 
remembered how fondly I enjoyed it when I was younger.
Turns out I really was just interested in this little subplot. 
Sorry Moses.


no. 10 || The Men of Jurassic Park
The original Jurassic Park was my first PG-13 movie to see and it was love at first suspenseful sight. In addition to the dino-packed adventure, there’s just something fun about sweaty men fighting off dinosaurs.

Dr. Alan Grant and his cute paternal thing.

 Dr. Malcolm and his Jeff Goldblum-ness.

The Game Warden and his foxy man knees.

I guess Vince Vaughn was alright too.


no. 11 || George Clooney via Danny Ocean in "Ocean's Eleven".
There wasn’t much chance of anyone sitting through Ocean’s 11 without incurring at least a slight infatuation with one of the male characters. My lot fell to Mr. Clooney because he channels that old Cary Grant style so well and really, just look at that mug. 

A girl could get lost in those laugh lines for a long time.

I always thought he'd make the perfect Devlin in a Notorious remake.

It's like he knows that we know that he's gorgeous.


no. 12 || Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist via The Hives.
I think I decided at the tender age 14 that I would never get involved with a musician. I weighed the pros and cons and resolved that it was never gonna happen. Maybe I’d been exposed to too many swoony guitar strumming crooners at youth functions to avoid the bitter cynicism. However I have not completely defied the right of passage for every adolescent girl; that is a slight infatuation with a musical idol. And boy did I land on a doozy…and maybe therein lies the crux because he kind of scares me. I would never seek to meet this man in person, nor would I touch him if I ever did for fear of contracting some fabulous disease from his fantastic personage. I can honestly say I would run away from this man if every our paths met. But my goodness those eyes…*sigh*
Ladies and Gentleman, Howlin’ Pelle:

 I am terrified of this man. Just terrified.

Oh Sweden, the things you do to me.

He even blows his own mind.


no. 13 || Alan Rickman via Sense & Sensibility and Galaxy Quest
I loooovvve Alan Rickman. Love him. Would never meet him in person, or buy a throw with his face on it, but that man’s got a soft spot in my heart. You see it all started with the movie called Galaxy Quest. And then Sense & Sensibility. And I was hooked. Who was this man that could handle pathos so well; both in the name of romantic drama and then also in farcical comedy? And that voice! An audio book of him reading Green Eggs and Ham should really be a thing, people. Let’s get on that.

One of my top five favorite movie characters of all time.

And who could forget this?

I liked him before Harry Potter, too.


no. 14 || Jason Isaacs via most anything he’s in.
I hated his evilness in Patriot, laughed at his pathetic state in Peter Pan, and fell for him somewhere in between. A lot this has to do with his devious grin. And his frosty eyes of intensity are pretty darling as well. And am I picking up on a little bit of a pre-married to Maria Captain Von Trapp vibe too…?

That is definitely a Captain Von Trapp look.

Dimples? Does it matter?

Handlebar mustache. You're welcome.


no. 15 || Liam Neeson via whatever role he is playing.
There’s something about Liam. He’s a fantastic actor and persona-wise, he’s like the Irish John Wayne. Big. Bad. Ain’t gonna take nobody’s stuff. I’ve found that I quite like that. And the fact that he sometimes looks like a white historically inaccurate Jesus is only ever a plus.

It's only fitting that the the the man who voiced
Aslan also kinda looked Jesus-y.

A voice that could soothe a baby...

...and a gun that could silence everyone else.


Hope everyone made it out of all that in one piece. 
I assure you all these "crushes" were of the most innocent nature. 
Except perhaps Cary Grant...I can't vouch for that being completely healthy. ;}
 And now, as the pig is apt to say, "That's all folks".
{see part I here}

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