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The 2013 Pajiba Ten: The 10 Most Bunkworthy Celebrities on the Planet

By The Pajiba Staff | Guides | July 26, 2013 | Comments ()

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We say this every year, and now in its seventh incarnation, it is no less true: The Pajiba 10 is the perfect entry point into our little spot on the Internet. The actors and actresses who comprise the Pajiba 10 are a great reflection of the mentality of the readers and contributors of this site. We value talent and playfulness, the two qualities that seem to bring out the elected members sex appeal the most. We love self-awareness but eschew self-seriousness: A guy who can vie for an Oscar and turn around and walk through the floors at Comic Con or do a silly off-the-cuff impression during an junket interview is the kind of person we value the most.

All ten of this year's members fit that description. This year's list also has five new members, and three long-time favorites who will be elevated into the Hall of Fame next year. They are as follows. (Click here to skip to the Top 5)

10. Tatiana Maslany -- There are a lot of things that are absolutely amazing when it comes to Ms. Maslany, the Canadian breakout star of the stellar "Orphan Black." She's been acting for more than a decade, but it's with the arrival of her role(s) in the new BBC America drama that she began garnering serious attention. Her performance of no fewer than six characters, each of different backgrounds and nationalities ranging from suburban housewife to an English con-artist to an unhinged Ukrainian assassin (not to mention the fan-favorite sexy grad student) is a marvel to witness. As an actress, she's to be commended for not only selling each part so well that you believe that you're seeing different people on screen, but also for her dedication to what can only be a painstaking process of filming and re-filming each and every scene. (For a fascinating glimpse, take a look at this video.) As a result, it's hard to pin down what her endearing traits are because she displays so many. If you're watching the show, then at any given moment she can seem plucky, sexy, terrifying, goofy, sultry, intelligent, awkward, brazen, dangerous, timid, domineering, and cunning ... all at once, yet not at once. If you watch an interview with her as an actress, she's funny, charming, clever, and altogether adorable. And while she's quite lovely, she's not gorgeous by Hollywood standards but has a fresh, striking sex appeal that I find absolutely entrancing. Like I said, there are a lot of things about her that are pretty amazing. Pick any one of them and you'll be happy. -- TK





9. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau -- We may never properly spell or say his name, but we damned sure know this delicious Danish(man) on sight. There's that chiseled jaw, and the way he stares right through the camera till our legs go to jelly. Coster-Waldau grabbed Ridley Scott's attention with only a homemade audition tape (the director cast him in Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven), then broke into our collective consciousness with his Detective John Amsterdam, cursed with immortality -- yet short-lived on Fox. But nothing can keep a great actor down and in 2011, Nikolaj gave us his one-two punch as duplicitous Clas in Headhunters and the incestuous Kingslayer (and child maimer) Jaime Lannister in "Game of Thrones." Pretty as he is, we Pajibans are never taken by beauty alone, but we'd nothing to fear. In three seasons, Coster-Waldau's Jaime has evolved from privileged, pompous and pretty to emotionally and physically broken ... and surprisingly protective. His adventures with Brienne have been alternately moving and funny (and hot); the two could easily carry their own show. We're still recovering from Jaime's "Mhysa"-ending face. Whether kicking ass in a suit, or climbing bare-assed from a hot tub, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one sublime import. -- Cindy Davis

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8. Jake Johnson -- Jake Johnson makes his inaugural appearance on the 10 this year, and it's no wonder why. For the duration of "The New Girl," Nick had been our buddy. Nick's the kind of guy you can trust. The kind of guy you can drink a beer with. The kind of guy who doesn't mind if you puke in his car. Even after his outstanding role in Safety Not Guaranteed, he was still very friendzoned in our collective minds. But, then, something changed. And that something was The Kiss. The Kiss created a vortex of sexy around Jake Johnson, absorbing everything into its path. Jess, you, me, probably Schmidt. Definitely Schmidt. And, now, it's Nick's world. We just want to kiss him on the face in it. -- Courtney Enlow





7. Tom Hardy -- Tom Hardy is one of those rare actors whose impressive musculature is backed by an equally impressive talent. If you'd not seen his terrifyingly physical and plumped-up performance in Bronson nor his simmering, broody Heathcliff, then his dapper, smooth as butter turn in Inception must have surely caught your attention. He's a man who looks equally at home coolly quipping in a tux or wearing nothing but tattoos, sweat and desperation. With his mellow, honeyed baritone, his seemingly charmed family life and easy smile, it's no surprise he's won hearts. But it's his ability to also be absolutely terrifying, to inhabit a role with every single rope of muscle in his body that makes him heart-stoppingly unforgettable. No wonder Christopher Nolan built an entire ad campaign around the curve of his Hardy's back. Wouldn't you? -- Joanna Robinson





6. Emma Stone: -- I almost feel guilty for objectifying Emma Stone because her goofy ways almost defy the wanton descriptors we use while attempting to list the ways we want to bang Hollywood starlets. But that's what we're doing here -- objectifying the hell out of the lucky actors on this list -- right? Let's do this. Miss Emma is a natural blonde, and most people prefer her as a redhead, but to me, Emma Stone is at her best while sporting brunette locks and battling the comical undead in Zombieland. She can pull off comedy (Easy A), drama (The Help), and action (The Amazing Spider-Man) equally well. Sure, Emma may have gotten her start kissing Jonah Hill in Superbad and then went on to kiss several more dorks in other movies, but she comes by it honestly. At heart, Emma herself will always be a lovable dork (who just happens to be trapped in a hot chick's body), but I'll always come back to how well she kicked ass alongside Woody Harrelson. Mostly, I appreciate that Emma embraces her own natural skin color and doesn't cover it all up with a ridiculous fake tan. To me, that simple decision communicates Emma's refusal to completely turn into a cookie-cutter, showbiz entity. -- Agent Bedhead







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  • dr_zayaz

    Winona Forever...

  • Al Link

    I get to feel all cool and edgy 'cause only two of my folks made the list. Or am I super lame 'cause of that? Damn...

    Anyway Jennifer Lawrence is soul mate and every time I see more than three Idris Elba photos in a row I'm like "BOOM pregnant" so YAY!!!!

    I think I forgot to put Tom Hardy my list before, but glad to see his delicious mouth get some attenshunz. Emma Stone is a doll - I adore her!

    Not sure if I'll ever be able to get on board with Cumberbatch...

  • While I'm sad there's no Hiddles, I can't argue with this list. Beautiful done, Pajibans.

  • Wait...Elba was up last year, too, right? One more and he's in the Hall of Fame?

    And to all those who didn't make the top 10, you are not losers. You are all winners. And if you would step into my consolation bunk....

  • Darek

    Looks like DJ Driis was on the list in 2011 as well, so he's officially in the HoF.

  • Dunno. I thought I read when they were trolling for submissions for this flesh carnival that if you'd made the list three times you were in the Hall of Fame and couldn't be submitted again.

  • BlackRabbit

    *Confession* The first horrible cynical thing that came out of my brain when when I started reading this list was: So you guys like beautiful people whose business is to make themselves likeable?

    I submit myself for the Pajiba overlords' punishment and/or judgement.

    And after reading it I'd even consider going a little gay for Elba, so I'm a little hypocritical too.

  • annie

    There is nothing I can add to this post other than a "huminah!" and possibly an "aWOOga!" Also, this picture.

  • delle

    Sweet Mother of Fuck.....
    I would say something much more articulate and intelligent except Monday night is girl's night with my best friend and I'm two swallows away from typing with one eye closed to say anything more clever all I will say for the moment is...
    Bless you for posting this picture!
    It warmed me from hair to toes and from skin to bones and from lust to happiness....
    Thank you!

  • llp

    I think this is the first year NONE of my picks made the final list, although Jennifer Lawrence and Jaime Lannister were some alternates.

    Plus, Idris Elba - DAMN.

  • APOCooter

    I just want to preface this with yes, Gina Carano is gorgeious. She's a female action star who looks like she could be a soldier/mercenary/assassin/whatever. I would never kick her out of bed (in fact, I'd like to reiterate, I'd be trying very hard to get her into bed).

    But can we please stop it with this "Gina Carano will kill you" thing? Yes, she was a muay Thai/MMA fighter. But she wasn't great (defining great like Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, or Anderson Silva are great). Her record was the result of favorable matchmaking (because promoters recognized that she was beautiful and could be a star; however, a losing record does not a star make) against undersized females (she fought at 145 pounds [when she actually made weight], the prime female weight classes are 135 and 115) who moved up in weight becaues they were offered a shit ton of money. The one time she fought a legit fighter, she got smashed (the Cris Cyborg fight). She's not as dangerous as you think she is (though she is every bit as badass; stepping into a cage to engage in unarmed combat with another person takes giant brass ba... ovaries).

  • Maguita NYC

    Ovaries of brass. I'm stealing that. Thank you.

  • Dave Dorris

    OK. But she'd still beat the living crap out of 98% of us.

  • kirbyjay

    None of my pics made it onto the Pajiba10, though I'm not surprised. As George Gobel once said, I feel like a pair of brown oxfords in a room full of tuxedos.

  • HerringGull

    Well Pajibans, you certainly have a type when it comes to women.

    And I like it

  • kushiro -

    Bearded Jake Johnson looks like Rafi. New Girl/League crossover please!

  • Dave Dorris

    I don't know about you but I saw Wonder Woman (Gina Carano, and don't tell me she can't act. She wasn't bad in Haywire, has more experience since then, and for God's sake she can learn) and the Wasp, Janet Van Dyne (Pym) the lovely Tatiana Maslany.

    Someone call Whedon.

  • Pat

    No Madds? What happened? I thought we were all pretty unanimous on him.

  • Huzzah, I got 3 in 10! Jaime Lannister, Emma Stone and Jake Johnson. None of them are in my top 5, but they're in my top 10.

    I will never, ever understand the Cumberbatch thing. He looks like a melty lizard person. Did you guys watch Cloud Atlas? You know how in the Future Seoul storyline they did that horrible makeup job where they made the white people look vaguely Asian and they looked really plasticky and scary? They all looked like Cumberbatch.

    I heard they based that on him. I read it on the internet.

  • Pat

    I don't understand the Cumberbatch love either. His voice is panty-melting sexy, but then I see the face and I just want to hide until the creepy lizard face guy goes away.

  • It's a face made for radio.

  • He looks considerably better in motion.

  • Becks

    I was another one who didn't understand all the love for Cumberbatch; I thought he was outright weird looking.

    Then I watched Sherlock and understood what I'd been missing.

  • foca9

    Since it seems some of you’ve seen ‘Headhunters’, I’ve wondered: Did you guys get to see it with original audio and English subtitles, or was it dubbed? Pardon my patriotism (maybe you Americans don’t care?), but I’m proud that you even mention a Norwegian film based on a Norwegian novel (although Jo Nesbø has become famous).

    That being said; I LOVE Idris Elba. Great, just great. And I pretty much love the rest of the list as well.

  • indarchandra

    I watched it with subtitles. I find dubbing way too distracting to enjoy the movie. It's why I gave on TV when in Germany.

  • emmalita

    I HATE dubbed films. HATE THEM WITH A FIERY PASSION THAT CAN ONLY BE EXPRESSED IN CAPS LOCK. Even if I can't understand the language, the actor's voice is a huge part of the performance. I have not seen Headhunters, but I did watch A Royal Affair and Adam's Apples, both with subtitles.

  • PDamian

    Word. When I was a kid, I watched "Starsky and Hutch" dubbed in Spanish on Guatemalan TV. The actor who dubbed Starsky had a high, light tenor, and gave all his lines a sort of whimsical, flip delivery. It was quite a shock to finally see "Starsky" in the States one summer while on vacation and hear Paul Michael Glaser's low, resonant baritone. WTH?

  • foca9

    Haha, I hate them myself.
    Except children’s films. I can’t stand the original voices of animation films like Ice Age, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, etc., because I grew up and/or originally watched them in Norwegian, so that’s the ones I'm used to. And the Norwegian voice actors (?) usually are pretty darn epic, and quotes become cultural phenomenons, although they aren’t in the original language/English.

    Oooh, another great exception: Each morning of 24 December, almost every Norwegian watch an old Czech-German Cinderella film, which is dubbed to Norwegian by ONE guy doing the whole thing, women and everything. It’s great.

  • emmalita

    I approve your second exception. That sounds epic. In fact, there is a pretty awesome version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in which one guy voices all the characters.

  • toblerone

    1. Anna and Emma aren't already in the H.O.F?

    2. Tatiana is #10? RECOUNT!!!

    3. Is there a list or post with all of the current H.O.F members?

  • L.O.V.E.
  • Mrs. Julien

    What exactly gave you the impression that we wanted an antidote to all of the Pajiba 10 sexiness?

  • Slash

    I have no quarrel with any of these.

    I mean, there are tons of other people who could be on this list (I'm inclusive that way), but hey, pictures of attractive people: yay!

  • psemophile

    This list reaffirms me of my bisexuality.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It certainly doubles your chances of having one of your choices make the list!

  • Maguita NYC

    Love your avatar!

  • psemophile

    (I love it, too)
    Brownie points to whoever points me to the original artist. Been looking too long. :/

  • lowercase_ryan

    Oh and I'm creeped out that my mom was the preschool teacher of a Pajiba 10. I feel creepy and old.

    *should, I should feel creepy and old.

  • Maguita NYC

    Which one?

  • lowercase_ryan


  • Maguita NYC

    Not that old then... But still creepy :p

  • lowercase_ryan

    36 going on...28ish

  • emmalita

    You should feel creepy and old only if you were a preschool teacher of Pajiba 10. Otherwise, try feeling comfortable with your urges.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I was in high school at the time.

  • emmalita

    I stand by my assessment.

  • snrp

    Benedict Cumberbatch's face lives in the uncanny valley.

  • fauxhawk

    Not a huge fan of referring to black men with the word "thug," but I do like having Idris Elba on this list. The rest don't really do anything for me, but I'm aware that I like a bit more of a mélange.

  • Helo

    Well, thanks Pajiba, now I want to see Lawrence and Kendrick in a movie together.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I may have been here too long. Was that sarcastic or "this is everything I never knew I always wanted?"

  • Helo

    The latter. Longtime reader, new commenter. Apologies if my snark is not yet up to snuff!

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Some of us are never going to make it.

  • Maguita NYC

    Oups, sorry, forgot your free balaclava.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Are you trying to terrify the delurker? Also, how many hours have your spent seeking out creepy balaclava pictures for just this purpose?

  • Maguita NYC

    I've got quick and limber fingers Mrs. J... Among other things.

  • Helo

    Got anything a little less somber?

  • Maguita NYC

    Please tell me this one fits! You'll be admitted into Pajiba's Hall of Fame pronto!

  • Mrs. Julien

    Oh, you're gonna be just fine.

  • Mrs. Julien


    Welcome. [hugs] Here's your hazmat suit.

  • We give hazmat suits?? How long's that been going on?

    I feel like I missed out.

  • Wigamer

    Don't forget the balaclava. And complimentary baklava.

  • Maguita NYC

    Free with delurking.

  • delle

    And some prophylactics....the .gifs around here have been known to impregnate.

  • apsutter

    No Parks and Rec cast members...sad

  • LaineyBobainey

    You know that's a teevee show and these are people, right? Different.

  • apsutter

    People actually write out teevee? I was just bummed because I voted for a couple of the peeps from it...Adam Scott, Poehlcat, Rashida

  • Maguita NYC

    "Teevee": LaineyBobainey is cutely old fashioned that way. She also has bunny ears on her teevee because modems are direct waves to the devil.

  • LaineyBobainey


    THE devil

  • lowercase_ryan


  • TheOriginalMRod

    I'll be in my bunk.

  • Maguita NYC

    I'll be climbing that tree.

  • lowercase_ryan

    The Pajiban womens' reactions to this list just reaffirm my love of them. They are real people, comfortable with themselves and their urges.

    Ok, you're all VEEEEEEEEEEEERY comfortable with your urges.

    Carry on.

  • delle

    I was going to make a comment that the women on this list are particularly appealing; as delicious as all the men are, I'll be throwing my panties in the following order (and feeling VEEEEERY comfortable with the urge to do so):

    1. Jennifer Lawrence
    2. Gina Carano
    3. Anna Kendrick
    4. Idris Elba
    5. Tom Hardy

  • lowercase_ryan

    shit, the video of Tom Hardy rapping with his baby in a chest papoose carrier thing made me wish I had panties to throw at him.

    Ok maybe it was more along the lines of 'jesus I wish I was as hot as that dude'.

    an opinion I maintain to this day.

  • Maguita NYC

    Please provide visual aid (link).

  • lowercase_ryan

    don't say I didn't warn you.

  • BWeaves

    I love how the baby never lets go of daddy's thumbs.

  • Ruthie O

    That just excited both my loins and my ovaries.

  • Maguita NYC

    Please keep your loins to yourself.
    Only liberated moistened lions are acceptable on Pajiba.

  • Ruthie O

    Okay, lions good. Loins bad. Got it. I think?

  • Maguita NYC

    Pajiba Lexicon:

    Started way back when someone typed lions instead of loins... Became a running gag.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    It's STILL not in the official dictionary, though. Which makes the moist lions sad. Sad cats.

    Sad, moist cats.

  • The real question: do sad moist lions like baklava?

  • Lauren_Lauren

    They would be crazy not to.

  • Ruthie O

    Ah, thanks for the Pajibaducation! I remember the misspellings in the comment sections (I even made extra sure to spell loins correctly, ha!), but I missed it evolving beyond that. I'll need to re-read the Pajiba glossary in order to continue my de-lurking mission!

  • indarchandra

    Yeah, this list makes me happy, but every year I always wonder 2 things. A) have we ever done a Hall of Fame tribute post? or are we saving that for a big number year, like 10 years of the Pajiba 10 or something?

    and B) as much as I love this list and look forward to it every year, I wonder what kind of pull is gets outside our community. Like is ET asking Tom Hardy on the red carpet how he feels about making the Pajiba 10 this year? Because they do that for other big lists, and we are SO SO SO much better those other guys.

    Either way, yum and keep it up.

  • CosmoNewanda

    I'm sorry but that top picture of Emma Stone needs to be burned. She is a beautiful woman and she deserves better than to be portrayed as a cheap looking fish blow up doll that you would purchase out of's used section while drunk one lonely night.

  • sean

    Hmmm...barely blown up at that. The photo is silly however. The problem for me is that Emma Stone is not sexy to me. Cute, funny, interesting, yes. Sexy, no. I think of her more like a little sister. I would rather sit around with her and make fun of people. I bet she is great at that. Imagine the fun stories she has. But sexy times, no. Too small. Too skinny. Too...young. Fuck, I got old.

  • Leigh

    But then after you dated a couple of bombshells and they broke your heart, suddenly... sitting next to her on the couch... making fun of people... you'd turn... and see her in slow motion and realize that, in truth, you'd been in love with her and her quirky sense of humor and little-sister-ness all along. The end.

    At least that's what every chick flick since 1929 has taught me.

  • Mrs. Julien

    See now, elaborate and truly impressive simile aside, I was just so grateful it wasn't that creepy Terry Richardson "sexually-available child riding bicycle" photo that I am willing to overlook anything else.

  • Captain D

    I hope she fired her publicist shortly after agreeing/taking those photos. She obviously does not need to do that and likely gained very few new fans/followers from it.

  • foolsage

    Blargh. The open mouth, the wide eyes, the pigtails, the up skirt panty shot. That picture was just wrong; everything about it was wrong. That man's work really bothers me.

  • CosmoNewanda

    I agree that bicycle photo makes me sad. I don't think society should accept that as normal behavior. But I'm going to have nightmares about the fish outfit.

  • PerpetualIntern

    I'm shocked Henry Cavill didn't make this list. But well done, fellow Pajibans, well done.

  • Fabius_Maximus


  • apsutter

    I'm not and really don't get the love for him. He's much too pretty and just so boringly bland

  • Mrs. Julien

    Matt Bomer is too pretty. Henry Cavill (Oh my God, he's so good-looking) is juuuuust right.

  • Joe Grunenwald


  • Maguita NYC

    Also, mesmerizing manfur.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I wouldn't mind more, actually. He's young. More is on its way.

  • Maguita NYC

    Nooooooooooo. You know what more means Mrs. J.?

    Back-and-assfur.... ewwwwww.

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