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The Pajiba 10 — For Your Consideration: Paula Patton

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | June 14, 2012 | Comments ()


We don't vote in the Annual Pajiba 10, but we can help to make you aware, and in today's For Your Consideration post, I'd like to highlight Paula Patton. She's good people, y'all. She's Pajiba people. Yes, she's stupid hot in a tasteful kind of way, but she's also brilliant. Her dad was a lawyer. Her mom was a schoolteacher. She attend UC Berkeley. She graduated -- with honors -- from USC Film School. She used to make documentaries on PBS. She was a producer on Discovery Health. She's married to Robin Thicke. They have an adorable child.

She also looks spit-your-coffee good in a dress; she was great in Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol and she gained some cred from Precious.

Voting opens in about two weeks. Please consider Paula Patton when making out your Freebies lists.











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  • Kip Hackman

    I propose Pajiba has some kind of running segment that consists of posting great pictures of mind-bogglingly attractive people. Like these for your consideration posts, but year-round, not just in preparation for the Pajiba 10. Because, yeah, I am too lazy to do a google image search.

  • Arran

    So...she's Alan Thicke's daughter in law?


  • xyx

    She looks like a man. ROBIN could have find a nice white woman though... Imbecile... Even the dumbest dumb sees she looks like a man in drag/tranny...

  • Uriah_Creep

    Dustin, you left the back door open and all these Disqus trolls are getting in...

  • Tyrannalaurus

    She's 36? Dammmmmmmn!

  • Fabius_Maximus

    The blandness is strong in this one.

  • Becca Eberman

    I like her because when she kicks ass, it's believable. It's not like with most female ass-kickers in Hollywood movies, where you always get the impression that the actress got a two hour lesson in "movie martial arts" and then got hurried over to costuming to get sewn into her objectifying outfit.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Ok, fine, Rowles. Why don't you just write my entire bloody list? I'll just sit back, relax and look at the pretty pretty pictures.

  • Pookie

    You insult me Rowles.

  • TheAggroCraig

    After seeing her in that Mission Impossible movie I thought, "she is who Zoe Saldana wants to be". I thought she did pretty well in her action scenes and of course she's stupid hot.

  • zeke_the_pig

    In terms hotness, absolutely 100% yes. In terms of Pajiba holistic

  • John W


  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Can I pick Robin Thicke's hair instead? I'd like to get my 'Jiba stick tangled up in that mess of follicles and add my man-buttery goodness to the tacky sheen of Unicorn skeet.

  • BAM

    She almost made it to my "freebie list" too, but Robin Thicke is creepy, so minus points.

  • ,

    SOLD! By the third pix.

    ... until the next "For your consideration," at least.

  • becks2point0

    The GQ one? She looks gorgeous. She reminds me of a younger Halle Berry in that one. In fact she looks like Rosario Dawson in the header, Sofia Vegara in the picture with the hat and a little like Jessica Alba in the one where she's laying on the couch. She isn't just a beautiful woman, she appears to have the ability to be every beautiful woman.

  • Kayi

    Dustin, can you also include people who are not white? you know, just to level the playing field a little?

  • Ummm, not only is she not white, she has pretty much played only black characters.

    I personally think her acting is uneven - that accent in Idylwild was atrocious (but so was that film) - but she gets points from me for being smart and stuff.

  • Paula Patton's father is African-American so this is...weird. And Dustin has no say in who the commenters vote for. I, for example, am basing this year's list on how many movies the nominees have made with animals as their co-star. So Matt LeBlanc is looking pretty good again.

  • drmcninja007

    Paula Patton isn't white?

  • ,

    Why would this make any fucking difference to any fucking body?


  • stardust

    When do we get to vote already?! I have three out of five votes that I need to give to Tom Hiddleston.

  • Michelle

    That is so weird, I was JUST thinking that :) Jinx!

  • AngelenoEwok

    But she was just so mean to Common in that basketball movie!

  • She was Stare Open-Mouthed at the TV While You Dribble Wine Slushie Down Your Chin hot in Ghost Protocol.

  • io

    "Her dad was a lawyer. Her mom was a schoolteacher." Really?! How is this relevant? My father is an engineer, my mother is a pediatrician. This however means absolutely nothing about me. I could be dumb-as-a-bag-of-hammers. Can we please not evaluate people based their parents' achievements? (or failures.)

    This is relevant: "She attend UC Berkeley. She graduated — with honors — from USC Film School. She used to make documentaries on PBS. She was a producer on Discovery Health."

  • Serpentlord

    Having parents with good education is quite helpful to increasing your own intelligence.

    Granted, it can just mean connections. Everyone knows that George W. Bush and Prince Harry have the I.Q.'s of sandwiches, regardless of what the Ivy League professors and Archbishops of Cantebury tried beating into their heads. But for people who actually have actual intellectual curiosity, like C.P.E. Bach, FDR, Dweezil Zappa, and Queen Elizabeth, it's a fine fact to include.

  • becks2point0

    It has honestly never occurred to me to give more merit to someone's attractiveness or intelligence on the basis of what their parents do for a living. I remember that in junior high school I had a couple of mean friends who would mock other children for their parent's occupations but I don't think anyone thought that was particularly fair, even at that age. I've never heard an adult judge another adult on the basis of their parent's occupation. Is "good breeding" really still a thing in some places? That's awful.

  • Serpentlord

    It doesn't have anything to do with breeding. It's just fun to know someone's roots when they're actually good at something.

    And who said it just had to be parents? Joe Satriani and Kirk Hammett aren't related, but it's fun knowing who instructed the greatest guitarist of the 80's not named "Stevie Ray Vaughn." Satriani probably had a number of students who were complete hacks, but it's fun knowing the teachers and parental figures for the worthwhile ones.

  • becks2point0

    I'm so confused. Can one of the five Pajibans who have down-voted this statement explain why they down-voted it?

  • Devil Child

    People only like this topic brought up when there's actual evidence that the parents being geniuses didn't keep their kids from being idiots.

    It's fun reading about talented director Sophia Coppola learning from her genius father, its infuriating to watch that idiot Sophia Coppola pull a Jar-Jar Binks on Godfather III thanks to nepotism.

  • theone

    She looks like a post op transexual... No thanks.

  • pajiba

    @theone Hi! You're an idiot. Go sell crazy somewhere else; like in between your own legs.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Nope, this is what a post-op transgender looks like:

    you're an idiot, your joke wasn't funny, and you'd give a pinky to get with either one.

  • bbmcrae

    Ah, The Internet. Where sad, schlubby geeks get to trash hot women.

  • lowercase_ryan

    then turn around and fap to them

  • neonseattle

    Berkeley has 3 e's

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