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Who's Our Favorite Michael?

Who's Our Favorite Michael?

Wow, y'all. It was another crazy close week of voting. Apparently we take our Matthews very seriously. I thought our favorite James was close (Corden beat McAvoy by NINE VOTES), but our Matthews was even closer. A nail-biter all week, and I loved it.

Our winner by barely one alright alright alright is...

Matthew McConaughey!

He beat out Matthew Goode by nothing. It was virtually a tie, but it also wasn't. Again, there's a really good chance Goode will show up as a wild card, so bated breath, everyone. And for you MacFayden and Lewis lovers, they were a shockingly close third and fourth. This was seriously the closest, most even race yet.

Now let's vote for our favorite Michael! It just keeps getting harder and harder.

Quick disclaimer: I have not included athletes in these votes, so no Jordan or Phelps. Also I'm steering clear of people who have passed, so no Jackson either. Just know that I know they're very important and popular... just not for our purposes. Carry on.


Michael Caine

Where We've Seen Him

Oh my gosh everywhere. Miss Congeniality and the Batman movies and Inception and Interstellar and The Cider House Rules and the greatest Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol! And that's just a hint of the last two decades. We don't have enough space to list all of his great roles from the last sixty years. The man has 161 acting credits. Tom Hanks has 80. So you know.

Why We Love Him

Because if you say "my cocaine," it sounds like Michael Caine saying "Michael Caine." I'm sure there are other reasons, but today that's my favorite.

 


Michael Cera

Where We've Seen Him

Arrested Development, Juno, Superbad, and a few other indie-ish movies.

Why We Love Him

He's the top tier of awkward twenty-somethings. I'd say he's typecast because all the characters I've seen him play could be brothers, but maybe he just can't not put a little Michael Cera into every role he gets.


Michael Fassbender

Where We've Seen Him

It doesn't matter where you see Michael Fassbender as long as you just see Michael Fassbender. Have mercy. But we've seen him in the newest X-Men franchise as Magneto, he was Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs, Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre, and he was perfectly awful as a slave owner in 12 Years a Slave. He's currently acting alongside his girlfriend Alicia Vikander in The Light Between Oceans which looks HEARTBREAKING.

Why We Love Him

He's out of control hot. Like... it's absurd. He's also incredibly charming and foreign and talented. He's this generation's Paul Newman, and I can't get enough.


Michael J. Fox

Where We've Seen Him

Back to the Future, Family Ties, The Good Wife, Spin City... he's been around a long time.

Why We Love Him

He was our 80's crush. The guy is a movie icon. When he was diagnosed with Parkinson's 15 years ago, he became a different kind of icon, one that doesn't let a huge setback discourage him from doing what he loves to do. Go, Michael, go. Plus he's been married to the same woman for almost twenty years. Hollywood unicorn marriages cannot be ignored.


Michael C. Hall

Where We've Seen Him

Dexter. Six Feet Under. He was also in the public eye during his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

Why We Love Him

He's enormously talented. Sure, he killed it (literally) in Dexter and made us love a serial murderer, but his talent on stage is apparently magnificent. Obviously I've never seen him on or off Broadway, but he's extremely lauded and accomplished there. He was also born and raised in a town an hour from me, so neighbors!


Michael B. Jordan

Where We've Seen Him

Friday Night LightsParenthood, Creed, and he's starring in the loaded upcoming movie Black Panther.

Why We Love Him

He's so gooooood. His portrayal of Vince on FNL was eye-rollingly good. All of his characters waver between strength and vulnerability on a dime, and I love that about his work. In real life, he's so regular, and that is high praise. Plus he's, umm, he's super hot. I'm trying not to include that every time, but sometimes it can't be ignored.


Michael Keaton

Where We've Seen Him

From Batman to Birdman, he's been acting for over thirty years.

Why We Love Him

There's something about a comeback story, right? He was one of the guys in the 90s, and then he had a series of dud movies that took him off the map for awhile. Then comes Birdman, the Oscar-winning meta depiction of a has-been story trying to find relevance again. And indeed he has. After getting so much praise, he killed it in Spotlight and is already getting Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's in The Founder coming out this January. And there's going to be a Beetlejuice sequel. Keaton is officially back.


Voting is closed! Michael Caine was the slight winner!

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