sexy movie characters.

Well, I couldn’t sleep this evening and started watching Mummy Returns and thinking about sexy movie characters.

Now, it’s easy for movie characters to be sexy. They’re not real people. I often find that the characters who seem the most “real” are the most sexy, but they’re not real. They don’t fart. They don’t forget to take the garbage out. The only faults they have are cute.

So, here’s my list of top sexy movie characters. Note, I’m going from memory here, so the list is pretty much limited to movies I’ve seen recently.

Ardeth in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. OK, long dark hair, the dark and mysterious thing he has going on, the tattoos on his face, the accent and foreign language, the fact that he leads a legion of arab warriors sworn to protect the world from The Mummy at any cost. Plus, um, look at him.

Rick O’Connell in The Mummy Returns. Handsome, serious, deeply in love with his wife, totally into the father thing, out to get his son back at any cost. The 1930s-era clothes and Brendan Frasier dry humor don’t hurt.

Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans. I don’t normally find Daniel Day-Lewis to be attractive. But the long hair, the pseudo-Native American history, the resolve to save the girl. The wondering what he’s wearing under that tunic besides leather leggings. Actually, I’ve never wondered that until I happened to be flipping by this movie the other day right on a scene where he falls down and it appears that you can actually see his crotch. I’ve now DVRd this movie, so the mystery can be solved. For the record, I was actually kind of grossed-out. For those of you who don’t know, I’m not a fan of the male upper thigh.

Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. He can dance, he’s the rebel, but he’s a really decent guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The leather jacket. The muscles.

Bruce Wayne from Batman Begins. (I’ll be honest here and admit that Christian Bale as…anyone…would be sexy.) Bruce Wayne has the whole troubled past, no parents, fighting his inner demons, finding his purpose in life thing going on, and it just gets better in Dark Knight, with really struggling with his human-ness. He’s a hero, but a hero who is real, and who is a man. I mean, a man man.

Benjamin Martin in The Patriot. Dead wife, raising kids by himself, trying to do what’s right, trying to keep his family together and safe during a troubled time, forced against his will to take on a role of the hero, sacrificing himself for his family. And, well, it’s Mel Gibson.

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