Sunday, February 03, 2008

WHO'S HOTTER: (for the bronze)
Ewan McGregor or Ralph Fiennes?


One of these men will be given the bronze medal for hotness. The contrasts could not be more stark. Ralph (left) is known for villians and anti-heroes. He's a brooder. He offers the choice of a dark, tortured, intellectual, unattainable man. It's a definite "type." He's also British. That adds its own layer of mystique and intrigue (at least for those of us who aren't). And he has an old-fashioned, classical sensibility. If you like 'em brooding, stewing, contained and mysterious, Fiennes is your man.


If, however, you prefer a boyish effervescence, Ewan McGregor is your boy. The polar opposite of Fiennes, Ewan offers a more heart-on-his-sleeve sort of appeal, with a grin on his face and a glint in his eye that could melt even the coldest of hearts. Fearless and versatile, Ewan's just as at home playing with lightsabers as he is being drawn on in the nude. His playful Scottish lilt offers a striking contrast to Fiennes' harsh British cadence. Ewan may not be able to quite pull off the brooding thing (though he tried his damnedest in Young Adam), but he can sing, dance, laugh and fight with the best of 'em.

Interestingly enough, each of these actors' most famous roles saw them in doomed affairs with conflicted women. Fall in love with one of them, and you die... the bliss just can't last. Who'd you die for? Almasy or Christian? Ralph or Ewan?

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Blogger Rural Juror said...


5:39 AM  
Anonymous sora said...

Oh screw it, Ralph. Why not? I mean, Ewan is/was gorgeous, but he just looks weird now, and that's been bothering me. [shrugs]

6:02 AM  
Blogger DL said...

This one's a lot more difficult, but I'm gonna have to go with Ralph too.

10:14 AM  
Blogger John T said...

Almasy all the way!

1:31 PM  
Blogger adam k. said...

Wow, Ralph may yet pull out the bronze... that's pretty impressive.

It is indeed a very surprising group of four left.

I hope I didn't lose too many people during my long stretches of inactivity... a lot of people used to vote on these things... but at least I've still got my hard core fans.

12:08 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...


1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:57 AM  
Anonymous Min said...

This one is close but.... it's got to be Ralph.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous greg said...


5:21 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

3-5 Ralph...c'mon, anymore Ewan fans out there? :)

10:08 PM  

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