Thanks to everyone for posting last month about your favorite hotties and which ones you'd like to see here on the Playground. I waded through the page of listings I culled from the comments and decided to go with someone we haven't talked about much here on the Playground. That narrowed down the list considerably. :)
Today's Moanday hunk is Joaquin Phoenix:
One of the interesting things I've found about actors (and even models) as I'm hunting pics for my heroes is that different photos can make them look differently or make me think about them differently. For instance, in my last book, my hero was modeled after Scott Speedman. But he looked like the Scott Speedman from the Underworld movies. Some of the pics I found of him on the Internet looked totally different (and not nearly so attractive). Plus you can see them in a variety of guises. For instance, here's a slightly evil looking Joaquin from the movie Gladiator (which I've never seen, so I don't know what role this is, some kind of royalty, I believe):
Here he is as a country music star, when he played Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. Not one of my favorite movies, but this picture is certainly "angsty artist", don't you think?
Here he is from one of my favorite movies, Signs. This wasn't one of his most aggressive roles, but I loved the kind of lost, unsure of his path guy he'd played here.
They say symmetry is one thing people look for in others they are attracted to, but I also think the things that make us different can have a deciding factor in the staying power of attraction. I, for one, happen to adore the scar on Joaquin's upper lip.
What anomalies do you find make men more attractive? Are you a scar kind of girl, seeing them as character-proving marks? Do you favor uneven facial features, moles (like the one Enrique had removed), or even those certain guys who look great bald (Jean Luc Picard, yummy!)?
Until next MoanDay, enjoy!