Monday, October 16, 2006

I Don't Get Leo DiCaprio

I mean, I don't get the gushing over him. The loin quiveration, as Lainey calls it.

He does nothing for me. He looks like a pansy! A wimp! Kind of greasy, with that little goatee.

I like manly men. He appears like he just got out of high school.

I've seen most of Titanic, in bits and pieces (can't stand to watch that scene where the mom puts her kids to bed), and he certainly didn't do it for me then. I'm sorry.

So can someone explain his appeal to me? 'Cause, really, I think it's crazy, this squeeing over Leo.

I understand he's great in The Departed, which I haven't seen yet. But for me, I'd take Matt Damon anyday. I've been crushing on him since The Bourne Supremacy.

But Leo? No thank you.


Blogger Heather Harper soliloquized...


Good actor, but he looks way too young.

Monday, October 16, 2006 9:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Gypsy soliloquized...

I didn't get the hoopla about Leo until I saw Gangs of New York, where he kinda reminded me of my own Lancelot. Same glowering brow and blue eyes.

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Kirsten soliloquized...

I agree. Matt wins in my book :)

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger Jana DeLeon soliloquized...

He's not manly enough for me either - although he did have a certain element of sexy in The Departed - which I have seen but won't review because it would consist of nothing but spoilers.

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous soliloquized...

TOTALLY Agreed! He's just a scruff ball now and back in Titanic he was like too man-pretty.

But yes, I adore Mr. Matt too!

Good Will Hunting sealed it for me on that one!

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Jaye Wells soliloquized...

I agree, but I have conflicts about Damon. However, he was pretty darned hot in Bourne. I prefer men with muscles to flex and a steely jaw to clench when they're angry. I also prefer my men to be fans of bathing--except for Johnny Depp who is my only exception to the manly man rule.

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Caryle soliloquized...

I agree with you 100%. I do NOT get the whole Leo thing. He's too pretty, too scruffy, too meh. He just doesn't give me an "I'm the man" vibe that he seems to give others.

Monday, October 16, 2006 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one! I was beginning to wonder if it was just me.


And, Jaye, I know what you mean on the bathing thing. I've heard that about Brad Pitt too....and those are just some things I'd prefer not to know.

Maybe they eschew deodorant, but do we have to know these things?

(Guess not...'cause I'm never going to get close enough to tell the difference!)

Monday, October 16, 2006 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous N. Mallory soliloquized...

You know what I was wondering the other day? How come you always hear about Ben Afleck's girl friends/fiances/etc, but you never hear about Matt Damon's?

I mean, they're in almost every movie the other has made, even in tiny roles. They grew up together. It's plain odd that we always hear about Ben's women and never Matt's escpecially since it's clear that he's the one that's more attractive and more talented.

I'm just saying.

O.K. It's possible that I spend way too much time alone.

Monday, October 16, 2006 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Janet soliloquized...

I'm on the bandwagon with you...Leo's too babyfaced...but then again, so is Matt Damon, PLUS he reminds me of my first ex LOL! Which means...maybe I did like babyfaced guys ... hmmm...

Monday, October 16, 2006 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Annie soliloquized...

I also have to agree. I think he's "cute", but in that adorable, baby-faced way that everyone else has mentioned. I felt the same way about all the Orlando Bloom squee that was going on during LotR movies. I think Viggo Mortensen and Sean Bean are MUCH HOTTER!

Monday, October 16, 2006 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Devonna soliloquized...

Wish I could explain it to you, but I don't get it either. And it has nothing to do with the fact he looks exactly like my cousin. That just adds an "ewww" factor. And, he's just young.

I think there should be more gushing over Sean Bean ~ I didn't even know who he was before yesterday. But, does that man have a smile. He's got a beautiful smile and his eyes twinkle. That's attractive to me.

Monday, October 16, 2006 1:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Olga soliloquized...

I became fan of Damon after Bourne Identity. Besides the fact that he's hot, and plus he looks a lot like my favorite cousin, I admire the fact that he doesn't seem to care about all this fame stuff. I heard that he married a girl far from "Hollywoodness", a bartender he met, well, at a bar. A real Cinderella story?

Monday, October 16, 2006 1:47:00 PM  
Blogger Heather Harper soliloquized...


Wait just a minute, N. Mallory...

I have a ginormous soft spot for Ben Affleck. What sealed the deal for me was listening to him speak on political talk shows (O'Reilly and Bill Mahr). He is well-informed and is capable of having an intelligent conversation. I think that is REALLY hot.

He is more vocal than Matt and so he gets more media attention. IMO.

Sorry for the diversion, but I couldn't help myself.

Monday, October 16, 2006 2:21:00 PM  
Blogger Carl V. soliloquized...

I've never been a huge DiCaprio fan though I really do like the movie Titanic. I also really liked Romeo and Juliet. To me he's a hit or miss actor. His performance in What's Eating Gilbert Grape and in Catch Me if You Can were both terrific, in my opinion. More often than not though I find myself passing on movies simply because he's in them.

Damon is great in the Bourne movies. Never get tired of watching those. Wish they would get off their butts and make the next one already.

Monday, October 16, 2006 2:27:00 PM  
Blogger scribbit soliloquized...

Seems everyone has an opinion on this one and I'm going to have to agree with the majority on this one. Whimpy looking guys like Orlando and Leonardo (check out the names) can't do anything like Matt Damon. I even find myself thinking that actors like Will Smith are something, even though he's goofy looking, it's his sense of humor that does it for me I think.

Monday, October 16, 2006 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Keziah Hill soliloquized...

I thought he was teriffic in What's eating Glibert Grape and Romeo and Juliet. I think he's cursed with pretty boy looks but fundamentaly he's an excellent actor who's made some rotten choices.

I can't go past George Clooney and Hugh Jackman in the lust stakes.

Monday, October 16, 2006 4:30:00 PM  
Blogger Marg soliloquized...

Move over....I want to be on the bandwagon too!!

Monday, October 16, 2006 4:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Tammy Kearly soliloquized...

Sean Bean was in TLOTR movies? Oh man, I may actually have to break down and watch them now.
I've loved him since forever!!

Monday, October 16, 2006 5:55:00 PM  
Anonymous amy soliloquized...

I prefer mr matt as well.Yummy...

Monday, October 16, 2006 7:08:00 PM  
Blogger ren soliloquized...

i'm not much of a fan of either of them but i do think leo is starting to look better as he gets older and...well, a little bulkier. he's not so...ladylike now.

but i much prefer men who look like men, brandon gleeson, philip glenister, ciaran hinds. adult men. men who look like they could possibly take a bullet for you, and not get blown over by a slight breeze. and let us not forget what got me to this blog in the first place--alan rickman. now he's something worth the "loin quiveration" in my book.

Monday, October 16, 2006 8:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Holli Bertram soliloquized...

I find almost everybody mentioned pretty attractive. Leo tugged at my heart strings in Titantic. Love Viggo, Sean AND Orlando in Lord of the Rings. Think Damon is really hot in the Bourne Identity...but, if I had to choose (yeah, I have a rich fantasy life) Colin Firth would win, hands down.
Tammy - what other things have you seen Sean Bean in? I only know him from LOTR.

Monday, October 16, 2006 9:13:00 PM  
Blogger Nonblond soliloquized...

I completely, 100% agree. Thank you for making me feel less freakish.

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Somehow, I missed Sean Bean until I saw him in LOTR, but I was distracted by Viggo so didn't really pay too much attention to him, until I saw him in National Treasure. I really liked him there.

I think one of the gossip columnists calls Orlando "Three Whiskers." I just crack up every time I see that!

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous marina soliloquized...

I'm not a fan of either of them to be honest. I'm more of an Orlando Bloom gal myself, but I do agree with your comments concerning Leo. He's just appears too weak and young for my tastes. I think as he gets older, he may have a shot at winning over my loin quiveration.

(I so am going to say that from now on! Thank you for the new catch phrase!)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:23:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Thanks, Marina, but I can't take credit for the "loin quiveration" phrase. That's Lainey of

She's hilarious and snarky. Love her!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:31:00 AM  
Blogger Carl V. soliloquized...

Sean Bean has a small role, with Christian Bale starring, in the sci-fi movie Equilibrium. It is a love it or hate it type of film. I thought it was great fun.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger booklogged soliloquized...

I think both are handsome, but young and boyish. Maybe it's my perspective, getting on in years as I am.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:50:00 PM  

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