Happy New Year! – Top Ten Hotties

This is as shallow as it gets folks. While we generally hate the tabloid section of entertainment and gossip magazines and web sites and while we never (or almost never) credit or discredit a film based upon how attrractive the stars are, we are still human. So we’d like to take this once a year opportunity, to wallow in the cold shallowness of the sex appeal of the stars. Andrew and Marina (with a little help from co-host Colleen) have put together our hottest looking babes and hunks of the current generation. This is not a list of the sexiest stars of all time. That would be damn near impossible. With one exception, these are current stars and all images were taken in the last year or two (roughly).

Now, when I say shallow, I mean exactly that. This list is in no way based on intelligence, acting prowess, awards or personality. This is strictly physical. The second bit of criteria is that the nominee must be a full fledged movie star. Television actors or musicians need not apply. I generally went with the rule of thumb that the actor or actress must at least have a supporting role in at least three major film releases. But that’s a rule of thumb, not necessarily a prerequisite. Other than that, there’s no criteria; these are just our opinions folks. They may change from year to year or even week to week. Have a gander at the list and post your thoughts. In fact, feel free to post your own top ten. This is some of the most fun film “research” we’ve ever done. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

See all the hotties under the fold…



NAME: Jessica Simpson
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/10/80
APPEARANCES: The Dukes of Hazzard, Employee of the Month, Blonde Ambition, Major Movie Star
WHY WE LIKE HER: We needed a blonde on the list. Seriously though, I’ve grown to like Simpson over just the past few months. Putting aside her horrible singing and acting “career,” she’s a real purty girl. What I like most about her is… her. She doesn’t strike me as the fake, silicon, Pamela Anderson type and likewise, she’s doesn’t seem to be going down the path of the Lindsey Lohan / Paris Hilton skanks. Simpson seems real and probably a genuinely nice person. Oh yeah, and she’s uber-hot.
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NAME: Beyoncé Knowles
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/04/81
APPEARANCES: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Pink Panther, Dreamgirls
WHY WE LIKE HER: What’s not to like? Well, maybe her thug of a boyfriend.
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NAME: Rachel Bilson
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/25/81
APPEARANCES: The Last Kiss, Jumper
WHY WE LIKE HER: At first I thought maybe she’s a bit too young. Then I realized that she’s older than Beyoncé. This is a fine young woman whom I believe will be one of those that just gets better with age. Debate ensued on whether or not to include Bilson. She’s not too well known and not a lot of film cred, but if she ages like Scotch, we’ll all be seeing a lot more of her. On the other hand, she could slip off this list real easily by next year if she’s not careful.
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NAME: Monica Bellucci
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/30/64
APPEARANCES: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Malena, Tears of the Sun, Matrix 2 & 3, Passion of the Christ, Shoot ’em Up
WHY WE LIKE HER: Slipping a few notches this year (mostly due to age and her horrible haircut in Shoot ’em Up), Ms. Bellucci still has me convinced I need to move to Italy. Plus, she’s a living example that proves the anorexic models of Vogue aren’t always what attract men. The healthy, natural curves on this woman are… brrr *chills*.
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NAME: Bridget Moynahan
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/21/70
APPEARANCES: Coyote Ugly, The Sum of All Fears, I,Robot, Lord of War, Prey
WHY WE LIKE HER: She ruins movies just by her stunning presence because she’s so distracting (which for this list is a good thing). This is the kind of woman who steps into a room and everyone stops what they are doing and gawks. She’s 5′ 9½” tall (1.77m), she was at #55 on AskMen.com’s most desirable women and is the best bartender I’ve ever seen.
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NAME: Keira Knightley
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/26/85
APPEARANCES: Bend it Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Love Actually, Domino, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Duchess
WHY WE LIKE HER: While it seems all she can do well are period pieces, Knightley has one of the more exotic looks of all the women on this list. I’d like to cast her as a vampire and see what would come of it. Nearly taking her clothes completely off before soaking herself in cold water in one of my favorite films of the year convinced me to move Keira up the list a couple of notches this year… the accent doesn’t hurt either.
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NAME: Emmy Rossum
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/12/86
APPEARANCES: The Day After Tomorrow, Phantom of the Opera, Poseidon
WHY WE LIKE HER: A newcomer to the list entering at no. 4. Quite a feat for a girl who was jail bait just a couple of years ago. She looks like the most beautiful version of the girl next door. So delicate, yet I want to… well, I can’t mention it in a public forum.
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NAME: Kate Beckinsdale
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/26/73
APPEARANCES: Brokedown Palace, Underworld, Laurel Canyon, Serendipity, Pearl Harbor, Van Helsing, Click, Vacancy
WHY WE LIKE HER: Slipping a couple spots as last year’s reigning champ is Miss Kate. The other actress on this list that completely ruins films with her distracting looks (not that the films she’s in are that great to begin with). I’m actually speechless. Um… I wish she’d quit smoking and then call me for a drink. I think the only reason she’s slipped on the charts is I spent so much time looking at her that the novelty has worn off and I need someone new. I can see Emmy Rossum, Rachel Bilson or even someone new over taking Beckinsdale’s postion in the next year or two. But for now, Kate is comfortably in the top 3 and I need to go watch Laurel Canyon and think happy thoughts.
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NAME: Jessica Alba
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/28/81
APPEARANCES: Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, Good Luch Chuck, Awake, The Eye
WHY WE LIKE HER: Is that a rhetorical question? Let’s just say it ain’t for her Oscar worthy performances. She’s slowly been climbing the charts for me over the past few years and now I finally get it. From just seeing her in the Good Luck Chuck posters and trailers and the many poses and outfits I saw in Awake, I can’t deny it anymore, this girl is for real; with a pair of the most gorgeous, sparkling, baby-doll eyes on the planet.
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NAME: Penelope Cruz
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/28/74
APPEARANCES: Belle epoque, Abre los ojos, All About My Mother, Woman on Top, Blow, Vanilla Sky, Sahara, Volver
WHY WE LIKE HER: Probably no surprise to most readers around here, here’s my wife at #1. Granted I have a thing for latina women – especially that accent, but my love for Miss Cruz is almost unbearable. Her cute mannerisms and sweet, quiet, motherly charm just ooze sensuality. This is the one woman on this list I would marry without hesitation and without getting to know. I already know her and she’s mine -so hands OFF! And not that it matters for this list, but just to put the haters to rest, she can act. Just see any of her Spanish speaking roles – especially Volver (which she was Oscar nominated for) or All About My Mother.
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Three way tie for #11:

Here’s a boatload of other names that didn’t quite make the cut: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Catherine Bell, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Diane Lane, Thandie Newton, Eva Mendes, Roselyn Sanchez, Marissa Tomei, Jessica Biel, Brittany Murphy, Anne Hathaway, Jordana Brewster. Maybe next year ladies.

Now onto the men…



NAME: Harrison Ford (circa 1982)
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/13/42
APPEARANCES: Star Wars, Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Witness, Regarding Henry, Air Force One
WHY WE LIKE HIM: We’re talking Blade Runner Ford here. Oh yes, he was a looker in 1982 now…not so much (unless you’re Calista Flockhart).


NAME: Jason Statham
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/12/72
APPEARANCES: Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Transporter, Crank, Dungeon Siege, War
WHY WE LIKE HIM: Rugged good looks, wicked accent not to mention that he can kick anyone’s ass. You could add him to any action film and I’d be a happy camper.


NAME: Matthew Goode
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/03/78
APPEARANCES: Match Point, The Lookout, Brideshead Revisited
WHY WE LIKE HIM: Sometimes it’s all in the eyes. I’d seen Goode in a few other films but it was The Lookout that did it for me. I could get lost in those eyes… wait, what was I saying?


NAME: James McAvoy
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/21/79
APPEARANCES: Wimbledon, Last King of Scotland, Penelope, Atonement
WHY WE LIKE HIM: The prettiest of the bunch, I have a soft spot for period pieces and the classic men in them. Though the chemistry in Becoming Jane was non-existent, McAvoy made it up to us in spades with the library scene in Atonement.


NAME: Ryan Reynolds
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/23/76
APPEARANCES: Van Wilder, Blade: Trinity, Amityville Horror, Waiting, Smokin’ Aces, Definitely Maybe
WHY WE LIKE HIM: This Vancouver boy has been making a dent in Hollywood and though he has yet to find a winning role, he’s proven that he can provide comedic relief. Not to mention that he looks very nice without a shirt on.


NAME: Chris Evans
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/13/81
APPEARANCES: Cellular, Fantastic Four, Sunshine, The Night Watchman
WHY WE LIKE HIM: Most folks will only remember him as the good looking Johnny Flame but he has some acting chops too. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at Sunshine or Cellular (which, by the way, is a much better film than it should have been).


NAME: Nathan Fillion
APPEARANCES: Dracula: 2000, Serenity, Slither, Waitress, Trucker
WHY WE LIKE HIM: Why Captain Tightpants isn’t a superstar yet, I just don’t know. Watch out world: he’s coming.


NAME: Scott Speedman
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/01/75
APPEARANCES: Duets, Dark Blue, Underworld, The 24th Day, Wierdsville, Adoration
WHY WE LIKE HIM: Yeah, it’s the good looking guy from Felicity. I can’t help myself, I like the earnest looking type.


NAME: Christian Bale
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/30/74
APPEARANCES: Empire of the Sun, American Psycho, Laurel Canyon, Prestige, Batman Begins, Rescue Dawn, 3:10 to Yuma
WHY WE LIKE HIM: Another blond! I’ve been a fan of Bale’s since American Psycho and he rarely disappoints. Not only can this guy act…he looks great doing it too!


NAME: Keanu Reeves
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/02/64
APPEARANCES: Bill and Ted, Speed, The Matrix, The Devil’s Advocate, Sweet November, Constantine, Lake House, The Night Watchman
WHY WE LIKE HIM: Everyone I know would throw their hands up in disbelief if Keanu didn’t top my list. My love for the man dates back to highschool and though some celebrity crushes have come and gone, this one keeps on trucking. Tall, dark and mysterious, my perfect package.


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1. Sam Riely (Control)

2. Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)

3. James McAvoy (Atonement)

4. Harrison Ford (Blade Runner)

5. Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz)

6. John Krasinski (License to Wed)

7. Nicholas D'agosto (Rocket Science)

8. Cillian Murphy (Sunshine)

9. Timothy Olyphant (Hitman)

10. Jason Bateman (Juno, Mr. Magorium)

Honorable Mention. – Michael Eklund (walk all over me), Steve Weibe

(King of Kong)

Not even Close – Paul Giamatti (Shoot 'em up), Slim Twig (Tracy Fragments)

Shannon the Movie Mo

Oh my, I am shocked to see this here! What fun though, and gotta give kudo's to the Canadian dudes! Woot!


1. I think Jessica Simpson is very unattractive. I'm not being unfair, but honestly, if she wasn't famous and I saw her in the mall, I wouldn't look twice. True, Photoshop and camera tricks do wonders for her, but if you ever see candids of the girl… (shudder)

2. I think Amy Adams could be the most adorable female in Hollywood right now and I wish she was on this list!

3. Off the top of my head, I think Kate Beckinsale would hold my number one spot, with Rachel McAdams and Naomi Watts following close behind, then probably Amy Adams, Alba, Bellucci, Knightley, (sometimes) Cate Blanchett, and Jennifer Connelly on there somewhere. Oh, I feel so shallow now.

4. Harrison Ford is the sexiest man that ever lived. And he still is!


Did you miss that girl from INTO THE WILD? Oi.

Ashley Townsend

Guys (HOT):

1. Viggo Mortensen

2. Jake Gyllenhaal

3. Colin Farrell

4. Guy Pearce

5. Heath Ledger

6. Jared Leto

7. Clive Owen

8. Peter Sarsgaard

9. Alan Rickman

10. James McAvoy

Runners-Up: Timothy Olyphant, Ryan Gosling, Adrian Grenier, Gale Harold (only didn't make because he's on TV), Aaron Eckhart.

Girls (I love their style):

1. Maggie Gyllenhaal

2. Rachel McAdams

3. Ellen Page

4. Kate Bosworth

5. Maria Bello

6. Jennifer Aniston

7. Anne Hathaway

8. Sienna Miller

9. Kate Winslet

10. Naomi Watts

Runners-Up: Reese Witherspoon, Keri Russell, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Polley, Kate Mara


Well, I have no opinion on the dudes (although I am a bit surprised Gerard Butler didn't make the cut–isn't he the guy all the girls are hot for these days?), but here's my list of the hottest women in film.

10. Keira Knightley

9. Jennifer Connelly

8. Naomi Watts

7. Salma Hayek

6. Jessica Alba

5. Elisha Cuthbert

4. Michelle Pfeiffer

3. Ashley Judd

2. Nicole Kidman

1. Kate Beckinsale

Marina Antunes

I knew I missed one! 😉


I second Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kate Winslet.

now when are we getting the top ten films post huh?

John Allison

I'm too busy watching Soldier of Orange to post it. 😉

Really though, we are just waiting on one more list and then we can compile it. A few of us were trying to play catch up on a couple of movies just so the list is a bit more complete.

Marina Antunes

My Bad. That was my list we were waiting for. I still didn't manage to squeeze in a viewing of Zodiac and TWBB doesn't open around here until Jan. 11. ONE MORE WEEK!

Andrew James

List should be up sometime tonight Rot. Also the year in review Cinecast will go up tonight as well.

I can't look at this thread anymore. I get too worked up staring Alba boobs and Cruz' everything.

Rusty James

This might come out a little weird but Jennifer Aniston is a straight woman's idea of what an attractive girl looks like. It's a slight misunderstanding.

Andrew James

Had you asked me ten years ago, I would've had Aniston possibly at #1. I got over her. Still, a dream come true for any man. The "shaved" scene in "The Break-up" gets my blood pumping a little.

Rusty James

Marina, I forget but were you the one who was giving me a hard time for not finding "real women" (now there's a despicable euphemism) attractive?

Marina Antunes

Yes….I think that was me. To my credit, I do have Keanu Reeves in the number 1 spot. He's not exactly burning up the charts like he did 10 year ago. And come on…Statham isn't exactly a fresh face….

Rusty James

Yeah but talk about issues with unreal body types! Renolds literally has the fakest six pack air brushed onto him I've ever seen. It definitely seems like a case of

How 'bout a list of unconventional hotties. Not that I think there's anything wrong with conventionally attractive celebrities, have a crush on whoever you want. I just think it might make for an interesting list.

I offer up Kate Sackoff.

Marina Antunes

Yeah, I'd be up for that. I'll work up a list.


Michelle Monaghan would make the list for me, along with Lauren Graham, Monica Bellucci, Selma Blair, and my favorite mechanic, Jewel Staite 🙂

Andrew James

@Rusty In defense of Ryan Reynolds, if you can stomach a shitty movie, see him in The Amityville Horror remake. Those abs aren't air brushed – he's cut like wood. And Kate Sackoff is a TV star, not film – part of our criteria at the top.

Kurt Halfyard

You mean Katie Sackoff's performance in WHITE NOISE 2 isn't getting her magazine covers, $20M+20% of gross, and influence to make changes to future film scripts?

Marina Antunes

Oooooooooo. WN2? Seriously? It pains me that the great Captain was in that. That movie got nailed by the few folks that did see it.