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Who’s Your Celebrity Crush?

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Ok, very important question: who’s your celebrity crush these days? Mine is this dreamboat…

Rami Malek

Rami Malek. Be still my heart. As the Globe and Mail said, “he’s mostly eyes… thousand-mile eyes.”

Rami Malek

Did you see him play Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody? That’s the first time I saw him act, and I was like, WHO IS THAT.

Here’s a fascinating video of Malek (right) and Mercury (left) side by side. Both performances are phenomenal. “There are things he does with that microphone that defy what the mere mortal can do,” says Malek. “He whips around with it with, you know, violence at times, with elegance. He uses it as the air guitar, sometimes right in front of one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Brian May. So, as Brian May is crushing it on guitar, here is Freddie Mercury air-guitaring. And it is still a magnificent thing to watch. It’s so compelling, and only he could get away with that.”

Of course, I’ve watched him on all the talk shows, like Jimmy Fallon, above.

And he can laugh at himself! Here, he’s joking about an awkward moment with Nicole Kidman. I may have even watched him read a children’s story?

Rami Malek

Too much! I can’t take it!

Who’s your celebrity crush these days? Please spill the beans below:)

P.S. More celebrity crushes, and 14 great reader comments on dating.

  1. Emma says...

    James Spader (in pretty much any form). Pretty in Pink? Sure! In the courtroom on Boston Legal? Yup. Shooting a gun on the blacklist? Obviously. Even as the voice of the bad guy in the Avengers. I don’t know what it is exactly but it isn’t really even physical attraction. My partner thinks its because he is so quick witted and sharp tongued.

  2. I fell in love with him on Mr robot which he won an Emmy for. He is SO GOOD on mr robot and it was his breakthrough role. When my hubs and I heard he was going to play Freddie Mercury we were really excited. Where rami goes we go. Some fun bit of trivia, to get acting jobs, he was a pizza delivery guy and would put his headshot and resume in every pizza because hello, this is LA. Eventually he got a call from a casting agent he delivered pizza to which got him his first ever job: on Gilmore girls. And I remember him so well from that small speaking role and loved him all the way back then!!

  3. Anna says...

    Mahershala Ali

  4. Emil says...

    Morten Harket from the mid-80s! Why haven’t we figured out time travel, yet?

  5. DeannaV says...

    Jon Hamm as Don Draper mmmmmm!

    Have you seen Remi Malek in the series “Mr. Robot”? So good!

  6. Lauren says...

    Ha ha, I want to like this comment a thousand times.

  7. Ash says...

    Paul Rudd <3

    • Keri says...

      Gael Garcia Bernal, all the way! He’s awesome in every single movie and show he does. *swoon*

    • Anna says...

      Yes!

  8. Cynthia says...

    Really? Chris Hemsworth!! I just can’t be alone in this?!?

  9. Yuu says...

    Park Seo Joon. Can act, can cook, charismatic.

  10. Maggie says...

    Jason Momoa. No explanation needed.

  11. Lindsay says...

    Oh Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. Be still my heart.
    Oh! And Prince Harry, always Prince Harry. Sigh.

  12. VC says...

    OMG SAME!!!! I have been crushing so hard on Rami Malek after seeing Bohemian Rhapsody (and by extension, Freddie Mercury (I know, right??))

    I’ve devoured every interview, article, podcast featuring Rami and gone down the rabbit hole on All Things Queen.

  13. Julia says...

    Nobody else here for Michael Che?! Come ON!

  14. Noelle says...

    Oh my gosh – your celebrity crush posts always get me hooked! I haven’t seen Rami in anything at all and I just spent way too much time watching these clips and just emailed my husband that we need to watch Bohemian Rhapsody. Your other post on Cilian Murphy and Peaky Blinders also got me totally on hooked on that show (and Cilian!!!)

  15. Oscar Isaac.. when he speaks Spanish or sings and plays guitar, be still my quivering loins! Honorary mentions: Viggo Mortensen, Charlie Hunnam (from my hometown!) Michael Fassbender, Taika Waititi (NZ director/actor), Pedro Pascal, Mark Ruffalo, Rashida Jones, Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye, Troye Sivan

    • Jackie says...

      Oscar Isaac, totally! Even loved him Star Wars, and that says a lot.

  16. Bradley Cooper as Jackson only. Not as himself (no offence, Bradley!) but omg as his character in A Star Is Born is HOTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!

    • Jackie says...

      Yes, definitely not as himself, but totally as Jackson!

  17. Rebecca Biscocho says...

    Robert Downey, Jr. and John Krasinsky!

    • Katie says...

      DAN LEVY!!! His pan character in schitts creek is the hottest and his rings and adorable sweaters and eyebrows and anxiety and humor. SO HOT!!

  18. JoLynn says...

    Nacho Figueras: Professional polo player, Ralph Lauren model, devoted husband and father and THAT accent.
    Pure perfection!

  19. Martha Patterson says...

    You and I think the same…Rami is absolutely adorable, inside and out! So talented!

  20. Masha says...

    I had a dream that Rami was the next Bachelor because of this post! 😂

  21. Heidi says...

    Oh gosh… I have only one all time favorite: Caetano Veloso!!!! Never mind he is my dad’s age.

  22. Jenn says...

    Jason. Statham. So bad a**, but so distinguished and sexy in a sweater. 😂

  23. Julia says...

    The Turkish actor Kivanc Tatlitug – OMG! I have recently fallen down the rabbit hole of Turkish serials (saw this guy on Seyit and Sura on Netflix) and now watching every show this guy has been on. Those blue eyes………total dreamboat.

    • rachel s says...

      good lord. i could get lost in those blues

  24. Rhonda says...

    Johnny Depp. I just can’t quit him.

  25. Amy says...

    Mine depends on what I am binging (Gabriel Macht -Suits,
    Taylor Kitsch-FNL, Rob James-Collier- Downton Abbey), and Ethan Hawks forever!

    • Amy says...

      ^Hawke (ugh, autocorrect)

  26. Vanessa says...

    Javier Bardem, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Momoa, Diego Luna, James Purefoy, and Clive! Owen! :D

  27. H says...

    Richard Madden. In Bodyguard (on Netflix). You’re welcome, everyone. And Nick Kroll.

  28. JB says...

    I LIVE for Jamie Dornan. Not 50 Shades of Grey Jamie, no no no. Take that away. I’m talking Serial killer—The Fall—Jamie.
    Killing me softly. Delicious.

    • Kaitlin says...

      Oh yes. 100Xs yes. My friends and I (who were watching The Fall at the same time) had a group text named something hilariously disturbing for the uninitiated like “serial killer fan club” or “Paul Spector = sexy.” The dreamiest.

    • Sarah says...

      Yesssssss that beard!!! Glad I’m not alone in crushing on a serial killer

  29. Meredith Hake says...

    Jake Gyllehaal! Ever since bubble boy.

  30. LS says...

    Sam Heughan from Outlander. That Scottish accent and body. Phew :)

    • Gabrielle says...

      Girl. Same.

    • Vicki says...

      Same!!! 😍

    • PRAISE THE LORD FOR SAM HEUGHAN. *swoons*

    • Cheryl says...

      Samsies.
      Only when I watch interviews and stalk him I feel like he’s incredibly nervous in real life. Poor Sam, he’s only human and we’re all in love with this fictional Perfect Man created by (who else?) a woman.

  31. Lucy says...

    Matt Damon, forever and ever
    Javier Barden
    Chris Pratt
    Jude Law (sexy Dumbledore??)
    Tina Fey

    • Meghan says...

      Haha I found sexy Dumbledore SO disorienting!

  32. Eszter says...

    Current crush: Timothèe Chalamet, and then the forever major crush must be Clark Gable (oh Rhett!) :) I love a good mustache!

  33. Jax says...

    Rufus Sewell. That voice, those eyes, the cheekbones. The presence!

    • Vanessa says...

      omg yes I thought I was the only onnnneeee #dangerousbeauty !!

    • Eve says...

      Hahaha me too! My goodness. Anything he’s on, I’ll watch.

    • Jackie says...

      Dangerous Beauty! On Netflix now. I can’t believe how many times I watched it as a teenager! When my husband saw it with me recently, he was like, THIS IS PORN!

  34. Eszter says...

    Current crush: Timothèe Chalamet and then my forever crush gotta be Clark Gable 🙈 (oh Rhett!) I just love a good mustache.

  35. Jax says...

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Garret Hedlund, Timothee Chalamet (sp), Armie Hammer, Chris Messina, Q-Tip, Lakeith Stanfield, Melvil Poupaud, Van Hunt, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean, Harry Shum, Matthew Goode, Charlie Hunman, Kid Cudi. That’s just the dudes!

    • Jax says...

      Also crushin’ on both Antoni and Karamo in Queer Eye.

  36. Jo says...

    John Hamm forever, takes my breath away whenever I see a picture of him, I could not deal to see him in person I would just go to water

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha

    • Samantha says...

      Agreed a thousand percent! He is just gorgeous. 😍

  37. Alina says...

    Hahaha I love how many comments there are! Best topic!!! Mine is Max Minghella. Live for him in Handmaids Tale every week (and miss him the rest of the year….).

    • Jackie says...

      Have you seen him in that The Killers music video? I watch it a lot because he is amazing in it and I kind of wish I was the housekeeper girl that gets swept away by him :)

  38. Grace says...

    Mathieu Amalric! Love love love his performance in the diving bell and butterfly. So gentle and romantic

  39. MRegina says...

    Jason Bateman and Paul Rudd – smart, funny, boyish charm… yes, please. And Jon Hamm, yes – but that’s not so much a crush/backup husband thing as a “I’ll meet you at midnight” kind of thing. For him, I might be able to stay up past midnight. ;)

  40. Lauren says...

    Yay! My list goes:

    Marlon Brando
    [huge gap]
    Adam Driver
    John Mayer (can’t help it!)
    Jason Segel (same)
    Gabriel Byrne
    Viggo Mortensen

    Girl crushes: Rachel Weisz, Kiera Knightley, Rosario Dawson, Michelle Trachtenberg

  41. Sandra says...

    Have you watched “Night at the Museum” with your boys? You’ll have another chance to see your crush only about 10 years younger. :-)

  42. Denise says...

    The Avett brothers❤️❤️❤️

    • JSS says...

      Yeeessssss! But mostly Scott Avett- His intense eyes and that voice!

  43. Lulu says...

    Nelsan Ellis will always be a huge crush. Rest him.
    Lou Diamond Phillips. Alaina Huffman. Robert Sheehan. Manny Jacinto. Alexander Skaarsgard. Angela Bassett. Misha Collins. Manny Montana. So much talent and eye candy out there these days. 😈🥰

  44. Leslie says...

    Bill Hader. So adorable, so breathtakingly funny, and gets better with age. Watching his reveal his director genius with Barry has been 👌🏻. He’s also newly single, I think, and that’s been difficult for me, ha! :)

    • Esperanza says...

      Two words: The. Rock.

      Dwayne Johnson can bench press me any time, any where.

      I actually have a sort of embarrassing story about my undying love for The Rock. Years ago, I adopted an English Bulldog who became my BABY. I used to tell everyone that his “father” was The Rock. I kept the name his previous owners gave him (Cash), but just added Johnson as his last name as a tribute to my forever-crush.

      My family + friends thought I was crazy, but called him “CJ” right along with me.

  45. Emily says...

    Jesse Williams. He plays Jackson Avery on Grey’s Antotomy. Oliver Hudson. Matt Czuchry.

    • Sarah says...

      Yes, those eyes! So many cute doctors on Grey’s. Giacomo Gianniotti! (Who plays Dr. Deluca)

  46. Alice says...

    Colin Firth!

    • mindi says...

      Forever and ever, amen.

    • Michelle Jacques says...

      Pride and Prejudice, the lake scene forever!! 🥰

  47. Jt says...

    Let’s see… Tom hiddleston, jeff goldblum, hugh jackman, rami (since the very first mr robot episode), hugh laurie, colin firth…
    Anyone with me ?

    • Bea says...

      Tom Hiddleston!!!! Oh my oh my. And Colin Firth.

  48. emily says...

    oooooo…I looooove Trevor Noah, Hassan Minaj, and Daveed Diggs…YES I DO.

    • Katie says...

      Bill Hader! I just think he’s so funny, genuine and cute. Plus he reminds me of my husband :)

  49. Rosalie Barlow says...

    I’ve been crushing on Rami Malek too. He just has this other worldly vibe 😍

  50. Emily says...

    Michael Fassbender, forever and ever, amen.

    • JTA says...

      Me too. The crush is visceral too. Like the woozy feeling of my first middle school crush. He is so hot.

    • Hayley Putnam says...

      Yeeeeees girl!

    • Lauren says...

      AMEN

  51. Rita says...

    Several obvious ones (Armie Hammer, Idris Elba, Jude Law) and then… Ira Glass!

    • Twyla says...

      YAAASSS Ira Glass!!

  52. Wink says...

    Haven’t had the chance to read all of these yet. Wondering if I’m alone in my adoration of Sam Rockwell? Call me crazy, but I LOVED him as Chuck Barris in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” That seedy, wise-guy charm! Plus, he can dance. Also amazing in “Moon.” Other faves: Mark Ruffalo, esp. in “The Kids are Alright” and Oscar Isaac in “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

    • Kelly says...

      Same three!

    • Wink says...

      Bee–how have I never seen this video before? MY LIFE IS COMPLETE! So nice to know there’s more love for Sam out there. Wish we three could have a movie night. Popcorn, wine and SAM!

    • Lora says...

      Forever Sam. I crushed hard after his role as Zaphod Beeblebrox…but The Way Way Back is where I fell head over heels.

  53. C says...

    Ok, my big time always crush is Rick Astley (dating myself yes). But, at 15 he was IT. And that voice, OMG. I’ve seen him twice in the past few years touring with the new album and he looks better than ever, that voice can still melt me and has such a great humbleness about him.

  54. Christi says...

    I’m with you….especially when he plays the masculine elegant!! Le Sigh

  55. kash says...

    William Jackson Harper, who plays Chidi on The Good Place!

    i swoon. SWOON.

    and i’m still carrying a torch for jake johnson. nick miller forever. AND… priyanka chopra’s never been hard to look at. and she’s so charming!

    • Jackie says...

      Chidi! So great.

  56. ES says...

    We’ve been watching Schitt’s Creek a lot recently and I’m not going to lie… HELLO Daniel Levy

    • Ellen says...

      ME TOO. David and Patrick’s romance gives me all kinds of butterflies! They’re my favorite tv couple and a big part of it is the adorableness (and hilariousness) of Daniel Levy.

  57. Mine are Jude Law #thankjudeitsfriday and Taron Egerton

  58. Rachel* says...

    I started watching Riverdale after Luke Perry passed and must say that I’ve been crushing on current-day Skeet Ulrich. Yes, please! My long-standing crushes include Ryan Gosling and Donald Glover (Childish Gambino).

    • Jax says...

      Yes! Skeet Ulrich when he was younger too…
      on the other end of the spectrum, Idris Elba.
      Also Nicholas Hoult.

      Rich subject!

  59. OK I scrolled through so many and could not find my people anywhere…WHERE ARE MY JEFF GOLDBLUM PEOPLE!?!?!
    He is dapper, smooth, and very sweet. I met him at Boston Comic Con. He is HEAVEN.

    • Madeline B says...

      Lord YES. I saw him play with his jazz band at Le Poisson Rouge, and I complimented his shirt so he pUT MY HAND ON HIS CHEST SO I COULD FEEL IT. He smelled amazing. He said my shoes were fabulous. He is undoubtedly the love of my life

    • Karen says...

      Right there with you! I mentioned him below with Tucci & Tilda. Love the Goldblum.

    • Vanessa says...

      Yes yes yes and sort of lovably gangly and odd. :)

  60. Lisa Vanterpool says...

    John Oliver. Give me quick wit and an accent I’m instant putty.

    • Mimi says...

      Yes to this! This also applies to my love of Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones.

  61. Laura says...

    Paul Newman from his younger years for sure! Also, be still my heart, Tom Hardy could eat a million crackers in my bed! That man just makes me salivate ;)

  62. T says...

    Stanley Tucci – no idea why – just……..yeah……

    • Vanessa says...

      In my house we call him “The Tucc” (tooch) and my husband and I both kind of love him. Did you know he’s married to Emily Blunt’s sister? I don’t know why that tickles me, but it does…

  63. Sally says...

    I go through phases with different men. ;) At the moment, having just watched ‘Mindhunter’ on Netflix, and ‘Looking’ via Amazon, I’m currently obsessed with Jonathan Groff. To the extent of watching bootlegs on YouTube of him in Spring Awakening 12 years ago!
    He’s just so sweetly charming, and handsome and… everything.
    Unfortunately, the fantasy is a little hindered by the fact he’s gay, but that doesn’t stand in the way of my dreams. :)

    • Kristin says...

      Oh gosh, yes! Me too!! We lived in Lancaster, PA when he was a teen and appearing in local theater, so I am thrilled that we probably saw him in person…just wish I remembered it!

  64. Dana says...

    Rami Malek! I love that sexy weirdo. I heard someone say that “it looks like his eyes are trying to escape his face,” but I still think he’s handsome and endearing. He was great in The Pacific and just mind-blowingly good in Mr. Robot. I’m here for whatever’s next, Rami.

    Celebrity crushes forever are Alexander Skarsgård and 1954 Paul Newman, though.

  65. alex says...

    Geoff Goldbloom SWOOON

  66. Lizeth says...

    Uuughh Jamie Dornan. Especially when he speaks with his accent. Kill me.

  67. Min Zhang says...

    Cate Blanchett!

    I thought the actor who played Pi in Life of Pi had beautiful eyes when I watched that movie years ago. I just realized that my boyfriend looks like him a little bit, lol.

    Gong Yoo, a Korean Actor, is also super attractive!

    • Min says...

      Oh, and Camille Cottin from the French show Call my agent! Total crush!

  68. Sheena Moore says...

    Joanna, have you seen pictures of Rami and his twin brother, Sami? Google them. Sami attends a lot of the red carpet events with Rami. They look very similar except Sami has more facial hair.

    • Renata Rocha says...

      Mark Ruffallo <3

  69. Tammy says...

    Michael B. Jordan, Charlie Hunnam, and lately Joel Kinnaman *swoons*

    • Vanessa says...

      Joel Kinnaman is amazing – I love him on Altered Carbon. Perfection! *chef kiss* also love Michael B Jordan and his melty brown eyes :)

  70. alexis says...

    Oh my gosh. Winona. And Keanu. Forever and ever.
    River Phoenix forever and ever.

    Also Tilda, Maggie Cheung, Jenny Lewis, Eric Bana, Luke Wilson, Benicio del Toro, Eddie Redmayne, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Goode, Michael BAE Jordan, Ezra Miller.

    And characters: Jax Teller and Daniel Desario.

    • Jax says...

      Maggie Chung! And then I’d gave to add her costar, Tony Leung, from the beautiful In the Mood for Love.

  71. Denise says...

    Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa appearing onstage together at the Oscars nearly blew. my. mind.

  72. Jason Momoa. He’s so in love with his life and his family. Happiness and kindness and hotness all wrapped up in one big Aquaman.

    • Jax says...

      Speaking of Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet and her gorgeous daughter, Zoe Kravitz.

  73. karen says...

    Yes, to Cillian Murphy! Tucci, Goldblum, Tilda, and at 16 Julian Sands….why oh why couldn’t he learn how to act.

    • Sarah says...

      Dan Levy! Alex Trebek! Antoni Porowski! Samira Wiley!

  74. Em says...

    What? No Eric Bana! People, people, people!

    • emily says...

      ooo here for Eric Bana

    • Lexi says...

      Romesh Ramanathan, David Mitchell, Dawn French, Louis Theroux. Not sure why they’re all British (I’m Australian). Hugh Jackman (my husband looks/sings like him FTW)

  75. Sara says...

    Padma Lakshmi forever. Total dreamboat in every way.