After the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean, Keira Knightley gushed over Johnny Depp’s kissing power. Amanda Seyfried praised Megan Fox for their sexy kissing scene. And just about anyone sings the praises of Zac Efron and Liam Hemsworth. True Blood’s luscious Alexander Skarsgard, and females like Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson also come out on top in the best kissers stakes. Sometimes the praise comes from a co-star, while Sometimes it comes from a lover or spouse. So, pucker up and get ready to read about the 15 best celebrity kissers. Oh, and Justin Bieber’s declaration that he is a great kisser just didn’t make the list.
15. Johnny Depp
When the beautiful Marion Cotillard made Public Enemy with Johnny Depp, she reportedly loved his way of kissing, which she said was very, very good. Additionally, Keira Knightley commented on her snogs with Depp in the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean series, saying she felt like a squealing teenager during their lip locks. In fact, she preferred Depp’s kissing to Orlando Bloom’s. Sorry Orlando. Can’t win ’em all. When Depp kissed Jimmy Kimmel again and again on Jimmy Kimmel Live, a shocked Kimmel said he had, “lost my train of thought.” In all fairness, who wouldn’t?
14. Megan Fox
We are in the same sex kissing arena with this one. In 2009, when Megan Fox made Jennifer’s Body with Amanda Seyfried, the kissing scene between them was, according to Seyfried, “sexy.” She goes on to say that, “We kissed really well together. We have similar kissing styles. If we watch that scene, we could actually agree that it was really sexy.” The main image of this piece bears that assessment out. Other girl to girl memorable moments include the 2003 shock at the VMA Music Awards when Madonna and Britney Spears rocked everybody’s world. And Selma Blair has said Meryl Streep was in great kissing shape when they smacked at the Critic’s Choice Award. Meryl Streep? Selma has also praised the kissing ability of Sarah Michelle Gellar when they made Cruel Intentions together. That kiss got them the Best Kiss Award at the MTV Movie Awards.
13. Kristen Stewart
Poor old Kristen Stewart has had a rough couple of years. First, she lost Rob Pattinson when her reported “affair” with her older, by the way, married director in Snow White and the Huntsman emerged in a wave of incriminating pictures of the two together. Then, Rob gets a new girl, singer with the awkward name, FKA Twigs. Then, recently, she had a wardrobe malfunction at the Hollywood Film Awards that started a nipple alert. The good news? She is apparently a great kisser. Bella Swan from Twilight can snog with the best of them. No, it’s not Rob saying so. It’s Taylor Lautner. Her Twilight c0-star, who played werewolf Jacob, has said she’s a great kisser. Back in the Twilight era, Rob Pattinson and Kristen seemed to have a lock on the Best Kiss Award at the MTV Movie Awards for 4 years running.
12. Scarlett Johansson
Before Blake Lively got Ryan Reynolds’ full attention, he was married to another blonde bombshell, Scarlett Johansson. She attended the 2010 MTV Movie Awards because Ryan and Sandra Bullock were up for a Best Kiss Award for their lip locks in The Proposal. Although the duo didn’t win the award, Bullock claimed a consolation prize, and took Scarlett’s face in her hands and gave her a pretty sexy, lingering kiss. Sandra said the kiss was great. And don’t forget Scarlett was nominated for a Best Kiss Award at the MTV Movie Awards for her lip lock with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in Don Jon.
11. Zac Efron
The Disney star of High School Musical can kiss. It’s official. This is all according to co-star Ashley Tisdale and former girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens. Ashley and Zac always insisted they were best friends, but when he was pictured at her 23rd birthday party carrying her bikini clad body and kissing her neck, you won’t be surprised that Vanessa and the rest of us were left wondering. But when she made the raunchy Spring Breakers in 2012, she was heard to say that she’d rather kiss co-star Ashley Benson than her male co-star, James Franco. That hot, kissy threesome (literally) were MTV Best Kiss Nominees.
10. Alexander Skarsgard
Lady Gaga thinks Alexander Skarsgard is a very good kisser. The hunky Swedish star of True Blood and Zoolander filmed kissing scenes with Gaga for her music video, Paparazzi. She pronounced him very good at the kissing thing. More proof? When he started dating cute, little Ellen Page (they looked a little bit like Mutt and Jeff), they were constantly at it. Kissing, that is (although, Page is reportedly gay, so maybe we’ll need a little more proof). We’ll be seeing more of Skarsgard. He’s been tapped to swing from the trees and chest beat (and presumably kiss Jane) in an upcoming Martin Scorsese, Tarzan film. And Jane? It’s Leonardo DiCaprio’s trophy wife in The Wolf of Wall Street, luscious Aussie, Margot Robbie. The kissing scenes ought to pop.
9. Elizabeth Hurley
Probably known more for her considerable cleavage than her kissing ability, she is, according to Double Whammy co-star, Dennis Leary a thumbs up wonderful kisser. Rumors started to swirl around the pair, amid claims that they were more than just really good friends. A novel later written by Leary’s wife portrays a cheating husband and his lover, that some say reminds them of the former Estee Lauder model, Elizabeth Hurley. Dare we say coincidence?
8. Ethan Hawke
Kill Bill star, Uma Thurman liked Ethan Hawke’s kissing scenes with her in the popular 1997 movie, Gattaca, so much that she ended up marrying him. In fact, she has even said, “The best kiss I ever had for a movie was with the guy I married, because I was really hot for him back then.” Shockingly enough, though, Ethan doesn’t return the compliment to his wife. His best kiss in a movie? It was none other than Mrs. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie. That may surprise some people, as some have complained that Angelina has a halitosis problem.
7. Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus has said that her Last Song co-star and ex-fiance is a great kisser. She enjoyed the kissing so much that they became an item. Engaged for a time, they have (predictably) since broken up, and now, go into public make-out sessions with Patrick Swarzenegger (her) and singer Eiza Gonzalez (him). Miley just continues to rock on and on. When she recently celebrated her 22nd birthday in Los Angeles, she was reportedly spotted dancing topless on a beach, smearing herself with cake, and riding a penis-shaped bucking bronco. After the Twerking scandal with Robin Thicke, does it even surprise us?
6. Taylor Lautner
With a huge cast including Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper and Jamie Foxx, the 2010 Romantic-comedy film, Valentine’s Day was a pretty big success. As romance was definitely in the air in the film, Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift had a kissing scene or two. And they began dating shortly after. Now Lautner’s ex, Swift has said that the Twilight star is actually a fabulous kisser. Even if he was a werewolf for a time. Although the two were undeniably cute on-screen, there is still no word from Lautner on Swift’s kissing skills.
5. Shia LaBeouf
Who gave Megan Fox her best onscreen kiss? With apologies to sexy Amanda Seyfried, it was Shia LaBeouf in Transformers. When asked what her favorite onscreen kiss was, she had two words – Shia LaBeouf. LaBeouf can currently be seen in New Orleans, cozying up to his beautiful Man Down co-star, Kate Mara. Fox, currently filming with James Franco, is being gushed over by the actor/director as the best. At what? Remember Franco was nominated in the Best Screen Kiss category of the MTV Movie Awards for a really tongue intensive snog in the 2012 movie, Spring Breakers.
4. James McAvoy
The talented Scottish actor of the X-Men fame co-starred along side Keira Knightley in the 2007 hit film, Atonement. He is a servant’s son, and she is rich and entitled. Sexual tension crackles between them, until the two, clad in evening wear, make slammed up against wall love, prefaced by some pretty intensive, extended kissing. Not surprisingly, Keira Knightley has pronounced her kiss with James McAvoy, her best ever. That’s all well and good. But what X-Men fans really want to know is, will Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor X ever kiss?
3. Kirsten Dunst
Who can forget Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), slowly peeling off the mask of Spiderman (Tobey MaGuire), as he hangs upside down, before giving him a long, slow kiss? Some of the Spiderman kisses are hot. They even got a Best Kiss Award at the MTV’s. Her first kiss? She was 11 and it was with Brad Pitt in the movie, Interview with a Vampire. She has called it “disgusting”. Nothing to do with Brad. It was just her first ever kiss, real or on screen. Dunst’s co-star in How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Simon Pegg, has called her “lovely” and considers himself lucky to kiss the likes of Dunst and Megan Fox. Their charming outdoor kissing scene in the movie is both sexy and sweet.
2. Chace Crawford
A veteran of hit TV shows like Gossip Girl and Glee, Chace Crawford has been dubbed a very good kisser by one of his Gossip Girl co-star, Madchen Amick. She should know. In the show, the former Twin Peaks star played a going on 40 cougar who seduces the young and sexy, 20-something Crawford. Or maybe he was the one who seduced her? Whatever is was, the bedroom scene is pretty hot. And the kissing is pretty believably intense.
1. Nicholas Hoult
Reportedly, when nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence hit the Internet, Nicholas Hoult was upset. Apparently, the pictures were actually for him. The on-again, off-again romance between the two began in 2011, when they were filming X-Men-First Class. Some say they are getting closer since Lawrence’s split with Chris Martin, and that in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film, they will have a love scene or two. Lawrence has called Hoult the best kisser. Lawrence got some flack from Liam Hemsworth when she reportedly ate garlic just prior to their kissing scene in Hunger Games.