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    Where are today’s equivalents of the actors Hollywood once offered as symbols of effortless masculinity - John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood? Who even is there to step into the shoes of Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis? Neither of the two male stars most touted as their successors, Brad Pitt and George Clooney (whom Time magazine recently anointed “The Last Movie Star”), seem to connect with mass audiences. Clooney’s recent period comedy Leatherheads has been a financial disappointment, while Pitt’s last film, The Assassination of Jesse James, barely got out of the starting blocks. Russell Crowe is still flying a lone flag for the macho hero, (that's my man Rusty!..Sasha)though he hasn’t had a truly square-cut role since Master and Commander; and Heath Ledger, the great white hope to project complex, Brando-like masculinity, is gone.
    Although, after seeing No Country for Old Men, I do think Josh Brolin could be a contender.

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    Every man on my 'list' is all 100% hot maleness.

    1. Hugh Jackman
    2. Gerard Butler
    3. Patrick Dempsey
    4. Benjamin Bratt
    5. Clive Owen
    6. Keifer Sutherland
    7. Tim Daly
    8. Paul Walker
    9. Ioan Gruffudd
    10. Sean Connery

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    oded fehr
    daniel craig
    jason statham

    are very manly in their movie roles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Although, after seeing No Country for Old Men, I do think Josh Brolin could be a contender.
    You are absolutely right. And, being a Crowe fan, of course I saw American Gangster and Brolin was extremely good in that as well.

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    honestly, i'll take michael cera (yeah, i know he's young. so what, i'm a pervert!) any day over any hairy, macho, muscly alpha type. but then i've never been into the classically handsome and 'manly' types, (with the exception of maybe humphrey bogart, clive owen and daniel craig)
    but gerald butler, oded fehr, russell crowe, the rock... they all leave me cold.
    i'll take emile hirsch, adrien brody and michael cera over the hunky macho ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    Every man on my 'list' is all 100% hot maleness.

    1. Hugh Jackmanyum
    2. Gerard Butler
    3. Patrick Dempseyyum
    4. Benjamin Bratt
    5. Clive Owenyum
    6. Keifer Sutherland
    7. Tim DalyYUM
    8. Paul Walker
    9. Ioan Gruffudd
    10. Sean Conneryyum

    Throw in Colin and a few others and that is not a bad list.
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    Throw in Colin and a few others and that is not a bad list.
    Colin is my drunk, dirty hook up.

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    If she's still current, Adrien Brody's gf is a bombshell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    Colin is my drunk, dirty hook up.
    I have seen every single episode of 'Wings" many times over. I loved that show..and Tim Daly was so hot(and still is). I was pissed when Helen finally got him-that bitch did not deserve Joe!
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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    ever seen colins sex tape? the guy doesn't shut the fuck up. Seriously cheesy-ass lines.
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    ^^^

    funniest sex tape ever! he just rambles on and on and on, it's awesome. it's not very sexy at all but still very fun to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    If she's still current, Adrien Brody's gf is a bombshell.

    I think Adrien is hot. To me, masculinity doesn't mean classically handsome, or even handsome at all. In fact, I don't like pretty boys. I just want to feel that they are capable, intelligent, and really, really, like women. Having a good physique, like Adrien even tho he's rather lean, doesn't hurt either.

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    This article is bullshit... Notice they talk about 6 guys, 4 of which are Apatow regulars... These kinds of "loser movies" have always existed!!! Handsome, manly actors under 40, huh? Who pull off action AND romance? The list is long...

    Edward Norton (38)


    Gerard Butler (38)


    Will Smith (39)


    Matt Damon (37)


    Ben Affleck (35)


    Leonardo DiCaprio (33)


    Hugh Jackman (39)


    Ewan McGregor (37)


    Colin Farrell (31)


    Brandon Routh (28)


    James Marsden (34)


    Benjamin McKenzie (29)


    Etc, etc...

    none of these guys look like Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill or Michael Cera...
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    ^^^
    shut up, dude, michael cera's hot!!
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    I have a huge crush on Seth Rogan, I would take him but I wouldn't throw someone like Clive Owen out of bed. Some like a variety.

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