Leading Men We’re Burnin’ For
Moviegoers are in for one hell of a blockbuster season this summer. With all the sequels, prequels, and long-anticipated epics slated for release, there will be no shortage of box office smashes. But even more important is that these movies are a good source of your daily recommended leading man! Here are some of this summer’s hunkiest blockbuster hunks:
Hugh Jackman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Role: Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine
Why He’s Hot: Not only does he wear a tight-fitting wife beater throughout the film, accentuating his muscular physique and tough Wolverine persona, but he gets nekkid, too!
Chris Pine, Star Trek
Role: Captain James T. Kirk
Why He’s Hot: Do I even need to answer that question?! The man with the gorgeous baby blues plays a young Captain Kirk, a reckless and devilishly handsome miscreant who eventually comes into his own as the captain of the USS Enterprise. Oh, yeah – and he gets nekkid!
Christian Bale, Terminator Salvation and Public Enemies
Roles: John Connor (Terminator) and Melvin Purvis (Public Enemies)
Why He’s Hot: We lucky ladies get a twofer this summer! Bale stars as the good guy (relatively speaking) in both films, first as the leader of the human resistance against the machines in post-apocalyptic 2018, and later as a top FBI agent on the hunt for notorious criminals. He may be heaven-sent either way, but he’s going to burn up the screens this summer!
Johnny Depp, Public Enemies
Role: John Dillinger
Why He’s Hot: As we saw in Sweeney Todd two years ago, Depp has no problem playing the bad guy and looking sexy while doing it. As the Depression-era bank robber, he can hold us up any time he wants!
Shia LaBeouf, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Role: Sam Witwicky
Why He’s Hot: He won our hearts as the dorky yet loveable Sam in the first Transformers movie. After two long years of waiting, a second dose of Shia is the only prescription to cure our craving for more.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Roles: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Draco Malfoy
Why They’re Hot: We watched these boys grow into men over the past eight years, and now we can say that they are certified H-O-T (without looking like dirty old ladies). As the heroic Harry, his endearing friend Ron, and their adversary Draco, this trio will surely cause fans to swelter in theaters worldwide.
Brad Pitt, Inglorious Basterds
Role: Lt. Aldo Raine
Why He’s Hot: Not much is sexy about Jewish-American soldiers brutalizing and scalping Nazis during WWII, but Brad Pitt can take the role of a commander and make you wish he were your superior.
Bring on the summer blockbusters!