Hollywood’s Hottest Leading Men: 12 Chiseled Faces and Darling Smiles We Love

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Dear people who say things like “Happy Monday,” Who are you? For those of us who routinely wake up on “the wrong side of the bed,” here’s a little pick-me-up: 12 of Hollywood’s hottest leading men to crush on.

1. Ryan Gosling “Hey girl…” It’s gonna be okay, it’ll be hump day before you know it.

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2. Miles Teller This 28-year-old is not just pleasing to the eyes, but he’s also garnered tons of critical acclaim as an actor. Check our interview with him HERE.

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3. Ryan Reynolds He might be married to Blake Lively (see the actresses best looks here) but that won’t stop us from dreamily re-watching The Proposal.

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4. Paul Rudd From Clueless to This Is 40, this guy just gets better and better.

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5. Bradley Cooper Here’s what would make a Monday better: staring into those baby blues.

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6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 500 days would hardly be enough! Check out our 2011 cover story on him HERE.

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7. Jon Hamm We’d be mad not to love this man.

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8. Joe Manganiello Werewolf, human…Manganiello is hot in any form.

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9. Taye Diggs We Diggs Taye.

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10. Eddie Redmayne The accent, the eyes, the Oscar! What isn’t perfect about Eddie?

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11. Chris Hemsworth Another accent to swoon over, this gorgeous Australian is easy on the eyes and the ears.

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12. Jamie Dornan For the 50 Shades fan, you already know he’s got Christian Grey skills down.

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5 Men with Whom Jennifer Lawrence Should Rebound

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Jennifer Lawrence is one of the hardest working and down-to-earth actresses in Hollywood, so it’s no question that the mega star can have any man at the snap of her bow-and-arrow-shooting fingertips. After making X Men co-star Nicholas Hoult an ex, man, the blonde beauty was on the hunt for a man that can hit the right note. It wasn’t long before she moved on to Gwyneth’s former man, Chris Martin, but there must have been trouble in para-para-paradise because the two are done.

In light of this news, we’ve put a little list together of who J-Law should hook up with next.

1. Chris Pine: They both star in multi-million dollar blockbusters, they both are extremely good looking, and they both are rumored to be single. These two should join forces and create a rival to reckon with Brad and Angie.
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2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt: It wouldn’t come to much as a surprise and it wouldn’t be hard on the eyes either. With their talent and humor, these two would make the perfect match.
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3. Prince Harry: When you’ve dated Hollywood royalty the only, way up is actual royalty. Prince Harry of Wales is the missing piece to Jennifer’s puzzle. We know she likes the Brits, having dated Hoult, so it’s basically The Prince and Me but in real life.
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4. Alexander Skarsgard: The model turned actor has the perfect look for Jennifer. Let’s be honest, the pair would make beautiful babies.
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5. Chris Evans: He’s been linked to Kate Bosworth, Emmy Rossum, and even Sandra Bullock. Chris should add Jennifer Lawrence to his list.
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Mia Farrow Opens Up & Lorde Takes the Throne: This Morning’s Glance at Arts & Culture

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Before you dive into your workday, here’s a healthy serving of what’s been floating around the world of arts & culture. Dig it.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: A Racist Who Needs an Intervention?

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Willis Earl Beal: The New Gospel

Lorde Takes the Throne

21 Hours for Obamacare

Ten Years of Art History

Mia Farrow Speaks Out 

BlackBook Giveaway: Enjoy Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Don Jon’ With a Special Prize Pack

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After spending most of his young life in front of the camera, working with acclaimed directors— from his pal Rian Johnson to Gregg Araki, Christopher Nolan, and Steven Spielberg—Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proved himself a man of many talents. Swiftly moving from actor on the rise to one of the most sought after men in Hollywood, only naturally, he’s now progressed on into a directorial career of his own. And this weekend, his feature directorial debut Don Jon will roll into theaters, juicing up audiences, and showing the world his take on sexual comedy and self-discovery. 

Tackling one man’s struggle between the allure of easy satisfaction of fantasy and the the vulnerability and intimacy of reality, Levitt plays a young bachelor bartender focused on the simple things: his car, his pad, his girls, and his family. But when he meets the girl of his dreams (played by Scarlett Johansson)—or so he thinks—his world suddenly gets thrown off-kilter. Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, and Brie Larson round out of the cast of Levitt’s feature, and now,you too can get in on the action.
 
Tying in with the film’s release, we’ll be giving away a special prize pack Don Jon-centric items, sure to satisfy your body, your pad, and your girls.
 
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Watch the First Trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Don Jon’

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been acting for most of his young life. And in that time, he’s gotten quite a film ducation, having worked with everyone from his pal, the wonderful Rian Johnson to Gregg Araki, Christopher Nolan, and Steven Spielberg, taking on a varied array of roles, swiftly moving from young actor on the rise to one of the most sought after men in Hollywood. But only naturally, after being in the industry so long, JGL caught the filmmaking bug himself and this October, we’ll see his first stab at writing and directing his own full-length feature, Don Jon.

As a juiced-up sexual comedy, the film tackles one man’s struggle between the allure and satisfaction of fantasy and the vulnerability and intimacy of reality. As a young bachelor bartender focused on nothing more than his cars, his family, getting ladies, and working out, when he meets the girl of his dreams his world suddenly gets thrown off-kilter. Starring in the film himself alongside Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza, JGL now gives us the first taste of his feature with a energetic trailer for Don Jon.

Check it out for yourself HERE.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Soothing Collaborative Short About Flickering Lights

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While you were Instagramming your tacos at South By Southwest, actor, crowdsourced art maker and man-about-town Joseph Gordon-Levitt released a very lovely and relaxing new short through his collaborative production company, hitRECord. "Flickering Lights" is a collection of images of just that, opening with Mr. Gordon-Levitt addressing a packed auditorium, asking everyone to create some lights, creating a moment of collaboration and something pretty cool, actually, out of the usually tacky cell-phone-waving-at-a-concert activity ("I like the red ones," he notes.). 

Contributors from all over sent in video footage for the project of the flickering lights they encounter, from more natural interpretations, to sunlight radiating through the woods, to sparklers and carousels. A work from London-based poet Wirrow called "Give Me All the Flickering Lights," provides a narrative backbone. "i want them all it’s an addiction," Wirrow reads. "i want the christmas lights buried in snow/and the blips in science fiction/films from years ago." If you’re trying to get through the rest of the week, this might be a good YouTube break. Just watch, relax and let the lights soothe you into a state where you can do things again. 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explains Title Change to His Directorial Debut & New Stills From ‘Don Jon’

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For someone that’s been around Hollywood for most of his life, Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems strangely reluctant to push boundaries. Not that he doesn’t take on interesting roles or try his hand in all mediums, but when it comes to his directorial debut, it appears, with each new development, that he is chipping away at something interesting and powerful to make it safe. After re-cutting his Don Jon’s Addiction post-Sundance to appease the MPAA and have it fit nicely into an R-rating, the actor/director has taken things a step further by chopping off the "Addiction" from the title

Now simply, Don Jon, JGL was concerned that the title was giving off the wrong message about the film, leading potential viewers astray down a path of sex-fueled nights and emotionally hollow days. Personally, I was led to believe from every bit of information about the picture that this was the story of a porn-addicted lothario who desperately tries to unplug from the online smut when he finds human connection in two women, but maybe I was looking at this from the wrong angle—that glaring ADDICTION, you know?

JGL released a thorough explanation for the title change, and along with it, his own explanation of the film—telling us exactly how he wants us to see it and what it’s supposed to mean, as if the title was really going to sway all of the work that went into the feature. But really, is this all necessary? It’s very polite of you, JGL, but since when do directors change the titles of their films to help us understand it better and then provide us with a very cookie-cutter mold for us to view the film through? I’m pretty sure Steve McQueen didn’t issue a statement telling us that although his film was titled Shame, don’t be confused— Brandon doesn’t always appear to be experiencing distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.

But whatever, along with the explanation we also get a few stills from Don Jon, including a first shot of JGL and Tony Danza, who plays his father. We also get a look at Scarlett Johansson as one of the his romantic leads and of course, a nice one of him pumping iron as well.

Check out the explantation and stills below.

Hey everybody,

So, as you might’ve heard already, I wrote and directed a movie last year, and it’s coming out later this year. Which is absolutely crazy, and I still kinda can’t believe it. Anyway, I’m posting this today to let you all know that I’m changing its title. It’s now called… DON JON. I decided to change it, first of all, because DON JON is just so short and simple, and if you know me, you know I’m a fan of brevity. Second of all, it felt to me like the old title, “Don Jon’s Addiction” was throwing some people off a bit from the point of the movie. People were assuming it was a film about porn addiction and sex addiction, which really isn’t true. That’d be sort of like saying “The Maltese Falcon” is a movie about a statue of a falcon. DON JON is a comedy about how men and women treat each other, and how the media we consume can create unrealistic expectations that we put on one another. That’s why the story centers around a relationship between a young man (played by me) who watches too much pornography and a young woman (played by Scarlett) who watches too many romantic Hollywood movies. It’s a topic I personally find fascinating and hilarious.

And while I have your attention, I figured I’d show you the first production still we’re releasing of Jon’s father, played by none other than Tough Tony Danza. More to show soon. We’re just starting to work on the trailer now. And I’m heading down to SxSW with Tony this weekend with the film, so I’ll see some of you in Austin!thanks again.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Cutting Graphic Sex Scenes From ‘Don Jon’s Addiction’ But I Wish He Wouldn’t

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In order appease the MPAA, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is cutting some "graphic" sex scenes from his directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction. But I wonder if he’s concerned at all about how that will effect the film has a whole? Not to say that I’m assuming it relies on purely on sexual appeal, but for a film about a porn-addicted lothario who is desperately trying to unplug himself from an online world of smut, you’d think to make it really interesting we’d want to see all the gritty and gross aspects of his life. We want to see that point where porn loses all sexual appeal and just becomes this sad and frightening crutch for comfort, offering as much emotional and psychological nourishment as a bowl of M&Ms.

But whatever, apparently JGL, who is currenrly at the Berlin Film Festival promoting the picture, says, "Yes, we expect we have to do that and I’ll be getting started on it as soon as I get back. But like, I can’t imagine JGL’s world being any more graphic and starkly sexual than Steve McQueen’s Shame, which operated fine within the R rating confines. "I think it is important that those images are in there but what precisely you see isn’t that important," JGL went on to say. "We were very careful about picking just the right moments, just the right videos, and cropping them just the right way so that it feels like you’re seeing more than you’re actually seeing. You don’t technically see anything that’s not allowed in a rated R movie." Not allowed? Well, just as a reminder, here are some films that were originally given an X rating and still remain some of the best work of the last century.


Last Tango in Paris


Straw Dogs 


Midnight Cowboy


A Clockwork Orange

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up ‘Before Midnight’

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With only a little over a day left of the Sundance Film Festival, acquisitions are firing up left and right as studios manically rush snatch up the features they anticipate will garner further success and make back the enormous amounts of cash they’ve been acquiring them for. We’ve seen record-breaking deals this week with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon’s Addiction and the ensemble comedy The Way, Way Back, but now it’s been reported that the bidding war for Richard Linklater’s third installment of Jesse and Celine’s decades-spanning tale of what could be, Before Midnight, has been won by Sony Pictures Classics.

Apparently the studio paid "well into seven figures" for the drama, which is a pretty hefty bill for a film that’s not exactly guaranteed to make all of that back. I mean, yes, of course people worship these movies and have been waiting almost a decade just to find out if Jesse got on that plane, but it’s a particular niche. Whatever, I’m just happy it exists. So when will we get to see it? Before Sunrise had a January release while Before Sunset opened in the heat of July, and with anticipation running high on the picture it would make sense of the studio to possibly give the Greece-set film a summer release. Here’s to hoping!

Let’s enjoy some clips.