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The Pajiba 10 — For Your Consideration: Tom Hiddleston

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | June 11, 2012 | Comments ()


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As many of you who have been around Pajiba for a number of years already know, around the 4th of July each year, voting begins on our Annual Pajiba 10, a collection of the 10 Most Bangable Folks on the planet according to the more eclectic, less mainstream, and strangely, often more British sensibilities of our readership. This year will be the 5th Annual Pajiba 10. In our efforts again to diversify the list, throughout the month of June, we will run the occasional For Your Consideration Posts featuring actors and actresses who have not yet been heavily considered during the voting process. We begin today with Tom Hiddleston, who I believe will make a hell of a run this year, thanks to his newfound celebrity in the Marvel universe, his impressions, and roles in Midnight in Paris and War Horse. He kind of strikes me as a British Sam Rockwell crossed with a young Gary Oldman. He's definitely someone you want to keep in mind when voting opens up.

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  • squeegybeckinheim

    honestly, it;s not just that he;s gorgeous (which he is). It's everything else, it's that he has such an easygoing demeanor, that he can rap and dance and do an impression of basically everyone he;s worked with, or that he;s honest to god smart, usually smarter than the people interviewing him. and the topper, that he doesn;t act like it. I saw him in an interview where they told him he was voted the hottest from the avengers and he couldn't believe it. he;s just so... hiddles. and it;s an impressive feat when you have a movie of superheroes where the one with largest number of screaming fangirls is the bad guy! :)

  • Annapurna

    I know it's a bit late but just found these "hotter-than-hot" Hiddleston videos and just have to share with my fellow Pajibans. It's a photoshoot with 1883 magazines:

    Behind the scene (and the man can dance!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Promo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Sara Habein

    I feel like every time we go into the Pajiba 10, those of us longtimers start singing, "It's the most wonderful time of the year..."

  • Aislinn

    I didn't use to like him. Like Cumberbatch, the man sneaks up on you with his intelligence and sweetness and adorkability and before you know it you are being BAMF'ed into your happy panties/boxers when you see his name.

  • Rooks

    I have spent half an hour now trying to find out when that BBC-Herny V-thing will air. I am growing frustrated, which is just no state to be in when it comes to ANYthing related to Tom Hiddleston.
    Does anyone know anything more specific than "possibly 2012" about this? Please?

  • lately I've been finding myself strangely attracted to skinny, tall British actors with long last names. just put him with Cumberbatch and Fassbander and I'll be one happy lady

  • dewdney

    oh hell yeah!

  • luthien26

    Oh HELL yes! I love Tom Hiddleston. He for damn sure has my vote! :)

  • Michelle

    He's so pretty and adorable it's hard to believe he's real!!! A million times more attractive than Fassbender. His eyes! And his impressions! And that adorable laugh he does. And the britishness and his gentle voice and politeness and love of shakespeare and horses.... I could go on for a while. He's LITERALLY a perfect human being. I love his natural blonde curly hair (but the ginge is hottest), it makes him look like a puppy :)

  • logan

    Does RR know Dustin is cheating on him with this guy?
    Two articles about this guy no one's heard of?

  • Leia947

    "Two articles about this guy no one's heard of?"

    Have you been under a rock recently??

  • AvaLehra

    He had me at Thor and sealed the deal as Fitzgerald. He's just so damn charmingly cute. He's a chute!

  • stardust

    Damn! Where is my comment? I have important stuff to say about Hiddleston! Inappropriate stuff!

  • stardust

    *bam*

    (That was me hitting the floor in a dead faint.)

  • Jenne Frisby

    He kind of strikes me as a British Sam Rockwell crossed with a young Gary Oldman. I love everything about this sentence. And, even though he seems like might tend to the manic, I am sold, so sold already. The Pajiba 10 is one of the most anticipated times of year in my pants, so I will look forward to all offerings.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Ok, ok, enough! Alright? I give in. I'm sold. The charm offensive worked, he goes on the list. What were the rules again? Do bisexuals get double the list? I mean, only fair, right? Not my fault that you can only sample 50% of the population.

  • Slash

    He's doable.

  • Resa Anderson

    *takes off earrings*

  • stardust

    And my husband's holding my purse. Let's do this.

  • stardust

    I ALREADY took mine off.

  • No, thanks. He's lovely. But no thanks.

  • Pookie

    I predict that Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana will be on standby just in case some of the minorities here start to question the list.

  • Kelly

    Ahhh Hiddleston. My new love. I have been waiting anxiously for Pajiba's top 10 just so I can scream to the world about my new boyfriend. This utterly delightful man has been permanently moved to the top of my Five Freebies list. I'll understand if most of you don't comprehend the enormity of this statement. After all, in the past I've tried to keep my Clive Owen love quiet and between just him and I. But what you must understand is that my Clive Owen love has been going on for years. Years. I've loved him since I happened to catch Greenfingers on a rainy Saturday afternoon. My love affair with Clive Owen has existed longer than my love affair with my very own husband. The acknowledgment that I would immediately divorce my beloved for Clive Owen should the occasion call for it, was written into our wedding vows. Oh sure, I've had the occasional fleeting love for Fillion, Reynolds and Elba, but Clive was always closest and dearest to my heart. He ALWAYS remained number one. For God's sake Pajibans, I STILL thought Clive was handsome withat that dead caterpllar/mustache on his face! That's true love. Yet now, Mr. Hiddleston, with his dreamy voice, and his cardigan wearing Shakespeare quoting, delightful dancing self has snuck in and claimed the number one spot on Kelly's Five Freebies List. Like a terribly handsome thief in the night he has plucked me from the warm bosom of Clive and I am forever doomed to be a giddy, giggly Hiddles fan girl.

  • MissAmynae

    unfh. I'll be in his bunk. again.

  • trixiestreats

    Frankly I am in love.

  • Vivianne ValdeMar

    Y'all seen this? http://titillatingtomtales.tum...
    Accurate!

  • katethegreat

    SOLD.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    You're missing the gif where his face morphs into Katy Perry. Their features are stunningly similar.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    I don't know if we can post links on this newfangled system. Minimal laughing at my potential failure, if you please.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Here he is being charming with RDJ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Not sure Hiddleston will make my Pajiba 5, but I am finding him more and more appealing.

  • Vi

    Apparently most of his Avengers co-cast are all kind of touchy-feely with him:

    Evans grope: http://i.imgur.com/retBt.gif
    ScarJo got a kiss: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tum...
    Ruffalo aww: http://i.imgur.com/sTTQn.jpg
    Renner grope: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    That's right, everyone loves Tom! Except maybe Jeremy Irons:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • charlottebrontesaurus

    In the second video he "accidentally" grabs ScarJo's ass and is so apologetic and sweet about it, you almost believe him.

    He gives great brooding face, and also that laugh with the tongue between his teeth = adorable.

  • PDamian

    It's not just the looks. It's the intelligence, the humor, and the talent. And let's face it, looks plus all the rest are hard to find in appearance-obsessed Hollywood, which is probably why lady Pajibans are so fascinated by British actors, who seem to have all of that in spades. Who's the American equivalent to Hiddleston -- Eton and Cambridge-educated, RADA-trained, theatre origins, obscenely talented, and gorgeous eyes? Off the top of my head, I can't think of any Broadway/Shakespeare in the Park/Yale Drama types with fabulous pecs now making movies. What's a woman to do but lust over imports?

  • llp

    I will point out, again, that he made my top 5 last year. I staked that claim early, folks.

  • Red Rage

    A thousand times, yes. Especially when referring to him as a sort of Gary Oldman type. No wonder I love him!

  • Kala

    While I'm still organizing the list, I'm quite sure that Hiddleston is crossing into Top 3 territory. Thanks for the Fantasy Fuel, Rowles.

  • Wow, you ladies have a bit of a quiet, um, uneventful weekend? There's a bit too much eagerness in this chat room. Just sayin.

    Let the long, hot summer begin!

  • Pajiba Janitorial Staff

    We're going on strike this year. There isn't enough popup ad-derived hazard pay to deal with this again.

  • Vi

    Apparently Pajiba is trying to destroy my ovaries today.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    It is truly a banner day, 2 Hiddleston posts!

    Okay, I will quit lurking... just to look at this post...

  • I have been waiting patiently for the Pajiba 10 just to put him as my #1. I didn't think that anyone could knock Fassbender out of the top spot, but then I saw Tom in a cardigan quoting Shakespeare and I was a goner.

  • jmd

    Yes, I am getting on the bandwagon for Hiddleston, but honestly, as I get older I stick to my usual 5.

  • He's a super cool guy and incredibly cute.

  • Kolby

    His eyes. So dreamy.

  • Kristobel

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    And let's not forget exhibit CAPITAL-A++ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    I rest my case.

  • MG

    Holy God. My loins. They splode.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Nope. He looks like Fassbender's prison wife. A decent actor but far too ladylike for my tastes.

  • JenVegas

    Agreed. Too much cheekbone here. Fassbender still gets my vote.

  • That's the beauty of the Pajiba 10! You get more than one vote! English cheekbones for everybody!

    My list already has Hiddleston, Cumberbatch, and Fassbender.

  • PDamian

    That's my top three right there, with Cumberbatch in first.

  • This. Sums it up.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    Yes, yes. A thousand times yes.

  • poguemahone

    Goddamn, that is one handsome bastard

    /ostensibly straight

  • lowercase_ryan

    this is insane. It's noon and I've only posted in here once or twice today. Damn FB has me slipping!!

  • Internet Magpie

    One of us! One of us!

  • lowercase_ryan

    yes, chanting makes the whole thing less-cultish and disconcerting :-)

  • Soon you'll be saying MOG like Peffy and extolling the virtues of Cumberbatch.

    That's a whole lot of nonsense I just typed. PAJIBA!

  • lowercase_ryan

    I don't know what MOG is, I now know what Peffy is, I'm ok with Cumberbatch but he's not about to make me switch teams or anything, nonsense fucking rules. PAJIBA! should be a universal sign off.

  • pajiba

    It's those damn Facebook Pajibans! They're preoccupying too much of your time.

  • LaineyBobainey

    Those damn Facebook Pajibans are DELIGHTFUL!

  • Mariazinha

    I think he looks waaaay too much like Fassbender, but less hot.
    So.. adorable, but won't get my vote.

  • Resa Anderson

    He is my ENTIRE Top 10.

    Seriously. It's notarized and laminated.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    Seriously. Mine too.

  • Guest

    The man glimmers charisma. He glows. I shall call him Glow-Stick.

  • Resa Anderson

    *random, naughty pun*

  • Guest

    ^ That downvote wasn't me.

  • Resa Anderson

    Never would I believe it was.

  • annie

    My first impression of him was as a nicer, sweeter, nerdier, more approachable Fassbender. I might not be wrong.

  • Hiddleston just grows on you. I started off watching the video with his impressions, which led me to more interviews, and next thing I know my whole day is gone. DAMN YOU HIDDLES!

  • Eve

    "I'm trying to get a bunch of bitches to kneel..."

    You wouldn't have to try that with me, babes. Come to think of it...maybe I wouldn't have to kneel at all (I'm petite).

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Of course! I vote for Hiddleston.

    Maybe it should be the 10 Most Bangable British Folks.

  • laurence

    the hard-on photo might aswell be looking at the very last one.

  • Resa Anderson

    Why are my comments being eaten? I'm having, like, BSlim levels of conspiracy theories going on over here!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Mine also, today. Also, whenever I first visit Pajiba, it stops itself and reloads, and also does something which logs me out of gmail. Strange. But it was doing that before the Disqus revolution.

  • Sassafrass Green

    I feel like Pajiba could stand to have some sort of quarterly lad-mag style publication where people eloquently gush over pictures of hotties. It'd be like a smutty Tigerbeat.

  • It's my favorite time of year! Time to start doing some, uh, research.

  • Resa Anderson

    Are you TRYING to give me a heart attack, Rowles?

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