Everyone has a celebrity crush.
My mom loves Tommy Lee Jones. My girlfriend dies for Chris Hemsworth as “Thor.”
Me? I’m torn.
Since the 1989 classic romantic flick, “Say Anything,” I’ve been a diehard fan of John Cusack. (What girl from the ’80s wasn’t?) He’s self-deprecating, sweet, honest, geeky — the perfect teenage heartthrob.
I mean, what female didn’t swoon when Cusack, as the lovable Lloyd Dobler, told Diane Court’s father, “What I really want to do with my life, what I want to do for a living, is I want to be with your daughter. I’m good at it.”
And while he’s still on my celebrity crush list, I’ve got a new one: James Mardsen. Not the “Cyclops” version, more the “27 Dresses” one. (I even loved him as Prince Edward in “Enchanted.”) Same reasons I adore Cusack, too. And it’s not about them, personally, but the characters they play.
So now that the rain’s gone and the tradewinds are back, let’s talk about something fun — like your celebrity crushes. Who are they?
Of the famous folk out there are only a few I really would like to meet. And not sure I would call it a crush because I don’t crush on anyone. It is more of a curiosity thing. They’d have to be a good person who is interesting to talk to before I could get around to the crushing part. OK, enough philosophizing…
In no particular order… Megan Fox. She seems to have an attitude problem and man is that refreshing. I suspect she would be a ton of fun to hang with and she isn’t hurting in the looks department. Scarlett Johansson trips my trigger because she has been so excellent in pretty much everything she has done… especially her role in Lost in Translation. But I really dug her role in We Bought a Zoo. Last and certainly not least I’d love to meet Sophia Bush. I admit I was a big One Tree Hill fan. Her character at the end had become likeable. The original Brook I would have run over in a parking lot. I suspect there is a large brain hiding behind that loveable sly grin of hers.
Now if I could just think of a really good reason they would like to meet me…
Megan Fox? That’s so CLICHE! LOL
Somehow I knew you would say that 🙂 But seriously anyone with the ‘insert adjective here’ to call a director a ‘Hitler’ in a Spielberg produced movie must have something besides an amazing figure going for her. And her apearances on Two and a Half Men were TV perfection. OK, I admit it, it is a bit cliche LOL. Just would love to have a couple of beers with her and ride around on a bike or in a convertible for an hour or two. Ah to dream…
CAT: Movie-wise I would watch nearly everything by Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, Maggie Smith and Catherine Deneuve. Blog-wise I would read everything you, Delicate Blossom, and EO write. Oh, and Tsai.
Delicate Blossom? Are you referring to me? LOL!
He’s referring to @Melissa808! =)
My favorite “Say Anything” moment https://youtu.be/hhyMCA6jwWU?t=33s was when John Cusack held up a GIGANTIC boom box over his head outside Ione’s Skye’s window for the entire duration of “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel? Damn, that’s commitment! … An Ipod would not have quite the same impact? 🙂 That’s when Cusack and Gabriel made my list. These days, Hugh Jackman 🙂
No, iPod wouldn’t be as dramatic! LOL. But I wonder about that scene… it’s only awesome because I love John Cusack. If someone else – like Napoleon Dynamite — were holding that up to my window at 1 a.m., I’d be annoyed!
Hey Cat … wow, I haven’t thought about crushes in years … maybe because with celebrities I thought of it as an “infatuation” … crushes are what I had back in high school … crushes on girls that I could actually talk to and ask on a date … haha, no difference right??? … you say crush, I say infatuation … blah blah blah blah blah …
… ok, anyway … my one significant celebrity crush was on Renee Zellweger … she wasn’t the prettiest, sexiest, or whatever …
… but in Jerry Maguire she was my dream girl …
Aw, that’s sweet!
My celeb crush is Timothy Olyphant… drooool :0)
You count as a celebrity right?
Aloha Cat, for me it’s Matt Damon and Ben Affleck- for a variety of reasons, but mainly because of THEIR bromance with each other and what appears to be their respect and love for their wives and their adoration of their children. VERY refreshing! They also both seem “normal”, and express gratefulness for what has come to them- which hasn’t been served to them on a silver platter.
oh so many to choose from! jason statham and jet li in the ass kicking, hot category, chris pine for those must be CGI enhanced blue eyes, james scott from days of our lives because he frequently makes me bark/growl at my tv when he’s on. i’m sure there’s many more, but can’t think of them right now… :p
two celebs I “grew up” with have turned out to be amazing human beings: Alyssa Milano and Christina Applegate. beyond their “it” girl days they’ve both proven to be very real people with world views similar to my own. one less known, more recent celeb who meets my exacting standards is Nazanin Boniadi. quite hot and meets my political/humanitarian standards