Man Candy Monday: Aaron Eckhart

Man Candy Monday: Aaron Eckhart (source: Benni Valsson/Corbis Outline)


Who is Aaron Eckhart? The Vital Stats:

  • Name: Aaron Edward Eckhart
  • Nicknames: Aaron
  • Height: 6’
  • Age: 43
  • Born: March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California
  • Profession: Actor, Model
  • Status: Unknown at time of publication.
  • Filmography (year, title, role):

1992: Double Jeopardy (Dwayne) – made for TV movie
1993: Slaughter of the Innocents (Ken Reynolds) – feature film
1996: Aliens in the Family (?) – television series
1997: In the Company of Men (Chad) – feature film
1998: Your Friends & Neighbors (Barry) – feature film
1998: Thursday (Nick) – feature film
1999: Molly (Buck McKay) – feature film
1999: Any Given Sunday (Nick Crozier) – feature film
2000: Tumble (man) – short
2000: Erin Brockovich (George) – feature film
2000: Nurse Betty (Del Sizemore) – feature film
2001: The Pledge (Stan Krolak) – feature film
2002: Possession (Roland Michell) – feature film
2003: The Core (Dr. Josh Keyes) – feature film
2003: The Missing (Brake Baldwin) – feature film
2003: Paycheck (Rethrick) – feature film
2004: Frasier (Frank) – television series
2004: Suspect Zero (Thomas Mackelway) – feature film
2005: Conversations with Other Women (man) – film
2005: Thank You for Smoking (Nick Naylor) – feature film
2005: Neverwas (Zach Riley) – feature film
2006: The Black Dalia (Lee Blanchard) – feature film
2006: The Wicker Man (truck stop patron) – feature film
2007: No Reservations (Nick) – feature film
2007: Nothing is Private (Travis Vuoso) – feature film
2007: Bill (Bill) – feature film
2008: The Dark Knight (Harvey Dent/Two Face) – feature film
2009: Love Happens (Burke) – feature film
2010: Rabbit Hole (Howie) – feature film
2011: Battle Los Angeles (Sgt. Michael Nantz) – feature film
2011: Cubed (himself) – television series
2011: The Rum Diary (Sanderson) – feature film
2012 (in production): The Drummer (Dennis Wilson)
2012 (in production): Pan (Captain Hook)
2012 (post-production): The Expatriate
2012 (pre-production): The Geography of Hope
2013 (pre-production): I, Frankenstein (Adam)


This week’s Man Candy is without a doubt one of my favorite actors working in the industry today. That has very little to do with that fact that I find him unspeakably beautiful and everything to do with his incredible talent as an actor. His performance in Rabbit Hole broke my heart in ways that I can’t possibly put into words. He played his role in Dark Night absolutely flawlessly. His performance in Love Happens was absolutely spot on – conveying both the charisma of a motivational guru and the sad, desperate loneliness of a man grieving the loss of his wife. He knows how to find the heart of every character he portrays and bring it shining to the surface.


The truth of the matter is pretty simple. I haven’t loved every movie Aaron’s been in but I’ve loved his performances even when he wasn’t given the best material to work with. Bill, well, it wasn’t my favorite movie, in fact I found it almost impossible to sit through, but as usual, Aaron made the whole thing worthwhile. He’s charismatic and charming. He’s grounded. All of his performances feel sincere and honest. Sure, Bill sucked but Eckhart’s performance was valiant. The true test of a great actor, as far as I’m concerned anyway, is that actor’s ability to make the most out of whatever material they’re given and Eckhart definitely does that every time.

source: All Stars Online

To date, there are two roles that always stand out in my mind more than all of the others when I think about Aaron. First is the role that really made me fall in love with him – Nick Naylor in Thank You for Smoking. Sharply written with biting humor and a powerful message, the entire movie was phenomenal but it was really Eckhart’s performance that brought the whole thing together. It would’ve been easy to overplay the role but Aaron played it just right. Second, the role that broke my heart – Howie in Rabbit Hole. Rabbit Hole is possibly the most soul-crushingly honest film I’ve seen in the last few years and really runs puts the viewer through the emotional ringer. Aaron’s performance was startlingly honest. It’s also worth mentioning that Nicole Kidman’s performance as his wife was stellar – one of her best performances to date.


So why do I love Aaron Eckhart so much? To be honest, I’m not entire sure. He’s gorgeous. He’s talented but it’s more than that. He’s just got that something special about him. He’s rugged and masculine but there’s also a real vulnerability about him. He has a relaxed and easy going sort of vibe about him, whether he’s dressed in casual clothes of dressed up in a nice suit with his hair perfectly combed. There’s a natural charm and charisma about him that’s so incredibly appealing. Everything fits into place to make Aaron one of the sexiest men in Hollywood and one of my absolute favorite Man Candy winners to date.

Before we get to the gallery, I’d like to thank everyone who voted last week and once again, ask you all to vote again. We have two returning hot male celebs from last week’s poll (Mike Vogel and Paul Wesley) ready to try for the title again as well as four brand new sexy male stars entering the competition (Matt Bomer, Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto and Ryan Reynolds). You can either vote in the poll directly, or you can head on over to Girl in Stereo to see pictures of your candidates and find out a little more about them before you place your vote.  Also be sure to check out our previous Man Candy Monday winners at the end of this post. Thanks for checking out Man Candy Monday and make sure you come back next week for more deliciousness!

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