Julianne MacLean writes romances with many different types of heroes—cowboys to Highlanders to princes. Her most recent release is Princess in Love, the second in Julianne's Royal Trilogy. Earlier this year Julianne shared her list of Top 10 Historical Movie Heroes, and today she's back to list her Top 10 Contemporary Movie Heroes. Thanks, Julianne!
Greetings, readers! I had so much fun with my recent Top 10 List of Historical Movie Heroes that I wanted to do it again, this time focusing on hotties in contemporary films. As I began to think about it, however, it became difficult to narrow it down, so I had to set some boundaries.
I decided to leave out superheroes—as hot as they may be—because it just wouldn’t be a fair contest in the alpha male category when Mr. Superhero can rescue a girl out of flying plane, while a mere mortal hottie may fall short in comparison when the plane is going down in flames. So no Superheroes this time.
I’m also leaving out the action heroes for the same reason, because with today’s digital special effects, they’re pretty much superhuman anyway. Though I might tackle those categories in a separate blog.
For now, let’s stick with romance and drama. Here are my top ten picks according to my rating system below. All of them made the cut because they have stood the test of time; these are films I have watched over and over. Being a writer, I have to give plenty of credit to the screenwriters who created these magnificent characters for some of my favorite actors.
I hope you’ll share your favorites in the comment section! I would love to hear from you because I am always certain I’m going to forget a wonderful hero who deserves to be on this list.
Julianne’s Rating System
On a scale of 1-10, how does Mr. Hero score in the following categories?
A. Devotion to the Girl
B. Leadership Abilities (i.e. how strong of an alpha male is he?). Also consider his integrity, intelligence, and soulfulness.
C. Hotness Factor (utterly subjective on all fronts; includes physical attributes+charisma).
[Where do your favorites rank?...]