Who’s Your Celebrity Crush?

The website Reddit sometimes hosts famous people for an hour and lets readers ask them anything. So far, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Murray were great, and yesterday George Clooney showed up. And he was hilarious.

I loved Esquire’s recent description of him:

He is fifty-two years old. He is wearing a black hoodie zipped to the neck, blue jeans, and boots laced so assertively they squeak when he flexes his ankles. He has a long neck, upon which his long head, adorned by long ears, wobbles like a tulip. Everything is to scale with him. Many people have long eyelashes; he has lashes as long on the bottom as they are on the top. His eyes look like they’ve been caught by Venus flytraps. He is going gray, yes, but if you took a population sample of his hair, there is no doubt that any analysis would reveal that the numbers of black and gray hairs are evenly distributed and have achieved equipoise. He has recently showered, and a careful modicum of product lifts his hair off his forehead. He has surprisingly fine hands. He smells like soap.

Clooney also plays pranks on his friends—he once hired a tailor to secretly take in the waistline of Matt Damon’s pants by an eighth of an inch every few days. But for some reason, although every woman I know has a crush on Clooney, and while I’d love to be friends with him, I’ve never found him that attractive. (I think maybe he’s just too cool; I like dorky side to my men:)

So I’m curious: Who’s your celebrity crush these days? Clooney? It’s one of life’s important questions, of course.

P.S. My celebrity crush, and a trick for dating older people.

(Photo by Martin Schoeller)

  1. Lovely post. Bradley Cooper is just hot hot hot! x

    • I am so on LRC on such one! Full on crunch on Paul Rudd and Jason Segel!! Fun fact: Jason Segel and I part a birthday!

  2. Gives me a little thrill to see I’m not the only one with Jeff Goldblum! Ever since independence Day, which came out when I was 13. About the same time I fell in Love with Harry Connick, Jr.

  3. JT says...

    Nerdy crush- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Sleazy crush- Gerard Butler
    Nostalgic crush- Mark Wahlberg

  4. John Krasinski, Josh Radnor, Lee Pace and Michael B Jordan ♥

  5. I have a major thing for Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) I can’t explain what it is, but I love him slightly… and I feel no shame for it (that’s how you know it’s true love, ha)

    Charlotte x
    The London Project

  6. Ahhh Bob Dylan? I still think I was born in the wrong era (1996)…

  7. Top’s gotta be Jeff Dean Morgan. Can’t get enough of his ruggedness and his smile can melt me from miles away. Second’ll have to be Harry Connick Jr. I go crazy for guys who can sing real well AND can play an instrument.

  8. Totally George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Chris Noth!!

  9. I have been reverting to serious high school mode with Tom Hiddleston. Such a good actor and a good man. He just does it for me.
    Also James McAvoy.

  10. For someone who doesn’t like Clooney, you post about him often! Denial? ;) ah-ha. Kidding, I feel the same way. Good acting and good person, though.

  11. I second Idris Elba!

  12. None. this is for women I guess, so I just like all the female celebrities equally.

  13. Jon Hamm! (And, I do agree with Mark Ruffalo)

  14. Stanley Tucci. Sigh.

  15. Benedict Cumberbatch for sure.

  16. Idris Elba all the way!

  17. I am so with LRC on this one! Full on crush on Paul Rudd and Jason Segel (who could resist a Muppet man?)!! Fun fact: Jason Segel and I share a birthday!

  18. I’m positive I’ll be the only one to claim this one: James Gandolfini! I miss him so!

  19. I always thought Jay Baruchel was so cute. :)

  20. Leo DiCaprio. Since the baskeball diaries.

  21. Leo DiCaprio. Since the baskeball diaries.

  22. Heath Ledger was my crush…
    Now : Jamie Dornan in THE FALL, it’s king of creepy to say that beacause he’s a serial killer in this serie :o
    I love Christoph Waltz too…
    Fassbender and Gosling aren’t bad too !

  23. My crush is Will Smith. He’s always been handsome and suave, but dorky enough for me. :)

  24. This comment has been removed by the author.

  25. I must admit having a few celebrity crushes.

    The manly man crush: HUGH JACKMAN! Don’t you love how he adoringly talks about his wife? What a guy!

    The dorky man crush: well MARK RUFFALO of course! That mischievous spark in the eye.

    The rock star crush: EDDIE VEDDER… still melt to the sound of that voice of his!

    Thanks for the fun post, as always. xo

  26. I do love Clooney a lot! But I have found that over the years I have developed quite a crush on Brad Pitt. When I was in high school, all the girls were crazy about Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Insanely crazy. But I never found them to be drop dead gorgeous when I was in high school. Now that he’s older, I find him super attractive! I also love Hugh Jackman. I’ll take what I can get! *swoon*

  27. Bradley Cooper for me!!

  28. Oh my goodness, how could I forget TOM HIDDLESTON. Yes yes yes.

  29. em says...

    He is old enough to be my dad, but whatever, still George is so sexy!

    But my #1 Alessandro Nivola

  30. Mads Mikkelsen. Woohoo!

  31. I definitely agree with you, I have a major crush on Jake Johnson. I think I need to add Aidan Turner and Michael Fassbender to the list.

  32. I read through comments now and I have to say: you should write a report/thesis about this post:) (I was kinda surprised how many of your reader like BC;), and my “former” celebrity crush, Ian Sommerhalder. ;))

  33. Benedict Cumberbatch! As Sherlock (but I like him even more paired with completely adorable Lousie Brealey – Molly Hooper in Sherlock series). I never liked Clooney that way, either (but would definitely be his friend, too!).

  34. Ryan Reynolds. I die. He’s witty, sarcastic, and gorgeous. He also gave Blake the ring of my dreams. I can’t get enough. Sigh, maybe I’ll be his third wife. :)

  35. Anything in the Los poblanos collection or the throws or scarves! Love them!

  36. I have a new one:

    Kyle Mooney, the new SNL cast member. I think he’s so cute and funny! Plus I love his curly hair, and I can’t resist a man in glasses.

  37. Oh currently it is Benedict Cumbebatch! I can’t get enough of him. It’s impossible to not love him, he’s sexy personified (for now!) :D

  38. I never had a crush on Clooney, either (though empirically, I agree he’s handsome). My forever crush, circa 1965, is Christopher Plummer, as Captain Von Trapp. Oh my word. I know, so OLD SCHOOL! But he was handsome, strong, ironic, funny and just plain dashing. I’m going to faint thinking of him!

  39. Jimmy Fallon! Dreamy.

  40. Matt Smith. By a million. :)

  41. Lu says...

    Jake Johnson, Elijah Wood, and Mark Ruffalo! oh yeah!

  42. Oh my word… James Franco! I’ve never had a celeb crush before, nor have I wanted one but I saw him in an interview recently and fell head over heels. The nerd factor and nervous smile are my kryptonite!

  43. Liam Neeson. And even though I’m a 33 year old straight woman, I have a major crush on 1960’s & 1970’s Barbra Streisand.

  44. Jason Segal. Paul Rudd. And then I saw someone say Joseph Gordon Levitt and I concur. Him three.

  45. omg, kalli—Joseph Gordon-Levitt. how did i forget him? :)

  46. tracy, so interesting!! he does seem so charming. maybe i need to rethink:)

  47. Well I love George naturally but lately I’ve had a real thing for Sam Rockwell. He’s cute, funny, totally underrated and awesome :D