Yes, this post confirms that we here at Hollywood Crush can find any holiday to celebrate the hotness of Hollywood’s hunks (did you see yesterday's Earth Day post?). So, in honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday, we've rounded up some of the greatest men to grace the silver screen in adaptations of the Bard’s greatest masterpieces. Sonnets and steamy make-out sessions with hot babes: we think we might be on to something.
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Romeo + Juliet"
We probably only need to point out the aquarium scene as evidence to why Leo is so delicious in the classic '90s flick, directed by "The Great Gatsby" helmer Baz Luhrmann. Leo’s often-replicated floppy haircut, his boyish good looks and the way he wears a Hawaiian shirt is so hot that it’s no wonder Juliet defied a family feud to make out with him in a pool.
In case you haven’t noticed, we here at Hollywood Crush really, really appreciate good-looking guys. So, you can imagine that we get pretty stoked when they happen to come in DNA-sharing sets. And, as it turns out, Hollywood has plenty of brothers to keep us swooning for days. So, we rounded up the current crop of hottie siblings that you might just describe as Baldwins.
Liam and Chris are two of the most strapping guys in La La Land. They look like Disney princes brought to life, which definitely explains Liam’s career trajectory. (By the way, did we mention that they are Aussie-surfer hot to the next level?) And, just when we thought we couldn’t get enough of the “Hunger Games” hottie and his hammer-wielding brother, there’s a third one named Luke. Any more lurking around, guys?
Just like there are now three Hemsworth brothers to lust after, we decided this week to pay homage to another set of hot siblings. As it turns out, there’s another Skarsgård brother that gets our pulses racing. Shout out to Alexander’s baby brother, Bill, that star of the new Netflix series, “Hemlock Grove.” Alex, welcome Bill to the Hump Day Hottie Club.
Check out this dreamy photo of Bill, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: This 22-year-old grew up in Sweden (obvi), and if you think that Bill is a bland a name for this Swede, think again. His very Scandinavian full name is Bill Istvan Gunther Skarsgard. Um, hot. And, in addition to following in the footsteps of his brother, Alexander, his dad is also a big-time actor. You might know him as Stellan Skarsgård.
This year's MTV Movie Awards features an exciting new category: Best Shirtless Performance. Though the nominees are set for 2013, the lucky MTV Sneak Peek Week attendees who got an early look at Aubrey Plaza's "The To-Do List" discovered a man who could be a contender in next year's shirtless showdown. Former "Friday Night Lights" hunk Scott Porter apparently gets very topless in the movie, which is something Aubrey claimed she was responsible for.
"He told me I was great all the time, and he never had his shirt on, which I requested—even when we weren't filming. And that made me feel safe. I don't know why," she told MTV News.
We've spent all week being squeezed between the digital pecs of every MTV Movie Awards nominee for Best Shirtless Performance, and at this point, we've seen it all. Channing Tatum has graced this blog with his shirtless dance moves; Taylor Lautner stripped down in the rain; Ted mixed us a dirty martini; and Daniel Craig rose up out of the ocean like a beefcake submarine. Ayooooogah, ladies. But in this week-long retrospective of our five fine shirtless performers, we may have just saved the best for last. Up today? It's Christian Bale, whose shirtless convalescence from a broken vertebrae in "The Dark Knight Rises" was an extraordinary show of strength in the face of adversity—and, more importantly, an extraordinary show of naked torso in the face of everyone. Unf.
But long before Bane broke Batman's magnificently-defined back, Christian was taking his top off all over Hollywood—showing us the goods that would one day net him this much-coveted nomination for Best Shirtlessness. And if you take a peek at our GIF retrospective of his shirtless oeuvre, you'll see that he's clearly spent his entire career planning for this moment.
Every day this week, we're celebrating the upcoming 2013 MTV Movie Awards with a special focus on one particular category of nominees: the beefcake buffet of contenders for Best Shirtless Performance. Channing Tatum ("Magic Mike"), Daniel Craig ("Skyfall"), Taylor Lautner ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2")—it's been quite the countdown thus far, with each of these fine specimens on glorious display in GIF retrospectives featuring the best moments from their personal shirtless oeuvre. But today, we're taking a break from the topless-only club, and going a step further: into the territory of Live Nude Bears.
Yep, it's Ted's turn.
Given voice by Seth MacFarlane, the foul-mouthed, drug-abusing, womanizing Ted is an unlikely object of desire...except that we just can't stop wanting to smoosh our faces into his furry little belly. So let's take a look at the things that make his performance so special, shall we?
This year's Best Shirtless Performance category at the MTV Movie Awards isn't just a superior showcase of unfettered man flesh; it's also the first and last opportunity for Taylor Lautner, Hollywood's most famous shirtless werewolf, to take home a tub of Golden Popcorn in specific appreciation of all his magic shirtless moments in "The Twilight Saga." (At least until or unless he receives a Lifetime Achievement Award for Abdominal Awesomeness, which, let's be real, is absolutely going to happen at some future Oscars ceremony.)
And since Taylor's torso already has a cult following of millions, it's not like we really need to do a GIF retrospective of all his most marvelous topless moments in preparation for the big night on April 14... but hey, since we're here.
Chadwick Boseman has us swooning. And it might have something to do with the way he looks in a uniform. The actor portrays baseball great Jackie Robinson in the film "42," out this week on the big screen. So, that makes him the perfect candidate to be this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Chadwick, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 30-year-old was born in South Carolina before settling down in Brooklyn. Before Hollywood came knocking, Chad proved he was a bit of a smarty pants. He attended Howard University and then went on to to take his hotness abroad studying at the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford. And, by the way, this scholar/actor is currently single.
by Todd Gilchrist
Although Seth Rogen started his career with a few extra pounds, he's slimmed his cuddly frame down to something slightly more athletic as he's taken on physical roles in films like "The Green Hornet." But when pressed to pick a favorite among the nominees in the MTV Movie Awards' hotly contested Best Shirtless Performance category, Seth admitted he was out of his league when it came to "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum.
"What is that muscle?" Seth asked when shown a picture of Channing in a bow tie and nothing else. “I’ve literally never seen that muscle.”
Last night marked the kick-off of our annual Sneak Peek Week, a summer movie preview leading into the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. And for our auspicious first film we started at the end: "This Is The End," starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson.
Seth, Danny and Jay were on hand to chat with our own Josh Horowitz about all things apocalyptic, but of course, the discussion eventually turned to their upcoming projects. And if you're a Zefron enthusiast, you're definitely going to want to perk up for this:
Hours before our cameras rolled, Seth and Zac appeared in front of a very different set of lenses, shooting scenes for their upcoming comedy "Townies." And just to paint the complete picture, the shots in question featured Seth and Zac, sans tops, standing in front of an Abercrombie & Fitch.
"He's hilarious, and he plays the head of a fraternity, and he's really funny in it," Seth explained.
And just because Seth is a married man (he tied the knot with actress Lauren Miller in 2011), that doesn't mean he's immune to the charms of a certain actor's chestal region.