We all know what The Laminated List is, right? What? You DON’T watch Friends reruns all the time? Get thee out!
I stumbled across this blog the other day, and thought it would be a fun Friday Free For All. Especially since this Friday Steve is experiencing a major status change. (Who thought Friday the 13th would be a good day for this? Who would so callously schedule surgery on that day? Wait, nevermind.) So, my laminated list is becoming the Possible Fathers of my Future Children, In Case I Decide to go That Route.
Mandy’s Official Rules:
- All people on the list must be alive. Unless you’ve figured out a way to bring people back from the dead there is absolutely no way that a posthumous selection can be made.
- No selections can appear in more than one category.
- “Barely Legal” selections must be between the ages of 18 and 23. Anyone younger is just icky and anyone older no longer fits the category.
- “Older Men” must be at least 20 years older than you. And I mean to the day.
- “Token Black Guy” is code for any selection of a race other than your own. And of course, you are not limited to only one person of a different race.
- “No One Else Gets It” simply means that no one else gets it. It’s that person that you love that when you say their name all your friends look at you like you’re nuts.
- “First Love” is the first major celebrity crush that you had.
- “Singing Voice” is reserved for a celebrity that sings in say a movie or a tv show, but generally speaking is not really known for their musical abilities. It’s about the way they sound, not the way they look. Bonus if they look good too.
- “Speaking Voice” is any celebrity whose voice you love. Again it’s about the voice, not the face.
- “Animated” is just as it says–a cartoon. Yes, it’s silly, but we’re running with it. And be honest, own up to your true feelings. You know you love animated characters too.
- “Fictional Character” selections are made based on the character and not anyone portraying them. This choice can come from a movie, TV show, book, etc.
- The other categories are fairly self-explanatory, but if you’re not sure just ask. Trust me, I’ll give you my opinion.
Without Further Ado, I give you… drum roll… Possible Fathers Of My Future Children, In Case I Decide To Go That Route
DOB: Oct 23, 1976
No one’s surprised here. Most recently in “Definitely, Maybe,” but my favorites by far are “Waiting” and “Blade: Trinity.” They really show his sense of humor, because packed into those amazing abs is a killer comedic timing!
From “She’s All That” and “Coach Carter,”
but his dance moves in “Step Up” are amazing.
Lots of movies coming out this year with him.
DOB: Nov 13, 1969
4. Taye Diggs
DOB: Jan 2, 1971
Another multi-talented actor, Taye has a long history of theater roles. Part of the Tony-award winning cast of “Rent.” (That means he sings.) And he’s pretty.
5. Ryan Gosling
DOB: Nov 12, 1980
Truly an amazing actor. He’s been a creepy teenager, a socially-inept doll-carrying weirdo, but the best (by far) was “The Notebook.”
6. Barely Legal: Shia LaBeouf
I remember seeing him on DisneyChannel, and thinking he was a Savage brother. Not so much, now. He’s quirky, funny, and cute to boot.
7. Older Man: Ed Harris
DOB: Nov 28, 1950
Have you seen his blue eyes? Watch “The Rock”, when he’s the bad guy who’s not so bad. It also has Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery, so there’s eye candy for all ages. And he’s exactly 27 years older than me… to the day!
8. Bad Boy: Colin Farrell
We’ve all heard the stories about how bad he is. But he’s gorgeous. And Irish. I forgive all.
9. Good Guy: Josh Lucas
DOB: June 20, 1971
Truthfully, I don’t know how good he is. But he’s got a southern accent, so he sounds like a polite southern stud.
We’ve all seen “Sweet Home, Alabama” right?
10. Token Black Man: LL Cool J
Yummy. Yum Yum Yummy.
And he sings. Well, sorta. He raps.
11. Nerd: Justin Long
DOB: June 2, 1978
We’ve all seen the Dell commercials, and he’s kinda dorky looking all the time. He’s very funny in “Waiting,” although he’s probably more memorable just because he costars with Ryan. (You remember, #1!) “He’s Just Not That Into You” was a nice, refreshing look at his quirky, subtle style.
12. Goofball: Paul Rudd
Loved him in “Clueless,” but his latest rash of movies by Judd Apatow have really brought him back with a bang. Hilarious in “40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” and always memorable as Phoebe’s husband on “Friends.”
13. Athlete: David Beckham
DOB: May 2, 1975
Yeah. I’m not really a sports enthusiast, but Beckham would be the one to change my mind. From his odd hairstyles to his painted fingernails, and all the colorful tattoos in between.
14. Musician: Chris Daughtry
What’s not to love? He’s coming home!
15. No One Else Gets It: Nicolas Cage
DOB: Jan 7, 1964
Maybe it’s the soulful eyes. Maybe because he reminds me of Steve. Either way, I like it, and no one’s going to change my mind.
16. First Love: Leonardo DiCaprio
Ahh, back in the days of “Growing Pains.” Others drooled over Kirk Cameron, but I was all about Leo.
I saw him first.
17. Speaking Voice: Sam Elliot
DOB: Aug 9, 1944
Sam. He’s what’s for dinner.
18. Singing Voice: Hugh Jackman
DOB: Oct 12, 1968
He starred as “Gaston” in the Australian version of
“Beauty and the Beast.”
What was wrong with Belle?
I’d choose him any day.
19. Animated Character: Prince Edward (Enchanted)
Voiced By: James Marsden
DOB: Sept 18, 1973
Played by: Ryan Gosling
21. Action Hero: Will Smith
DOB: Sept 25, 1968
He does them all. He makes us laugh. And sometimes, he takes his shirt off while he saves the world. Sigh.
22. Tough Guy: Jason Statham
Surprise, surprise. Another accent.
He can drive me around any day.
23. Tortured Soul: Paul Bettany
DOB: May 27, 1971
I’m not really sure if he is tortured in real life. But he has that half-starved poet thing going on, and I like it. If you missed “Wimbledon”, watch it.
24. Eye Candy: Ryan Phillipe
Way too pretty for anything but looking at.
25. But His Face: Vin Diesel
DOB: July 18, 1967
I used to think he was cute all over, until “Find Me Guilty.” He looked freakishly like Pauly Shore.
Now, I’m locking that memory away, never to think of it again!
26. Brainiac: Dean Cain
He went to Princeton. ‘Nuff said.
27. Scruffy: Dane Cook
DOB: Mar 18, 1972
Very funny, with kind-of a dirty guy next door thing going for him. It works.
28. Gay: Nate Berkus
Dude. My house would be amazing.
29. Dapper Dan: Jude Law
DOB: Dec 29, 1972
Not too many guys can pull this look off. He does.
30. Villain: Christian Bale (American Psycho)
I know why the girls went home with him, though.
Kind of interesting stuff: I knew I had a thing for accents, but I didn’t realize how much. Out of my list of 30, I can think of 11 that are foreign-born, and 9 have noticeable accents. A lot of these guys look quite similar, too, so I guess I have “a type”. I do see a similarity to Steve in a lot of them, though, so I guess he’s still at the top of my list.
Now, let’s see yours.