Recently, my lady friend, Jamie, confessed that she was strangely attracted to Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. Last week I found myself curiously attracted to Eric Bana in Star Trek. I decided to go a step further with our admissions and proposed that we both post our top "strangely hot" men. To simplify things I made mine a list of modern day actors (not characters) and didn't include musicians, etc. because, man, it was hard enough narrowing it down to these...
Steve Buscemi - I don't really feel the need to justify this one. It would be embarrassing to say how many times in a row I watched this Cohen Brothers short. He's brilliant. And tragic. And funny.
Chris Cooper. He looks good in a cowboy hat. He looks good wet. He's tough, rugged and fragile at the same time, and I love his voice.
James Gandolfini : This one is almost definitely because of the Sopranos. He's bad and tormented and it's embarrassing, but I can't help it.
Dominique Pinon - umm, yeah. I can't explain it exactly. It's just. he's cute. and he seems like he'd be really nice to talk european cinema with. And I bet he smells good. I bet he appreciates a good cup of coffee.
Runners up: Attractive actors who are more hot when playing an unattractive character...
Be sure to check out Jamie's list for more. Anyone else wanna play?