1. Taye Diggs. Apart from having seemingly flawless, Lupita Nyong’o-esque skin (she happens to be my girl crush), the man can sing. See: Chicago, Rent. And come on, look at that smile.
2. Jimmy Stewart. To be fare, the more accurate answer might be George Bailey (from It’s a Wonderful Life). I always liked that Stewart’s acting made Bailey seem like a normal guy – a little awkward, passionate, not always knowing what to do or say, but his heart’s always in the right place. And you see him that way playing other characters – The Shop Around the Corner and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington come to mind – so I’ll credit the actor for this one.
3. Ian Somerhalder. I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit I have almost no recollection of him as Boone in Lost, but his witty one-liners and facial expressions were some of the few things that kept me watching The Vampire Diaries as long as I did (I finally stopped about two months ago. Even those baby blues couldn’t hold my interest that long.)
4. Speaking of baby blues … Bing Crosby. And yes, I know this is a black-and-white photo, which doesn’t show said blue eyes very well, but I also love Rosemary Clooney (alto power!). What’s not to love? He sings, he dances, he’s charming, he’s from Washington, he was in White Christmas. The defense rests.
5. Christian Bale from Little Women. Nothing against him now, but I just really liked him at this age. Superficial? Absolutely. But I’m also just a sucker for the movie as a whole. I watch it every year around Christmas, and it took me years to get over Jo’s rejecting Laurie. I know, I know: the professor is a better fit for her, but I always had a soft spot for Laurie.