THE YEAR IN SCREEN HOTTIES (thus far)
Jan: Michael Fassbender's lithe dangerously sexy shirtlessness causes a teenager heaps of trouble in the Brit coming of age drama Fish Tank. James McAvoy loses his (screen) virginity in the Oscar holdover The Last Station. Paul Bettany proves how good Jennifer Connelly has it with that hard angelic body in Legion.
Feb: Tahar Rahim chooses life of crime in Oscar nominated A Prophet, inspires criminal thoughts in others. Channing Tatum gets in and out of military uniform in Dear John. Niche hotness: Leonardo DiCaprio takes cold showers with plentiful angst in Shutter Island (only for those with a weakness for wounded bird types. You know who you are.)
Mar: Eternally handsome Hollywood icon Jeff Bridges finally wins the Oscar. Repo Men is terrible but at least you get Jude Law in rough trade mode. Niche hotness, animated: Gerard Butler voiced "Stoic the Vast" in How To Train Your Dragon, a must for ginger bears and their fans. Bonus points for being the only good movie Gerard Butler ever starred in!
Apr: Mark Wahlberg gives his first all-shirtless performance since the old timey Funky Bunch days in Date Night. Aaron Johnson aims for stardom with Kick-Ass, inspiring hilarious internet confessions. Benjamin Bratt goes for muscles and tats as an ex-con in the gay themed La Mission (review). Sam Worthington asks you to look up his skirt in 3D in Clash of the Titans. He stole that jump/flash/stab move from Brad Pitt in Troy but if you're going to steal from somebody, there are worse screen gods to emulate.
May: The Gyllenhaal finally returns to us in Prince of Persia but only takes his shirt off once. Seriously, why those grueling workouts if you're just going to deny us? Common makes Queen Latifah swoon in Just Wright. Other queens too, we're guessing. Hrithik Roshan goes on the run in Kites, stopping only to pose for your muscle worshipping enjoyment (review). Sex and the City 2 actually has the stones to name a character 'Dick Spirt'. To make the joke even dirtier, Max Ryan plays him. Max Minghella in chains! Not literally but he does play a slave
boy in Agora. Niche hotness, geek division: Jay Baruchel plays the reincarnated Trotsky… really funny movie.
June: Metrosexual Ken steals Toy Story 3. Bradley Cooper plays "Face" for the A-Team, brings "Body" with him. Can you blame Tilda Swinton for getting sexed up by Italian Edoardo Gabbriellini in I Am Love. The man cooks, too.
Which man got you hot in movie theaters this year? Are you seeing a movie over the holiday weekend?