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Who's Our Favorite Andrew?

Who's Our Favorite Andrew?

Happy December, y'all! I'm equal parts excited and embarrassed that we've been voting on our favorite famous men for SIX MONTHS. True story. We started in July. Oh my gosh. But I'm still having fun, and y'all are still voting so ONWARD.

Last week was an intriguing week - the Bill(y) week. We had similarly classic funny men in Murray and Crystal, the oft confused Paxton and Pullman, plus the possible cult followings of a Hader, Eichner, and Burke. Who would win? While it wasn't a runaway, it wasn't a nail biter.

Your favorite Bill is...

Bill Murray!

I think that decade where he ruled the world is still carrying power. Congratulations, Bill!

This week, we tackle Andys and Andrews. There aren't any heavy hitters, so this one is anyone's game! Cast your vote and come back next Friday to find out the winner and vote for our next name... David. Y'all, there are SEVENTEEN. And that's after I cut eight. Oh my word bring a pen.

***ATTENTION***

Due to an incredibly vocal constituency, Andrew McCarthy has been added as an option. If you're able to vote again, go for it. It makes me sad to see so many of you so sad.


Andy Garcia

Where We've Seen Him

The Oceans movies, The Untouchables, The Godfather Part III, and When a Man Loves a Woman

Why We Love Him

He's old Hollywood handsome, and his chivalry predates that. He's been married to his wife for 34 years and has walked out of an audition when asked to remove his shirt because he doesn't do nudity. Garcia keeping it classy. And to think that we might have never had him on our screens if it wasn't for Fidel Castro. Garcia's family was living in Cuba and very affluent, and then Castro came into power. They feared for their safety and gave up everything to move to Miami. So... thanks, Castro? 


Andrew Garfield

Where We've Seen Him

The Amazing Spiderman, The Social Network, Never Let Me Go, and Emma Stone's arm.

Why We Love Him

He's British, so that always counts big. He was with Emma Stone for a long time, and for some (me included) that also counts big. Is he good? I'm not yet sure if he's good, but he could be. I loved him in The Social Network, and he has a humble, hungry attitude towards his work. He was quoted as saying that he hopes he has to audition for every role he gets because it makes you struggle, making the work better. That's admirable even though I wonder if he'll be saying that in ten years. 


Andrew Lincoln

Where We've Seen Him

The Walking Dead and as the guy holding signs proclaiming his love to a married Keira Knightly in Love Actually and we all thought it was sweet except for WOULD YOU WANT YOUR BEST FRIEND SECRETLY DECLARING HIS OR HER LOVE FOR YOUR SPOUSE JUST BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS???

"To me, you are INAPPROPRIATE."

Why We Love Him

If you don't watch The Walking Dead, you don't give a rip about Andrew Lincoln, and if you do watch, you might hate Rick. A lot of people do hashtag bad accent. But he can be a terrific character if you have the right perspective. And Andrew seems like a solid guy. He's involved in a lot of charity work with the homeless population, and Apple Martin (Gwyneth and Coldplay's daughter) was a flower girl at his wedding. Call me crazy, but that's hella cool.


Andrew McCarthy

Where We've Seen Him

St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, Lipstick Jungle, Kingdom Hospital, Mulholland Falls, and The Joy Luck Club

Why We Love Him

I initially left him off the list, not on purpose but because he just wasn't on my radar. I missed the Andrew McCarthy era by the tiniest of windows. That said, he's in A LOT of iconic movies, so I get why a lot of you couldn't believe he wasn't on the original Andrew list. Plus he's a director now - Orange Is the New Black, Gossip Girl, The Blacklist... I mean, wow! 


Andy Richter

Where We've Seen Him

On the couch next to Conan. He also had a few tiny arcs on shows like Chuck, 30 Rock, Monk, and Arrested Development.

Why We Love Him

He's so dang funny, he's been married to the same woman for over 20 years (yay!), and he holds the record for highest winnings on Celebrity Jeopardy. Granted, the competition seems slim, but that counts for something. And weird side note, but he looks short to me. I've always thought him to be very short. Y'all, he's over six feet tall! Giant Funny Andy!


Andy Samberg

Where We've Seen Him

Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and a smattering of fart noise slapstick college boy comedies.

Why We Love Him

A beloved reader/listener/Lazy Genius named Adrienne said this on Twitter.

And this is the dilemma. Hot or quirky? Cool or dorky? Funny or immature? Intelligent or super dumb? YES. And this is why he's awesome. 


Andrew Scott

Where We've Seen Him

On Sherlock scaring the mess out of us. You might also recognize him from small parts in and of Brothers, The Hour, and Saving Private Ryan.

Why We Love Him

This is a niche pick, but a lot of Sherlock fans will THROW DOWN on anyone who says anything bad about that show. If you love it hard, then you marvel at the genius of Andrew Scott's portrayal of Moriarty and will defend him to the death. (Or maybe that's just me.) He elevates that character beyond anything even the creators imagined. It's a remarkable performance that places him solidly in the running of favorite Andrews. 


Voting is closed! Andy Garcia wins!

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