Thursday, July 21, 2011

13 Sexy, Troubled Characters

Troubled characters are by far the most interesting and I think, the most sexy. Perhaps it has something to do with that longing look in their eye or the adorable face of confusion underneath their seemingly hard exterior. Whatever the reason here are 13 troubled characters played by 13 sexy men.

Character: Sherlock Holmes
Portrayed By: Jeremy Brett
Dilemma: How to deal with his downtime and depression without succumbing to his cocaine addiction

Character: Sir Percy Blakeney from "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
Portrayed By: Anthony Andrews
Dilemma: Rescuing fugitives from the French Revolution without his wife knowing. He loves her but believes she has betrayed him.

Character: Oskar Schindler from "Schindler's List"
Portrayed By: Liam Neeson
Dilemma: Battling his own moral beliefs and how to save Jewish workers from Auschwitz
Character: Captain Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Portrayed By: Johnny Depp
Dilemma: Keep all the booty and treasure for himself or help his friends

Character: Rhett Butler from "Gone with the Wind"
Portrayed By: Clark Gable
Dilemma: Stay with the woman he loves although she loves another

Character: Severus Snape from "Harry Potter"
Portrayed By: Alan Rickman
Dilemma: Moral considerations and how to be true to his lost love even if it means protecting the son of his greatest rival  for her affection

Character: Indiana Jones
Portrayed By: Harrison Ford
Dilemma: Save your father, the girl or the treasure...

Character: Benjamin Braddock from "The Graduate"
Portrayed By: Dustin Hoffman
Dilemma: What do to with his life and if it's ok to sleep with the mother of the girl you love

Character: Javert from "Les Miserables"
Portrayed By: Geoffrey Rush
Dilemma: What is greater? Compassion or the Law?

Character: John Adams from "1776"
Portrayed By: William Daniels
Dilemma: How much is he willing to sacrifice for Independence?

 Character: Doctor Who
Portrayed By: David Tennant
Dilemma: How much control should one person have and does anyone have a right to decide who lives and dies?

 Character: Captain Jack Harkness from "Torchwood"
Portrayed By: John Barrowman
Dilemma: Like his mentor, the Doctor, does he really have the right to put individuals in peril for the greater good?

And the poster boy for troubled protagonists...
Character: Hamlet
Portrayed By: Kenneth Branagh
Dilemma: Is he justified in killing his uncle on the suspicion of killing his father? What about killing his mother? Should he just kill himself instead?


I am Harriet said...

I wonder how many of those fellas didn't even care about being sexy.

Enjoy your Thursday!

xakara said...

I know there were other people on the list, but I honestly didn't see anyone but David Tennant and John Barrowman. The Doctor and Captain Jack...*dreamy sigh*

Happy #T13,

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Darla M Sands said...

Very nice list! I was reading something today about my favorite character - Michael Moorcock's Elric. Talk about a troubled anti-hero! Here's a link if you're interested:

Happy TT!

Shelley Munro said...

What a great post. I love how you've summed up the heroes'dilemmas so succinctly. There are several of my favorites in your list too.

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