This is sequel to my 22 Tall Actors article. It is all about having a bit of harmless fun. You might remember my Tall Girls Dating article. One of my friends was suffering from not being able to find a guy for her height. She is well over 6 feet and I had found the idea for the article after chatting with her. After she saw and commented on my list, she sent me a list of other actors I forgot to include. And I made some additions to that article as well. Hope you like it.
Who’s this article for? Well, it is basically for anyone who enjoys reading about celebrities. And never be afraid to turn into a dating or Hollywood poll. But I need to remind you, while a guy at 6 feet is perfectly tall in most cultures, I am 5’9” and my friend is well over 6 feet. So the shortest actors stand at 1.87 here.
And it is just for fun…
Dennis Quaid 6′ 1 1/2″ (1.87m)
Cover of Something to Talk About
If you asked me to name all the actors I could in just a minute or so, there is a chance I’d remember Dennis Quaid. For me he represents my childhood, teenage years and present. I watched a lot of his movies growing up and I am still a fan. When it comes to genres, he has been there and done that. He is one of the best actors on screen and I have to say, the guy has a contagious smile that lights up the screen. And I am not going to lie to you, I think this guy is handsome. He used to be gorgeous and he still remains as Hollywood’s most talented and good-looking leading men.
The Dennis Quaid movies I covered so far:
Favorite Dennis Quaid:
Something to Talk About
Jim Caviezel 6′ 1 1/2″ (1.87m)
OK, this picture is better for recognition:
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Jim Caviezel may not have had luck with his TV show The Prisoner, but one strike won’t effect an actor who has already made an impression. You might remember Angel Eyes where he starred with Jennifer Lopez, Déjà vu (with Denzel Washington) and if you really didn’t object to all the gore and the messages, The Passion of Christ, directed by Mel Gibson. Of course Jim’s list of film credits is much longer than this.
Shame on me that I haven’t covered one of his film yet.
Here’s my favorite Jim Caviezel:
The Count of Monte Cristo
Frequency- also starring Dennis Quaid
Daniel Day-Lewis 6′ 1 1/2″ (1.87m)
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Well, I have presented my respect for this guy already in the article The British Actors We Love.
My favorite Daniel Day so far is The Last of The Mohicans. It has everything: action, romance, drama, war, conflict and well, great acting and all the glory of a good period movie. It might be his most box-office friendly film to date. Not that his movies don’t do well. They do. It’s just that he doesn’t give a damn about it. And you can’t help but both respect the guy and marvel at him.
Vincent Cassel 6′ 1 1/2″ (1.87m)
I might be a girl, but I just have to appreciate how hot this guy’s real wife is: Monica Belluci. Yes, Vincent is a great actor with some really interesting films under his belt but how many actors are that lucky when it comes to how gorgeous their wives are…
Favorite Vincent Cassel:
Nathan Filion 6′ 1 1/2″ (1.87m)
Canadian Nathan Fillion is currently playing the lead character, a.k.a Richard Castle in the hit series Castle. He loves television and television loves him. His TV appearances on TV include but -are not limited to- Angel, Firefly, Two Guys and A Girl.
Castle is currently one of my favorite tv show. After all it gives comedy, drama, intrigue, crime, murder,action and mystery all at the same time. I have three posts on Castle- well, after all, Castle is a writer.
Ben Affleck 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
What is the first Ben Affleck movie you saw? Chances are it is 90’s cult hit Good Will Hunting. And that film is a hit for a good reason. And by hit I mean: 2 oscars: One for Robin Williams (best supporting actor) and one (well,2) to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for Best Screenplay. It is also 8.1 on IMDB and currently number 196 on the IMDB top 250 list. And I do agree with the popular opinion here, folks. It is a nice solid movie. It is also the start of a very vibrant and well, diverse Hollywood career for Ben Affleck. From the supporting best role in Good Will Hunting to many roles in independent films, from the very public relationship to Jennifer Lopez and then his marriage to Jennifer Garner, and from box office failures to blockbuster hits, the guy has done quite,accomplished and failed quite a bit. Love him or hate him, this guy isn’t going anywhere.
My favorite Affleck:
Good Will Hunting
Julian McMahon 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
While Julian McMahon obviously isn’t as popular as Ben Affleck is, I suspect he really doesn’t mind his status. After all, he gets to lead roles, supporting roles and while Hollywood may not be making the most of his talent, television is making sure we get plenty of Julian. Remember Nip/Tuck? Charmed? Profiler? He also makes a pretty fine evil in the Fantastic Four series.
Now, you might also remember him from the lead role in Premonition where he starred with Sandra Bullock. I loved the movie until the end, but I still recommend it to watchers who love their drama and spookiness combined.
Michael Weatherly 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Michael is most famous for his role in the NCIS series. Well, the original NCIS. The NCIS doesn’t look extraordinary but gets you hooked easily after a couple of episodes. It is a navy crimes show and if you are curious about the Los Angeles version, you can check it out here.
In the original version with Mark Harmon, Michael’s character provides the lightness and most of the humor.
Ryan Reynolds 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Just like Nathan Fillion, fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds also became popular with the TV show Two Guys and A Girl. He played Michael Berg- a funny, sarcastic and a bit of a player, he made us laugh for all the seasons, all the first couple seasons are much better.
But of course Ryan’s career skyrocketed after that. His short appearance as Deadpool in Wolverine will not go to waste as Deadpool is getting its own movie.He played in the romcom The Proposal with Sandra Bullock, the alternative movie The Nines, Canadian heist/action film Foolproof. And of course he did kick a lot of butt in Blade.He is also competing with Vincent Cassel in the hot wife department since Ryan married Scarlett Johansson. Hats off to Ryan. And yes, I am jealous of Scarlett.
Brandon Routh 6′ 2 1/2″ (1.89m)
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Brandon is most famous for being this generation’s big screen Superman. He also played an agent in Chuck. I am not sure I am ready to accept Brandon as an actor yet. His facial expression is so far the flattest I have seen. But hey, it is early days.
Tom Welling 6′ 2 1/2″ (1.89m)
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Just like Brandon is the big screen superman of this time, Tom is the small screen’s. Tom has been starring as Clark Kent/Superman in Smallville since 2001.
Josh Harnett 6′ 2 1/2″ (1.89m)
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Just like his Pearl Harbor co-star Ben Affleck, Josh is dividing his time between indie movies/serious and/or original roles with more superficial and box-office targeted, big-budget films. If you haven’t seen the better and more alternative side to Hartnett, I strongly recommend d Mozart and The Whale. And while you are at it, watch Wicker Park too.
Will Smith 6′ 3″ (1.90m)
US might have met Will Smith as a rapper and actor long before I spotted and liked him in Independence Day. Independence Day. Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day might be the most mainstream and entertaining alien invasion movie in history. Now, I am not that much of a fan when it comes to sci-fi. And I am not that crazy about aliens either. But when you make the perfect entertainment with a lovely cast (Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Smith), decent effects and a good sense of humor, even your mother who is allergic to the term sci-fi will love the movie. Hey, mine did. While his music is not my cup of tea, his movies are. If you want to go to the deep and very emotional end with Will and see how much he has grown as an actor, watch Seven Pounds. But be warned: You might cry your eyes out.
John Cusack 6′ 3″ (1.90m)
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While some men’s looks (Mel Gibson) or fame (Don Johnson) fade away with age, some guys’ just get better and better. From the skinny teenager that put the tape above his head in Say Anything and some good supporting roles in hit movies like Con Air, John turned out to be a fantastic leading man. And I think he just grew up to be beautiful as well. And I think his best performance is in the Martian Child. I own the DVD and have every intention of visiting it again and again.
John Krasinski 6′ 3″ (1.90m)
John Karasinski and Chuck star Zachary Levi seem to be following similar career paths. Big roles in tv shows and mostly supporting roles in movies. But hey, they have a long way to go. John was born in 79. I think his best movie role yet is his sweetheart of a character in the hilarious It’s Complicated.
Liev Schreiber 6′ 3″ (1.90m)
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There is a chance you have seen at least one Live Schreiber movie as he played in Ransom, Wolverine, The Painted Veil, Kate and Leopold and more. He has done the villain and the nice guy. While my favorite Live character is most definitely his role in Wolverine as Wolverine’s nemesis, my favorite movie with Live is either Ransom or The Painted Veil. I’ll tell you what though, if you really want him to have a big screen time, I recommend Wolverine.
Note that Live co-stars alongside Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. Watts is Schreiber’s real life partner.
Brendan Fraser 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
I can’t believe Brendan is 42! Man, time flies by so fast! My first Fraser movie was the adorable With Honors. Made in 1994, Brendan played the honor student, responsible and hard-working Harvard guy Monty. Secretly in love with his best friend/roommate, Courtney and with his other roommate played by Grey’s Anatomy’s very own Derek Shepherd- Patrick Dempsey, Monty gets the shock of his life when his thesis papers go down the drain and held hostage by a homeless guy, played by Joe Pesci.
As you can expect, the movie is sweet,humane and fun. So you do remember the actors. Later I followed Brendan through George of The Jungle, Blast from the Past, Bedazzled, Crash, The Last Time and of course the all-star-cast The Air I Breathe. I saw his latest The Extraordinary Measures and I realized that even though he still has his boyish charm, Brendan can really play the family man. He has grown up, as an actor too. It’s been a pleasure following his career.
Well favorite Brendan:
George of The Jungle
Zachary Levi 6′ 3 1/4″ (1.91m)
Check out my Chuck page for more on the show and Zachary. But let me say, this guy does comedy well. I hope he has a diverse career.
Michael Trucco 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
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Battlestar Gallactica’s Samuel Anders Michael Trucco is one of the most handsome men I have ever seen. I am not going to lie or blush about it. This guy is really and truly gorgeous. Being a fan of Castle and rooting for the obvious pair that is Beckett and Castle, didn’t really matter that much after Michael’s character Detective Tom Demming stole some real scenes and a little romance with Stana Katic’s Beckett. Sure, Castle still is the man but for 4 episodes in Season 2, the ideal couple might just look like Demming and Beckett. And I am guessing I am not the only guy this guy left a big impression on, since he got to play John May in one V episode. It is one episode but John May is a prominent character in the course and the backbone of the show. Hoping to see Michael more and more. Yes, he is a good actor. Luckily, being gorgeous and talented can go hand in hand.
Paul Blackthorne 6′ 3 1/2″ (1.92m)
Paul Blackthorne does have a specific charm comes with being a tall, cute guy with a British accent, not to mentiona Sean Connery-esque voice. I am glad my friend reminded me of Blackthorne. I loved watching him in Lipstick Jungle as Brooke Shield’s musician husband.
Well, this article has gone for long enough. I had fun but after so many actors, I am exhausted. So I will need to be back for the ones I forgot or had to leave out.
Hope you enjoyed a ride both in present and another down the memory lane.