What constitutes a good looking man? Who says what is hot, hip, ‘in’, not good looking or flat out ugly? With all the celerity men in this world, too many people are basing good looks off of who the ‘it’ guy or girl is in Hollywood, as opposed to maybe giving an equal balance to personality and looks. But one has to admit that there are a few men that are flat out just not cute; yet, we find ourselves attracted to them and usually attracted to the thing that is absolutely the least cutest thing about them. Fame will turn your life around; one minute you are an unattractive, minimum wage job working man who then turns into the guy who finally caught his big break in the acting world and is riding that shooting star. Fame proves that all it takes is one influential person to call you attractive and you have an in. Let’s take a look at Val Kilmer, when he first started out he was fit and cute, and one of Hollywood’s leading men but as time went on, he fell off the map and reappeared as a bloated, non-action superstar. Yet, he is still associated with being a hot man (only this time older). There really is nothing hot about him, the bloated look is not fitting and the pony tail he is sporting is a desperate attempt to stay young, but it looks like it is working because he is now seen as the mature actor who was the sh*t in his earlier years. Not all men are as lucky as Val Kilmer, but here is a list of men who have really benefited from being hot according to Hollywood standards.
12. Louis Tomlinson
Every boy band member has a title; the ugly one, the one with the deep voice, the heart throb and if they are lucky; the neutral. One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson is unfortunately, the ugly one. However, he could now pass as the neutral since Zayn Malik is gone. Tomlinson has that thing going on that most British men have; he has a few cute features but for the most part he is not good looking. Chances are at the 1D concerts, he has the least amount of fan girl signs. He kind of has this whole rat face thing happening that makes you question if it is cute or not.
11. Robert Pattinson
Let’s just be honest, actor Robert Pattinson is not appealing. His head is slightly big, he has these beady eyes and the only reason he is even popular is because he was in a film where he played a sparkly vampire. Yet, all of those qualities are weirdly enough what makes him soooo cute. To top it all off, Pattinson has that messy disheveled hair that makes every guy look oh so good. Oh, and then he kind of has a nice smile and a charming personality; plus Kristen Stewart broke his heart and every girl has that gene where they want to fix every broken-hearted man.
10. Russell Brand
This guy is a complete douche. Does anyone remember what he did to Katy Perry? On top of having a horrible personality, the comedian has this long greasy looking black hair that makes Perry’s fans wonder what she sees in him. Brand’s accent is also not too cute. It’s not the sexy British accent like a James Bond type situation. He is not very funny and for some reason, he is associated with sweat like a steam room sweat. But if you look long and hard at him, the long black hair does look good when it’s washed and wavy and maybe that a**hole personality is slightly attractive.
9. Steven Tyler
Steve Tyler is old and wrinkly and looks like he has been through the ringer once or twice (it’s a wonder how he has made such beautiful kids). He gets associated with sex a lot and it is pretty gross to think about him engaging in any kind of sexual activity. He does not have the greatest physique; he is tall and lanky and really skinny. However, there is no denying that his lips are to die for, his too cool for school attitude is hot and his overall demeanor is crazy attractive. There has to be a reason why he was so popular in the 70s and 80s and a bit of the 90s.
8. Shaun White
The ginger haired snow boarder is kind of scary looking; his face is almost as long as his hair and his features are really pronounced. Yet, his relaxed attitude and huge smile make you second guess your level of attraction. His fearlessness is also a huge plus, most people with red hair get a bad rap but truth be told, White’s looks are so questionable that he can be nothing but hot hot hot. His laid back, hang ten demeanor is one of the things that is making him so attractive, plus he strikes people as someone who would really appreciate a good gal.
7. Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson has admitted to breaking his nose a number of times; unfortunately for him it has become the most noticeable thing about his face and to be honest, it is not cute. His shaggy blond hair should do something for him but it does not. What really gets you is that bumbling fool he comes off as within almost every movie; in Wedding Crashers he was the dumb lovable type, and in Zoolander he had that dramatic face that made all the girls laugh. One thing about his face that is great is his bright smile; so maybe he is kind of hot in a great smile, great personality kind of way.
6. Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill is like a jolly teddy bear. At first glance one may not see how great he is; he is tubby, has bad skin at times and his curly hair is out of control. But since this is the age of embracing things that are out of the norm, it is hot that he has some meat on his bones, his hair is curly and messy, and he is a cute funny guy. Funny is in and guys who were not necessarily considered cute are now hot as hell; this includes the likes of Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart (only because he is short).
5. Ryan Gosling
Why is Ryan Gosling so hot? He has this super oblong face, a pointy nose and some of his haircuts have been ridiculously questionable. Yet, women are fawning over him as if he is the best thing since sliced bread. Recently he had a child, and one has to admit that fatherhood looks good on any man. He may be sexier now because of some of his movie roles (Driver in Drive, Julian in Only God Forgives). What is sexier than a man who you know can take care of you in any situation?
4. Adrien Brody
The first thing that most people see when they look at Adrien Brody is his nose; it is quite big and quite centered. He looks like he wouldn’t mind being greasy and lacks proper care and etiquette. However, there is no denying that he has a pretty nice smile, and a relaxed, appealing and cool personality. When he smokes a cigarette and does that thing where he half looks up at you, it is so damn sexy; and smoking isn’t even a cute thing considering the long term damage that will take place. But smoking aside, he looks like one of those guys who are really good with their words.
3. Ed Sheeran
Oh yes, another ginger. At first, musician Ed Sheeran strikes you as a beady-eyed fellow who, let’s be real, looks a bit cross eyed. But after several minutes of staring you are able to see that hey, he has a nice smile, oh and okay, his scruffy hair is cute and fitting and maybe his personality is a bit appealing. He quickly turns into one of the most attractive men that you have seen in a long time and eventually he becomes your new celebrity crush. So maybe he is not so bad looking after all; the red hair is quite attractive.
2. Norman Reedus
Norman Reedus resembles one of the walkers that he so frequently kills on his hit show The Walking Dead. His face is kind of sunken in and like his character Daryl Dixon, he looks country as hell. He definitely has one of those beards where his lips blend right into it and you only know it’s there when you see a gaping hole in his face. Yet you want to freak out and sweat profusely if he is around you and you secretly wish that there was a zombie apocalypse just so he can be your protector. When news broke that he was dating his co-star Emily Kinney (now found out to be false), a lot of hearts broke.
1. Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch is not hot at all. He has these squinty eyes, a huge head and he resembles a nerd (not the cute kind). He strikes most as a bumbling fool who has to rely on his charm in the entertainment industry. However, it seems as though recently he has become more and more appealing. It could be that he now wears a wedding ring (this is usually appealing to the single woman), or maybe it is because he is now a father and fatherhood looks good on any man. Either way Cumberbatch’s beautiful blond locks and new life is making him a hot piece of cake.