The excitement throughout the realm is palpable: HBO’s pop-culture phenomenon ‘Game of Thrones‘ returns with its fourth season on April 6. We love absolutely everything about the series based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ — especially the hot guys! It would take a Dothraki horde to keep us from tuning in next Sunday to drool over all the handsome men in Westeros and beyond. It wasn’t easy deciding which characters would make our list of Top 10 ‘Game of Thrones’ Hunks, especially because we didn’t limit it to the living. Because this show has such a high body count — and our picks could be gone not only before the end of this season but before the end of this sentence (!) — we included men alive, dead and otherwise. Just no Others.
There are so many ‘GoT’ hotties we had to make some serious cuts to some serious studs (something this show is particularly good at). The ruggedly handsome Ned Stark (Sean Bean) was one shower shy of heading it up. The studly Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) got knocked off prematurely, by a guy who hasn’t even appeared on screen yet. And while Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is totally our favorite character too, he’s simply a nose short of making this list.
Check out our list of the Top 10 ‘Game of Thrones’ Hunks, ranked in order of hotness — because after all, winter is coming! (Vote for your favorite in the poll below — if we’ve somehow missed your man completely, let us know in the comments.)
We started the week off applauding Jared Leto — let’s end the week celebrating him, too! The actor-musician won the first Academy Award last Sunday, taking the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his impressive and heartbreaking turn in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ Perfect speech
We were almost too lost in the deep blue pools of his eyes and luxurious mane of hair to concentrate on his speech, but it was perfect and poignant. We couldn’t have loved it any more, and we’ve loved him since he first appeared on our radar a million years ago on the cult fave TV series ‘My So-Called Life.’ The fact that he’s since become a huge rock star with band 30 Seconds to Mars is a total bonus. The more Jared Leto, the better! Enjoy these dreamy Jared Leto gifs:
Instagram / Lauren German
‘Chicago Fire’ hunks Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer were among a record-breaking 3,200 participants in a Polar Plunge in Chicago on Sunday. Other celebrities daring to dip into an ice-cold Lake Michigan included new ‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and cast members of both ‘Chicago Fire’ and ‘Chicago PD.’ The foray into the frigid waters raised an estimated $1 million for the Special Olympics Chicago.
We’re always on the lookout for more shirtless Taylor Kinney photos, so when his ‘Chicago Fire’ co-star Lauren German shared these cold-but-hot images via her Instagram account, we were beyond thrilled. The poor guys look cold as hell, but we don’t think we were first in line to offer to warm them up. The fact that the brave (and maybe slightly nuts) participants raised so much for charity is an amazing bonus. A selfless act like this is a very commendable way to heat up the most miserable of winters. Thank you, Taylor, Jesse and the rest of you! Check out more of Lauren’s great pics of the frosty ‘Fire’ foxes below!
Jesse Spencer’s Shirtless Polar Plunge
We’ve known for a long time that Paul Rudd is a dancing fool, but he topped even himself on last night’s ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.’ The ‘Anchorman’ star not only busted out some amazing moves, he proved he can lip sync like a champ. And he was the undisputed champion when he and the late-night host threw down in a lip-sync battle for the ages. Fallon never even got to his second song, conceding quickly after Rudd performed Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now.’ Enjoy these gifs of some of Paul’s finest moments, but don’t fail to watch the whole segment below!
Watch Paul Rudd’s Lip Sync Battle With Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’
TNT’s ‘Dallas’ reboot is back tonight for its third season of equal amounts back-stabbing and shirt-doffing. We still totally adore the late Larry Hagman and have a special place in our hearts for the great Patrick Duffy — both complete studs in their prime — but when your younger male leads are as fit and fine as Josh Henderson (left) and Jesse Metcalfe, you play to your strengths! Henderson is devilishly dastardly as John Ross Ewing, while Metcalfe does wronged puppy dog like a pro. They both also remove their shirts at the drop of a (cowboy) hat.
While the series has never been shy about showing the skin of any of its stars, male or female, it has upped the ante with its new promotional campaign. Last season’s sexy, full-cast towel-clad promo images have been supplanted by single character posters showing its stars at their most sultry. We not only approve, we will be tuning in every week for more!
Check out the full, larger-sized shirtless promo posters for ‘Dallas’:
No big Valentine’s Day plans on your docket? Fret not, Colton Haynes fans! The former ‘Teen Wolf’ star and current ‘Arrow’ actor feels your pain. He posted a pair of hilarious — uh, we mean, sad? no, they’re hilarious — videos on his Instagram account today.
In the romantic spirit of the season, these clips are a match made in heaven. Does he have another one in him today? We certainly hope so, and plan on staying in tonight ourselves to find out. Um, Happy Valentine’s Day?
Sexy ‘Arrow’ Studs Shirtless for Season 2
Do you have room in your fantasies for yet another hot werewolf? Take one look at the handsome Greyston Holt, and you’ll no doubt make some room! The 28-year-old Canadian actor stars in the Syfy series ‘Bitten,’ our new favorite show (and we haven’t even seen a single episode yet). We couldn’t agree more with our friends at squarehippies, who call the oft-shirtless Holt “the Canadian Thor with extra fur.” Greyston should really make that his new Twitter tagline.
Apparently, ‘Bitten’ differs greatly in its Canadian and American versions, with the lucky folks in the Great White North getting to see waaaay more skin. Happily for us stateside viewers, superherofan.net is sharing all the good NSFW screencaps of the show’s first five episodes! And Holt himself has shared photos of his own behind on Twitter, railing against American “Ass Censorship” (“#freethebum”). This is a cause worth fighting for, people!
Check out more shirtless pics of Greyston Holt:
From superherofan.net via squarehippies!