We all have a list, right?
There’s THE LIST, where you have a list of Celebrities that you are TOTALLY allowed to get with and your significant other cannot begrudge you for it. You know, in the likelihood that you actually run into Angelina Jolie and she’s willing to throw down with you. (Okay, that was ENTIRELY for clarification. Neither myself nor Bryan has Angelina on our list. Myself because she’s too tall and Bryan because she’s been with Billy Bob Thornton.)(Yes, we’ve discussed this.)
Typically you get some set number of celebs to include – I think we’ve set five in my house – and then you can rotate as you see fit. For instance, whereas Leslie Nielsen was once on my list, he is now dead, and therefore can be replaced. (ON MY LIST; NEVER IN MY HEART, LESLIE. Lt. Frank Dreben 4-EVA.)
I love hearing everyone’s lists! Because, let’s face it. Your list is personalized. You created your list for your own reasons, and it’s rarely going to mesh with some other list. Your list is totally you! So let’s talk about our lists.
Disclaimer: there is no shame here. Your list will be totally awesome because of reasons only you understand, and you don’t have to AT ALL justify your list! Also awesome: if no one else agrees with your choices, that is MORE CELEB FOR YOU!
Without further ado, My List.
1. Mandy Patinkin -
Yes, my love for him began with A Princess Bride (OBVIOUSLY), but it didn’t end there. Have you ever heard this man sing? OH, it is like manna for the ears. I once got the joy of seeing him perform live when I was 17 in Nashville, and to this day, it’s one of my favorite live performances I’ve ever seen. So, so lovely.
2. Morris Chestnut
Most recently, you’ve seen Mr. Chestnut on American Horror Story as the rent-a-cop we all wanted Connie Britton to take advantage of, but I’ve loved him since Two Can Play that Game. I don’t know why I loved that movie, but I did. Like, a lot. And I love Morris’ versatility and .. he does this thing where he licks his lips, LL Cool J style, and .. well, I like him. A lot.
3. Egon Spangler
And – no – I don’t mean Harold Ramis. (Although, yes, in his prime, he was included.) I have an abnormal thing for the character of Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters. I like nerdy guys. And while it may seem like a waste of space on My List to add a fictional character, I like to think of it as a free space, because you never know what remake may happen of the series and this leaves me open for any casting. I think Egon himself would appreciate that level of logic and foresight.
4. Tim Curry
Um, even that picture makes me feel things. I don’t care; if you say you don’t find Tim Curry at least a little hot in at least ONE of his millions of hot roles, I’ll call you a liar. It’s hard for me to figure out what really cemented his role on this list, but I’m leaning toward the Darkness in Legend. It’s probably the cloven hoofs. Those really do it for me.
5. William Katt
I know. 90% of you went Who? and that’s okay because that means I have that much more opportunity to win him over with my love and adoration. I found William (Mr. Katt if you’re nasty) on a Broadway production of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Pippin, in which he played the lead role. (Opposite Ben Vereen, which was an AMAZING cast.) And he had such a pretty, pretty voice. And a baby face. And those blonde curls! And then I fell in love with reruns of Greatest American Hero and was sold. Also, if you DO know him and adore him like I do .. don’t google recent images of him. I’ll save you my pain.
In Memoriam, Because I Apparently Like Older Men:
Okay, fess up. Who’s on your List?