Trailer Feature

The Hunk Hall of Fame

By Beckii CMovies - 05 August 2011 2:40 PM | Updated 24 August 2011

The Hunk Hall of Fame

From rebel warrior, to bespectacled swordsman to geeky scientist, we’ve come to acknowledge that there are no boundaries when it comes to hotness. One thing’s for sure, we can’t seem to take our eyes off them. But we’ll stop wasting time waxing rhetoric and let you get to the heady business of gawking. Enjoy!

 

Ryan Gosling

Sizzling our screens in Crazy Stupid Love.

Whether he’s playing a substance-abusing school teacher in Half-Nelson, a struggling Jewish Neo-Nazi in The Believer or a mentally-challenged shut-in in Lars and the Real Girl, Gosling has always convinced us he’s one fine actor. And yes, much to the chagrin and dismay of guys everywhere, his character Noah Calhoun from The Notebook has set the bar for Perfect Devoted Romantic Lead, both on and off screen. Indeed, no matter what sort of deranged crackpot Gosling whips up, he’s going to be like the memory of kissing someone in the rain - unforgettably passionate and permanently etched in our psyche. In Crazy Stupid Love, he takes on the role of a charming womanizer and (lucky for us) seems to spend a good portion of the movie sauntering around without a shirt and working business suits in ways they’ve never been worked. In the end, he’ll walk away with both that film and our hearts tucked into the firm crevices of those impossibly chiselled abs. All accomplished while flashing his winsome, cheeky grin:

 

Hugh Jackman

Sizzling our screens in Real Steel.

This gorgeous triple-threat sings magnificently, acts decently and dances fantastically for a heterosexual male actor. Plus he comes across as a genuinely nice guy and is absolutely adorable around his kids. Australian-born Jackman oozes the kind of breezy sexuality many of his Hollywood peers find difficult to nail. With his lantern jaw and a voice that resembles warm, creamy butter sliding off hot toast, he somehow manages to appear debonair even with a week’s worth of stubble on his face. He’s the type of actor who’s charismatic enough to play romantic leading man one day, and do hulking action star the next. And though Real Steel looks pretty hooky and like a poorer relation to Transformers, we’d happily pay money to sit around and watch over-the-top CGI for 2 hours just to catch a glimpse of Jackman in that wife-beater:

 

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Sizzling our screens in Wu Xia.

With those smouldering eyes, a repertoire that includes fluency in 5 different languages and reputation for being one of the most sought-after male actors in Asia, no one can deny Kaneshiro’s got the entire sexy thing down to a science far beyond his contemporaries. Anything from quasi-religious villains to intense lead characters in award-winning films, he can make beauty repellent and the repulsive beautiful, and it’s precisely his ability to simultaneously maintain these seemingly mutually exclusive qualities that make him simply irresistible. For Wu Xia, Kaneshiro attempts to hide his hotness behind a pair of silly spectacles, but we’re not fooled:

 

Logan Lerman

Sizzling our screens in The 3 Musketeers.

Remember that cute button-nosed scamp with the electrifying blue eyes in Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief? Well, that’s 19 year old Lerman, who’s now temporarily ditched his Justin Bieber haircut and is all manned-up to star in Paul W.S Anderson’s adaptation of The 3 Musketeers. As the unofficial fourth musketeer, hot-headed D’Artagnan seems like the ideal fit for sprightly, ethereal-looking Lerman. We predict dazzling gorgeous-ness from this man-child in a few years, but while we wait for this angel to become a god, let’s just revel in some tight pantaloons and enticing swordplay:

 

 

James Franco

Sizzling our screens in Rise of The Planet of the Apes.

Franco is basically your SNAG poster boy. You know, the smart, hot, sensitive guy with the dreamy eyes and crooked smile who’s as approachable as he is serenely distant.  You’re constantly wanting to smooth those elegant, furrowed brows and throw him a ukulele so he can croon ‘Hey Soul Sister’ to you beneath the moonlight. And only Franco can bring sexy back while playing a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer’s disease in Rise of The Planet of the Apes:

 

Henry Cavill

Sizzling our screens in Immortals.

Fun fact: Cavill was Twilight authoress Stephenie Meyer’s top choice for moody, broody Edward Cullen, but was ultimately rejected because he looked too ‘old’ for the role. No matter, as he continued to light up our screens in the critically acclaimed TV series The Tudors. Meanwhile, his glorious good looks (and excellent acting chops too, we’re sure) eventually convinced Sucker Punch director Zack Snyder to cast him as the new Man of Steel. Polite, tall, classically handsome and with a rocking hot body to boot, you’re understandably excused if you decide to drool inappropriately at his new Immortal trailer:

 

Chris Evans

Sizzling our screens in Captain America: The First Avenger.

When Marvel cast Evans as our all-american captain, many weren’t completely sold on the studio’s choice. Having mostly portrayed sarcastic but endearing goofballs, his fun-loving personality and frat-boy good looks didn’t seem to meld well with a serious role. But then again, comic book castings are always filled with unexpected successes (case in point: Chris Hemsworth as Thor). In this month’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Evans shows us he’s got what it takes to be a credible, likeable action hunk. Certainly he’s got the raw materials; sandy-blonde hair, insanely buff physique and killer smile. He’s a normal guy’s movie star, and one superhero we’d gladly get into perilous situations for – just so he can swoop to our rescue.

 

Jason Momoa

Sizzling our screens in Conan the Barbarian.

Some of us would recognize him from his Baywatch days, or his sy-fy stint as dread-locked Ronan Dex in Stargate Atlantis or perhaps more recently, in HBO’s acclaimed Game of Thrones. This Johnny Depp dead-ringer positively drips sex appeal; he’s the prototypical bad boy whom you’d happily do something fantastically dangerous and stupid for. Mysterious and even a little bit frightening, Momoa appears to have access to darker, truer places, and this Conan trailer proves our theory:

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