WERQ: Hugh Jackman

Posted on September 29, 2011

You wouldn’t think there would be anything controversial to say about Hugh Jackman, but we’re gonna give it a shot.

Hugh Jackman at 'Real Steel' PremiereHugh Jackman attends the Australian premiere of “Real Steel” in Sydney, Australia.

Hugh Jackman at 'Real Steel' Premiere

Hugh Jackman at 'Real Steel' Premiere

Hugh Jackman at 'Real Steel' Premiere

We think all men, gay or straight, should have a Hugh Jackman shrine somewhere in their house. Because the thing about Hugh Jackman is, he’s a testament to putting the work in and taking care of yourself, as well as a testament to how the world responds to a well-groomed, fit man who gives off a friendly, non-douchey vibe. We’re just gonna say it: in terms of what God gave him, we’ve always found his looks to be so-so. But he works hard on his body, dresses nicely when he’s supposed to, keeps himself well-groomed, and has a great smile and a nice-guy attitude. Result? The world drops to its knees at the sight of him. Sure, he’s tall and broad-shouldered and has a full head of hair and all that; we’re not denying he has a leg up on the average man, but he wouldn’t be nearly as beloved, or as much a fantasy figure, if he didn’t work as hard as he does to maintain his looks.

You know how a lot of straight ladies sometimes say “Why are gay men all so hot?” Well, they’re not. But the ones they’re talking about are the ones who put a ton of work into their looks. They keep fit, take care of their skin, hair, and teeth, and dress nicely. Western culture tends to deride that sort of thing as being too feminine, which we always found to be a disservice to both genders. It enforces the ideas that women are naturally supposed to take care of their looks, and that men who do so are somehow less of a man.

Anyway, there’s nothing particularly outstanding about this suit, but he’s well-presented (as always) and there’s not a thing to criticize, so you WERQ that shit, Hugh.

[Photo Credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images]

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      He could wear a paper sack and I wouldn’t complain. But your point is well taken ;) 

      • Anonymous

        I agree. I find his looks to be mind-shatteringly YES. But you’re totally right. He’s made even more attractive by the grooming and the well-cut suit and the expertly coiffed hair. These pictures really just made a grey day suddenly very happy.

      • Terence Ng

        A tiny paper sack, preferably.

        • Anonymous

          Well said

    • Sobaika Mirza


      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

        I feel the same way about James Marsden. They’re basically the antithesis of Adam Sandler, king of the “dontcarewhatyouthinkofme”s.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I agree about the nice-guy attitude upping the hotness factor. Hugh Jackman has always been one of my favorites for just that reason!

      More often I notice the opposite, where the douche-y attitude detracts from the hotness.

      • Oze R.

        I met him (superbriefly) once in Broadway, as he was leaving the theather where he had a play with (sigh) Daniel Craig. In just a few seconds he was able to show that nice-guy, grateful-for-the-attention vibe that you mention. That’s the key to his success!!! (and he has flawless skin, btw)

        • Anonymous

          Yes, I saw his one-man show a few months ago (preview, tickets a gift), and that was the key to it.  He can sing & dance, sure, but what you took away was, what an affable nice guy.  He even worked a valentine to his wife into the show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

      “Non-douchey” is the key…  ;-)

    • Anonymous

      He is not “well-groomed”.  He forgot to shave!

      • Anonymous

        Amen to that, can we call a moratorium on that please?!

        • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

          The stubble look is 30 years old. It’s time to accept it.

          • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

            I like the stubble look; it goes with my undershirt fetish. Nothing sexier than a suited-up man stripped of everything but undershirt and pants at the end of the day (think Don Draper: Season 1: white tee and khakis). There’s stubble, and probably what traces of scent are left are buried in the fabric of his shirt and his chest hair. Undershirts also show off that part where his neck meets his collarbone. I could nibble on that for a week…

            Who were we talking about again? Oh, yeah, Hugh Jackman. Cute guy!

            • http://readyinfive.blogspot.com Lexie

              Oh my god, I can’t like that first paragraph enough! SO TRUE.

            • Anonymous


            • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

              I just swooned.

            • Anonymous

              You know how lots of people cite the wet-shirt scene as their favourite Colin Firth moment in P&P? For me it’s when he’s done writing the letter to Elizabeth and leans back in his chair with his cravat and collar undone. I want to drink port out of the divot between his collar bones.

              Ahem. The fact that Jackman is well put-together is extremely important to his appeal. I find the fact that he’s a song-and-dance man *and* an action hero a real turn-on. Plus there’s the fact that he seems to have a sense of humour about himself; he’s not all super-serious, Olivier-in-the-Outback about his craft like, say, Russell Crowe.

            • Anonymous

              OMG:  So true:

              . I want to drink port out of the divot between his collar bones.

          • Anonymous

            Accept that it’s around, sure.  Find it attractive and sexy?  Never.

            • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

              Chacun à son goût.  Some of us gay guys like that stuff. Evidence of actual testosterone on men who have actually gone through puberty and whatnot.  If you ladies like your men devoid of testosterone, that’s on you.

          • Anonymous

            “The stubble look is 30 years old. It’s time to accept it.”


          • Anonymous

            30 years OLD, exactly. Time to move on. Miami Vice isn’t happening anymore.

            • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

              The stubble look has been a constant for 30 years. It never really went away.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I see your point but some of us love that look. (sigh)

      • Anonymous

        It’s definitely a matter of taste, but the groomed stubbly look is really sexy to some. I think he pulls it off quite nicely.

      • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

        That was my reaction to the picture, too. But maybe he is starting a beard for some reason. These actors….!

      • Terence Ng

        There’s a difference between “forgot to shave” and having facial hair. I think that someone on his level, with stylists and publicists, is more likely to be in the latter camp.

        Unless, of course, you’re of the idea that the only available options are clean shaven and full-on beard.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Some men do pull it off better than others, although I’m generally on the side of “yes please” when it comes to stubble. I think the guys who look like douches with it are already kind of douchey. The stubble just makes it worse.

          • Anonymous

            Some guys look better with it. I never found Hugh Laurie attractive until he started rocking Dr. House’s 2.5-days-of-beard look.

      • Anonymous

        I not only think it’s sexy when they have a wee stubble, but I also consider the opposite-there are days when I don’t shave my legs, whether because I’m short on time, have a skin sensitivity issue, or simply don’t want to. So what do I do? Wear pants or tights! Men don’t have that option with their face. More often then not, Hugh looks well-shaven, and he’s probably doing a lot of press for this film, so I can’t dock him for his 5 o’clock shadow situation.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      He’s got the cutest smile…….and one helluva hot bod… :) 

      He looks fab as usual here. 

      • Anonymous

        I hope you saw him in Scoop.  That’s when I first noticed the bod.  Unbelievable.

    • Anonymous

      Yes to all that.  My mom’s word for him is “appealing.”  He’s not drop-dead gorgeous, he’s not tremendously sexy (to me anyway), but he’s immensely appealing in that “introduce him to mom and dad and show off to your friends” kind of way.  Sad that none of these pics have him really smiling.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      The real key to attractiveness is to be resolutely oneself.  The reason that people respond so universally well to Mr J. Aside from his looks, grooming and talents is that he radiates a genuine niceness.  No one would deny that he is a good guy. Its obvious.  Besides, any straight man who is that comfortable playing a flamboyantly gay man on Broadway gets my vote.

      • Anonymous

        Colin Firth, ditto.  Comfortable with himself and his life, and thanks to Tom Ford he rediscovered the value of working out, dressing well and shaving.  Gay men make life better!  Can we just admit that?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          As a GM myself, I would argue that point with you, because?

          • Anonymous

            Didn’t expect you to, dear KdnTd. It was a sort of cri de coeur to the world at large. I should save such things for rooms where I am not preaching to the choir.

        • Anonymous

          Yes they do and speaking of the Tom Ford film – OMG – I felt like that white shirt he wore was another star in that movie…have you EVER seen a white shirt WERQ like that???  I bet it cost a gazillion dollars.  

      • Anonymous

        You and TLo summed it up better than I could. I’m in complete agreement with you and I think Mr. Jackman is fantastic.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, but that jacket doesn’t fit him properly. That’s not to say it’s not necessarily his correct size, but to paraphrase TLo: “Honey, that’s not your suit.”

      Look at the gapping around that collar. If you’re going to drop even half the amount that this suit undoubtely cost, the collar and lapels should lay correctly across your chest and neck when you’re standing–even if you clasp your hands at chest level as he’s doing in pic #2. The only time it should gap like that is if you raise your arms to head-level or higher–and even then, a well-fitted suit should fall back into place better than this one did on Hugh.

      Now that I look again, I think he should have gone up a size and had the waist taken in. I’m all for a tight suit on a hot man, but that jacket is simply not big enough to properly fit his very nice chest. He looks all right, but not WERQ-worthy.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I’m so glad you pointed out the ill-fitting collar. My husband would never accept one to stand away from the back of his neck like that.

        Otherwise, Hugh is perfection and I appreciate any time I can look at him.

        • Anonymous

          Are we sure that’s not the effect of his shadow?

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

            In the second picture, it looks like shadow, but in the last photo, there is very clearly a big gap between his neck and his collar. However, it doesn’t detract from his yumminess.

    • Anonymous

      That is one nice looking man.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527150091 Pat Biswanger

      As ever, you nailed it.  That is exactly what is so right about Hugh Jackman.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

      I love him so. I need to give in an get a ticket for his show when I’m in NYC in November.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree. This is a class act, right here, and an approachable one, too. 

      There’s also the fact that the way his body stacks up seems to say that he’s packin’, if you know what I mean. 

    • Anonymous

      So this is what a man in a suit looks like when he doesn’t have his hands in his pockets. Marvelous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      I wish he’d shave. He doesn’t rock the stubble like some do.

    • Anonymous

      he’s a testament to putting the work in and taking care of yourself, as
      well as a testament to how the world responds to a well-groomed, fit man
      who gives off a friendly, non-douchey vibe

      Well said.

      Personally, I do think he’s a gorgeous man. I also immediately want to put the men in my life in this well-cut navy suit and the subtle striped grey shirt and textured tie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      You know, I’ve always just thought “OMGHUGHJACKMANOMGSOHOT” But after reading your post and then really looking at his face, it occurs to me that everything you say is true. And then I started thinking about the guys that I’m typically attracted to in real life, and realized they’re all sweet, funny guys, who take the time to shave/style their facial hair, and wear more than just band t-shirts and  meshy shorts.

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Really, that’s all I got.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take two, please.


    • Anonymous

      Yes, he always looks well put together without it seeming like he’s trying too hard. I think he looks wonderful here, as usual. Totally on board with this WERQ.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, what? I wasn’t listening. I was trying to figure out how to make my desktop background be the first picture of Hugh side-by-side with the picture of Ryan G. and George from yesterday. Maybe a collage?
      Seriously though (cause we are all so serious here) great commentary and totally true and on the mark. Us straight girls also love Hugh cause he dances like a gay man and is still married to his first wife. Very non-douchy behavior enhances the package…if you know what I mean.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I so agree TLo! It’s a wonder to me why some straight men tend to think they’re somehow less manly if they take care of their appearance. It makes no sense because there’s more than enough proof out there that women LIKE it when our men smell and look good. None of us want to be with a stinky, disheveled ape. Listen, I don’t want to be with a guy who spends more time on his hair than I do, but he needs to be clean and groomed. Hell, if I can take the time to look clean and presentable for him, then it won’t kill him to do the same.

      Also agree on Hugh. His looks are just so-so to me, but the way he presents himself and carries himself makes him infinitely more attractive and the earthy nice guy thing is perhaps his very best asset. WERQ!!!  

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      ok ok. so he’s well groomed. But, this is B O R I N G. Those shoes seem too tuxedo-ish…the shirt and tie have no redeeming qualities and the pants (as far as you guys seems to always say) look too long! I think you’re letting him off easy.

      • MilaXX

        I agree the pants are slightly longish, but they aren’t puddling at his feet so I can give him a pass.

      • Anonymous

        And the gray of his shirt is lovely on him. 

    • Sara__B

      What’s not to love about a man with a lovely smile who can act, sing, AND dance, doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously, and takes good care of himself? If I ever get the chance to watch him perform live, I will be a very happy woman. Until then, photos (and videos of his performances at the Tony Awards) will do. Thanks for the post, guys!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      I think he is definitely handsome, but to me it seems that his head is somewhat small for such a broad-shouldered man, so many times he looks like a pinhead to me, which is distracting.  But kudos to everything you said.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      Jackman is the King of Non-Douches, the Mayor of Non-Douchetown, the Governor of Non-Douchylvania.

      I love this guy. Unlike the 7000 Disney-fied pipsqueaks who are nothing more than temporary heartthrobs for 11 year old girls, Jackman exudes MAN. I don’t care if his suit isn’t perfectly tailored, or if he hasn’t shaved (or if the stubble was intentionally groomed that way). He has that intangible IT factor that you cannot learn. You either have it or you don’t. He has it.

      My only regret is that his hair isn’t long. He looks like a god with long hair.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        “Governor of Non-Douchylvania”
        BWAH hah hah!
        You made my morning. My I use this please?

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Absolutely. Be my guest.

      • Anonymous

        That was awesome.

      • Anonymous

        Amen!  Not only on the money, but hilarious!

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Add an amazing talent and a commitment to family, and he’s PERFECT!

    • http://twitter.com/BMoke28 Bernadette Moke

      The jacket seems to fit funny around the collar…. and the pants aren’t a tad too long?

    • Anonymous

      well put, TLo.  I also like that there aren’t tons of rumors about him being skanky and he gets photo’d lots with the wife and kids, always has that wedding ring on at RC events.  (the ultimate anti-Paz!)

    • MilaXX

      I just like that he seems like a genuinely nice guy. The added bonus is he’s never succumb to the dressing like he’s going to walmart on the RC.

    • Anonymous

      If he were well-groomed he would shave.

    • http://twitter.com/closetcoach Heidi/Closet Coach

      Love love love him! I like to refer to him as my future second husband. And yet when I do so, I often get the comment that he’s closeted. I wonder if it’s for the reasons you state–that he takes care of himself and his grooming in a way that’s more often associated with gay men? Or am I so in lurve with Wolverine that my gaydar is broken with this one? ;)

      • Anonymous

        Is it because he played Peter Allen in “The Boy from Oz?” 

        Or is it just rampant jealousy?… :)

    • scottyf

      Stylish, and manly men T&Lo said…
      “It enforces the ideas that women are naturally supposed to take care of their looks, and that men who do so are somehow less of a man.”

      It’s nice to know you gentleman read the comments sections scrupulously. :-)

      • Anonymous

        fun quote today scotty. :)

      • Anonymous

        And walk tall!  Because we’re Jets!  The greatest!

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      What a dreamboat.  He’s so handsome, likeable, and, yes, always well put together.  And he’s so charming that I’m even going to go see “Real Steel.”  I’ll regret it, but I’m going anyway. *Contented Sigh*

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  Like I posted about Heidi – I think he overall is better than the sum of his parts.  Just looking at his features, I don’t think that most individual features are that great (ok went back to look and his mouth and jaw are pretty great – but usually most people think eyes, shape of the face, nose) but overall he looks great

    • Anonymous

      Well….I’d give him a 9 out of 10.  Everything from the neck down is great.  But I long for the day when male celebs finally give up on the grungy face hair thing.  Either shave or don’t, but this half-way house look is something I tired of LONG ago!

      • Anonymous

        I know!  The guy who won Jeopardy last night had the same stubble.  It’s sexy in a casual context but looks wrong with a suit.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for the eye candy these past two days. 

      I don’t care if he’s straight or gay or both. He’s just a lovely hunk of man.

    • Kate Gorton

      It’s pretty outstanding, I think, that a guy finally made it to the RC with correctly-hemmed pants! That alone deserves the TLo WERQ of Approval.

    • Anonymous

      You guys are making me feel guilty. As a mom of two (three if you count my S.O.), I’ve been known to let myself go. I’m getting a hair cut (no STYLE) this weekend.

      Oh, and Hugh Jackman! I love a man in a nicely tailored suit. And he looks nice.

    • Anonymous

      Word. It’s always struck me as bizarre that he made such a good Wolverine, because in any other context he just SCREAMS Nice Guy. (In a good way.)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        He’s a good Wolvie because of his tremendous talent for acting, another highly attractive feature of his.

        • Anonymous

          And Wolverine IS a nice guy. He’s always been the gruff-exterior/heart-of-gold character of the X-Men.

    • Erin Nice

      Hugh Jackman makes me happy. I love his smile.

    • oohsparkley!

      TLo is so right.  Good grooming and taking care of yourself can make anyone better looking.  I also think people become better or worse looking as you get to know them.  Not that I know Hugh Jackman, but I’ve seen him enough to decide he has a great sense of humour and seems like a nice guy.  And isn’t he in a long-term marriage? Fidelity turns me on.

    • Anonymous

      Here here ! or is it, hear hear !! 

      I agree, love Hugh and his style!

    • Terence Ng

      “Western culture tends to deride that sort of thing as being too feminine, which we always found to be a disservice to both genders. It enforces the ideas that women are naturally supposed to take care of their looks, and that men who do so are somehow less of a man.”

      I would also hazard that Western gay culture also derides NOT doing those things, enforcing the idea that gay men are naturally supposed to slave over their looks, treat the gym like a second home (or your home as the second home), and that gay men who don’t are somehow less of “true” gay men.

      What’s with this idea of “gay face”, anyway?

    • Anonymous

      He always seems to be having a good time…. now we know why our mother’s always reminded us…”smile.. you look so pretty when you smile”.

    • Toto Maya

      I’ve never found him to be incredibly hot either, but he just looks so GOOD. And good hygiene seems to be so rare these days.

      • Anonymous

        Good looking is better than hot any day of the week. (Well, any day except Saturday night, I guess).

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      I have a criticism: That damn wedding ring.

    • Anonymous

      Hugh never looks like he is faking being happy to be where he is at a given moment (even if he has to be putting it on at least some of the time).  By all accounts, he is a nice guy, a good husband and a great dad.  He can sing, dance, act and probably create fire by rubbing his hands together.  Women swoon not simply because he is good looking, but because he is the whole package.  And the fact that he looks fantastic in that suit doesn’t hurt one bit.

    • Anonymous

      *sigh*  I have been in love with him in my fantasy world for years.  And look here, how he is wearing a basic suit, looks well-fitted, pant length proper, and the producty hair and stubble doesn’t make him look like a jerk.  Magic!  I wish he would get work outside of action movies because I won’t watch them, and I would love to have a little more Hugh Jackman entertainment available to me.  *sigh*

    • Anonymous

      Hugh..take me…now

    • Amanda in Austin

      YES!  It’s really the non-douchey part that is the tipping point for me. He genuinely seems like a great guy. Not just a pretty body in a nice suit.

      • Anonymous

        i so agree with you.  great guy indeed.

    • Anonymous

      you are spot on, as always.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Excellent analysis on the gender issues of style maintenance.

    • Anonymous

      *clap clap clap* BRAVO on your analysis.

    • Anonymous

      Hugh Jackman
      Gerard Butler
      Jon Hamm
      In that order, the three men that I fantasize about most often…..Hugh can do no wrong IMO.

      • Presumptuous Insect

        I didn’t get the brouhaha about Hugh until I saw him in a towel in Swordfish. Hubba hubba.  I like your list. Here’s mine:

        Gerard Butler
        Tom Hardy
        Idris Elba

        They just happen to be The Wild Bunch in RocknRolla.  If you want to see a collection of hotness, take a look.

        • Anonymous

          I have a trio of tall-dark-n-handsome:

          Hugh Jackman
          Richard Armitage
          Karl Urban

          Karl’s not as good an actor as the other two, but he’s pretty.

          • Suzanne Heist

            mmmm Karl

            Hugh is pretty nice for me too. During the scene in “Australia” when the Drover shows up for the dance all cleaned up there was an audible gasp in the theater.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I love him, he seems so sweet.

    • Anonymous

      You left his super-sexy voice out of his list of attributes. :)

      I find myself oddly wanting to go see this movie–I would normally turn up my nose with a superior sniff at this sort of thing.  I think it is the Hugh Jackman Effect.  Scientists should study it.

      • Anonymous

        It is absolutely the Hugh Jackman effect. Though I really want to have a talk with his agent about the movies he chooses other than X-Men films.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, honey….  Momma’s got some candy for you right here, so come on–don’t be afraid.  (Excessive drooling and panting)

      TOTALLY agree with your whole take on men and grooming, TLo.  Those uber-masculine straight guys who don’t take care of their nails and neck hair and who think that wearing a backwards baseball cap constitutes dressing up are just so wrong. Women should take a stand and refuse to date them.

    • Anonymous

      My one criticism has to do with the facial hair thing……GOD, I hate this style of only half shaving.  Grow a beard, or shave close, but I find the “2 days growth” look has absolutely no redeeming qualities.  Sloppy and lazy, even if it is in style.  Also–generally, celebrities should pay attention to the advertising they are posing in front of.  In a couple of photos it looks like the oversize “V” of “eVent” is right over the top of his head, giving him a look distinctly reminiscent of “My Favorite Martian”.

      But his suit, body, demeanor, and smile are just wonderful!

    • Anonymous

      There’s something odd about those pants, but I can’t figure out what it is.

    • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

      I’d still do him, but there’s something off about the fit of this suit.  I can’t quite put my finger on it.

    • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

      LOVE HIM!

    • CQAussie

      Well done to my fellow Aussie!  Wow this guy is hot.

      But I have to say – he’s lost too much weight. I liked him better when he had more meat on his bones.  But still – sigh…..gorgeous. 

      And oh, absolutely agree – men who take care of their grooming are not less of a man for doing so.  In fact – I like a guy who understands that looking like a slob is a bad idea. 

    • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

      Bless this post.

    • Anonymous

      The suit isn’t exceptional, but it is indeed elevated by what it’s wrapped around.

    • Anonymous

      I am so enchanted at the idea of my male friends & relatives keeping a shrine to Jackman in their homes that I will say nothing negative. He is beautifully dressed.

    • Zeeshan Ali

      Boys…as always d’accord avec vous on all, but Western part. This unicorn is from South-East Asia and it is as feminine to take care of yourself as it is in West.

    • Anonymous

      Well said, TLo.  

    • Anonymous

      Yes, he is an exceptionally weel kept man.  He works very hard to keep fit and well groomed.  he usually dresses very nicely in a rather expected manner, nothing too flashy or trendy ever.  But what makes him so unbeleivably HOT to me is his smile and eyes.  That, and the fact that every interview I have seen him do he comes across extremely pleasant, affable and totally genuine. Maybe it is an act, maybe not but he does it better than anyone else.  An all around great guy is the ultimate sex symbol.

    • Anonymous

      SWOON!!!!! Where are my smelling salts??? I totally agree with you on this entire post, TLo. He just comes off as someone I would just want to sit at table and shoot the shit with……before moving on to other things……

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      He’s just hot that’s all there is to it; the only thing that could make this shoot better would be him not wearing the outfit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer


    • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

      So-so?!?!? See, I always found him to be a god among men, but maybe his features appeal particularly to my aesthetic. I’m not sure. Either way, oh god. Excuse me while I find a towel to mop up my drool.

    • kjunkemail

      He’s sexiest in the family photos the paps are always getting of him. You can just tell that he adores those kids & they do him.

    • Anonymous

      What can I say? He’s as close to perfect as a man can get.

    • Anonymous

      Can I please see him gyrating on stage again? Pleeease bring back The Boy from Oz. No he wasn’t exactly Peter Allen (and yes, I did actually see Legs Diamond… ). But oh mama, is he hot. The switch back and forth from hot song and dance man to Wolverine just does me in. 

    • Anonymous

      Wait, did TLo just do what I think they did with this post? Am I the only seeing between the lines? Yes, he’s a nice looking man, but he’s too damn perky for me.

      And in other news…..The fit of his pants is wonky in the crotch area, but I can’t tell if it’s because of his stance.

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    • Lisa

      He always looks like he smells good, you know what I mean?  Damn fine post, you put it into words better than I could!

    • Anonymous

      What a nice tribute, boys. Well said. And of course the amazing Mr. Jackman is a perma-WERQ.

    • Anonymous

      When I am feeling aural, it’s Alan Rickman.  When I am feeling cerebral, it’s Colin Firth.  But when I am feeling hormonal, It’s Mr. Jackman.  Humuna, humuna!

      • Anonymous

        When I am breathing, it’s Alan Rickman. 

         I agree with all of TLo’s points on Hugh, though – his looks are not textbook spectacular, but he just seems like a great guy which ups his attractiveness immensely.

        • Anonymous

          Alan Rickman is why I re-watch Sense & Sensibility, it’s one of my less-favorite Austen films and Hugh Grant annoys me (and who the HELL would want Hugh Grant with Alan Rickman around?).

          But *sigh* Alan Rickman *sigh*

    • elzatelzabelz

      Valid points. However, he’s got rugged manliness combined with a sense of humor, showmanship, and the family man angle = HOT HOTTINESS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      His looks are so so??!?!  As a straight woman, I have a shrine to him too!  He’s been married to the same woman for 15 years, keeps a low profile, and seems like a great guy.  The Fountain and The Prestige are my favorite movies of the last decade.  Also, he’s physically perfect in almost every way.  My favorite! 

    • Anonymous

      Ahhh, Hugh… The scene in X-men 2 where he’s running around the mansion single-handedly destroying bad guys in a wife-beater with glistening muscles is one of my top movie moments ever.  Also, the boxer briefs scene in Someone Like You.  And all of Kate and Leopold.  And… ok, I just really love Hugh Jackman.
      Honestly though, I’m not as in love with this look as TLo are.  It’s somehow giving the illusion that he has a wide middle and a pin head, which is definitely not the case.

    • Anonymous

      What is it about X-Men that can sing, anyway?

    • Anonymous

      Look, I don’t mean to be mean or anything but all these comments about “Hugh Jackman, resolute straight and family man” are a little too cloying.

      Hugh Jackman is one of Hollywood’s most famous closeted gays. He has a companionate marriage to a woman fourteen years his senior and he lives with John Palermo, who was his longtime assistant and now current producing partner. He does have two children but they are both adopted.

    • Anonymous

      He’s handsomer in person. Really. Love.

    • Anonymous

      He is not gay. Period.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I love you guys sometimes.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      I am in complete agreement.  My only quibble is that his sleeves look a tad short, maybe  because this jacket was meant to show a bit of a french cuff and he is wearing button cuffs.

    • Anonymous

      all bow before good grooming, taste and a lack of douchebaggery…..class will always win out.

    • Anonymous

      You guys so smart. Agree with everything you said. And just adore Hugh Jackman.

    • Anonymous

      Well -said, all the way around.  I would add that MARRIED STRAIGHT people also seem to sometimes think its okay to let it all “go” and that’s not good either!  Unconditional love is between parents and childrens.  Spouses need to WERQ at it!  I don’t think the vows say “I promise to love, honor and watch you let yourself go for the rest of my life.”  As for HUGH – watching him in Scoop (Woody Allen) especially early on, is when I fell in lust.  

    • Anonymous

      Down below someone mentioned Don Draper and stubble, etc. I have to say that I do miss how people used to dress. I love that aspect of Mad Men – it reminds me of pictures I have of my parents in the 60s and everyone in them looks like a movie star compared to how we go around now. I know it will probably never come back, but damn, those people looked good ALL the time and I can’t help thinking behavior is influenced by dress and when we are sloppy, we act a little sloppier, too. Maybe I’m crazy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      I agree.  Jackman’s face is okay at best, but his personality really makes him attractive. That’s true with a lot of male stars. I don’t even think the body is completely necessary to make him attractive, but I agree he wouldn’t have the same type of roles otherwise.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

      It’s all about proportions. Hugh has great ones, so even the Ozzie nose fits in with everything else. Obviously staying fit and athletic helps those suits sparkle. Plus he really seems to enjoy what he does, whether it’s a dumb robot movie or what have you.

    • http://rockiinboxxe.blogspot.com/ KUR COL DE DAAB E NUBA

      I hate suits. I hate them. Ugh. never ever ever catch me in one. 

    • Anonymous

      He is physical perfection in a suit and yet 100% devoid of any sensuality to me.  A mannequin, a very beautiful mannequin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

      I agree. There are not many man that both gay men AND straight women love. He is a rare breed.

    • frankystein123

      It’s nearly perfect, because for some reason his head seems a bit small when framed in that suit.