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Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

Who's Our Favorite Chris?

Welcome back to our ridiculous Friday voting fun. It's been a month since our last vote, and I'm embarrassed at how much I've missed it. Please say I'm not alone. In the spirit of fresh starts and getting back into the groove, we're celebrating with one of my favorite name choices so far. 

It's Chris week. Get hype, y'all. 

But before we vote, our last vote was for our favorite David, and there were a million of them to choose from. The votes were almost even down the line for every single one... except for our winner who blew everyone out of the water to my great surprise and greater joy.

Our favorite David is...

David Tennant!

I'm wondering if it's because of Doctor Who or Broadchurch since I'm pretty sure none of you only know him from Jessica Jones and love him so fiercely (great villain but totally a villain). Regardless of your reasons, he's a great choice, so well done, everybody. He'll compete against all of the other winners in a million years when we run out of names which I hope never happens.

Now let's vote for our favorite Chris! This is going to be IMPOSSIBLE OHMYGOSH WHAT IS HAPPENING. A ridiculous embarrassment of riches coming your way.


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Chris Evans

Where We've Seen Him

All the Avengers, all the Captain AmericasSnowpiercer, and in The Nanny Diaries as the "Harvard hottie."

Why We Love Him

His portrayal of Captain America is our main gateway, and he does a great job. I saw The Avengers before I saw any of the Captain America movies, and frankly I thought he was a throwaway. But when you're sharing the screen with Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston, you're likely to hit the shadows. But my appreciation of him didn't happen as Captain America; it happened with Snowpiercer. That movie is weeeeeird, but he is excellent in it and P.S. super hot. I saw his range in that film which made me view him differently in subsequent Marvel movies. Now I'm a huge fan. He's a walking Ken doll, but I don't think most of us are complaining.


Chris Hemsworth

Where We've Seen Him

All the Avengers, all the ThorsGhostbustersThe Huntsman movies, Rush, and Star Trek.

Why We Love Him

Brace yourselves; I adore this man and won't do a very good job of hiding it. After reading countless interviews, watching a million videos, and following him on Instagram (all super accurate things obviously), he seems to be one of the best guys around. He's hot as hay-yulllll, the sweetest dad, a seemingly devoted husband, really talented, a family man, funny, athletic, and he's best friends with Matt Damon. WHAT IS HAPPENING. Oh, and he's Australian. And Liam Hemsworth is his brother. And his uncle was the real life inspiration for Crocodile Dundee. Real talk. The women of Ghostbusters have the best, funniest, and truest things to say about him. One of my favorite interview moments ever.


Chris Martin

Where We've Seen Him

On the stage with Coldplayon Gwyneth's arm for awhile until the conscious uncoupling, and then on Jennifer Lawrence's arm as a surprising rebound.

Why We Love Him

I haven't been including musicians unless they have major ties to Hollywood, i.e. John Mayer, John Legend, etc., but Chris Martin is the biggest no-brainer that I almost left out. Coldplay is crazy successful and has been for almost two decades, but Chris hasn't gone all Kanye and driven us crazy with his narcissism. After watching him on The Graham Norton Show, I liked him even more. He's thoughtful and present, funny and interesting, and his arms in those little t-shirts are magical. He seems like a solid guy and a worthy Chris.


Chris Messina

Where We've Seen Him

The Mindy Project, Julie & Julia, Argo, The Giant Mechanical Man, The Newsroom, Damages, Away We Go, and the tiniest cameo in You've Got Mail. (He's the guy in Fox Books who doesn't know what The Shoe Books are.) OH and he was in a campaign for Banana Republic that made me want to die. And that GQ video? STOP IT.

Why We Love Him

Y'all, he's so hot. I can't deal. And the usual - he's really talented and passionate about his work blah blah blah. Rides motorcycles and drinks beer and doesn't understand Twitter. Oh and he dances. Sometimes I confuse him with Danny Castellano who is my everything, and he's very different. But they're both pretty fantastic. Seriously, go watch that GQ video. Gracious.


Chris O'Donnell

Where We've Seen Him

NCIS, a short arc on Grey's Anatomy, and in a personal emotional favorite The Three Musketeers.

Why We Love Him

Frankly, he's barely holding his own here amongst these powerhouses, but he can't be ignored. He's adorable and found a lovely home for himself on CBS after floundering forever trying to become a heartthrob. When you come up in Hollywood at the same time as our favorite Matthew and Matt, you're in trouble. But I adored him in The Three Musketeers despite the absence of any French accent and that weird perm. I will always have a soft spot for Chris O'Donnell, and maybe you do, too.


Chris Pine

Where We've Seen Him

The Star Trek franchise, the recently lauded Hell or High Water, The Princess Diaries 2, and was FABULOUS as Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods

Why We Love Him

That tear. That single, solitary tear that fell down his perfectly chiseled face after he heard John Legend and Common slay at the Academy Awards singing about freedom. That alone is enough to get him a few votes. But, y'all? Chris Pine is THE MAN. I listened to an interview with him on one of my favorite podcasts (Off Camera with Sam Jones), and I became a massive Pine Nut after that (real term, guys). He's brilliant, such a thinker, and has a really captivating way of speaking. And he's hot and funny and whatever. 


Christopher Plummer

Where We've Seen Him

The Sound of Music, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Beginners, The Last Station, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, A Beautiful Mind, Twelve Monkeys, and literally 200 other things over his almost 65-year career. 

Why We Love Him

He's best known for being Captain Von Trapp, and for him to hold our attention in such an iconic role for over 50 years is remarkable. So we're remarking on it. It's sad that he spoke so negatively about the film for awhile, but it's because we haven't let him move on. Guys, it's our fault! In the 50 years since, he's won a couple of Tonys, performed in London stages to critical acclaim, and has created quite a resume without much help from Hollywood. Still, when he finally won his Academy Award a few years ago for Beginners, he looked as relieved as I do when my kids go to bed on a Monday night. P.S. His great-grandfather was the Prime Minister of Canada. Geez. P.P.S. His daughter? Played Wiress in Catching Fire. Whaaaaat??? P.P.P.S. He was asked to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings but turned it down... and later said he regretted that. Umm, YEAH.


Chris Pratt

Where We've Seen Him

Parks and Recreation, Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Passengers, The Magnificent Seven, The Lego Movie, Her, Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, The O.C., and Everwood. His ratio of flops to successes is impressive.

Why We Love Him

He's Chris Pratt. Do we really need to talk about this? OKAY LET'S TALK ABOUT IT. He's basically the biggest thing in Hollywood right now. He's actually really good at acting... go figure. He's hot, even as dopey Andy Dwyer. He's so likable it's almost annoying. He loves his wife, is the most precious dad, and he's the only guy Jennifer Lawrence had to kiss on screen that she used breath mints for. Because he matters. Every person I've ever heard talk about him say he's one of the best guys they've ever worked with. I mean, he braided some girl's hair during a press junket, and we all died. Here he is talking about his son. Be still my heart I can't handle this man.


OHMYGOSH HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS???

Actually we already did this, and it was super fun. Chris Pratt was the clear winner though. A worthy fight.