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Who's Our Favorite Robert?

It's been a crazy week for everybody. No matter how you feel about the election, it's been straight up crazy. I don't know about you, but if I don't do stupid stuff on occasion, I'll go straight up crazy. That's why we're going to continue to vote... for our favorite male celebrities. We bring the people together however we can.

To refresh your memory, here are our winners so far, in order.

Last week, we voted for our favorite Ryan. Y'all. I'm shocked.

Your favorite Ryan is Ryan Reynolds!

But that's not the shocking part. He CRUSHED it. Every other Ryan - INCLUDING GOSLING - was dust. I don't know what to say right now. I thought it would be at least a contest

Now it's time for Roberts. 


Robert De Niro

Where We've Seen Him

First half of his career: The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, The Untouchables, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, and Heat. Second half of his career: Sleepers, Marvin's Room, Meet the Parents, Analyze This, Stardust, and Silver Linings Playbook.

Why We Love Him

He's been acting for a millennia, y'all. He was typecast for decades but only because he's an icon of fictionalized organized crime. I love that as he's gotten older, he plays that same guy but in comedies. The staying power of his career plus the fact that people still like to work with him says a lot.


Robert Downey Jr.

Where We've Seen Him

Anything that needs Iron Man, and frankly that could be enough. He also pads his resumé with Sherlock Holmes, The Soloist, Tropic Thunder, Zodiac, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Natural Born Killers, Chaplin, and Ally McBeal.

Why We Love Him

He has quite the comeback story. His father was in film and also a drug addict, exposing his son to drugs at an early age. RDJ did some great work for decades but then got fired from Ally McBeal before stints in rehab and even prison. Then in 2008, he became Iron Man, and everything changed. No one else could be Iron Man, and no one else can be Robert Downey Jr.


Rob Lowe

Where We've Seen Him

Parks and Rec! The Grinder! The Outsiders! St. Elmo's Fire! The West Wing! Oh my gosh he's everywhere good!

Why We Love Him

He's Rob LOWE. He's created some of my favorite characters on TV, and I could literally? quote Chris Traeger all day. Also he hasn't aged in twenty years. Wizard man.


Robert Pattinson

Where We've Seen Him

The wilight movies. He was also really good alongside Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants. By the way, his first real job was playing Cedric Diggory in the fourth Harry Potter movie.

Why We Love Him

Real talk: anyone who's with Kristen Stewart for that long makes me skeptical. I don't get the guy, but I've been around enough wilight fans to know that people who love him will knock you down with a tube of glitter if you talk bad about him.


Robert Redford

Where We've Seen Him

Out of Africa, The Natural, All the President's Men, The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And that's just as an actor. He's also directed Quiz Show, A River Runs Through It, Lions for Lambs, The Horse Whisperer, and Ordinary People.

Why We Love Him

He's hot. That's a thing. I mean, I wish he'd had a better skin care regimen over the years, but we live in a privileged generation of essential oils and Cindy Crawford mango face cream. He was probably just working with old bar soap. 

He worked in oil fields, was a theatrical designers, studied art in Paris and Florence, and has expanded his acting career to directing and producing. He also lost a child to SIDS. That bears no weight on his character EXCEPT IT DOES. I can't imagine how that changed him. He's an icon and a crazy talent.


Time to vote!