My "To Do" list

by auntloretta | created - 15 Jun 2011 | updated - 17 Jan 2015 | Public

These are the actors that I absolutely love. Weather it's their looks, charm, charisma, acting ability, or all of the above, I would take them home with me in a heartbeat!

1. Cary Elwes

Actor | Saw

Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended ...

Cary has been number one on my list since I first saw him in the Princess Bride in 1987. I have all his movies, even Saw, which I've never seen, because I can't watch those types of movies. When I was given a knight stature I named him Sir Garret after Cary's character in Quest For Camelot.

2. Billy Zane

Actor | Titanic

William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy ...

The movie in which I first fell for Billy was Betrayal of the Dove. Hardly anyone has seen it, but I loved it. He captured me in an instant with his beautiful eyes. He plays bad guys extremely well, but is also a wonderful good guy. In the Phantom, a movie that needed a lot of rewriting, he was outstanding. And seeing him without a shirt reminded me of a young Marlon Brando.

3. Eric Roberts

Actor | Runaway Train

Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in Runaway Train, and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80, and King of the Gypsies.

In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and It's My Party. He ...

Now Eric is one of those people who everybody goes "who?" when told his name, but they've seen him dozens of times. He self proclaims he's been in "a million and ten" movies, and he's pretty close. Though he's been in some less than stellar films, he always shines. In It's My Party he blew me away and made me cry. I got to meet him in 2009 and was ever impressed with his charisma, kindness, and all around likability.

4. Harry Connick Jr.

Actor | Hope Floats

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Anita Frances (Levy), a lawyer and judge, and Harry Connick, Sr. (Joseph Harry Fowler Connick), who served as District Attorney of New Orleans from 1973 to 2003. His father is of Irish, English, and German ...

What's there to say about this man that the world doesn't already know? He's gorgeous, sexy, funny, charming, talented and your all around great guy! Going to his concerts is more than just a musical experience. He entertains you the whole time. His acting ability is just as amazing as his musical talent.

5. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

One of the greatest actors of all time, in my opinion, is Robert Downey Jr. He's gone through a lot of bad times personally, but his acting ability never has lessened. There are so many roles he's done that caught my eye, it's hard to say when exactly he caught my heart. I think it might have been Heart and Souls. This movie didn't get big notice, but his ability to portray basically five different characters astonished me. He also has an amazing singing voice.

6. Dennis Quaid

Actor | Far from Heaven

Dennis William Quaid was born on April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" Quaid (née Jordan), a real estate agent & William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance ...

That smile! What more do you need to know? His portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire captured my heart forever. I love him in comedic roles, I love him in dramatic roles. As long as he smiles at least once. I saw him in an interview once where someone asked him why he was so down to earth and he responded "I get paid to do what I love. I'm the luckiest guy around."

7. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

The first minute I saw him, in just jeans, in X Men, I wanted him. What a beautiful man! He also sings and dances! What more could you want?

8. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

He makes me laugh! What more do I need to say. Oh, yeah, he's also gorgeous, tall and very charismatic! I watch his show every day and he never fails to put a smile on my face.

9. Bill Pullman

Actor | Independence Day

William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...

Yeah, I know, he's not your usual heart throb. But there's something about him that makes me smile. He's done so many roles where he doesn't get the girl; Sommersby, Sleepless in Seattle, Malice (yeah, he didn't want that girl) I was so happy he finally did in While You Were Sleeping. My friends used to laugh that he was on my list until one day my friend Bob came up to me after watching Independence Day and said "If you didn't love him before, you will now!"

10. Mariska Hargitay

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...

Oh yeah, I know, she's a woman, but she's so beautiful and talented I might be tempted to switch sides for her!

11. Jason Momoa

Actor | Aquaman

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Native Hawaiian and Samoan descent; and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of German, Irish, and Native American ancestry. Jason ...

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