The Lazy Genius Collective

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

Who's Our Favorite Zach?

Last week, we voted for our favorite Robert. It was WAY harder than any of us anticipated. 

Two important pieces of news. Robert Pattinson got one vote. A single, solitary vote. Props to you, Pattison fan. You matter, and I see you. But OHMYGOSH ONE VOTE. Out of, like, waaaaaay more than one. It's comical on so many levels.

Now on to our winner. Based on your comments, it was bound to be a tight race, and it was. A valiant effort by all, but our winner is the one I think deserves the title most, so luckily I don't have to rig the results this time KIDDING I NEVER DO THAT. (Seriously, I never do that. And you have to believe me because I didn't change it when my all-time favorite James McAvoy wasn't even your favorite James! I accept the results. Total truth here.) Now to the winner...

Your favorite Robert is...

Robert Downey, Jr.!

Excellent choice, friends. And I know that many of you who voted a different way still love RDJ. He's so great, and I'm glad he's advanced to our finals round that will happen in a million years because I never want to stop doing this!

Now let's vote for some Zachs! You'll be surprised at how rich the Zach population is. 


Zach Braff

Where We've Seen Him

Scrubs, Garden State, Wish I Was Here, and the voice in Chicken Little.

Why We Love Him

If you're a Scrubs fan, you luuuuuv Zach Braff. He tells the stories he wants to tell - writing, directing, and acting in his pet projects. He's also best friends with his Scrubs co-star Donald Faison which is lovely to imagine, even if they're not like Turk and J.D. 


Zac Efron

Where We've Seen Him

High School Musical, 17 Again, Neighbors, Charlie St. Cloud, and The Lucky One.

Why We Love Him

I have to give everybody a fair shake, but I DON'T GET IT. Still, I'm going to pretend like I love him. He can sing, he's really ripped, he's funny, and he really loves his fans!

(In my heart, I'm skeptical of all these things. Carry on.)


Zach Galafinakis

Where We've Seen Him

The Hangover, Birdman, Due Date, Baskets, and my personal favorite Between Two Ferns. (The one with Brad Pitt will always be one of my favorite things ever made.)

Why We Love Him

He's hilarious, one of the funniest minds in Hollywood. One of the more surprising things is that he owns property in the mountains of North Carolina (where he's from) and wants to create a writers' retreat center on a self-sustaining farm. I've heard him in a couple of long-form interviews, and he's an incredibly smart, astute man who just happens to be funny and bizarre.


Zachary Levi

Where We've Seen Him

Chuck. Also the main guy on Tangled, a short-lived role on the Heroes reboot, and he's working on a new TV series thriller about a murder and amnesia and all the things.

Why We Love Him

He's annoyingly likable. It feels safe to assume he's a lot like Chuck, and Chuck is perfect. Plus he acts, sings, he's tall, and every year he hosts a big convention that raises money for Operation Smile. Ugh, so he's a good person, too???


Zachary Quinto

Where We've Seen Him

Heroes (SUCH a great villain), Star Trek, the third season of 24, and American Horror Story.

Why We Love Him

His dad was a barber and then died of cancer when Zachary was seven years old. You never want a person to lose their parent at a young age - it's not how life is supposed to work - but it's inspirational to see the grounded souls that come from early suffering. That sounds super dramatic, but it's true. His dad had a humble beginnings, worked hard, died young, and Zachary's way of moving in the world was greatly affected by that. 

"Fear is an interesting thing. It has a place in all of our lives. I try to be as fearless as possible. I don't always succeed, but I like to think I try." 

That's evident to me, and I really like the guy for living his life that way.


Zach Woods

Where We've Seen Him

The Office, The Good Wife, Silicon Valley, Ghostbusters, Playing House, Veep, and he had the funniest cameo as a paramedic in the movie The Heat. And if you like Christopher Guest movies, he's in a new one on Netflix called Mascots, and it's hilarious. 

Why We Love Him

I haven't had a ton of exposure to him as a person since he's not exactly a regular on the talk show circuit, but his characters are so well formed. Gabe on The Office is so... tall. I guess all of his characters are tall since he's, you know, tall, but he makes it a personality trait and it's amazing. I didn't know how much I liked the guy until making this list.


Time to vote!