And she . . . will always . . . love him. (And so will I.)
Say what you want about him, but he turned a young adult book into a billion-dollar franchise. Leading man, indeed.
No one else could have done Danny.
Mr. Mom/Michael Keaton
Sexy, silly, and charming — even more desirable in this one than he was in “Batman.”
Four Weddings and a Funeral/Hugh Grant
King of sheepish shrugs and floppy hair.
The Notebook/Ryan Gosling
“I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day.” Um, OK.
Sound of Music/Christopher Plummer
Plummer recently called his “Sound of Music” role “so awful and sentimental and gooey.” That’s why it worked.
Out of Sight/George Clooney
He’s never been sexier.
Grosse Point Blank/John Cusack
A high school fantasy come true, especially in this one.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape/Johnny Depp
So much depth in Depp.
The Inside Man/Denzel Washington
When he laughs in this one, I get chills.
A Knight’s Tale/Heath Ledger
That face. That charm. He should have been able to make so many more of these.
Chances Are/Robert Downey Jr.
Romancing two women at once, and already showing signs that he’d grow up to be a superhero.
Pulled off the cape. Even better as Clark Kent.
Steve Carell/40-Year-Old Virgin
Sad and funny, and weirdly sexy. And he can carry a two-hour movie, no matter the costar.
Bill Murray/Groundhog Day
The most magnetic of leading men. In this one, day after day after day.