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Who’s Your Celebrity Crush?

Who's Your Celebrity Crush?

Um, I’m kind of going crazy over this handsome fellow…

Cillian Murphy

Mr. Tommy Shelby. Have you seen Peaky Blinders? The gangster drama features an Irish family in post-war Birmingham, England. And their leader — Tommy Shelby — nails that smoldering bad-boy vibe. That’s not usually my type (I like friendly baby faces), but somehow it works.

Tommy Shelby

Looking at photos of him is like looking at the sun.

Tommy Shelby

I didn’t realize how intense my crush had gotten until Alex pointed out that my entire running commentary during the show goes like this:
“Wow, he’s so brave.”
(Two minutes later) “I really like those long coats that they wear.”
(Two minutes later) “You should get a three-piece suit.”
(Two minutes later) “He really is just so, so brave.”

Tommy Shelby

Interestingly, the slim 5’9″ actor Cillian Murphy proved to producers that he could play a gangster “by lowering the pitch of his voice, by straightening out of a lifelong slouch,” writes The Guardian. “‘I’m trying to play a mentality,’ Murphy explains. A mentality, he adds, that isn’t so easily switched off once filming comes to an end. For three series running, he says, there has been a funny period of decompression once he gets home. The hair has to grow out, his jaw and shoulders unclench – the internal aggression, carefully tended for weeks, allowed to dissipate. ‘It takes time. My wife can see it happening. “OK. Tommy’s gradually leaving. I’m getting Cillian back.”‘ ”

Who’s your celebrity crush these days? Spill the beans below…

P.S. My sister’s awesome dating tip, and the best TV shows these days.

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  1. Dee says...

    Dave Vanian, lead singer of The Damned.

  2. boys love depp too :)

  3. That guy was terrible in the dark knight.
    mine was Emma watson. still is ;)

  4. Kat says...

    Just watched the film King Arthur – Charlie Hunnam I am in love with you!

  5. Suze says...

    Daniel Henney, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Won Bin! Colin Firth and Patrick Swayze (RIP). Super old school classic guys: Cary Grant, Paul Newman, and Gregory Peck.

  6. Hannah says...

    Colin Jost! He is the cutest. His smile kills me on SNL’s Weekend Update.

  7. I am loving Tom Hardy, Gong Yoo, and Chris Pine will always be a favorite!

  8. Betsy says...

    Henry Cavill. It is such a hard celebrity crush that I would leave my family on Christmas morning for him. Ugh. I am so bad. Currently crushing on Eddie Vedder, just saw Pearl Jam inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and almost lost my sh*t checking him out. Hubby was next to me on the sofa too. I was hot & bothered. I wish we could indulge for a day.

  9. Amanda says...

    Chris Pine. He just seems like someone you could love. And Alicia Keyes. She has such great facial expressions on a The Voice. She just seems to have a great heart and personality.

  10. Julianna says...

    I already answered this but forgot about Chris Pratt! Someone at a restaurant told me my baby looks like him and that made me like him even more haha.

    Also Fox Mulder from X-Files…

    • Julianna says...

      Oh gosh, and Oscar Issac from Ex Machina…and Mahesh Jadu as Ahmad in Marco Polo…sigh, swoon, my heart be still.

  11. Lindsay says...

    I feel like I’m venturing down a different path than everyone else here, but I have different spectrum’s of my celebrity crush. First, the manly man, aka Joe Manganiello and Dwayne Johnson. If you aren’t following Dwayne Johnson on Insta, you really should he makes you laugh at his antics and cry with how big of a heart he has.
    Also, have a renewed interest in Milo Ventimiglia after watching This is Us and Ed Westwick after re-watching Gossip Girl, gotta love the anti-hero he played.

  12. Oh yes, I have a loooong running Cillian fixation. I drunkenly ordered a Teach Yourself Gaelic book after watching The Wind That Shakes the Barley. I have also maybe mentioned three-piece suits to my husband after watching Peaky Blinders. I got a Look. ;)

  13. JoANN says...

    omg, I’m just a puddle of melted caramel for Sam Heughan, star of Outlander. It’s absolutely embarrassing. I can barely look at a picture of him. And I’m OLD…almost 50!! I guess I’m not completely shriveled up yet

  14. My sister in law and I are hugely gaga for Cillian, thanks to Peaky Blinders. Even my husband thinks he’s pretty good lookin’. ;)

  15. Alexandra says...

    Viggo Mortensen. Aaaaahhhh…even writing his name makes me feel good :)

  16. Cillian in 28 Days Later – that’s some good stuff!

  17. Lucy says...

    Cillian Murphy has been my celebrity crush for as long as I have followed your blog – years!!

  18. Amara says...

    Chris Pine and Ryan Reynolds all day every day.

  19. KR says...

    Jay Ellis, he plays Lawrence, on Insecure (HBO). So good. I haven’t had a celebrity crush in a long time and now I do.

  20. I went into labour whilst watching Peaky. I dunno what that means, but just sayin… Hello Thomas Shelby! :P

  21. if you love cillian ya gotta see ‘breakfast on pluto’

  22. Rosanne says...

    Eddie Vedder!!! Always has been Eddie and always will be. He’s so handsome and talented!

  23. Ciara says...

    OMG. Agreed! Thomas Shelby is so beautiful. It’s the PERFECT bone structure that gets me…and his effortless sense of cool, and those piercing eyes. I even asked my (newlywedded) husband to consider getting a Peaky Blinder haircut, so as I could evoke my own real life Tommy!! haha!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha tommy shelby must be the only person in history to make that haircut look sexy :)

    • Heather says...

      I LOVE Cillian Murphy, especially in Peaky Blinders…and my husband totally has a Peaky Blinders-esque haircut that he got after we saw the first season. But it’s not totally shaved in the sides and back, just very short. And very sexy LOL

  24. i am always a sucker for actors with boyish face. Lately I have been stalking Ian Harding from Pretty Little Liars. But my ultimate crush would be Michael Fassbender, he is fine AF.

  25. sans says...

    also fitz on agents of shield. the character, sorry not sorry. ok I’m going to stop commenting on this post because I’m just embarrassing myself now lol.

  26. Alice says...

    I always fancy a charming British accent!
    My all time celebrity crushes will be Tom Hiddleston and Matthew Goode!

  27. sans says...

    My crushes are always gangly and dark haired and nerdy…Adrian brodyish

    except chris evans as captain America, he literally makes my heart race, my husband thinks this is hilarious.

    • Danielle says...

      Adrian brody is my number one crush with Adam driver now as a close second

  28. I can definitely see why he’s your crush! I would have to say Eddie Redmayne – he’s just lovely in every way <3

  29. Kelly says...

    Joanna, I’ve been trying to get my guy to get a “Tommy Shelby” haircut since season one!

  30. KS says...

    I didn’t think I had an answer to this, but I totally do! I’m not sure if anyone else has mentioned him, but Bryan Greenberg as Nurse Ben on the Mindy Project is swoon-worthy. On the opposite side of the spectrum, cannot get enough of Amber Liu from the kpop group f(x). She is TOO MUCH, man.

  31. Nannette says...

    I find him mesmerizing in this role…and after exhaustive analysis I’ve decided that his voice adds to his appeal

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, i totally agree! and his super even tone, always, even when under pressure. (SWOON)

  32. Sufjan Stevens

  33. kay says...

    Benedict Cumberbatch forever. His mere voice alone can transport me into this sensual, heart-rocketing bliss : )

  34. Cara says...

    I have mega crushes on these sexy dude.. Matthew fox in lost, Taylor kitsch as Tim riggins (Friday night lights), josh Charles as will Gardner (the good wife), Ben and Noel (felicity.. I still go back and forth), Leo dicaprio as Romeo, Justin Baldoni as Rafael solano (Jane the virgin), Bryan Greenberg in prime (can’t remember his character’s name and who even cares.. SO HOT!!), Ryan Guzman in that ridiculous movie the boy next door with JLo..

  35. Em says...

    I have a Law& Order theme going!?!
    -Chris Noth. I have loved him ever since he was on Law & Order. When he played Big on Sex and the City, it solidified my crush on him for life. The Good Wife has been fun.
    -Raul Esparza. I never miss an episode on Law&Order SVU!
    &
    -Chief Curtis Stone

    • Em says...

      Ugh!!! Fat fingers..
      -Chef Curtis Stone. <3

  36. Sonja says...

    Ha same here, just saw another episode before seeing this post!! I wonder is it his face, the look with those eyes or the dark character he plays… Also lately Irish actors strangely are on top of my list! Huge crush also on Aidan Turner “RossPoldark”

  37. jesse says...

    kyle chandler. my crush since he guest starred as the bomb squad guy on grey’s anatomy.. tho he’ll always (happily) be coach taylor to me. “clear eyes, full hearts…”

    • Berti says...

      so true :)

  38. Stacy Sprangers says...

    Oh man Tom Hardy for sure. My husband and I just watched his new show Taboo on FX. Amazing!
    I also have an unusually ridiculous obsession with Supernatural, and I’m so in love with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles! Not only are they super attractive in the show, they are the sweetest people on the planet. They love their fans!

    • Heather Herrin says...

      Jensen Ackles and Tom Hardy?
      It’s like you’re in my brain.
      Lovelovelove them.

  39. Becky says...

    Well I recently realized I had the oddest celebrity crush. Gordon Ramsey?! What?! He could be my father and I hate his potty mouth. But when I watch Master Chef Jr. all the heart eyes come out!

  40. A. Jackson says...

    Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan from “The Walking Dead”; Sterling K. Brown from “This Is Us”; Daniel Craig (My fave 007); Omari Hardwick and Joseph Sikora from “POWER”; Kofi Siriboe and Dondre Whitfield from “Queen Sugar”; Bryshere Gray from “Empire”; Wentworth Miller from “Prison Break”.

  41. Kat Gourlay says...

    Ragnar!

    • Lisa says...

      OMG Yes !

    • Sophie Smith says...

      yes yes yes

  42. Jess says...

    Casey Affleck! He was fantastic in Manchester by the Sea. I think I was not only crying because of the movie but because he was so DAMN gorgeous! He makes me weak in the knees.
    Plus, Jon Hamm…yummy yummers!

  43. Mindy Stone says...

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Viggo Mortensen. Yes. Please.

  44. First of all, this is one of my favourite posts to date! I burst out laughing at your running commentary and “Looking at photos of him is like looking at the sun” belongs on a t-shirt!

    Here’s my longggg list of celeb crushes. I feel so blessed to have met a few of them:

    Denzel Washington! My forever honey. I spotted him at the red carpet premiere of The Magnificent Seven at the Toronto International Film Fest last year.

    Paul Rudd! Another forever favourite. Especially his character in Clueless which I’ve watched a million times!

    I absolutely love love love Sam Claflin (Me Before You). That scene where he walks out into the rain… *swoon* I watched it with my sis-in-law last summer and we kept rewinding to that part lol. He makes me feel all tingly!

    Ryan Reynolds. I had the pleasure of meeting him when I worked in film and TV postproduction a few years ago. I had to remind myself to take deep breaths. (I had to keep my cool because you know…work lol, but I was squealing inside.) He’s a really polite and laid-back guy.

    Colin Firth. Also, met him where I used to work. Highlight of my life! He is the sweetest person and his accent *swoon*

    Jay Ryan from CW’s Beauty and the Beast. He came in once a week to do re-recording for the show so we had some really deep conversations while he waited for his sessions to start. I would get lost in his eyes while we spoke. *sigh* Oh and that Kiwi accent. *double sigh* He even spotted me outside the office once and waved to me from across the street. So I guess that would make us friends lol.

    Jason Priestley! I’ve loved him since 90210 and my bedroom walls were plastered with posters of him. I almost died with excitement when I found out he was coming in to do work on a movie he directed! He’s a genuinely nice guy. Meeting him was a childhood dream come true; observing him while he worked was the icing on the cake!

    Mark Ruffalo who I had the pleasure of meeting briefly while doing a bit of celeb spotting outside the premiere of ‘Spotlight’ during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. He actually went around and spoke to each and every fan who was waiting outside the theatre! Such a sweetheart.

    Here’s a photo I snapped for your viewing pleasure:

    Idris Elba. Idris, if you’re reading this… Call me!

    Viggo Mortensen!

    Chris Hemsworth!

    Patrick J. Adams. Mike Ross on ‘Suits’. I am yet to run into him while they’re filming the show in downtown Toronto. One day, one day.

    Gabriel Macht. Harvey Spectre on ‘Suits’. Ditto!

  45. Scout says...

    Jimmy Fallon 100%.
    He’s beautiful, he’s tall, he wears nice suits, he’s funny and has an easy laugh, he’s musical, and he can do impressions. AND he’s friends with Tina Fey. What’s not to love?!

  46. June says...

    Yes! My husband also has a crush on Tommy Shelby. Also, am I the only one to be in love with Jason Segel?

  47. Paige says...

    Ewan McGregor. Always.

  48. julie says...

    Tom Cruise always and forever!

  49. Julianna says...

    Thor (Hemsworth), I can’t even, he is just so perfect. If I was ever in his presence I would probably just giggle psychotically. What really kick started my crush was seeing how close knit and silly his family is.

    Liam Hemsworth too for that matter
    Daniel Craig
    Yes, Tommy Shelby
    Absolutely Paul Rudd
    Tom Hardy (saw him at LAX once and he gave me a smoldering look, with a toothpick hanging out of his mouth)
    Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice (Kierra Knightley version)

    • Ashley says...

      LOL at psychotic giggle. LOL smoldering look, with toothpick.

  50. Margaret says...

    Justin Timberlake forever and always. Close second these days is Jeffrey Dean Morgan – have you seen The Good Wife?!

  51. Margot says...

    I see Cillian Murphy out walking his Labrador sometimes, not a bad way to start the day!

  52. Florencia says...

    Tommy Shelby hands down OMG he is the best!

  53. Sienna says...

    Jesse Eisenberg- I’m a sucker for the quick witted wise guy type.
    Also in the music world – Conor Oberst. Swoon.

  54. Lisa says...

    Kind of a different crush, but i would LOVE to be Chrissy Teigen’s bff. I had read about how funny she was andthought “meh” but started following her on Instagram. Oh man, she is awesome. Our children are around the same age and conceived through ivf (her candidness about this and postnatal depression really endeared me to her). I could totally see our kids having play dates and her and I having couple dinners with my husband (who still needs to get on board) and John Legend. It will be amazing

  55. Laura- says...

    Hugh Dancy or Rodrigo Santoro get me every time.

    Every December, the TV is flush with Love Actually, so I get to indulge in seeing Rodrigo time and again :)

  56. Genevieve says...

    Sweet mother of all that is sexy, Cillian is so attractive. If you haven’t seen it yet, you must check out The Wind that Shakes the Barley. It’s an extremely moving film, and he is absolutely beautiful and arresting. You might actually fall in love with him. Then again, he looks a little like my hubs, so I am predisposed to falling for those dark-and-broody-man’s-man types.

  57. Rachel Agostini says...

    Always & forever, Gael Garcia Bernal.

  58. Chris says...

    -Gael Garcia Bernal(!)
    -River Phoenix (rip)
    -Jeff Goldbloom
    -Sam Elliot
    -Bryan Greenberg (in Prime, such a good movie!)
    -John Mayer (yes, still)
    -Charlie Hunnam
    . . .

  59. Ker says...

    I love me some Matt Damon!

  60. Definitely Nicholas Hoult. I don’t know what it is about him- but ever since I was a middle schooler I was going all googly eyes over him!

  61. Sloane says...

    Thanks to This is Us, my Milo Ventimiglia crush from high school has been resurrected. Also Jake Gyllenhaal.

    I also have a thing for the slightly nerdy/awkward Brits: Andrew Garfield, Eddie Redmayne, and Dev Patel.

  62. Graes says...

    Waaah! I’ve had a crush on him (Cillian) for a couple of years now too! He looks like my bestfriend who died when we were in our late teens.

  63. Karen says...

    Mmmm….
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem. Both are handsome, but not too good looking.

  64. Jia says...

    Paul Rudd! What a funny sexy stud. Plus he must be a age defying Time Lord because look at pictures of him from two decades ago — its same beautiful face.

    • Andrea says...

      YES

    • Kati says...

      Thank you, Yes: Paul Rudd! These other suggestions make me cringe..

  65. I have a Captain America type- or just super hero type, I guess. (I marred a big, blonde haired former football player named Captain Merrick, USAF. Seriously.) I like very gruff versions of Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Chris Evans. But I am VERY VERY inappropriately attracted to Andy Samberg. Also Jake Johnson as Nick Miller, and KEANU REEVES always and forever.. I also have a thing for Bruce Campbell. (I know its weird- there is just such magnetism. I used to watch burn notice for his awful Hawaiian shirts and residual cheesy charm of Evil Dead-Era Bruce Campbell.)

    • Elise says...

      Keanu Reeves will always have my heart…

  66. Lo says...

    I’m hopelessly behind on the Mindy Project, but I do love Chris Messina as Danny Castellano. Especially when he puts on those red reading glasses. It’s so endearing.

    I had a big crush on Alessandro Nivola years ago, and then recently it occurred to me that my husband resembles him, which gave me a little bit of a rush. :)

  67. Theresa says...

    Clive Owen! And I went through an Adrian Brody phase.

    • Agreed – Clive Owen!

  68. Sara says...

    Ewan McGregor & Mark Ruffalo

    • Val says...

      Yes! Absolutely!

  69. Wynna says...

    I’ve always found the musician Mika strangely attractive. Oh, and Joe Dallesandro … in other ways.

    • Scout says...

      Oh, me too, about Mika! I forgot about him…Hm..

  70. Kelsey says...

    I am a huge fan of Peaky Blinders and definitely not immune to the charms of Mr. Murphy. Those interested in other excuses to stare at Cillian Murphy should check out the sci-fi flick Sunshine (directed by Danny Boyle and written by the writer/director of Ex Machina).

    I think Tommy’s gangster persona in Peaky Blinders mutes Murphy’s androgynous look and brings out his masculinity, which made me think about how much persona affects physical attraction. I can think of no better example than Michael Fassbender in Prometheus. An objectively handsome man, Fassbender did such a brilliant job in his role as a robot that he managed to render himself unattractive–at least to me! Or maybe I’m just crazy!

  71. Liz says...

    Peter Quinn from Homeland always and forever.

    • Tea says...

      Absolutely.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes!!

  72. Elizabeth Spence says...

    As a married woman I feel kind of guilty admitting it but I have several celebrity crushes!
    Michael Fassbender in Jane Eyre, Robb Stark (only the actor in that role), Kit Harrington (his name really helps), Jake Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts in Far from the Madding Crowd, Milo Ventimiglia… the list goes on. Basically anyone dark and brooding in anything Im currently watching

  73. Lynsey says...

    Ozzy from survivor

    • Lynsey says...

      Seasons 13 and 16 exclusively

    • Sienna says...

      Yes to this!!!

  74. My one true love died last year (Alan Rickman), and the next two in line (Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt) have suddenly become … problematic. So I’m looking for a new crush. I still do love Benedict Cumberbatch, he’s such an alien otter but it’s his voice and the way he moves – yum.

    • Cece says...

      I’m feeling for you on the loss of the wonderful and sexy Alan Rickman xx

  75. 1. Manish Dayal. Fell in love watching him in The Hundred-Foot Journey- especially towards the end when he is at a cafe in Paris wearing a Burberry trench coat. Also even at the beginning when he was poor…. I loved him every second of the movie. ;)
    2. Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies. My favorite show and he’s the most endearing precious soul.
    3. Chris Pine, Chris Pratt…
    I know I’m forgetting some, but a few of these combined names have made an appearance in my old passwords!

  76. belen says...

    Sam Heughan from Outlander, Milo Ventimiglia in everything but OMG Jack in This is Us, Chris Pratt, Omar Sy dancing in Intouchables and Michel Huisman.
    I even looked up the Intouchables dancing scene to watch it again lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNIiO6_o8Gs

    • JoANN says...

      sam heughan should be against the law

  77. Megan G says...

    Currently, Matthew Rhys. Gah. Swoon. But oddly, only with his American accent. I can’t understand his Welsh. Ha!

  78. Kate says...

    Matthew Le Nevez. More of an Australian celebrity, but very swoon worthy. Just finished watching Offspring on Netflix (so good!!) and loved his character.

  79. Christine Hart says...

    Bill Maher…so smart and funny. I love him even though he needs a haircut.

  80. Dawn says...

    Have met Cillian a few times as I live in Ireland and it’s a small country ;) and he is super talented, lovely, and incredibly charming – just as you’d expect!

  81. Kate OM says...

    Cillian Murphy since Girl With a Pearl Earring!

  82. Maria says...

    My list is long, but I think these three are on the top of my list:
    1) Miguel Bosé (Spanish singer) (since circa 1978 when I was 7 and my crush is still going);
    2) Jon Bon Jovi (still a favorite and will always be); and
    3) Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers hockey team goalie). A sports celebrity totally worth watching even if you hate hockey or sports.

  83. Lily R says...

    Mine is Jimmi Simpson! I adore him. His eyes are the most beautiful shade of blue. And that lopsided grin. OHHHHHH my <3

  84. Vanessa says...

    Mine is Justin Trudeau, Canadian PM. Specifically pictures of him marching in the Vancouver gay pride parade last summer, or welcoming Syrian refugee families, or the one where he helped carry a person in a wheelchair up a flight of stairs in a Montreal subway a few years ago. Actually, my whole family has a crush on him. Even my dad tears up when we mention his name!

    Also, Barack Obama still. And young Joe Biden. Old Joe Biden, too.

    • Noreen says...

      YES! I follow him on Instagram and its swoon worthy!

    • Mindi says...

      This made me laugh, because I completely agree with you both!

  85. Sophie says...

    ALEXANDER SKAARSGARD! He played a terrible husband on Big Little Lies, but he’s still gorgeous. I need to watch his Tarzan movie to get that character out of my head. :)

    • kb says...

      yup. my crush on him started during true blood. haven’t seen tarzan thought, maybe i should watch…

  86. Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano…OMG! I just recently re-watched the entire My So Called Life series and I am obsessed with him again. Also Benedict Cumberpatch….so hot!

  87. I can see how he’s objectively attractive, and I cracked up at your running commentary… but I just can’t. His character as Scarecrow in The Dark Knight freaked me out so much!! *shudders*

    My teenage crush on Ethan Embry (back then from That Thing You Do and Empire Records) has recently been resurrected through Grace and Frankie. He’s so funny and cute and has those soulful eyes….

    • Mirte says...

      Oh yes, he was so terrifying as Scarecrow! I think that’s the main reason I still haven’t watched Peaky Blinders…

      My celebrity crush at the moment is Chris Pratt. Funny and sweet, but also very easy on the eye.

    • Lo says...

      OH YES to Ethan Embry!!! Then and now.

  88. Sharon in Scotland says...

    An English character actor called Conn O’Neill. He pops up in lots of things on the telly and does theatre a lot. I can’t explain why, but he reduces me to a puddle on the floor…………..x

  89. Sheila says...

    Oh, two.

    Ben Schwartz (he played Jean-Ralphio on Parks & Rec and sometimes appears on my boyfriend’s favorite podcast. I’ll only listen to the episodes he is on, which means my boyfriend lets me know when he is on an episode– so I think the bf is onto my crush). He sings show tunes and knows all the Motown songs I grew up loving and I secretly think in an alternate universe he’d be pretty into me too.

    Second would be Charlie Cox. He’s in Daredevil which I haven’t bothered to watch but fell in crush with him when I watched “The Stone of Destiny” while mid-bar study and it’s stuck.

  90. j says...

    phillip seymour hoffman (rip), jim james of my morning jacket, peter sarsgaard, Kristofer Hivju aka tormund giantsbane of game of thrones( jon snow who?)

  91. Ingrid says...

    Thommy Shelby is of course class A ;-) for a long time I had a crush on Gene Hunt from Ashes to Ashes/Life on Mars, or more recently the Japanese character Nobusuke Tagomi in The man in the high castle on amazon ….

  92. valentina says...

    Andy Samberg, for the longest time now! So funny, feminist, and adorable. Plus he loves a collared shirt with a sweater which, like, is the dreamiest.

  93. Lin says...

    Chris Evans has been my celebrity crush now for awhile. He just seems like a genuinely nice guy, and lets not forget about that bod. Heart eyes. <3

    • valentina says...

      And the wonderful ways he and his recent ex (and my true love) Jenny Slate have spoken about each other since they split speaks VOLUMES about what a lovely person he is!

  94. Patricia says...

    David Gahan from Depeche Mode! Serious issues here! lol

  95. Proud Blockhead (aka NKOTB fan) I love their music and the new song is amazing!!! Also the connection that they have with the fans is unique and I feel so special!

  96. Denise says...

    I will say I’ve got a serious onslaught of junk mail after googling all those hunky dudes you all mentioned. Still totally worth it. I forgot to mention Djimon Hounsou. He makes me sweat just looking at him & also has a gorgeous voice & accent.

  97. Louis ck, always and forever. You’d think I’d like him more now that he’s taken to wearing suits, but I actually prefer the untucked, generic black T-shirt look. Much more down to earth. Much more Louis.

    • sans says...

      I feel like Louis ck is the biggest liar in all of Hollywood. So much of his schtick is being a sad sack but you know he must get all the ladies. Funny is so sexy and he has that sad soulful thing going on too!

  98. Berni says...

    Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge), Matthias Schoenaerts (Far from the Maddening Crowd, just OMG), Boyd Holbrook (in Very Good Girls), Johnny Flynn (Lovesick) a, AAAAND, I know he is too young, but if i were a teenager, definitely Dylan Minnete on 13 reasons why, just enough sweetness, nerdyness but also great humor and confidence.

    • Amber says...

      “Matthias Schoenaerts… just OMG”, That pretty much sums it up for me! I’ve watched so many of his films in the last year and that man speaking French makes me weak in the knees.

    • Lena says...

      Matthias Schoenaerts – YES!!! I must’ve watched A Little Chaos 10 times because of him.

  99. Abbey says...

    YES to Tommy Shelby! The ultimate steely bad boy. He makes me feel things.

    Also I cannot help or contain my enthusiasm for the existence of Harry Styles. And Emma Watson. Majors crushes ?

  100. Ali says...

    John Slattery forever! Also, Anthony Bourdain, and Sterling K. Brown. I will always love Timmy Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) from Friday Night Lights.

    • Danielle says...

      YES!!! To Anthony Bourdain!!!

  101. Barb says...

    Oh my god!! ME TOO!!! Every time I tell someone about this show, my husband swears I start blushing haha!

  102. Julia says...

    YASS to Cillian Murphy. Those cheekbones. Those eyes. Swoon. Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba also make me weak in the knees. Maybe it’s the accents??

  103. Jenn says...

    Girl, yes! Tommy Shelby makes my knees weak. But it’s the character, not the actor, who seems kind and lovely and is obviously brilliant, but I’m convinced I’d walk past Cillian Murphy in the street without thinking. Tommy though—oh my. Also, Jamie Dornan. Not that 50 Shades character–but Irish accented, bearded, fidgety Jamie Dornan. Heaven help me. He’s a charm bomb.

  104. Trisha says...

    I have loved reading through these comments! There are no chicks on this list though! I also did not note any because I had a knee jerk reaction…lol….so….
    Adam Driver and Maggie Gyllenhaal!

  105. tsampamama says...

    Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser because he is just a gift to all sighted people everywhere and JAMMF is the King of Men. I find myself saying “damn, he’s so pretty” every time I see him on screen. Outloud. Literally.
    John Cho because he is gorgeous, funny, talented and so underrated it’s a crying shame (shout out to the Asian brothers!). Ryan Reynolds – again, hilarious, gorgeous and Canadian. And Lin-Manuel Miranda because he’s brilliant, hilarious, socially conscious, has a definite (read: liberal) point of view, so heads-over-heels in love with his wife (see every tweet and interview he’s ever done), an awesome son (his comment on being nominated – I gotta get my mom an amazing dress – I can wear any old penguin suit), loyal to the core (said penguin suit was from the same place he got his prom tux and got a shout out on international TV) and because Hamilton.

    • JoANN says...

      Sam Heughan is so gorgeous he should cover his entire body with a caftan like garment because it’s just too rude….I can barely handle looking at him he is just …..l;ski;dlkfj;alskdfjl;aksdjf;kJ

  106. Auður says...

    I am obsessed with Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) on This Is Us right now! Such an amzing dad and husband! And Ryan Gosling :)

  107. Stephanie says...

    Ok, I’m an terribly embarrassed to even say this out loud, but Thomas Ravenal fro My Southern Charm. I know he’s like a D List celeb… but his voice! I’m only on season 1, and I have been warned. This has been one of my favorite posts ever from Cup Of Jo. You ladies are adorable. Xo

    • Stephanie says...

      *from

  108. Cece says...

    All worthy nominees…..But I’ve just seen ‘Lion’, and am still swooning over Dev Patel (you know, the gorgeous kid from ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’?) Well he’s all grown up and a girl could drown in those soulful brown eyes. Would also not say no to Daniel Craig or Kit Harrington.

    • Kaitlin says...

      Xs 100. Dev Patel is the best!!

  109. Melody says...

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael B Jordan and the sweestest Iain De Caestecker although that crush may be more on his character Leo Fitz (Agents of Shield) than him lol.

  110. Sheena says...

    Was bored last week and watched Divergent with low expectations… now I’m totally smitten with Theo James.

  111. Katie says...

    HARDcore crushin on Adam Driver lately. I thought he was so attractive in those long capes in Star Wars, and I’ve loved seeing a sweeter side to him in this season’s GIRLS. I watched Paterson with him last night, and it just further sealed the deal.

    • Rose says...

      100% agree ! Adam Driver is amazingly beautiful and sexy at the same time

    • sans says...

      it drives my kids INSANE that I love kylo ren, but that hair! that voice! those eyes!

  112. Emma says...

    Kicking myself. I met Tom Hiddleston and thought “I don’t get it”. And having started watching “The Night Manager” I would time travel to swoon. Sigh.

  113. SK says...

    Axl Rose! Sexy badass :)

  114. ST says...

    Rufus Sewell–Lord “M” 100%!

  115. Bethany says...

    Always Paul Rudd, John Stewart, Steven Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Adam Scott, and Tom Hardy (Taboo, people)

    • Jessica says...

      Tom Hardy, all the time. But especially in Taboo. That walk.

  116. Inês says...

    Oh, Milo Ventimiglia playing Jack on This is Us…

  117. Lotje says...

    Damon Albarn (Blur) – Vincent Gallo – Jon Hamm (in Mad Men) – Alex James (Blur) – Joaquin Phoenix – Alex Kapranos

  118. Rita says...

    Steven Colbert! There’s just something about an intelligent man with a tremendous sense of humor!

  119. Ana says...

    Omar Sy; (everywhere)
    Matthew Goode; (in everything)
    and Ryan Gosling ONLY if he doesn’t speak and just looks baffled and/or accusatory.

  120. Tessa says...

    First of all, total hunk. Second of all, I LOVE THIS GAME.
    Third, so you know John Shelby in Peaky Blinders? His actual name is Joe Cole and his little brother Finn (also in Peaky Blinders) is such a cutie even though he is legitimately 10 years younger than I am. Anyways, he is also in a newish show Animal Kingdom with the one and only Scott Speedman from Felicity!! Both super cute baby-faced hunks and I have totally had a thing for Scott Speedman since his Felicity days.

    Other than that: Jake Gyllenhaal (also my teenage crush), Stephen Bishop, Aviv Alush (hottest Israeli actor IMO), Sam Heughan OF COURSE, and Dermot Mulroney from My Best Friends Wedding too!!! Funny thing is, none of them are close to what I go for in real life!

  121. Monica says...

    Thanks for this great suggestion! Definitely going to check out Peaky Blinders ;)

    For me it’s definitely Damian Lewis: starting with Band of Brothers, continuing with Homeland and now on Billions – CAN’T GET ENOUGH! :)

  122. Erin says...

    I’m in love with Cillian Murphy as well. You must, must see him in Anthropoid. He’s also brave and impeccably dressed in that. It’s also just a great movie.

  123. Lo says...

    SCOTT PATTERSON / Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls.

    I will never not be attracted to the backward baseball cap, plaid shirt and sweet charm of that character.

    Lo
    http://www.themixtures.com

  124. Liz says...

    I second Richard Armitage in ‘North and South’ and Cillian Murphy in ‘Peaky Blinders’! Both absolutely mesmeric… and I have a huge, HUGE crush on Travis Fimmel in ‘Vikings’ – having said that, I’ve only seen photos of him, because I won’t allow myself to ACTUALLY WATCH the series because I know that my ovaries would just explode. My colleagues all laugh at me when they’re discussing the series and I’m like “nope, I can’t watch it, I’ll just get sad that I can’t actually meet Ragnar Lothbrook”.

  125. Liz says...

    I second Richard Armitage in ‘North and South’ and Cillian Murphy in ‘Peaky Blinders’! Both absolutely mesmeric… and I have a huge, HUGE crush on Travis Fimmel in ‘Vikings’ – having said that, I’ve only seen photos of him, because I won’t allow myself to ACTUALLY WATCH the series because I know that my ovaries would just explode. My colleagues all laugh at me when they’re discuss the series and I’m like “nope, I can’t watch it, I’ll just get sad that I can’t actually meet Ragnar Lothbrook”.

  126. Trisha says...

    Tom hardy always He’s a fantastic actor and has a lovely accent whatever role he plays xx

  127. Totally crushing on Luke Kleintank from Man In the High Castle Right Now.

  128. Laura C. says...

    +500 comments and I found ONLY three with Tom Hiddleston, I mean, are you serious???
    This posts make my day, thank you Jo and readers!!!

  129. Mark Ruffalo
    A young Marlon Brando
    And Jon Hamm – always and forever

    • Jodie says...

      Mark Ruffalo..always. Dang! I forgot about Jon Hamm!

  130. Kate says...

    I am crushing so hard on Dan Rather. His FB posts make me swoon.

  131. Anna says...

    I was having a pot of tea with my baby daughter in a tiny (not at all fashionable) neighbourhood cafe in North London a few years back, and Cillian Murphy walked in and sat down at the table opposite. He was having a meeting about a play he was producing, or as far as I could tell from eavesdropping. He was tiny in real life. Really fine boned. Lovely voice. And no doubt very, very brave too.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      wow!!!! omg love that. thank you, anna.

  132. Caroline, UK says...

    Milo Ventimiglia is my massive crush right now. I’ve been watching This is Us and Gilmore Girls reruns simultaneously and just can’t get enough!!

  133. I’m obsessed with Burton from Banshee!

  134. Dacre Montgomery who plays the Red Power Ranger on the new Power Rangers super cute and his eyes are friendly :)
    A bonus is that his from my state and my age so theres are slight (very slight) chance it will happen between us haha!

  135. Steven Yeun! I even hate Zombie shows, but I’ll watch it because he’s in it. And, hey, we need to see more asian men on these types of lists.

  136. Claire says...

    I agree 1000%! I don’t find Cillian Murphy that attractive but when he’s Thomas Shelby he’s so damn dreamy. The hair, attitude and posture make such a difference! His Brummie (Birmingham) accent and original Irish accent are a win-win as well. :)

  137. Tara says...

    Oh my goodness. Dan Stevens. Jamie Bell. Eddie Redmayne. Gawky British dudes!!

  138. He is definitely a babe! I apparently have a weird one cause mine is Jon Favreau, which no one ever seems to get!
    x Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  139. Ronny says...

    i’m currently crushing hard on Santino Fontana. I watched Crazy Ex-girlfriend and instantly attracted to the character Greg, plays by Santino. He can sing, act and dance. He’s a Tony nomintee. And most important, he’s very cute and has the sweetest voice ever. He has what you called a “friendly baby face” :P

  140. Mary says...

    He’s not even a proper celebrity, but Malcolm on “Survivor” is divine. I was so hoping he’d be my eye candy for this whole season!! Damn you tribal council.

    Also on the list:
    – Sam Heughan (He should be the next James Bond!!!)
    – Michiel Huisman
    – Idris Elba
    – Chris Hemsworth
    – Vincent Cassel
    – Colin Farrell
    – Pedro Pascal, from “Narcos”
    – Matthew Goode

    • Mary says...

      Oh and how could I forget Kyle Chandler?!!! And weirdly, I love Jesse Plemons too.

    • Gabriela says...

      Omg yes on Malcolm.!

  141. Jodie says...

    At the moment Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager !

    • Laura C. says...

      Tom here too!! He’s so handsome!

  142. Andrea says...

    Team Idris. Oh. My. Goodness.

    Also wouldn’t kick Sam Heughan outta bed.

    But I have a soft spot for the brainy, hilarious ones: Stephen Colbert, especially. The way he talks about his wife makes my heart melt.

  143. Gina says...

    YES. The Wind that Shakes the Barley is an Irish film (also on Netflix) that has him in it…so good. Also, I’ll just leave this recording of him reading Yeats here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYJzRfLR50E

  144. Have loved him & those eyes since seeing Disco Pigs …
    a must see for any cillian Murphy fan.

  145. Amy says...

    This is going to sound so weird and “mom nerdy”…but, you guys, I totally have a crush on Chris Kratt circa 2000. Saving the planet and apparently rocking a super toned set of abs…doesn’t get much better than that, ha!

    • Those Kratt brothers really have something going on don’t they? Wild Kratts is my daughters favorite show and she has a clear preference for Martin. Worth noting – most of Wild Kratts show the animated version of the Kratt brothers. My daughters first crush is on an animated, middle aged environmentalist. Not too bad a choice!?

    • Katie says...

      lil 6 year old me had a crush on the Kratt brothers while watching Kratt’s Creatures back in the 90s. So cute and so friendly!

  146. Susan says...

    Santiago Cabrera. He played Joseph in the hbo series Big Little Lies.

  147. Lena says...

    I recently discovered Richard Armitage while watching North & South on Netflix. Move over Mr. Darcy!

    • Joyce says...

      A thousand times yes to Richard Armitage and Mr. Thornton!!