CoverBoy Face-Off: Tatum vs. Hemsworth vs. Affleck

Posted on November 14, 2012

Yes, darlings! It’s time once again to pit the men against each other, in a sweaty, no-holds-barred, shirtless wrestling match!

Oh, wait. No. That’s just one of our fantasies getting the better of us. Instead, it’s time to ask the age-old question:


¿Quién es más macho?


Is it:

Channing Tatum?

Channing Tatum covers the December 2012 Issue of GQ Magazine


Chris Hemsworth?

Chris Hemsworth covers the December 2012 Issue of GQ Australia Magazine


Ben Affleck?

Ben Affleck covers the December 2012 Issue of GQ Magazine


We can’t ever shake the persistent (if perhaps unfair) feeling that Hemsworth is a Douchus Magnificus, so he’s out. Affleck is aging nicely – in fact, we think he’s better-looking now than he was ten years ago – but this isn’t a very flattering picture of him. He looks exhausted and annoyed. Tatum has that devil-may-care glint in his eyes, so we’re going to have to go with him. As if that’s some kind of shocking development.

What say the Bitter Kittens?



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  • Anplica Fiore

    It’s Hemsworth for me all the way.  Although Affleck is looking pretty good too!

    • blogless

      Hemsworth for me too. That’s one of the most flattering shots I’ve ever seen of him. Actually made me swoon a teeny bit.

    • Violina23

      I’m with you on Hemsworth. I always got the douchy vibe from Affleck, personally, so I’m going with pure attractiveness on this one.

    • frederieke

      One Hemsworth please. He never seemed really douchey to me though. Afleck comes across as the most douchey imo.

  • Jen Hughes

    Is that a photoshop fail or is Ben’s head really that big compared to his body? If it weren’t for that, I’d vote Ben. I hate to say it but it might be Charming Potato. 

    • Jen Hughes

      Definite photoshop fail. Where’s his neck?!

    • DeborahJozayt

      See, I was looking at Tatum’s head and was thinking the same way. His head to body ratio makes the GQ cover look like a Mad Magazine cover.

      • Jen Hughes

         Yeah both of them are bad. I think Affleck’s is worse. I say Hemsworth wins for lack of shitty photoshop.

        • DeborahJozayt

          I think the stubble saves him. Not sure how you can photoshop stubble.

    • sarahmichelef

      Affleck has a freakishly large head – just do a google image search for him and you’ll see what I mean.

      • Jen Hughes

         Yeah but I don’t think it looks that bad in other pictures.

    • quiltrx

      Ben has always had a giant potato head.  (seriously, go find a pic of him next to Matt Damon’s tiny head, and gawk.  I’ll wait.)

      But even I think it’s more disproportional than usual!

    • frederieke

      He is leaning forward. It is perspective making the thing closest to the camera looks bigger.

      • Veronica Russek

        Ever notice how most celebrities, female mostly, look like bobble heads with huge heads abd teeny little bodies in tabloid and magazine photos, especially red carpet?

        I do think that is the case here as well, photo angle makes his head look bigger than it is.

  • Kimmu

    Hemsworth! Having met him in person, he was anything but a douchebag and was absolutely charming and sweet and quite funny and sweet jesus does he give good hugs.

    • Alisa Rivera

      You got to hug him?!?!

      • Kimmu

        Yes, yes I did. It was glorious. 

        • Violina23

          My inner 13 year old just went “Lucccckkkkyyyyyyy!”

          • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

            My inner 31 one year old saw your “Lucccckkkkyyyyyy!” and raised you a “bitch.” 😉

          • homespunner

             My inner 51 year old saw your “Luccckkkyyyy!” and raised YOU ….wait a minute…too old

          • JosephLamour

            You can never be too old for unbridled fan-girl swooning.

        • quiltrx

          I’m surprised you didn’t die and go straight to Jeebus. :)

          • Kimmu

            I gotta survive to see Thor: the Dark World.  But uhhh every part of him is solid. And he does the whole arms around you crushing your body to his thing. It was very…gratifying.

          • Heather

            EVERY part? That was quite a hug! :-)  (I say jealously)

    • gabbilevy

      Trying hard not to hate you. Gahhh *jealousy*

      • Kimmu

        If it makes you feel any better, I made a total ass of myself in the process lol First the forgetting of words, then the comics fangirl brain to mouth filter being completely turned off once I was able to use words again. 

    • Kamil

      Yeah, he’s anything but a douche. Joss pushed him for Thor, getting him a call-back when his original audition hadn’t gone anywhere. They were shooting Cabin in the Woods (and by then, Joss knew he’d be doing Avengers, even if it wasn’t official at that point), and the tiny ginger genius does NOT set himself up to work long-term with pain-in-the-arse actors. 

      So yeah, Chris for me too. 

      *smites typos*

      • LCTerrill

        These stories make me so happy. That man slays me every. damn. time.

    • j_anson

      Yeah, he’s never really struck me as douchey. Kinda frat boy, maybe, but a nice frat boy.

    • TieDye64

      Lucky, lucky you.

  • Ozski

    Channing always appears dumber than a bag of hammers to me. I can’t for the life of me tell you what Hemsworth has ever been in but he does look a bit self-satisfied and Affleck is just so damned talented so..JON HAMM WINS! Um, I mean Ben Affleck. 

    • Lynzee Michelle Lamb

      Hemsworth is Thor! He wins above and beyond for me but I’m sure my mother would pick Tatum (taking her to see Magic Mike was a horrible decision)

      • Ozski

         Thor? That’s why I never heard of him. ;o)

        • Tadiana

          He was also Thor in The Avengers, which is great fun to watch, even if you’re not really into superhero action flicks. And he was in Snow White and the Huntsman, though I haven’t seen it (nobody I know has).

          • Sarah

            I did. You didn’t miss much. Typical 21st century CGI tries-to-make-up-for-otherwise-lame-movie situation. But Charlize did play a kickass evil witch, so she gets a gold star for that.

          • turtleemily

            He was Papa Kirk in the first 10 minutes of the Star Trek reboot, too.

          • gillian holroyd

            oh god, he was great in that, brief but great. “Your father was a captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved 800 lives, including your mother’s and yours.”

      • Adriana Blair

        That scene is Thor where he is shirtless in those low-cut jeans? Yeah, he wins.

        • amywinns

           I just made a whimper noise at my desk. He wins everything.

  • another_laura

    Based solely on these photos, Hemsworth.  

    • foodycatAlicia

       Agreed. Actually, based on any picture I have ever seen of the three of them it’s Hemsworth and I don’t really go for blondes.

      • sweetestsith

         Ditto. ::swoon::

    • MoreShoes

       Yep, Hemsworth.

    • curiouserandcuriousest

       Absolutely. None of them work for me that much in general, but Channing in particular just looks bizarre and Ben Affleck causes in me instant narcolepsy.

    • tereliz

      Yes! It’s a great big Hemsworth love-fest in here. Good thing there’s enough of him to go around. 😉

  • rahrahbowbow

    Does anyone else think that Affleck looks a little…  Clooney-esque…  in that picture?  Maybe just in the eyes…

    • Sara LaBatt

      I saw that too.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        So did I.  Weird.

    • Jennifer McClory

       I saw it too.  The bit of gray in the hair helps too.

  • Sobaika

    None of the above. Tatum looks goofy, Helmsworth looks like a cologne ad, and Affleck looks like he will fall asleep at the wheel.

    • DeborahJozayt

      Idris Elba?

      • Sobaika


  • jw_ny

    Hemsworth is mas macho as far as these pics are concerned…that pic of Channing makes him look like a bobble head.  I’d normally cast my vote his way tho.  Affleck…ew, always…looks like a bobble head too.

  • susan6

    The God of Thunder all the way.  Tatum’s pose is a little too cutesy, and Ben looks a bit tired.  Although….he is starting to look vaguely Clooney-ish, which is a good thing.

  • MikeW_PHX

    The gay man in me is panting over Mr Hemsworth, (douchebag or not, he can wield Thor’s hammer at me anytime he wants).

    Ben Affleck has always been a sexy man to me.   I’ve never seen the Channing Tatum love. He doesn’t do much for me.   

  • Amy Wilson

    As I was scrolling down, as soon as I saw the picture of Hemsworth, I made this sound that was probably not very ladylike. Hot damn- he is delicious.

  • ChiliP

    Wow, those aren’t particularly flattering pictures of any of these fine looking men. Tatum’s kind of looking like a wax figure. I guess my vote is going to Affleck, even though (or maybe because?) I’m vaguely seeing George Clooney in that picture.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    No question for me.  Mr Affleck.  I like a man who is aging gracefully.

    •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      And I find his family adorable… which is a very WRONG reason to be attracted to someone. I swear I’m only a home wrecker in my Hollywood fantasy life, but when I learned that he has tea parties with his girls I swooned.

    • Mismarker

      : ) You’ll have to fight me for him! Not only is he handsome, he’s also extremely good at what he does.  Huge turn-on.  Jennifer Garner is one lucky lady.

  • raininmai

    If the question is “macho,” Hemsworth wins. He’s a sight to behold.

  • Michael Owens

    Terrible picture of Ben, but he’s still my choice. And, frankly, the smirk on Tatum’s face looks as off-putting—with added ridiculousness—as Ben’s. Hemsworth? Lightweight.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I go with the somewhat unflattering photo of Ben. Channing’s smirk annoys me. 

  • Holly Flanagan

    I know there’s a rift in Chez TLo regarding Channing Tatum, but I’m glad the team vote went his way.

  • Cortney Dean

    I’m with you guys 100%. On these covers, Tatum. But Affleck is a great deal more attractive than he’s ever been. And he manages to look good in Argo even with that crazy 70’s hair.

    • mshesterp

       YES.  I can’t think of anyone else who can pull off that shag and beard like he does in Argo.  Delicious.  My love for him since he was the Sexiest Man Alive has been redeemed!  He’s just yum to me.  As is Tatum.  I get too much meathead from Hemsworth, although I think he’s probably got the best photo.  I’m getting a Brad Pitt-y vibe from him.

  • MilaXX

    I get a whiff of the douche from all of them, so based solely on manliness, I pick Hemsworth.

  • Carina

    Damian Lewis.

  • Maya

    i agree with everything you said!

  • MilaXX

     I always thought Ben looked like Guy Smiley from Sesame Street, soooooo

  • Lori Wade Miller

    Why does Channing’s head look way too big for his body?  It looks like one of those giant heads college kids wave around at basketball games. 

    I won’t really be able to tell machoness until these gentlemen take off their shirts.

  • MissKimP

    Does anyone else think Tatum is looking a little too Alfred E. Neuman-esque in this photo?

  • WendyD

    Hemsworth all the way! He is a god after all.

  • Denise Alden

    Charming Potato looks adorable, but I’m going to have to go with Hemsworth for “mas macho.”  And I barely know who this dude is.

  • Erik Stadnik

    Hensworth is a favorite of and muse to Joss Whedon. That’s the surest way of knowing that a hunky guy in Hollywood is not a douche that I know of. Chris H. all the way.

    • foodycatAlicia

       Muse? Really?

    • Kamil

      Heh. I just said the same thing up-thread, before I saw this. =D Apparently that part of Joss’ personality is pretty well known by now. Seems working for seven years with SMG set that in stone. >.>

    • not_Bridget

      I wouldn’t say “muse”–but Whedon knew he was a star in Cabin In the Woods.  Which was shot long before Thor, even if it was released later.  On the screen, Hemsworth’s humor & charm comes across. 

      The photos of the other two gents look really badly photoshopped.  How about a face-off between Thor & Loki?

      • Shannon Stewart

         LOKI!!!  I have such a huge crush on Tom Hiddleston — Hemsworth seems like a great guy, but not really my type.

  • Liana Brooks

    Thor for me. 

  • TheLaurenJean

    I’m gonna have to go with Affleck on this one! He just looks, manly. Muy Macho.

  • Jessi03

    Hemsworth Hemsworth Hemsworth!  Tatum and Ben both rub me the wrong way.  

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      I wish Ben would rub me the wrong way.

      That didn’t sound so gross when I first thought it. 

      • Jessi03

        Suuuuure it didn’t. 😉

  • StellaZafella

    Affleck for me…I’d marry him if he was gay.
    …but I’d love to have drinks with Hemsworth…he seems to have a wicked sense of humor (and would possibly even find the funny in any reference to douchy-ness).

    • Shannon Stewart

       I can almost guarantee he’d find it hilarious.

  • Deitra S.

    The first two are boys, Affleck is all man.  And I agree 100% that he is significantly better looking now than he was even just a few years ago.  Also, it probably helps tremendously that I really respect the director/writing work he’s been doing lately with Argo & The Town (still desperately need to see Gone Baby Gone).  He gets my vote.

  • Christina Diaz

    oh god, hemsworth.  he is delicious.  tatum looks super plastic in that picture.  affleck is ok.  handsome, and yes, aging well, but just ok.

  • mellorcr

    Channing looks like he is about to burst out with “riddle me this, riddle me that” and then do a manic jig.  Definitely not Channing, unless the question is changed to “Who would make the best batshit crazy supervillian for the next Batman movie?”

  • Fifi LaRoux

    Based on these photos I’d have to go with Hemsworth or Affleck. Tatum’s smile is too “frat boy trying to get into my pants” for me, and I’m done with those kinds of boys.

  • Gus Casals

    Tatum is also serving a kind of timelessness that really becomes him. Imagine the casting possibilities: age inappropriate boyfriend for Sally Draper!

  • belfebe

    Affleck! Affleck!

  • Catiline

    I’m often take it or leave it on him, but Chris Hemsworth is completely doing it for me here. 

  • korilian

    Hemsworth all the way! Hot and oddly endearing. 


    Ben FTW!  He is looking super sexy!

    What is up with the Channing Tatum photo??  GIANT Head…tiny hands!  Eeek!

  • nancymae

    I vote for Affleck. His photo seems to look the most like he would actually look if you happened to meet him on the way to Starbucks. Tatum’s smirk combined with that odd disproportionate head to hands ratio (damn you photoshop!) look so… offputting.  As for Helmsworth, he looks like he takes himself way too seriously.  It’s GQ dude, not Leonardo da Vinci. 

  • Bitsey Carver

    Chris Hemsworth!

  • Janet B

    Without looking at the pictures I’d say Ben Affleck, but that photo does nothing for him or me.

  • maggiemaybe

    Affleck for the win!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Tatum looks like he was poured from plastic (i.e., way overphotoshopped) and Hemsworth has that Douchius Gloriosus factor you spoke of, so by default, I’m going with Affleck. He’s aging fairly nicely.

  • DaringMiss

    Ben Affleck’s cover could be on the front of AARP.

    Just on this set of pics, Hemsworth.  But I will still rather spend a snow-bound weekend in the Adirondacks with Affleck.

  • Hillary Schuster

    That’s a horribly unflattering picture of Tatum. He looks like Ben Stiller. Which is fine if you ARE Ben Stiller…I think they are all bad photos of these men.

  • Snailstsichr

    M = Affleck
    F = Hemsworth
    K = Tatum

    • jonnyf8

      Disagree but glad to see that someone knows how to answer the question properly!!

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Affleck’s inviting chest hair makes me lean to pick to him. The photos are all so heavily photoshopped that they all look kind of fake.

  • Judy_J

    Sorry, none of these guys does anything for me. 

  • Sara__B

    On the basis of these three photos and nothing else, Hemsworth for the win and Affleck in second place. Tatum looks like a cute 16-year-old headed to his first formal dance.

  • kolokOlchik

    I am going with Hemsworth over the neckless Tatum and the boring Affleck

  • Mary Lauer

    That is the first picture of Hemsworth I have EVER liked. And he wins this one!

  • Chartreusite

    Is it me or does Tatum look a little Alec Baldwin in a bad way? I don’t know how to describe it but his face looks way too processed.

    It’s a tie between Hemsworth and Affleck for me. The former is serving suave-brooding-suit realness and the other is just a big spoonful of family-man-getting-ready-to-become-a-silver-fox realness. Gun to my head, Hemsworth because he’s just a little more age-appropriate for me.

  • LaDonna Carpenter

    I vote for Hemsworth based on these 3 covers.

    Normally, I would be a Channing Tatum girl, but on this cover, he bears a striking resemblance to Alfred E. Newman.  Is this a GQ cover or a MAD Magazine cover????

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Affleck for the meh…er, win. He is aging nicely, but doesn’t need that drawn-in hair glossiness, which looks like gray hair.
    Hemsworth with that dang ubiquitous stray hair over his ear bugs me to no end.
    Uber-photoshopped Tatum is seems to be suffering from no-neck-itus and it is troubling me.

  • Tadiana

    Channing’s giving a great come-hither look, but Hemsworth is starring in my imaginary bodice-ripper.  Hemsworth FTW.

  • Sarah Thomas

    I would slide your Douche Diagnosis over to Tatum and give it to Hemsworth. Douche is in the eye of the beholder.

  • NurseEllen

    I don’t like any of these guys.  Can you come up with three different choices, please?

  • NCDFan

    Hmm, why do I have to choose?

  • Judy_S

    I guess I like my men exhausted and annoyed. Affleck.

  • alyce1213

    Channing Tatum just does not do it for me, no way, no how.  I never liked big bulgy muscles and necks.  Also, he looks like a complete dork ass in this cover shot. People’s choice sucks.

    Chris Hemsworth is also muscley, but taller, not quite as bulgy as Tatum. Plus, he has a gorgeous, chiseled face, beautiful eyes and great hair.

    Ben Affleck looks really good here, it’s a good, honest, grown-up face.

    I’m going with Hemsworth.

  • UglyTalents

    Channing Tatum looks like Alfred E. Neuman in that picture. I’m sorry but he does. Agree with your assessment of Hemsworth, though, and OMG Ben Affleck is looking fuh-hinnnnnnnne these days. Age suits him. Loved him in Argo; he should consider a beard all the time. 

  • Vanessa Gorga


  • Hannah Katz

    I like Affleck, especially after seeing Argo!
    … Why is Rihanna counted under Men of the Year? Have I been missing something?

    • Elizabeth

      Yeah … weird huh? GQ put out four covers, these guys and RiRi. Of course, they all got to keep their clothes on and she was naked with a leather jacket thrown over her shoulders.

      But they really need to fire their graphics person, because all of these shots look badly photoshopped. Everybody’s proportions were way off — hands the wrong size, shrunken heads, etc.

      I’m going for Hemsworth for the win simply because he looks kinda normal. And I was shocked to have enjoyed Thor and the Avengers.

  • A B

    It looks like Channing Tatum’s head has dislodged from his body like that creature from The Abyss–but I assume that’s just bad photoshop.  I don’t really like any of them but I guess I’d go with Hemsworth.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Norman Reedus.  :)

  • Aj/Melia

    Hemsworth or Affleck.  Most definately.  That picture of Tatum looks odd…his head looks huge compared to the rest of him.  Big head, big hands, little body…weird.

  • Sara Munoz Munoz

    None of these guys do it for me, but Channing Tatum actually looks kind of cute here.

    However, Ben Affleck gets serious points for the gray hair and casual clothes.

    AFFLECK all the way.

  • John Cash

    Affleck. Argo rocked.

  • Madeleine La

    Hemsworth, hands down. I’ve always found Tatum’s face downright ugly, tbh – and Affleck looks pretty nice but ‘pretty nice’ is not good enough for a GQ cover, lbr.

  • PastryGoddess

    Why is Tatum’s head so BIG

    ….on the cover of the magazine

  • Marian Humin

    It’s Hemsworth for me. I get a little twinge from Affleck but there’s something very “Slingblade” about him.

  • Emily Jordhamo

    I guess I’d have to choose Channing, but my real question is WHERE IS TOM HARDY?

  • snarkykitten

    Thor looks like Loki’s holding all the poptarts hostage

  • Imasewsure

    I actually have to go Affleck, then Hemsworth, then Tatum who I kind of can’t stand (except in 21 Jump Street which was a lot of fun)

  • Allison Harris

    Tatum, all  day long. He may smirk at me all he wants.

  • cleverlady

    CT looks a little like the Mad Magazine character… so since that ages me, I’ll confess that although even Ben is way too young for me, I’m a huge Chris Hem’y fan.  And despite my advanced age I have come to thoroughly enjoy Thor, The Avengers and even Snow White and the Hems… I mean Huntsman!  You’re never too old to appreciate attractive, talented young men.

  • lisaepc

    Ben A all the way! Hemsworth is unsuccessfully trying to channel his inner Brad Pitt and Tantum’s photo has a Mad Magazine vibe…mirite?

  • Rhonda Shore


  • PrunellaV

    Hemsworth by a mile. The ‘Shopping is ludicrous on the other guys. Tatum’s head and body don’t match, and Affleck looks like he’s wearing makeup.

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    They’re all hot. Ben is looking surprisingly fine.

  • starrika

    Hemsworth! Affleck is a douchecanoe and Channing Tatum always comes across as dumber than a box of rocks.

    • halleygee

      Too funny and true – Chris wins it for me too!

  • Jenna621

    I just love that shot of Channing Tatum so much.  Ben Affleck is definitely hotter than ever but I’m giving it to Tatum.  He is the Sexiest Man of the Year, after all. 😉

  • jennyv

    Channing 4ever!!

  • veronkimo

    Yeah, Channing really kicked it out of the park! He looks really, really swell! :)

  • Inspector_Gidget

    They’re in the right order for me, 1 2 3… though I wouldn’t say any of them are faves. Ben Affleck always trips my barf-meter for some reason. Too slick?  Too smug?  Not really sure.  You can have him, though.

  • jmorino08


  • oohsparkley!

    I appreciate all 3 fine men.  I like the Chris H. picture the best. I think the smirk on Tatum’s pic reminds me of Bond, James Bond. I love Ben, getting better with age. I think they are all muy macho!

  • deltabronze

    One of each, please!

  • VicksieDo

    none of the above

  • TheVeryLivingEND

    Hemsworth all the way. He’s so yummy.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Douchiness be damned…Hemsworth

  • leave_Blake_alone


  • julnyes

    Gotta disagree with you guys – Hemsworth all the way.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName


  • Tamara Hogan

    Hemsworth, serving up some tasty Blue Steel. 

  • Jennifer Sowell Glover

    Tatum’s pic is far and away the best.  You guys are spot on about Affleck.  Somehow I have missed why Hemsworth is douchey???

  • Erin Hines

    Hemsworth. To paraphrase Steel Magnolias: Tatum always looks like he
     was carved out of cream cheese. 

  • trisker

    Hemsworth hands down is the handsomest and hottest in these pix.  Affleck next.  I think Tatum is lame.

  • Kristy Evans

    Oh Charming Potato, you win. Chris Hemsworth just doesn’t do it for me. I will say that in interviews, he seems rather charming and not douchey, though. Ben Affleck is divine but that picture is terribly unflattering. He looks like he has a migraine.

  • J. Preposterice

    I can’t help it.  Kevin Smith basically ruined Ben Affleck for me with that “a 10-82 is disappearing a dead hooker from Ben Affleck’s trailer” bit. Which was both hilarious in its context, but has managed to give me the skin crawls about Affleck since. 

  • carpediva

    Kiss: Hemsworth (yum!)
    Kill: Tatum (yuck!)
    Marry: Affleck (yay!)

  • Heather Waddell

    Opposite for me. Hemsworth is the clear winner, with Affleck coming in a close second for embracing that adorable gray streak (please tell me it’s real!). Tatum looks like he is actively farting in that picture and his head is out of proportion with his body and his hands. Bobbleheads are not sexy.

  • Laura Schultz

    Gonna have to go with Hemsworth. 

  • jjfg

    Judging solely on these pictures – Hemsworth, no contest.  Affleck doesn’t do it for me here and Tatum looks too distractingly like Christian Slater.

  • Jangle57

    It would have to be Affleck for me though Hemsworth is a very close second.  I’m so glad Ben’s redeemed himself as an actor as well as proving to be an excellent director; Argo was terrific!  However,  I’m afraid I’m in the “I don’t get the appeal of Channing Tatum” category, at least not looks-wise. 

  • Julie Chase

    Hemsworth. ALWAYS. And he seems so sweet in interviews, so I curse your douche description.

  • momogus

    Not a great picture of Tatum. I’d go with Hemsworth, with Affleck a close second.

  • MinAgain

    needz moar Bomer.

  • demidaemon

    I have to go with Hemsworth. There’s something a little too smarmy about Tatum’s expression that I find off-putting.

  • j_anson

    That is a VERY STRANGE picture of Channing Tatum. I gotta go with Hemsworth. Will the consensus be presented a la In/Out posts?

  • Sarah Winningham

    Tatum and Affleck both have their heads set at very odd angles. Hemsworth is the clear winner.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    Channing looks like a lot of fun, I’d have to go with him 

  • Anathema_Device

    They are all handsome, but Tatum is showing the most spark & personality here, so he gets my vote.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Hemsworth is giving major major FACE. He should’ve won solely for that. I’m disappointed in you, overlords.

  • editrixie

    That cover of Channing Tatum is FREAKING me OUT. I know it’s the angle of the photog and the way he’s ducking his head for the tie cinch, but…it gives me the creeps.

  • littlemissstrange

    None of the above.

    I guess if I had to pick it’d be Hemsworth, he repulses me the least.

    As to your question: ZACHARY QUINTO ES EL MAS MACHO. Yes I know he’s gay but he could put these boys to shame with his smoulder and his voice of pure sex.

  • benjamin478

    I think it’s funny Rihanna seems to be listed as one of the men of the year…

    • littlemissstrange

       Rihanna es mas macho.

  • altalinda


  • Kerry McCombs

    Hemsworth. He looks dreamy here. Even with the long hair. Plus his Thor cracks me up. I have never been and don’t expect to ever be attracted to Channing and his HUGE neck. Ben is ok, but that bit of grey in his hair looks like spray paint, like they are TRYING to make him seem older and more distinguished.

  • kimmeister

    I’m going to go with Affleck just because he’s dressed like he could lift heavy things for me.

  • lalahartma

    Tatum for sure.

  • e jerry powell

    Charming Potato’s jaw looks like it’s about to assault someone.

  • Pop Tarts Jen

    I would watch the hell out of a sweaty, no-holds-barred, shirtless wrestling match between these three.

    Channing wins, though, because of the aforementioned glint in his eye.

  • Laylalola

    I would probably have picked Liam Hemsworth had he been in this particular mix. 

  • neofashionista

    i honestly can not choose they are all gorgeous and I would F— em all

  • guest2visits

    Finally; some serious business to attend to today.  Hemsworth you are some kind of gorgeous. Much too young;
    but I’m only looking!  Affleck has also been looking especially ‘macho’ lately – although I agree this isn’t the best pic for him.
    I won’t leave Tatum out so… (filling in all the ovals on my test paper).

  • Pamela

    Fuck Hemsworth, kill Tatum, and marry Ben!

  • zuzu

    Hemsworth, on these pictures.

    On a side note, I saw Argo recently, and I gotta say, Affleck ought to do the shaggy hair and beard combo again. He really pulled it off.  Some of the other actors did not fare so well with their period-and-character-appropriate facial hair.

  • TieDye64

    Hemsworth. I cannot abide the Afleck and while Mr. Tatum looks good he just doesn’t do it for me. Mostly.

  • TigerLaverada

    Win: Hemsworth
    Place: Affleck
    Show: Tatum

  • jonnyf8

    Affleck – K, Tatum – F, Hemsworth – M
    I just love that Thor!!!

  • Rachel S.

    If I hadn’t seen any interviews of Hemsworth at all, I would probably think the same thing, but he seems like a pretty chill guy actually. He’s my pick!

  • Grace

    Hemsworth has a bad case of the doucheface, but is completely charming and down-to-earth in interviews. He comes across as very sweet and boyish in a not-annoying way.

  • glennethph

    I think I like the Hemsworth pic. It looks i don’t know, manly.

  • marlie

    They’re kinda all “meh.” Channing looks kinda adorable, and Ben IS aging well, so I suppose it’s a tie, by default (Hemsworth irritates me, so he’s out).

  • TSkot

    Wouldn’t kick any of ’em outta bed, but Hemsworth is a step above.

  • Victoria Pavlova

    I find Hemsworth adorable if that word could be used about 7 feet tall gorgeous Aussie :) I like Tatum alright but nowhere near Thor Almighty :) Affleck just doesn’t work for me.

  • shanna bowie

    Hemsworth is actually super sweet. Look at any video of him, he’s just a sweet guy. I think he gets a bad wrap cause he has that hunky, jock look. 

  • katielmck


  • Zippypie

    Charming Potato looks silly, Hemsworth looks pretty damn delicious except for that stray lock of hair but it is Affleck who I’m responding to.  He looks like a man, not a boy, and that goes a hell of a long way with me.

    • briecee

      >Charming Potato

      You’re my favorite person today.

  • Nazzzy

    Hemsworth all the way!

  • Hazelnuts

    I was just thinking the same thing about Affleck, he is definitely more interesting-looking now than he used to be – less bland. Hemsworth might be douchy but he’s just so nice to look at and listen to, I don’t really care! Tatum is just blah, cookie-cutter generic Hollywood good-looking – let’s check back in 10 years. And that is one weird photo, he doesn’t look like he’s got a neck and his head just looks hugely out of proportion to his body, like some sort of garden gnome!

  • unbornfawn

    Tatum looks too cutesy here to win the macho title.  Affleck looks pretty good, but looses points for a rather unflattering picture. I”ve got to give Hemsworth the win for most macho, the hint of unkempt and serious look in his eyes wins it. If we were going for best face I’d give it to Tatum because he looks happy and cute as hell.

  • lesmaha

    I like the Affleck look–dissipated–which I find somewhat attractive–

  • quiltrx

    Hemsworth by a mile.  This is really a great picture of him.

    I hate Ben Affleck and his stupid potato head.  And Tatum does absolutely nothing for me…Sexiest Man Alive, pah.

  • Daenyx

    Tatum is giving me the creeps.  Affleck just looks okay, and that’s one of the best pictures of Hemsworth I’ve seen.  He’s almost attractive, and I’ve never gotten the douche vibe from him.  (Almost, because I objectively recognize that he’s attractive, but I like my men pretty, and he is hunky, not pretty.)

  • Trisha26

    Chris Hemsworth. Need I say more?

  • Ten Ten

    Chris, Ben and Channing. In that order!!!!

  • kingderella

    affleck is on my irrational celebrity indifference-list, so hes out.
    its between tatum and hemsworth, and i really dislike this picture of tatum… so thor takes the win.

  • SophieCollier

    Hemsworth, of course.  It looks like they composited Channing’s face from two or three different shots.  It’s weird and melty.  And enormous.  

  • MzzPants

     Gonna’ have to go with Tatum on this round.  Hemsworth looks vacant between the ears and Affleck irrationally makes me want to punch babies, no matter how good he looks.

  • Louise Bryan

    Hemsworth.  But if Tatum had been displayed in a similar manner to Rihanna on the alternate GQ cover, that would have been lots of fun.

  • barbarienne

    My reaction is completely the opposite of you guys. Going strictly by these photos alone, I say:

    1. Channing looks like the douchiest douche in Doucheville. I wanna smack that “Hey baybee, wanna meet a movie star?” smirk off his face with a nightstick.

    2. Hemsworth looks serious and in control of his masculinity, like he knows he doesn’t need to work it. The worst I can say about his look here is that this picture wouldn’t look even a tiny bit out of place on a romance novel cover. He looks beautiful and masculine at the same time.

    3. Affleck looks a lot better than I recall him looking, but the expression is straight out of the George Clooney School of Headshots, first lesson, “stare directly into the camera and give a small smile like you’re thinking of a beautiful sunset.”

    So I’m giving it to Hemsworth, here.

  • NYCgirl

    Channing Tatum by far, but have to agree on Affleck, he is aging well

  • briecee

    1. I think you may be confusing “devil-may-care” with “teenage boy made it to second base”.  Douchetastic.

    2. I don’t get this guy at all.  I saw Thor and I was all like “I love this character” but out of character, I just want to wash his hair and then not look at him any more.

    3. Clearly más macho.  In a “I don’t have to kill and grill to be macho, but I could if I wanted to, and then I’d do the dishes just to prove my manliness defies your simplistic gender roles” kind of way.

  • Sau-Chih Feng


  • Izandra

    Just based on these pictures… I’m going to go with Hemsworth.  Otherwise I’d probably go with Tatum, but I really don’t like that picture of him.  Affleck is looking really good here, too, but yeah… Thor.

  • Sally Brownson

    Tatum’s doing something totally bizarre with his mouth. Terrible picture of him. Ben Affleck’s picture also isn’t good. Chris Hemsworth looks fantastic. Hemsworth for the win!

  • facebook-724916801

    Hemsworth, hands down.

  • skadi1

    Tatum, Hemsworth and Affleck. In that order. With a HUGE gap between Tatum and Hemsworth. Channing is absolutely delicious in that picture.

  • amanda lynn

    affleck!  and a bit of the tatum!!

  • RzYoung

    Ben looks like his head has been cut out an stuck on someone else. …do to be completely honest none of these chaps do it for me!

  • Qitkat

    I’m instead going to play FMK.
    F Chris
    M Ben
    K Channing

  • SorayaS

    I normally love Channing Tatum but I cannot abide a smirk. Love a clean-shaven Affleck with those puppy dog eyes but Hemsworth wins this round on jaw alone

  • Rhonda Hanson

    Tatum needs to put a clause about controlling his image. He is just too big of a star to allow a hack to photoshop him in this way. he looks like a thanksgiving day parade balloon.


    Gotta go with Channing. I got a thing for goofy looking meatheads, what can I do?

  • Fatima Siddique

    Affleck is more my personal taste, but if we’re looking for el mas macho, it has to be Thor. Because he’s Thor. 

  • Liz

    Hemsworth, definitely.  I got over my Affleck thing years ago and still don’t get the Tatum thing.

  • Georgette O


  • Yan Neng

    Hemsworth! Channing looks TERRIBLE on that cover — he looks like he’s trying to open his eyes bigger or something. Ben Affleck looks okay but at least Hemsworth looks pretty good.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Oh my, this is a delicious three-way face-off, isn’t it? All of them look incredibly handsome (especially Affleck, I haven’t seen him look this good!). But I’ve got to go with Hemsworth. That man is just…I need to stop.

    I will also add my two cents that I’ve never gotten a douchebag vibe from Hemsworth. I’ve actually never gotten a DB vibe from any of these three, so good job fellas.

  • HobbitGirl

    Give me the middle one. His biceps are glorious.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I think Tatum looks like a total douche in that pic…it’s one of the worst I’ve seen of him. I’m slowly falling in love with Hemsworth, and that shot of Affleck is gorgeous.

  • librarygrrl64

    The glimpse of chest hair and what looks like a little bit of silver in the hair on Ben are doing it for me. Affleck es mas macho.

  • formerlyAnon

    None of these guys ring my bell, but Hemsworth at least sets up a little sympathetic vibration.

    Tatum doesn’t look like himself to me. More like Dean Martin. That pose brings up some album cover I’ve seen, and the twinkle’s there.

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    Ben. Always Ben.

  • CeeQ

    Tatum. With a side of Ben, please. 

  • Eovaai

    I would ordinarily go for either Affleck or Tatum but that is a GREAT shot of Hemsworth. I’ve actually never found him attractive but that shot is making me reconsider.

  • Veronica Russek

    Affleck… I have loved him for years!!!! No one comes close.

  • ChelseaNH

    Affleck is turning into George Clooney (which is not a bad thing).  Tatum is adorable, which is lovely but not exactly macho.  Hemsworth has the raw material, but he’s not project much.  I’ll have to study them a little more…

  • ccm800

    I think the Channing cover is frightening! What terrible photo editting! He and Afleck look like caricatures – scary!  Hemsworth for looking human 

  • PhillipWilde

    Hemsworth, no question.  Affleck is slowly turning into George Clooney, who has never really done anything for me.  And where did Tatum’s neck go?  I can’t seem to find it.

  • sleepycat

    Tatum, although affleck looks good. f: Tatum (after all he is bi) m: Affleck (“faithful” married husband) k: Hemsworth (sorry you are here by default or is it :P) 

  • Gi11

    Channing Tatum has this look that makes me feel like he’s seen me naked. And I like it. So I vote for him!!

  • Mirrored_Wings