Happy Birthday Ewan!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In celebration of Ewan's 38th birthday here are a few photos for all to enjoy:


Ewan hiding in the bushes

Ewan wearing a scarf

Ewan looking snappy

Ewan rocking a sweater

Ewan practicing his jazz hands

Ewan looking deep into your eyes

The List - Updated!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mandy's Laminated List

#1: Henry Cavill

DOB: May 5, 1983

Birthplace: Jersey, Channel Islands

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: The Tudors, Tristan and Isolde, The Count of Monte Cristo

Trivia: Was author Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of 'Twilight', but by the time production began he could not pass for a 17-year old.

#2: Rupert Penry-Jones

DOB: September 22, 1970

Birthplace: London, England

Height: 6' 2"

What You Know Him For: MI-5 (Spooks), Persausion

Trivia: Worked in Italy as a runway model for designer Paul Stanley before returning to England to pursue an acting career.

#3: Ioan Gruffud

DOB: October 6, 1973

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Height: 5' 11"

What You Know Him For: Amazing Grace, Fantasic Four, King Arthur

Trivia: First language is Welsh and his name is pronounced "yo-wahn griffith".

#4: Richard Armitage

DOB: August 22, 1971

Birthplace: Leicester, England

Height: 6' 2"

What You Know Him For: North & South, Robin Hood, MI-5 (Spooks)

Trivia: Plays cello, guitar and flute.

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Barely Legal: Rupert Grint

DOB: August 24, 1988

Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Height: 5' 10"

What You Know Him For: Harry Potter, Driving Lessons

Trivia: Used some of his Harry Potter earnings to purchase an ice cream truck.

Older Man: Colin Firth

DOB: September 10, 1960

Birthplace: Hampshire, England

Height: 6' 1.5"

What You Know Him For: Pride and Prejudice, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee

Trivia: Played characters named Mr. Darcy in both Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary.

Bad Boy: Joshua Jackson

DOB: June 11, 1978

Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 6' 2"

What You Know Him For: Dawson's Creek, The Mighty Ducks, Fringe

Trivia: While filming Dawson's Creek in Wilmington, NC he saved a girl from drowning.

Good Guy: JJ Feild

DOB: April 1, 1978

Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: Northanger Abbey, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North

Trivia: Spent a year backpacking through Tibet with one of his older brothers.

Token Ethnic Man: James Blake

DOB: December 28, 1979

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: his forehand, beating Roger Federer at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Trivia: Is good friends with musician John Mayer and fellow tennis player Mardy Fish.

Nerd: Zachary Levi

DOB: September 29, 1980

Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Height: 6' 4"

What You Know Him For: Chuck

Trivia: Thinks that life should be a musical so that he can break into song in the middle of the day.

Goofball: Joel McHale

DOB: November 20, 1971

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Height: 6' 4"

What You Know Him For: The Soup, his love for David Caruso, his buddy Lou the Chihuahua

Trivia: Played football at the University of Washington.

Athlete: David Beckham

DOB: May 2, 1975

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England

Height: 6'

What You Know Him For: bending it like Beckham

Trivia: Has over 10 tatoos including a winged cross on the back of his neck and a guardian angel on his shoulders.

Musician: Robert Pattinson

DOB: May 13, 1986

Birthplace: London, England

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: Twilight, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, mumbly singing

Trivia: Is an excellent piano and guitar player and prior to being cast as Edward Cullen he nearly gave up his acting career to pursue music full-time.

No One Else Gets It: Keanu Reeves

DOB: September 2, 1964

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: The Replacements, Speed, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Trivia: Worked as a skate sharpener, a pasta maker and a tree cutter before getting into acting.

First Love: Dean Cain

DOB: July 31, 1966

Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan

Height: 6'

What You Know Him For: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Trivia: Graduated from Princeton University with a degree in History.

Speaking Voice: Alan Rickman

DOB: February 21, 1946

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: a voice like velvet, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility

Trivia: Was given the role of Severus Snape after Tim Roth turned it down.

Singing Voice: Ewan McGregor

DOB: March 31, 1971

Birthplace: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Height: 5' 10.5"

What You Know Him For: singing in Moulin Rouge!, Down With Love, Miss Potter

Trivia: Traveled around the world on motorcycles with best friend Charley Boorman.

Animated Character: Prince Philip

DOB: a long long time ago

Birthplace: King Hubert's kingdom

Height: pretty tall

What You Know Him For: battling dragons and rescuing princesses

Trivia: Enjoys horseback riding and singing and dancing in the woods.

Fictional Character: Edward Cullen

DOB: June 20, 1901

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Height: 6' 2"

What You Know Him For: Twilight, superhuman strength and speed, being dazzling

Trivia: Is good at almost everything, including baseball, playing the piano and reading minds.

Action Hero: Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.

DOB: July 1, 1899

Birthplace: United States

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: whip skills, surviving close calls, fear of snakes

Trivia: Discovered his love for paleontology during his days in the Boy Scouts.

Tough Guy: Matt Damon

DOB: October 8, 1970

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: The Bourne Identity, Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan

Trivia: Dropped out of Harvard 12 credits short of graduating in order to pursue a career in acting.

Tortured Soul: Paul Bettany

DOB: May 27, 1971

Birthplace: Harlesden, London, England

Height: 6' 3"

What You Know Him For: Inkheart, Wimbeldon, A Beautiful Mind

Trivia: Plays the guitar and used to busk on Westminster Bridge in London.

Brainiac: Dr. Spencer Reid

DOB: October 12, 1981

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Height: 6' 1"

What You Know Him For: being a genius, being and expert on everything, wearing mismatched socks

Trivia: Has an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory and can read 20,000 per minute.

But His Face: Patrick Dempsey

DOB: January 13, 1966

Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine

Height: 5' 10.5"

What You Know Him For: Enchanted, Sweet Home Alabama, Grey's Anatomy

Trivia: As a teenager he placed third in his age group at the National Jugglers Convention and hoped to attend clown college.

Chubby Hubby: Greg Grunberg

DOB: July 16, 1966

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Height: 6' 0.5"

What You Know Him For: Alias, Heroes, Felicity

Trivia: Has know J. J. Abrams since kindergarten and has had a role in nearly all of his projects.

Scruffy: Matthew Fox

DOB: July 14, 1966

Birthplace: Abington, Pennslyvania

Height: 6' 2"

What You Know Him For: Lost, Party of Five, We Are Marshall

Trivia: Graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Economics.

Gay: Jake Gyllenhaal

DOB: December 19, 1980

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Height: 6'

What You Know Him For: Proof, The Day After Tomorrow, October Sky

Trivia: Godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis and godfather was the late Paul Newman from whom he received his first driving lesson.

Dapper Dan: George Clooney

DOB: May 6, 1961

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Height: 5' 11.5"

What You Know Him For: ER, Ocean's Eleven, Michael Clayton, The Perfect Storm

Trivia: Michelle Pfeiffer and and Nicole Kidman each bet him $10,000 that he would have a child by age 40. They lost.

Villain: James

DOB: unknown

Birthplace: unknown

Height: unknown

What You Know Him For: absolutely lethal tracking abilities, dramatic flair

Trivia: Has only been known to miss two of his many tracking targets.

The Rules - Updated!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

With the addition of 10 new categories I thought it would be a good idea to update the rules for creating a laminated list. So here goes:

  • 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 (or at least most) of 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 feeling. 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.
  • "Action Hero" is a more focused fictional selection. This can be your basic action guy or one of the super hero variety. And again, this can be from a movie, tv show, book, etc.
  • "Tough Guy" is an actor who is known for playing an action or super hero.
  • "Tortured Soul" selections can be either a person who has a tendency to play brooding, conflicted characters or a person who really is brooding and conflicted.
  • "Brainiac" is another fictional character from a movie, tv show, book, etc. This choice should be know for his brain power. He's not necessarily a nerd, but definitely smart.
  • "But His Face" is the male equivalent of a "Butterface". It's the person that you think has a great body, but his face...not so much.
  • "Chubby Hubby" is your favorite plus-size man.
  • "Scruffy" selections are those that look better when they don't shave or are little dirty. They may look good all cleaned up too, but for this category it's all about the grunge factor.
  • "Gay" selections can be either a gay man who you really wish wasn't gay or an actor who tends to play gay characters who you really wish would just stop it already.
  • "Dapper Dan" is the label for that classic gentleman that strikes your fancy. They tend to age well and probably look good in a tux. Think Cary Grant.
  • "Villain" is another fictional choice. And remember, you should be picking the villain, not the person who plays them. And once again, this can be 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.

New Categories!

After countless obsessive conversations about our laminated lists my friends and I have determined that 20 categories was not enough. That's right, we are expanding. I am pleased to announce 10 new categories!

  1. Action Hero
  2. Tough Guy
  3. Tortured Soul
  4. Brainiac
  5. But His Face
  6. Chubby Hubby
  7. Scruffy
  8. Gay
  9. Dapper Dan
  10. Villain

Check out the updated rules for explanations of the categories. I can't wait to see what people come up with!