2013 had its fair share of hot ladies in the movies, but let us not, let us never, forget to celebrate the hot dudes the movies of 2013 blessed us with as well. From motorcycle misfits to vigilante justice cowboys to sentimental writers, the men of movies in 2013 had someone for everybody.
Below I have complied my list of my top five favorite male actors and characters of 2013. Beware, some fan-girlish gushing ahead. (haha.)
I mean, if you know me at all you probably already assumed Ryan Gosling would be on this list. Just LOOK AT HIM. Gosling was in Only God Forgives and The Place Beyond The Pines in 2013, the latter of which he co-stared with his real life girlfriend, Eva Mendez. I think one reason so many people have crushes on Gosling is that he tends to play these super badass, tough, bad-boy characters, but in real life he’s a huge sweetheart.
Bonus picture: Ryan Gosling and a baby. C’mon!!!!!!
Ughhh. Casey Affleck. If you’ve listened to old episodes of Flixist’s podcast, Flixistentialism, (RIP) you’ll already know that everyone on the cast has a boner for Casey Affleck. Especially Geoff. And can you blame us? He’s so pretty! Plus in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints he plays a fugitive who will stop at nothing to get home to his beloved wife (played by Rooney Mara) and daughter. Not only is Affleck attractive, but his character’s unyielding love for his wife is practically superhuman. Ugh.
Charlie Hunnam is probably best known for his recurring role as Jax in the television series Sons of Anarchy. In 2013 however, the English actor made it to the big-time action screen in Pacific Rim. While the flashy blockbuster may be ultimately forgettable, Hunnam sure looks good in a Jaeger Pilot suit….
Oh, Armie Hammer. I may not have liked The Lone Ranger at all, but one of it’s bright spots, I must admit, is the lovably naive and goodhearted character Hammer plays. Hammer strikes a place with his Lone Ranger that is both undeniably virtuous and goofy. It’s actually a shame in my opinion that Hammer stared in this flop. Hopefully it will lead to more opportunities for him (and more opportunities for us to see his cute face) in the future.
Joaquin Phoenix’s character in Her is so wholly different from most characters he’s played in the past few years. In Her he is sensitive, nuanced, quiet, and entirely relatable. What’s more, since his main love interest in the film is (spoiler?) an operating system — represented as simply a voice in a computer — he does almost all of the acting by himself, and completely pulls it off. Plus, those pants he wears. Mmm.
Honorable Mention 1: Joaquin Phoenix’s mustache.
Just look at it.
Honorable Mention 2: The entire cast of Magic Mike.
Because how could we not. Seriously.
This list is meant to reflect my own personal views, but if there’s any hot movie dudes you guys think I missed from 2013, come at me!!