Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #20! Thirteen Men....

...I Would Run Away With and Why. Perhaps the WHY part is more important here? And let me know of any similarities you see in my picks. It'll help me when I place my wish list on match.com. (Note to Sam: just kidding, honey!)




1. Robert Redford. Sure, you're thinking it's because of that still perfect head of hair. But no (well, maybe a little). It's because of Sundance...the film festival and all that beautiful land in Utah we could explore! With any luck, they'd never find us.








2. William Shatner. C'mon. Who laughs at himself better than the Negotiator? And truth be told, I've been a Shat-nerd since that Captain James Tiberius Kirk thing, but the Shat of the new millenium is funnier than hell. And funny is so attractive.






3. Tommy Lee Jones. It's that rugged man's man thing -- strong, street smart, totally confident, comfy in his own skin. So sexy. Someone to watch over me....and I wouldn't have to hold in my stomach.







4. Johnny Depp. Because one minute you'd be sleeping next to the man in Chocolat and the next that murderous singing barber, Sweeny Todd. Would definitely keep you on your toes. And then there's those deep, dark, expressive EYES. Whew.







5. Tom Selleck. The epitome of Tall, Dark and Handsome. And smart. Looks good in Hawaiian shirts. Could probably hold up the end of the car with one hand while changing the tire with the other. Or...maybe just hire someone to do the job while he kisses you up against that red ferrari (that's where the smarts come in).










6. Barry Manilow. Besides those magnificent piano playin' hands, he could wake you up by singing a love song he composed for you overnight. He's Type A and doesn't sleep anyway. Music and passion, honey, music and passion. It's that illusion of creative vulnerability -- and I fall for it every time.







7. David Duchovny. Great ass and poster man for the saying, "Smart is Sexy". All he would have to do is punch out a couple of those dry "Mulderisms" and I'd be a goner. (Altho Anne and I have debated if we should run away with the WRITER who WROTE the line, or Duchovny who interpreted and delivered the line....hmmm? Silence to those of you suggesting a menage a trois. I'm a one-man-at-a-time woman.)






8. Matthew Perry. I can't explain it. All I can say is "we love whom we love". He's like a stranded kitten and I couldn't resist him with wild horses dragging me the other way.






9. Hugh Grant. It's the whole package....the accent, the British-ness of him. All those feelings behind that stoic British exterior all saved up just for little ol' me. I feel I'm up to the challenge.






10. David Steinberg. I've loved him since the 1970's. He's been a stand up comedian, a director, a writer, an author and a talk show host. Funny, brilliant and so handsome. And since he was studying theology before he went into show business, my walking Old Testament. Who could resist a Moses joke?




11. Dick Cavett. A Yale graduated brainiac with a great sense of humor, I've adored him forever too. Anyone who can comfortably interview the likes of Janis Joplin, Truman Capote, Katherine Hepburn, John Lennon and hold his own with Groucho is someone I want to be with. I'd be a walk in the park next to the likes of them and I could talk all day without complaint.




12. John Cleese. I could listen to him talk for hours. Funny, smart, talented, saavy and kenetic...in a great package. Besides, he cleans up so well as a woman! And who could not love the man who portrayed the head of the "Ministry of Silly Walks", Basil Fawlty, and who blurted out, "I fart in your general direction" on the big screen?







13. Morgan Freeman. Strong, smart, totally sexy...I would follow him anywhere and not worry about a thing. Ever. He's one of those men that gives you the impression that if he says he loves you, he LOVES you...and that's that. You'd never have one moment of doubt. ahhh.....security.




And because I need someone UNDER 40 (and found this absolutely gorgeous picture of Leo):

14. Leonardo DiCaprio. Every movie he's in, I like him more and more and respect his talent more and more. Besides, he a staunch environmentalist ala Redford. So more and more I think I could run off with him and not look back. (As long we don't go by ship).



25 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Awesome list, though I'd skip DiCaprio and Grant. I like your taste! God bless.

MondaythroughSunday said...

sorry..have to say no to Manilow..and DiCaprio..other than that..Very Creative list!

jenn said...

You have a wide range of men on this list. Matthew Perry is a cutie. Have you seen Californication with David Duchovny? I will admit to being a fan.

How have you been doing? I've been so busy with the holidays, I haven't been around visiting as I should. Hope you are well. Come by soon!

Lori said...

Oh how I love Johnny Depp...Tommy Lee Jones is sexy in his own way too. Why?? I dont know...great list:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by. Its always nice to see you....

ellen b. said...

hmmm...
I wonder what they are really like. I've seen Johhny Depp without a script and he seems very nice...
Happy Tt and 2008 to you...

SJ Reidhead said...

Redford
Shatner
Selleck

FYI - The young Captain Kirk is my ULTIMATE fantasy!

SJR
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Anonymous said...

Didn't know how you felt about Morgan Freeman or Leo. I've always been a big fan of Leo's, but fantasizing about him makes me feel a bit like those high school teachers who end up doing time for doing their students. (Was that photo of Manilow taken at Robert Goulet's memorial service?) Ann

Nicholas said...

Well, I find it encouraging that women lust after men over forty!

suchsimplepleasures said...

jonny depp...you'd have competition with who he is going to run away with...i love him!!!!!
and...so many more on your list! tommy lee jones...sigh...something about him!
love your list...so agree with a ton of them!

Yuriko said...

I agree with most of your choices ;) I love Johnny Depp -- ever since 21 Jump Street... And Tommy Lee Jones is also a great choice as is Barry Manilow.

I would choose Harrison Ford, Sean Connery (gotta love that accent), Clive Owen (again the accent!), William Peterson (from CSI), Garth Brooks (love the hat), and Gerard Butler.

damozel said...

I love Depp, Hugh Grant, and John Cleese.

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Courtney said...

Great list. I agree with most, but probably would have had more under 40. But you gotta love Johnny Depp.

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Nicole Austin said...

Great list, although I'd have to leave Shatner and Manilow behind. They'd drive me crazy! LOL!

Kristi said...

fun list! My MIL made "better than robert redford" dessert on New Year's... have to say, though it was good, I'm not sure it was *better*! :)

Happy TT!

Greatfullivin said...

Wide range of choice, most all are good for me except Manilow, he is just way tooo full of himself! Happy TT

Dont make me get out my flying Monkeys! said...

Redford or Grant... how about both! LOL

Nice 13! Come on over and check out my delicious 13! If you are on a diet, I'm sorry, I am on the weight watchers diet, but I couldn't resist this post!

Chelle Y. said...

I would choose Johnny Depp and Matthew Perry. My top choice did not make your list, but it would be Clive Owen!

Happy 2008!

JaniceNW said...

Hmmmmmmmmm, where's George Clooney? He has a sense of humor. He is dating a 28yo who went to our rival high school. I am so irked at his choice of someone almost half his age.

Thanks for the comment on my list! ;)

Robin said...

Mmmmm... Robert Redford. Can I get him 20 years younger though? Mid-40s would be just fine.

pussreboots said...

I'm fighting you for Tom and Johnny. Happy TT. :D

Darla said...

You've got an interesting list--most of them weren't ones I'd have considered... until I read your reasoning, and now I have to agree on almost all of them. Brains and funny are so attractive.

Malcolm said...

I like that you didn't feature the same pretty boys that clutter up most of these lists. Did you happen to catch any of the reruns of "The Dick Cavett Show" when TCM aired episodes for a brief time in 2006? They showed him interviewing such classic movie stars/directors as Katherine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Alfred Hitchcock, and Groucho Marx.

colleen said...

Barry Manilow is only number 6? And what ever happened to David Steinberg? I always liked him too.

thrivingat30 said...

What a fun and different list. William Shatner's the only one that I really don't like. What a great pic you found of Johnny Depp! I had magazine pages of him in my room from his 21 Jumpstreet Days! I just bought my husband Season 7 of Magnum PI...but I guess it was for me too : ).

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Amanda Young said...

I like number 5 and 9. :)