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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    • Kiltdntiltd

      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.

      • marlie

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

      • foodycatAlicia

        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.)

      • MishaFoomin

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

        • Kiltdntiltd

          Hooboy, is he EVAH!

      • Emily

        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.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          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.

      • Shannon Stewart

        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.

    • Maria Smith

      Don’t make me choose.

    • Eric

      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.

    • Susan Bullard Mayer

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

    • Deitra S.

      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!

    • Stacy Parker Cole

      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.

    • annabelle archer

      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.

    • Shawn EH

      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.

    • MajorBedhead

      You had me at Hugh Jackman.

    • SapphoPoet

      Hugh Jackman FTW. Every.Time.

    • Sam Smith

      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.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

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

    • Heidi/FranticButFab

      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!

    • Brady Galan

      OMG Hugh Jackman! Swoon… that’s all.

    • Julie Chase

      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.

    • Bert Keeter

      That’s one lucky pup!

    • Agatha Guilluame

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

    • marlie

      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

    • Sara Munoz Munoz

      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.

    • Sara Munoz Munoz

      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?

    • Glam Dixie

      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.

      • Shawn EH

        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.

    • Ashley Alvarez

      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.

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    • Reality TV Casting

      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.

    • Adrienne Duval

      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*

      • Amelia Pitts

        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.

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    • 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.