We’re inching closer to the end of the first round of voting, with only two half-brackets to examine! Today, we tackle Part 2 of the Other Non-North American Foxes division.
David Tennant (6) vs. Colin Farrell (11)
If you’ve watched Jessica Jones, please try to put that out of your mind when considering David Tennant. He was adorable in plenty of things before playing the Creepiest Creep in Creeptown! Most would cite Doctor Who, but I’m going to give a special shoutout to my current favorite movie to put on when I’m too drunk to go to sleep and need something pleasant but stupid to lull me to slumber: The Decoy Bride. I don’t know what the following GIF is from but if you do, please tell me because that eyeliner is working in mysterious ways.
Colin Farrell is the bad-boy counterpoint to the somewhat milquetoast David Tennant. He’s got a charming accent, a handsome face, and eyebrows that could land him in the Honorary Peter Gallagher Hall of Fame. Don’t pretend you don’t want to climb into the tub and share that bottle with him!
James McAvoy (3) vs. Godfrey Gao (14)
James McAvoy is a bit of a puzzle to me, because he is undeniably foxy but I have never seen him in a single movie that wasn’t terrible. Make better choices, James! Like, for example, calling me! My number is [REDACTED]!
On the opposite side of the coin, I have never seen any movies Godfrey Gao is in! Possibly because the only thing he’s been in Stateside is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. So how do I even know who he is? Because I’ve taken a lot of Buzzfeed quizzes and he seemed to keep popping up in the “Pick a celebrity to date” choices. And I can see why!
Diego Luna (7) vs. Rodrigo Santoro (10)
The crush I had on Diego Luna circa 2005 was epic. First ignited by watching him make out with his buddy Gael Garcia Bernal in Y Tu Mama Tambien, it was cemented by one of my all time favorite movies, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. There are criminally few GIFs of him in recent years so let’s take a trip back to that movie and be super jelly of Romola Garai for a sec.
Rodrigo Santoro is the standard-bearer for the male side of the “putting glasses on an improbably hot person makes them believable as an intellectual” movie cliche. And as long as we’re visiting the early ’00s, let us gaze upon him in that pivotal role!
Ewan McGregor (2) vs. Romain Duris (15)
If you know me, you know that nudity parity in film and television is VERY important to me. Precious few movies and shows pass the Catweazle Test (for every pair of boobs, you must also show a wang), but Ewan McGregor spent a good chunk of the ’90s singlehandedly working to end that with his work in movie like The Pillow Book and my all-time fave, Velvet Goldmine. He may not let it all hang out as much these days, but he’s still keeping it foxy.
Finally we have Romain Duris, who, if you know him at all, you probably know from L’Auberge Espagnole and its sequesl (Russian Dolls and Chinese Puzzle). If you are wondering how hot he is, the answer is “hot enough to have played Audrey Tautou’s love interest in multiple movies.” But apparently he is a niche interest because there are no quality GIFs to be found! I must resort to instructing you all to view this still picture and then be jealous of the lady in this GIF.
Voting will close on Friday at 11PM ET. You can view the full bracket here!