WHO'S HOTTER: (round three)
Ryan Gosling or Clive Owen?
RYAN THOMAS GOSLING
Why is he hot?
It's hard to define, actually. There's just something about him. A lot of it is just his talent: he looks to be this generation's inheritor of the Penn/Brando brand of naturalistic acting. And that level of talent makes you hot. But it's also his looks, his charm, his ease, and that lost-puppy-dog thing he's got going. Add in his slight "bad boy" streak, and you've got the full package (er... no pun intented).
I'm finding it very hard to choose between the swoony romance of The Notebook and the druggie daze of Half Nelson. The latter is clearly the superior film and performance (considering that perf is all-time-quality great), but in terms of pure hotness, The Notebook's Noah is made to order. Tough call... but I think I love Dan Dunne too much to deny him.
Why is he hot?
Because he's a badass. He's hot shit, and he knows it. Look at that sly half-grin on his face. It's as if he's saying, "come on, you KNOW I'm the coolest guy in the room." And he usually is. He also has beautiful eyes and a sexy voice, and looks great in or out of a tux. What more can you ask for?
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
His best AND sexiest performance has got to be his tour-de-force in Closer. Other perfs have had their moments - Gosford Park, Children of Men, Sin City - but only Closer is ABOUT sex. And Owen's outacting of Jude Law, Julia Roberts AND Natalie Portman is testament to his hotness. His "Larry" is a true force of nature. Then again, he'd had previous experience with the material - he'd once played Jude Law's "Dan" onstage - so maybe he had an unfair advantage.