Friday, August 25, 2006

Oh Now Wait...LIAM vs PIERCE?: puh-leeze!

It's all Pierce. Especially if you've seen the man in one of his more outstanding (and silly / wonderfully Kevin Kline-style off the wall) roles in The Matador. But there are other guys out there. Big guys. Very funny guys. Watchable, keep you in stitches, overlooked guys.

Let me just offer up two for your consideration: Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Serenity, Full Metal Jacket, Independence Day; among his best roles to date is Jayne Cobb in Firefly & Serenity) & The Rock. Seriously. These dudes make me laugh. They're intelligent, they play with their characters (always a good thing in my books ) and they don't take themselves seriously.

I would knit them sweaters. I've already put them in books...



Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

Now, really, Ms. Ramin. How can you possibly compare Liam or even P-P-Pierce to a man named after the solidification of molten magma??

10:22 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Thank you, Terey! You know a witty, suave, elegant, sophisticated hunk when you see one! (I mean Pierce, not those other guys you mention in passing.)

If you knit a sweater for the Rock, it's going to take a lot of yarn--he's rather large. I haven't caught Adam Baldwin yet; I'll have to track him down.

Pierce in THE MATADOR was great fun, playing against his 007 image. You're right, a sense of humor is very sexy.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Terese Ramin said...

ROFLMAO, Ms. Bretton. Molten Magma in a drag is a whole lot funnier than Liam ever dreamt of being. P-P-Pierce I can...almost imagine doing something that funny. But even he has never aspired to quite the silly pure comic insanity genius of say...John Cleese, Kevin Cline or even Mr. Johnson (who's just downright cute *grin*). Now that's what I call sexy.

Great pecs not withstanding.

And Nancy, it would take more yarn to cover Adam Baldwin than it would The Rock. LOL! He's 6'4" and has a good 10 years on Dwayne and probably at least 30 pounds when he's completely buffed out for a role. And when he's given a good role and allowed to do a decent job in it he's very very good - and very very silly. Great character actor.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Tam said...

If you are taking extra nominations, I have to toss in the name that sends waves of lust through my household (I have 3 daughters) GERARD BUTLER. Have you ever seen "Phantom of the Opera"? How about "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" or "Dear Frankie"? Gerry has the Scottish brogue of Sean Connery PLUS the hardbody sexiness of ... well whatever young sexy guy you want to name. I submit
THIS LINK as evidence.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Oh, Tam, yes, yes yes!!! to Gerry Butler! I fell hard for him in PHANTOM and then immediately bought DEAR FRANKIE and DRACULA 2000 (a mistake, I admit). As for the photo you submitted as supporting evidence, well, let's just say that I need to go stand in front of a fan right now.

5:04 PM  
Blogger LauraP said...

Terey - I'm with you. Two very funny guys. Adam Baldwin at Jayne Cobb -- so much fun.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Jean Brashear said...

Oh, yes,yes,yesssss, Tam--Gerard Butler! Yummmm! Phantom was my first experience of him, then I saw Timeline and kept overheating at the guy with the long hair and Scots burr...only to realize, at the credits, who it was!

Adam Baldwin, Terey, has been wonderful for years and years--I think I first saw him in My Bodyguard, when he was high school age, and he was wonderful then. (Not funny but really good.)

And The Rock does seem to do a great job of not taking himself too seriously, massive muscles and all.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Terese Ramin said...

LOLOL!!! Adam has it! Yes. I knew I could corrupt a few of you. *wicked grin*

But I must admit, Gerard Butler - especially in Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life - does a thing or 10 for me, too. Yum. And I'm definitely with Nancy on the need for that fan...


5:26 PM  

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