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

Who's Our Favorite Will?

Well, this week, we had a joint exercise in futility as we voted for our favorite Colin. I figured Firth would win, but I have been wrong several times in our voting journey. What do I know? 

We might as well have skipped the week. Colin Firth is your favorite Colin to the exclusion of all others. Comically lopsided. 

Congratulations, Mr. Firth. Apparently we're obsessed with you. 

Let's vote for a Will, y'all. We're running a wide gamut of comedy and drama. This one is anybody's game.


Will Ferrell

Why We Love Him

He's one of the funniest humans on the planet. He's also an excellent dramatic actor even though he doesn't get a chance to work that muscle very often. He's a Saturday Night Live icon and has spoken some of the most repeated movie and television lines in history (not hyperbole). 

In an interview with Sam Jones, he surprised me by saying he used to be a really ripped jock but realized that hot guys weren't funny, so he gained a bunch of weight to get more laughs. That is so endearing I can't stand it.

Where We've Seen Him

Saturday Night Live, Anchorman, Stranger Than Fiction, The Lego Movie, The Other Guys, Blades of Glory, and substantial arcs on The Office, Eastbound and Down, and 30 Rock.


Will Forte

Where We've Seen Him

Television bookends of Saturday Night Live and The Last Man on Earth with the widest pendulum swing of movies in between, i.e. MacGruber and Nebraska.

Why We Love Him

He's funny. Like, really funny. He's also super pretty. He could be lumped in with all the Regular White Guys on SNL, but in my head, he has his own category - Weird Yet Endearing Regular White Guy.


William Hurt

Where We've Seen Him

Damages, Captain America: Civil War, Syriana, Tuck Everlasting, The Village, Jane Eyre, The Big Chill, Broadcast News, Body Heat, and anything else where he's a serious dad or a slow burn. (Can I say that?)

Why We Love Him

He's extremely talented and safe. That slow, deep voice sounds like a crackling fire, the kind Anne Shirley would sit next to after a hard day competing with Gilbert Blythe. You can't argue with a fire voice.


William H. Macy

Where We've Seen Him

Fargo, Mr. Holland's Opus, Shameless, Pleasantville, ER, Seabiscuit, and Air Force One. 

Why We Love Him

He's been with Felicity Huffman for almost 35 years which is like getting SAT points for just writing your name. He's really talented with a substantial resume of strong character roles until he landed a couple of major leads, and yet he seems like the kind of man who'd prank his kid's friends and not be hated for it. He seems like a really good guy with just enough rebel in him to make him interesting.


Will Smith

Why We Love Him

He's Will Smith. I mean, he's Will Smith. His kids are a little wackadoodle, but you know. 

Where We've Seen Him

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Men in Black, Suicide Squad, I Am Legend, Hitch, Ali, and he stole my heart in Independence Day.


Voting is closed, and Will Smith won!