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#ManCandyMonday Jeremy Renner

Many thanks to all of you who dropped by the HEA Giveaway Blog Hop and took the time to leave comments and/or tweet/share. I’ll be picking a winner for the prize in the next few days.

Today’s Man Candy Monday is the very talented Jeremy Renner. Jeremy first caught my eye in THE HURT LOCKER, but since then he’s appeared in a number of movies, including THE AVENGERS. If you haven’t seen either of these two, run out right now and rent/buy them! They are two excellent movies and Jeremy is great in both of them.

Jeremy’s breakout role was in THE HURT LOCKER which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in THE TOWN which likewise earned him another nod, this time for Best Supporting Actor. He’s currently starring in HANSEL AND GRETEL, which opened this weekend.

So what do you think about Jeremy? Does he fit your idea of an A-List Hollywood Leading Man?

Guilty Pleasure Monday Leonardo DiCaprio

I know there are those who will disagree with me, but I find Leonardo DiCaprio extremely sexy. There is just something about him that smolders and his gaze seems to convey a wisdom far beyond his years. I guess that’s part of it–to me one of the sexiest parts of a man is his brain!

The first movie of his that I remember seeing was WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE (which also starred Johnny Depp). He stole the movie and garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

He was passable in TITANIC, but brilliant in THE AVIATOR, one of my all time favorites (especially since it also has Kate Beckinsale playing Ava Gardner).

I could go on because Leo has been in so many blockbuster movies, but I won’t because I’d like to hear whether you like Leo and if so, what are your favorite movies. I’ve still got SHUTTER ISLAND and INCEPTION on my list of must-sees and as soon as I finish my revisions, I’m going to treat myself to a Leo-Fest.

Photo Credit: Colin Chou@en.wikipedia.com

Guilty Pleasures Monday – Gregory Peck

from Roman Holiday - In the public domain according to WikipediaToday’s Guilty Pleasure is an oldie, but goodie – Gregory Peck.

It’s funny really. We were just talking about TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD the other day and this weekend what was on – TO KILL A MOCKINGBORD as well as CAPOTE. Watched the first (for which Peck won the Oscar), but fell asleep during the latter(because I was tired and not because it wasn’t a good movie! Note that Hoffman won the Oscar for his portrayal of Capote). Why the connection between the two? Harper Lee, the author of Mockingbird was good friends with Capote and assisted him while he was working on IN COLD BLOOD.

But back to Peck. I always found Peck to be so masculine and handsome. Very refined as well. Even when he was older, as in THE OMEN he had presence on the screen.

How about you? What’s your favorite Peck movie?