Our Favorite Literary Movie Hunks

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    Interesting article with video clips included. Anyone have a favorite literary crush?




    If you like your movie hunks mysterious, brooding -- and from the 19th century -- prepare to swoon over Michael Fassbender as the dashing-yet-haunted Edward Rochester in 'Jane Eyre,' which opens this Friday. Rochester was portrayed by an appropriately gruff young Orson Welles in the 1944 film, but even purists will surely embrace the latest version of Charlotte Bronte's man of many secrets.

    You've already seen Fassbender in '300,' 'Inglourious Basterds,' and 'Band of Brothers,' (and trailers for the upcoming 'X-Men: First Class'), but this film is likely to land him a whole new following, just as a certain dip in a pond did for Colin Firth in the 1995 miniseries 'Pride and Prejudice.'

    Troubled Rochester is just one of our favorite dashing heroes from the pages of literary classics, characters who took on a whole new allure when portrayed on screen by the very appealing likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Julian Sands and Christian Bale.

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    Far out! I'm always up for new Jane Eyre!

    Hmmm...I know it's cliche, but Clark Gable as Rhett has got to be one of the all-time best fits ever, just as Vivien Leigh was for Scarlett. I read the book BEFORE seeing the movie, and I was, and am, completely blown away by the casting of that movie.
     
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    I love Bale in Little Women, too. Another one where I didn't get Jo's choice in the book and understood it even less on the screen.
     
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    I believe I'm going to start watching Pride & Prejudice now. I came here to find a good movie suggestion and that one suits me...

    Seen it many times, love it.
     
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    I just watched Emma and Knightley is indeed well cast.
     
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    I didn't like the old version of Jane Ayre,so not sure about the new version. Orson Wells was well cast in that movie though. Maybe I will check it out when it hits video. I agree about Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh . I remember watching a documentary about the making (and casting) of that movie and was surprised. Many many famous names wanted those roles, but their audition tapes were really not very good (they showed several of them... Two big names that come to mind are Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn). Don't know if that's because we are so used to seeing the finished product or not though.
     
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    My favorite movie "hunk" is Sigorney Weaver".
     
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    The BBC mini series of P&P has Colin Firth as D'arcy. I'm a fan of Firth anyway but.... ouch, he's scorching as D'arcy. Every female should watch the lake scene from that series. I defy any woman not to drool. :lol:
     
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    I LOVE Pride & Prejudice, I think I've watched every version, most of them repeatedly. I've seen the one with Colin and I think I actually have it on DVD. I didn't buy it, I stole it from my sis! I think maybe that's on for today
     
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    The A&E version of P&P is indeed the best.

    I also like Rufus Sewell as Ladislaw in Middlemarch. He is quite droolworthy.
     

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