The next couple of years should be big ones for Nicholas Hoult. He’s got four large profile projects coming out. If his name isn’t instantly familiar, you can think of him as Beast from the new X-Men franchise, that hipster goth zombie from Warm Bodies or, if you prefer, Jennifer Lawrence’s ex-boyfriend. Most people who watch British television know him as the slimy, sexy lead of “Skins.” But for me, and maybe for you, he’ll always be that cherubic beanie-wearing kid from About A Boy. Don’t get me wrong, the guy’s a great actor. Warm Bodies and Jack The Giant Slayer look like enormous fun and he was completely mesmerizing in mohair in A Single Man. But I cannot shake the feeling that ogling him (as I would any other actor with his prodigiously talented cheekbones) is wrong. Just sick and wrong. Here are 9 performances (including Hoult’s) that make me feel like a complete creep.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt-Angels In The Outfield:
Jamie Bell-Billy Elliot
Josh Hutcherson-Little Manhattan
Nicholas Hoult-About A Boy
Zac Efron-“Firefly”/The Taint Of Disney Teendom
Michael B. Jordan-“The Wire”
Daniel Radcliffe, Rubert Grint and Matthew Lewis-Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
I may be persuaded to make an exception for Lewis.