The List

10 02 2013

This is part of the February Generation Fabulous bloghop. It’s even featured in Huffington PostClick the link at the end of the post to read the  celebrity crushes of the other amazing GenFab bloggers.

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For a while, I thought I was the only one who had a list. You know, the list of the celebrity men that you’re allowed to have a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for. Because that man in your real life would understand and love you so much that when Brad Pitt walks into your life…well, Brad would be so overcome with passion that he must have you immediately. Yeah, THAT list! I didn’t realize other people had a list until there was an episode of Friends about it.

Pitt

Numero Uno on my list is Brad Pitt. But not just any Brad. I want Legends of the Fall Brad. That beautiful tortured bad boy who loved so intensely that he went crazy…in a beautiful way. Real life Brad doesn’t do it for me, Angie can keep him. Even Brad from the movie Troy doesn’t hold a candle to Legends of the Fall Brad. That wild mountain man with those long blond locks blowing in the breeze. Heavy Sigh.
DayLewis

Daniel Day Lewis…now you may be thinking about him in Lincoln and going “Really?” Now, he gives a great performance and I think he should win the Oscar for that role. But no, Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans, Daniel Day Lewis. Another wild man with long flowing locks. My real-life sweetie has never seen that movie. HHhhhmmmmm, I might need to get it for Valentine’s Day.
Neeson

More long flowing locks in this epic period movie with Liam Neeson—Rob Roy. The movie poster copy reads, “He loved one woman. He feared no man.” Maybe I’m picking up a theme as to why certain celebrities are on my list. A strong man’s man who loves a woman so intensely, he would give his life for her. Whew!

Redford

Robert Redford is getting too old for me. But Bob washing Meryl’s hair in Out of Africa. That memorable scene has to be one of the sexiest of all time. Like Meryl, I would buy a farm in Africa and tell him long stories over a great meal, wine and candlelight if he would wash my hair. In the movie, it’s not like camping at all. It’s epic and romantic, and there are no bugs and the water isn’t too cold.
Clooney

Now George is a good-looking man, but real life George may be a little too good looking for me. Not that I wouldn’t go hang with him in Lake Como, Italy. But George Clooney as Dr. Doug Ross on ER. Doug/George was a bit of a bad boy who broke rules and he always had a wicked twinkle in his eye. The episode that was Julianna Margulies’ final episode when she ran into his arms someplace that was not in the ER because he had already left the series to start his movie career. The memory of watching that kiss still makes me melt. I may have to take a break now and go have a glass of wine and take a long bubble bath.

So next time I’m in New Orleans, sitting in a French Quarter bar (because this could happen in that old magical, romantic city), when someone from The List wanders in and our eyes lock from across the crowded room, all I can say is, he’d better be in character, because this is MY fantasy.


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38 responses

10 02 2013
Sharon Greenthal

I would have to agree with you about Robert Redford in “Out of Africa.” Despite my usual lack of interest in blonde men, he took my breath away in that film.

10 02 2013
conniemcleod

Yes Sharon, he was especially gorgeous in that role.

10 02 2013
midlifecrisisqueen

Connie:
I think you are in love with movies, not men… Oh well, there’s a lot to be said for our rich fantasy lives!

10 02 2013
conniemcleod

Laura Lee, you are correct! It’s the fantasy they represent. I know the difference. I’ve got my real life hero in my real life.

10 02 2013
Karen D. Austin

Oh, I am supposed to be doing homework for my sociology of aging class, but now I want to run to Netflix and see a movie. *Swoon*

10 02 2013
conniemcleod

I understand Karen. I feel the need to watch all these again.

10 02 2013
Cathy

My problem (not really) is the fact that the movie actors I love have all passed on: Cary Grant, William Holden, Spencer Tracy, James Stewart. I am a black and white classic movie addict! I can understand your list, though. It’s not too hard to understand why you named any of them!

10 02 2013
conniemcleod

Cathy, I love your list and b&w movies too. Sabrina, An Affair to Remember, Roman Holiday…

11 02 2013
Carpool Goddess (@CarpoolGoddess)

Robert Redford in Out of Africa. The best!

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

A classic

11 02 2013
Mindy

Memories, like the corners of my mind… That’s the one I’ll take. Terrific post–moneyed to limit yourself to one fantasy man…a little of this one, and a little of that. After all, as you say, it is your fantasy.

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

And our fantasy should be what we want it to be!

11 02 2013
Ginger Kay

Men who are passionately in love and faithful is not a bad crush at all. (Last of the Mohicans, though – the whole time I was watching it I was thinking, “This wasn’t in the book.”

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

Ginger, you’re right, that passionate and faithful quality it the turn on.

11 02 2013
Bonnie

Hmmm. I think I agree on everything…except Brad would be from Thelma and Louise. Yup. I know he got those poor girls in all that trouble by taking their money. But there was just something about him in that movie.

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

Bonnie, I’m glad there’s enough of Brad to go around.Thelma and Louise Brad is all yours!!!LOL

11 02 2013
haralee

A great list and I would stay out of your way in the cafe just in case!

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

HAHAHAHA

11 02 2013
Renee Baribeau (@PracticalShaman)

Quite the list and memory. You are as stated above a consummate movie lover. I love the depth.

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

Thanks Renee!

11 02 2013
Donna Highfill

You have excellent taste in men. And, I agree – that “Out of Africa” combined two of the sexiest things in life. Robert Redford and someone washing your hair. I venture to say there are few sex scenes that were more arousing to women.

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

Donna, it’s makes me sigh to just think about it.

11 02 2013
joyweesemoll

I find my celebrity crushes have more to do with roles than actors most of the time. Maybe my crushes should really be on script writers!

11 02 2013
conniemcleod

You are correct! We should have crushes on writers!!

11 02 2013
Amanda Fox

My post is scarily similar to yours, Connie. A few different guys maybe, but it’s still the same premise – it’s the characters in the movies that get to me. And that last comment that Joy made about having crushes on the writers, I just made it on my blog without having seen this yet! OMG, I think we women think too much alike – we are the same people just living in different bodies. 🙂

12 02 2013
conniemcleod

Amanda, when I read yours, I really wasn’t even sure of how to respond. I think we can just say, great minds think alike.

11 02 2013
BigLittleWolf

Liam Neeson. In anything. H.O.T.

12 02 2013
conniemcleod

Yes indeed!

12 02 2013
lisaweldon

Robert Redford still rules. Lawdamercy, he’s still hot!

12 02 2013
conniemcleod

YES!

12 02 2013
The Chloe Chronicles

What great choices! Legends of the Fall Brad was the best. My husband would surely understand if Legends of the Fall Brad showed up on my doorstep. I’ve never seen Last of the Mohicans. Isn’t that a shame? But I have seen Rob Roy. Like a hundred times. Every time he tells Jessica Lange that it isn’t the baby’s fault, and then goes off and slaughters that bad guy? Pure love. Liam Neeson was so hot in that movie.

I do sense a theme. It’s one I share with you. Strong men with deep hearts who would die for the love of their lives? Yep.I’m sure my husband would understand.

12 02 2013
conniemcleod

Chloe, do yourself a favor and get Last of the Mohicans. Your husband will be glad you did.

12 02 2013
Yvonne Wray (@yvonnewray)

Yes, Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans as a man caught up in a changing world doing what he can to bring those he loves through it, gorgeous.

12 02 2013
conniemcleod

Yvonne, so glad you agree!

12 02 2013
Melinda Ehrlich Oliver

You know I agree with all you have here Connie as there were many glasses and wine and laughter in the evolution of your list. My top pick from your list is definitely Daniel Day-Lewis in Last of the Mohicans. No, all of that romance was not in the book but the portrait of a violent clash of cultures and a changing world was what the book was about and I think the movie portrays that with some hotness to boot! I have a poster of him running through the massacre to get to his woman, long locks flowing, tomahawk gripped in his hand…long sigh.

12 02 2013
conniemcleod

I love all the cackling we’ve shared over this list over the years. I think we need to watch this again next time we get together.

14 02 2013
Helene

Legends of the Fall Brad … do you hear my heart pitter pattering? I also never saw Last of the Mohicans. Off to update my Netflix list.

15 02 2013
conniemcleod

Helene, let me know what you think after you watch it!!!

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