What ever happened to the Sexy Dorky Cool Guy?

by Vickie Retro

The leading male dorky but sexy actors of the millennium are very different from the 80's sexy but dorky leading males - maybe I'm biased but I want to share my angst either way.
John Cusack GQ

The portrayal of outlaws, misfits, cool dudes or preppy mishaps with snotty attitudes seemed more genuine and multi-dimensional in the 80's. The male actors of today seem like one glob of jello, there is a lot less variety. There seems to be a plethora of one dimensional quirky dudes with not much depth. Am I missing something?

Think I am being too harsh...check out my 80's actor male to millennium male actor comparison.

  • Say Anything - John Cusack vs Ryan Gosling from The Notebook 

  • Ryan Gosling

  • Can't Buy Me Love - Patrick Dempsey vs Ryan Reynolds - Just Friends
  • Ryan Reynolds
    Patrick Dempsey

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Matthew Broderick vs - Ashton Kutcher -What Happens in Vegas

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Matthew Broderick 80's

  • The Pick Up Artist - Robert Downey Jr. vs Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man more buff and clean and sober

  • Robert Downey, Jr. 2k
    Robert Downey, Jr. 80's

    No surprise which era I prefer but take a
    moment to watch and learn a thing or two.

    Information Source: IMDB, New Line Cinema, Yahoo Movies, 80's fast rewind, 80's tribute site.

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