Thursday, November 20, 2008

Top 5: Celebrity Crushes Who RIP

In my quest to inform you of every person I've ever found attractive, ever, I now bring you my top 5 crushes who are no longer of this earth:

1. Marlon Brando - So, Marlon let himself go there near the end, but no one was more gorgeous as a young man. I mean, c'mon. Streetcar! The Wild Bunch! On the Waterfront! Gor-geous. He also basically revolutionized acting and took it from that weird, over the top and forced way of speaking of people like Humphrey Bogart and created real and relatable performances and characters. He had me at: Guys and Dolls

2. Gene Kelly - There's nothing better than a man who can dance and sing really, really well. He had me at: Singin' in the Rain

3. Paul Newman - I actually had this post idea in my brain for awhile now, but then Paul Newman passed away and I felt tacky lusting after him. I got over it in time. I thought Paul was a good-looking older gentleman (those blue eyes were just insane), but when I saw him as a strapping young lad, well, there are no words. He had me at: Cool Hand Luke

4. Clark Gable - Most people pick Cary Grant from this era of Hollywood dreamboats, but I like to mix things up with Clark. Maybe because he played jerks; maybe because he put up with Scarlett O'Hara with aplomb. I don't know what it is, but I like it. He had me at: Gone With the Wind

5. Gregory Peck - Greg (he likes me to call him Greg) played one of my favorite characters in all of literature, Atticus Finch (True confession: To Kill a Mockingbird and All the Pretty Horses were the only required novels I ever actually finished in high school), but it wasn't until I recently watched Roman Holiday that I realized how dreamy he really is...and so tall! *sigh* He had me at: Roman Holiday

Your turn. Which stars of yesteryear make you think, They don't make 'em like they used to?

Sorry, Cary. You just don't do it for me. Jimmy, you were thisclose to making the cut.


Dr Zibbs said...

You're in love with corpses? Man that's sick.

Poobomber said...

Do they have to be dead?

I have/had this thing for Susan Sarandon - see, when I look at her in older movies my logical brain says 'kinda ugly, actually', but there's something about her that made her kinda hot.

Maybe she's dead now, I don't know. She's probably 700 years old now if she's still alive. (I'm kidding.)

Oh, Tippi Hedren in "The Birds" too. She was smokin' hot. Oops, I just Googled her and it says she's still alive. Do they need to be dead? I hope we can pick still-living people, cause I sure don't want to have to kill an old lady to make this comment work.

Falwless said...

Gable over Grant? You're NUTSO!

I looooove Cary Grant. I can't get enough of him. My favorite of his is Holiday. Wonderful film.

Falwless said...

Also, the beginning of this post made me laugh out loud: In my quest to inform you of every person I've ever found attractive, ever...


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Grace Kelly: Beauty personified, and also a homegirl.

Joan Fontaine: So freakin cute. Exactly my type.

Lucille Ball: She's got looks AND she's funny. And red hair.

Kim Novak: My blonde bombshell of choice.

Katherine Hepburn: I kind of want to let her push me around a little.

Andra said...

You know, Red, with comments like "they don't make 'em like they used to", I am beginning to wonder just how old you are turning...:) However, I have to agree that Paul Newman was hotter than ANY actor I can recall!

On a side note...what do you mean you only read TWO required reading books in HS??!! You are letting me down, here...

Also, To Kill a Mockingbird was the shiznit:)

BeckEye said...

I thought this was going to be about celebrities you like who fart a lot.


I agree with all of these choices except for Gable. Ugh. Frankly, my dear, I don't give two shits about that guy.

And as much as I always crushed on Gene Kelly (Pittsburgh boy!) I really always wanted to marry Donald O'Connor because he seemed like so much fun. I've always loved the clowns.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

If Poobomber's 'not dead, but no longer hot' criteria is allowed, I pick Brigitte Bardot, Jane Russell and Raquel Welch. I think they're all still alive, but definitely not hot.

Garney said...

I've been waiting for the ubiquitous necrophilia post.

Is Angela Lansbury still alive?

danielle970 said...

Hot famous dead people. Red, I like where your head's at.

John F. Kennedy, both Sr. and Jr. Both all-American, clean cut boys from New England. I think "preppy" is my equivalent of the normal girl's "bad boy."

Bob Marley. I can so picture myself laying on a Jamaican beach, listening to him sing and passing the...uh...guitar.

Steve McQueen. Not only was he a hottie and a racecar driver, but he was friends with Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. I don't see how one can be cooler than that.

pistols at dawn said...

What? Even I find Cary Grant dreamy. However, I did just watch a Gregory Peck movie, because I'm always trying to figure out what the kids are into, and he's all right, I guess.

Still, after watching Notorious and Spellbound, Ingrid Bergman's a pretty fetching lass. Also, I'm very attracted to Kristy Swanson's film career, which is very dead.

Liz said...

I'm going to be cliche and say James Dean. Honestly though, he really was hottt.

K and/or K said...

Paul's blue eyes...yum! Good call.

McGone said...

I'll be obvious and say "Audrey Hepburn." I don't know how many times I said "Oh my God" while watching "Sabrina." She was absolutely incredible.

And I'll throw another shout out to Grace Kelly. Has anyone in the history of ever said "Shout out to Grace Kelly?"