It’s not hard to understand why screenwriters love to make the male lead some kind of carpenter or woodworker: its a vaguely “manly” sounding job yet free-spirited and there’s ample opportunity to take their shirts off. I realized this the other night when I saw “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” and fell head over heels in lust with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Catherine Keener’s super-sensitive love interest yet is also a manly-man carpenter. He’s a poor man’s Javier Bardem, but I won’t have to shank Penelope Cruz to get him in bed. Mmm-mmm. You can hammer my nail anytime, Jeffrey. Screw my bolts. Level my 2-x-4. Drill, baby, drill!
Enough with the double entendres. After the jump, eight more hot carpenters of film and television. I’m sure you’ll be impressed with how well they work with their wood. (Sorry.)
“Don’t let the lizard out of the cage. If you just don’t let the lizard out of the cage, you’re going to be all right. … They ought to stick with me. Let’s get together, drink a few whiskeys, and I’ll teach them how to mind the Johnson.”
—Our hero, John Corbett, on the slate of cheatin’ dudes in Hollywood. I knew we chose Aidan for a reason. [Wonderwall] Keep reading »
One of the “Sex and the City” women dated actor John Corbett, who plays Aidan Shaw. Who was it? Read more … Keep reading »
OMG bitches! Sometimes life throws you a bone…or in this case, a girl boner! Diablo Cody, the former stripper/screenwriter behind “Juno”, is giving her goodies away. The pilot episode of the new TV show she’s been working on since her Oscar win, “The United States of Tara,” is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday. But If you go to Showtime’s website, you can wtach the entire first episode now! I did, and afterwards I was so satisfied, I needed a smoke. The show is totally original and somehow manages to make multiple personality disorder not a cheesy soap opera premise or a pathetic cry for help. Maybe it’s because Ms. Cody sees her character as a metaphor for the modern woman who is trying to fill so many roles. “The United States Of Tara” is backed by a seriously talented cast. Thanks to the amazingly hilarious character actress Toni Collette (“200 Cigarettes,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “Muriel’s Wedding,” “Little Miss Sunshine”) and John Corbett (Aidan on “Sex and the City”), I’m hooked. [Boston Herald] Keep reading »