Totally Doable Older Dudes
When I was watching The Golden Globes the other night, I was like a kid in a candy store, what with all the old geezers getting their drink on. See, I have always had a thing for older men. You can take your trite Taylor Lautners, Zac Efrons, and Leonardo DiCaprios. It’s the older men that make my heart go pitter pat.
My friend (and staff writer Pancake) have spent many a night discussing the finer physical attributes of men of the silver-haired persuasion that are currently settling into their sixties or seventies. Here is a list of five of our favorites.
Jeff Bridges. Nobody brings the sexy to dry-heaving like Mr. Bridges. Currently playing a washed up alcoholic country singer in Crazy Hearts, there is nothing he could do to dissuade me from thinking he is one sexy beast. Despite a weight gain, frumpy beard, tighty-whities and frequent bouts of puking during the movie, I’d still hit that faster than Heidi Montag can whore herself out on another morning show. Plus he is the original dude (The Big Lebowski.)
Harrison Ford. When I was a wee lass, I used to cut photos of Harrison and (then wife) Melissa Matheson out of magazines, then I would paste my glamorous school photo head over Melissa’s. That’s not creepy at all, is it? Harrison is the first man who ever made my heart hurt, and I was seething with jealousy when a woman closer to my own age, Calista Flockhart, managed to snag the acting icon. What with all his slurring and stumbling at public appearances as of late, the bloom has worn off the rose a bit, but he’s forever Indy to me. I am happy to report that I have successfully indoctrinated my two daughters to love all things Indy as well, which annoys my husband to no end.
Tom Skerritt. The man is a strapping 77 years old, and has never looked better. He was the only thing to be salvaged from the crapfest that was Whiteout, and he has been on Brothers and Sisters for the last several years. . He is a fine actor, but my favorite role of his was in the trashfest Poison Ivy. Drew Barrymore got to bump and grind against Mr. Skerrit, and I have never forgiven her. In 1993, he was featured in a print ad for Guess cologne. That makes him hot, hawt, and haute!
Hugh Laurie. Nerdy, and old, you say? Be still my heart. Laurie’s crochety, cantankerous turn as television’s House has reinvigorated my love of the medical drama. Add a cane into the mix, followed by a prescription drug addiction–I ‘m hopelessly hooked. Bonus: if you have kids, you can rent Stuart Little under the pretense that it is all for the little ones. *wink* True, he is a bit young for our list, just a mere whippersnapper at 51.
Honorable mention: Lance Henrikson. A permanent fixture on the sci-fi landscape, Henrikson is one of our favorite septuagenarians. Usually brooding and intense (see Terminator, Predator and Alien film series), his unflappable, unattainable demeanor makes him all that more desirable to us. A short cameo in 2009′s Jennifer’s Body left us screaming for more.
Honorable mention: Stephen McHattie. You don’t know who he is? Shame on you, you obviously didn’t see Pontypool last year, a smart Canadian import with a unique spin on the zombie genre. McHattie’s performance as a late night radio dj was all kinds of good. He also popped up in 2012, and Watchman (as the original Nite Owl) last year. His striking resemblance to Hugh Laurie is no coincidence, and no doubt helped garner him a spot on our list.