Boys of Spring: Jackman and Duhamel

Posted on April 11, 2013

It’s a pec-off, darlings! Pitting boystar against boystar in a humiliating bodypart assessment contest!

No. Even we couldn’t be that cruel to Josh. They’re both lovely men. Don’t let’s compare, kittens. Let’s just savor the view.

Hugh Jackman takes a walk with his dog in New York City.


Josh Duhamel stops by his office in Santa Monica, California.


But GodDAMN, one of them’s lovelier than the other. Sorry, we can’t help it. Hugh’s got the pecs, the arms, and the ridiculous cute dog. Josh has got that hair and that face, but he’s throwing gang signs at paparazzi. We’re sorry, but we’re afraid we’re going to have to escort you off the world for that, Josh.

WOOF, Wolverine.

Oh, and just a reminder: this is all in good fun, but let’s not actually start criticizing bodyparts here.

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  • Plus I have never ever gotten the least whiff of douchiness from Mr Jackman in interview or performance. He seems to be a genuinely nice man. Which ups his attractiveness quotient clear off the damned chart.

    • Jecca2244

      60 Minutes did a profile on him around the time Les Mis was up for an Oscar. He seemed so genuinely nice and lit up with pure happiness when they asked about his wife and kids.

    • StellaZafella

      Mr Jackman shot several leagues past “attractive” for me several years ago, during his run in “The Boy from OZ” (The Peter Allen Bio-Musical) on Broadway….that smile alone forgives all sins.

    • Yes, charming and funny always earn bonus points in my book.

    • Plus his shoes are better.

      • Snailstsichr

        And his laces are tied.

    • urbanamish

      it’s the pictures with his kids for me. they are always laughing ( and frequently being held upside down by very muscular arms.)

    • And Mr. Jackman is NOT a boystar. He is a manstar.

    • and his accent…. swoon.

    • carolynmo

      Perfectly said. He’s wonderful to look at, yes, but he seems like such a pleasant fellow. Maybe he was created in a lab.

      • Address of this lab, please. I would like to place a custom order.

        • barbarienne

          I, too, would like to place an order. Also, I would be very interested in purchasing stock at the IPO.

        • Beth513

          If Hugh is the base model, I see no need for the extra expense of a custom order. I’ll go with stock. It probably ships faster.

      • fursa_saida

        There’s an ongoing theory that Marvel specifically grows people in labs in order to be the perfect embodiment of a character about whom they want to make a movie. See: RDJ/Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans/Steve Rogers (Captain America). Hugh Jackman would have been an anomaly since he’s super pleasant and Wolverine is…a total dick, and yet he seems to have worked out in the end. Kudos to Marvel’s lab techs.

    • And his wife is so normal and cool! Her interviews are awesome.

    • jetpackdino

      Isn’t he the one who rushed to help Jennifer Lawrence when she tripped on Oscar night? My heart melted. Such a gentleman.

      • fursa_saida

        Him and also Bradley Cooper, her costar.

    • kathrineb

      Yes always comes of as so nice!

  • Sobaika

    Gaping wordlessly at Hugh Jackman.

    • P M

      I’d like to reply, but I’m afraid I’m drooling enough to cause flooding.

  • Don’t make me choose.

  • Josh Duhamel has one of the greatest bodies of all time. And he looks like Timothy Olyphant and Matt Dillon somehow had a son.

    • Imasewsure

      I have an (ir)rational love of all loves for Timothy Olyphant… and I’ve only seen him in two bad movies (one with Jen Garner which was literally one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen). Duhamel just went up in my esteem for being TO’s imaginary love child

  • janierainie

    Double dog Woof.

  • Mismarker

    Jackman and his adorable doggie for the win!

  • ralish

    I love Hugh’s shoes. So adorable. But seriously, these pictures show, once again, that men in Hollywood have it 1,00 times easier than the women. Geez.

  • Chaiaiai

    Criticize???? what is there to criticize??? ALL THREE ARE DELISH (doggie too!)

  • alyce1213

    Every picture made me smile.
    Those aren’t gang signs — Josh is showing the paps how he’s going to cut the umbilical cord.

    P.S. I want to jump Hugh Jackman’s bones.

    • Mismarker

      Hilarious! Or, he’s doing a Dave Coulier “Cut. It. Out.” impression.

  • Jackman wins easily for me. Poor Duhamel has no personality. Even his promos for the Kids Choice Awards were boring.

  • GodDAMN, indeed! I could take a bite out of Jackman’s bicep like it was a freaking Thanksgiving Day drumstick! …. It just got weird, didn’t it? Apologies.

    • DeborahJozayt

      Here’s some gravy for your drumstick! Enjoy!

  • nannypoo

    Not much to criticize in either case. If forced to vote, a dog is always a tie-breaker.

    • girliecue

      Ah yes, the animals and babies rule.

  • decormaven

    Hunky arms, cute doggie- what’s not to love? Hugh FTW!

  • berkeleygirl

    I’m not criticizing Duhamel, but the photographer did a most excellent job – as you did of posting – fabulous Jackman butt reads. No contest!!!

    • BigShamu

      Seriously, why are we not talking more about Jackman’s tidy ass?

      • berkeleygirl

        I think because we’re supposed to be nice and not compare body parts. Duhamel’s is non-existent!

  • Hugh for the win!

  • PastryGoddess

    Hi Hugh,

    you look a bit warm in that outfit. Why don’t you give me you clothes to hold for you?

  • Daktari100

    Josh, you’re lovely, my dear, but Sashay away. Hugh, Shantay, you stay.

  • lucyloo222

    Hugh Jackman: I die. That is all.

  • Catiline

    I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about Mr. Jackman’s chest. A. Lot.

  • Nary a skinny jean to be found!! Thank you, manly men. Thank you.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    The dog wins this contest for highest adorable quotient. Sorry boys, I’d like to snuggle that little pooch.

    • willworktomorrow

      I can’t help but notice that Hugh’s dog has biceps just like his. I thought maybe it was a contest between those two.

  • Josh looks the more comfortable of the two, however. He’s all Casual Saturday with his workout gear, while Hugh is like “what, this old thing? Why yes it is a $600 t-shirt.” And is Hugh a leftie? I never noticed before.

  • disqus_sZRDWtvvVD

    Hugh wins with those jeans. Josh’s pants are MEH.

  • Janet B

    Love the dog and Hugh wears a t-shirt so very well.
    Josh, those pants are hideous on you.

  • You had me at Hugh Jackman.

  • SapphoPoet

    Hugh Jackman FTW. Every.Time.

  • I agree cutie pie dog vs. gang symbols, dog wins.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Hugh wins on ass alone, never mind the rest of the magnificent package.

  • Yummy. Both of them are just yummy. I don’t even care that Duhamel is being a giant dork.

  • Sigh, Hugh Jackman. My future third husband. Why do I never bump into him on the streets in New York? Clearly I need to visit more often.

  • Qitkat

    No matching leash/poopbag bow and shoes for this manly man and his doggie! WOOF!

  • OMG Hugh Jackman! Swoon… that’s all.

  • Hugh Jackman is beyond. He’s sweet and funny in interviews, he’s adorable with his wife, and he has those upper arms that make me wonder how far he could throw me.

    • girliecue

      Or how tightly he could hold me. He and Jake Gyllenhaal are filing a movie here in Atlanta and the local news is filled with stories about how charming and gentlemanly Hugh UNFAILINGLY is.

  • That’s one lucky pup!

  • “We’re going to have to escort you off the world.” I’m using that.

  • Hugh. Jackman. That is all.

  • CatherineRhodes

    TLO, thanks for the eye candy, but where’s part two of the Mad Men style post you promised today?

    • formerlyAnon

      Down girl! We’ve just gotta be patient, hard as that can be! 😉

      • CatherineRhodes

        True. We bitter kittens are a demanding lot, for sure!

  • Sara L.

    Well, since one of them made me say “PULL up your damn PANTS and TIE your SHOES” I think the win goes to Hugh, for sure.

  • Anne At Large

    Charm beats smarm for me every day of the week. Come back and host the Oscars again, Hugh!

    • jetpackdino

      Yes please. From your lips to the Oscar Gods’ ears!

  • formerlyAnon

    It’s NOT the pecs & arms. They’re just a bonus for those who like such things. Jackman is waaaay over-built for my tastes, but he beats Duhamel all hollow. Not even remotely a contest.

  • jetpackdino

    Jackman is so attractive that he has neckbeard and he still looks amazing.

    (Don’t try that at home, boys. Leave it to Jackman.)

  • CatherineRhodes

    Truth be told, I prefer Josh’s slimmer build to Jackman’s he-man physique. (I know we’re not supposed to discuss body parts…)

  • another_laura

    For me, no contest. Hugh Jackman for the win.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Hugh Jackman, all day, any day. And it just seems right for Hugh to have a pug.

    Also, Hugh is no boystar, uncles. That’s all man, right there. Mmmmhmmmm.

    • alyce1213

      I agree with you 100% on the man, but his pup is a French Bulldog.

      • stubbornthoughts

        EVEN BETTER.

  • pattyw

    Earlier today, I caught a photo of Hugh jogging in those “toesie” shoes — the sartorial version of a cold shower. Thanks for erasing that image from my mind.

  • procrastinatrice

    Hugh Jackman is insanely hot, but his personality (from what we can see) is so winning that I am past the just wanting to jump his bones stage. I just want to sit across from him, watch him smile and swoon. And imagine our future together.

    • RebeccaKW

      He’s definitely a “marry” on the FMK list.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Having a dog in the picture = automatic win!

  • Imasewsure

    There are lots of pretty beefies in Hollywood but HJ with a french bull dog!! I’m done for the day…..lady gasp lady sigh

  • I’m laughing at that teeny-weeny water bottle. I’m sure it’s normal-sized, but it seems so tiny next to Jackman’s giant chest. Surely he’s got a bigger thirst that that.

  • MilaXX

    I’ll take Wolfie FTW. Josh looks a little too sloppy for me.

  • OMG Josh! All those pockets and you can’t put your wallet away??

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Duhamel has a great face and fab hair, but beefy Hugh and cute dog FTW! I am in awe of this man’s upper body.

  • MintaHallWriter

    Does this mean I can’t go Woof! for Wolfman Jackman? Gotta love those bodyparts, you know?

  • Josh appears to have a Skoal can in his pocket. Josh, the only way to correctly deploy the Skoal can in the pocket is to do the back pocket in tight jeans. (I seriously doubt it’s an actual Skoal can but it sure looks like one.) Hugh wins for me, Josh is just not as charismatic or sexy.

    • Josh’s gear is so funny: phone, pad, beverage bottle, wallet, untied shoes …. he’s got a plan for the day, but he’s just barely getting holding it together.

  • unbornfawn

    Then let me just say that shirt isn’t doing Josh’s pecs any favors.

  • Allyson Wells

    ha you guys crack me up. In Josh’s defense, I think it’s a sideways peace sign, not a gang sign 🙂

  • Rand Ortega

    Mr. Jackman has such a lock on the whole handling show biz fame, family & fortune sitch, he’ll get my vote every single time.

    If only he were good look— HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I couldn’t even finish typing that w/out falling out laughing.

  • Le_Sigh

    Hugh Jackman, you delicious hunk of man, you.

  • I think my favorite part of the Josh & Fergie love is that he named her as his celebrity crush in a one page profile in like Cosmo or something, her people saw it (or in my movie-in-my-head version: read it herself) and set a date up. The rest is history!

  • Julie Fountain

    Oh my! Hugh Jackman AND a puppy! Duhamel never stood a chance, and his pants are way too baggy.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Hugh Jackman for the arms.

  • Woof.

  • josh’s personality ftw

  • jilly_d

    HUGH….UNFFF. I would bang that like a snare drum.

  • Jessi03

    PUPPY!!! Puppy puppy puppy ARMS! Mmmm. Arms and puppy.

  • korilian

    I can’t believe they’re just going freestyle like that in public! Invest in a sports bra boys, your girls are trying to escape!

  • Violina23

    Wolverine for the win: he couldn’t seem to find anything that fit in the press tour for Les Miz, and this is just perfect & yummy

  • Pamela Hunt

    Hugh also has the hair & the face. Plus both of his shoelaces are tied. Jackman FTW!!

  • Carly Warnock

    Thank you. I needed some man pecs in my life today. Woof indeed.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Okay, I cannot with that dog. Both of them need to jump on my chest for cuddles right the fuck now.

  • barbarienne

    As long as we’re allowed to appreciate bodyparts!

    Oh, Hugh, you are so wonderful, both inside and out. He is the first of my little triumvirate of tall, dark, and handsome actors (Jackman, Karl Urban, and Richard Armitage). He is first because he seems the most normal of them.

  • StelledelMare

    Hugh Jackman always wins at life.

  • Sara__B

    Hugh sings and dances. (And he does it well.) He’s gorgeous. He’s seems like nice guy. He’s my #1 favorite manstar.

  • AngelaGreen

    Jackman wins. He’s cuter anyway, and the sweet little frenchie is, to put it in TLO terms, giving me life!

  • julnyes

    We could have just replaced the Duhamel pictures with more of Hugh’s cute doggie!

  • jorinde

    ha, I’m gonna exchange the admired features. Josh’s face and hair does nothing to me, same with Hugh’s body. I won’t ever get, why men or women could find this huge chest somehow desirable. The proportions are so off with that one, that it looks cartoonish. I’ll take Hugh’s face and Josh’s body, please.
    And don’t come to me with that dog. I know they’re on trend, but they’re not cute.

  • Nonnah

    How could you omit Hugh’s buttocks?! That profile is spectacular!

  • elzatelzabelz

    Hugh has been, and will always be on my “list.” His personality makes him infinitely sexier.

  • You forgot to mention Jackman’s ass, and his stylish shoes. Lord almighty, that man is a blessing to us all.

  • stephbellard

    Hugh Jackman in those pics = the kinda guy you swallow.

  • TieDye64

    Mr. Jackman makes my heart do flip flops. Handsome, dedicated family man and seems an all around good guy. *sigh*

    • and he sings, he dances, he’s australian, he was in “the boy from oz”…. …. … …. ……

      orgasm over.

  • Cz

    Hugh gets so… massive when he’s playing Wolverine.

    This is not a complaint. The more there is of Hugh, the happier the world can be.

  • Tuneful54

    I know I’m in the minority bu I think HJ looks over-worked-out. It makes him look like he’s got a pinhead. The other one needs to give those girls some support, I think he’s about a 38A.

  • RedRaven617

    It is great to see someone who is just nice, get the looks as well.

  • kaycem

    peace sign as gang sign? a gang of what: hippies?

  • Louise Bryan

    No contest. Sorry, Josh.


  • fursa_saida

    I’ve always found Josh Duhamel supremely boring and have never understood why he’s famous. He stood no chance against Hugh Jackman to begin with, but THOSE PANTS are not helping his cause at all.