Happy Birthday, Christian Grey: Our 5 Picks To Play Him In ‘Fifty Shades’

Tue, June 18, 2013 9:00am EDT by 127 Comments
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Everyone’s favorite brooding, sexual deviant is probably celebrating his birthday with Anastasia Steele — doing God knows what — so in the spirit of his big day, here are our top five picks to play him in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie!

It’s a big day for Christian Grey! The (unfortunately) fictitious title character in the Fifty Shades of Grey novels turns the big 3-0 on June 18, and for his special day, we’re counting down the five Hollywood hunks we think could play him in Fifty Shades‘ impending big-screen adaptation. Our list includes a sexy superhero, a brooding vampire and a motley crew of other studly gentlemen.

1. Henry Cavill: The Man of Steel star showed he has just the right amount of angst and sexual tension to take on the challenge of Christian Grey. With his god-like features and chiseled body, he could easily play the troubled sexual deviant.

2. Ian Somerhalder: He’s already expressed interest in the role, and he even said on Watch What Happens Live that “whoever plays that role is going to have a lot of fun [come] rehearsal time.” We agree! With his smoldering gray eyes, he fits the look of Mr. Grey to a T.

3. Matt BomerThe White Collar star is sexy, brooding and has the perfect body to capture the Fifty Shades character. Don’t tell us you haven’t pictured Matt, with his statuesque jawline, as Christian; he’s  perfect for it!

4. Alex PettyferHe’s already rumored to be cast as Christian Grey in the big-screen production, and we think the Magic Mike star has all the angst and sex appeal to totally make the film a hit.

5. Alexander SkarsgardTrue Blood’s sexy Eric Northman hasn’t totally ruled out playing the racy role; he told ET Canada he would consider it! “Of course … if it’s a great script” he said. He also added that “it depends on who’s directing it and who’s in it.” Count us in if this sexy stud gets the role!

WATCH: Will Ian Somerhalder Play Christian Grey?

So HollywoodLifers, who is your choice to play Christian Grey? Do you have any other ideas? Let us know!

– Avery Thompson

More ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ News:

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  3. Jonah Hill: Emma Watson & I Will Star In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

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Winnie Cooper

Posted at 10:48 AM on August 20, 2013  

Paul Walker and Ellen Page (of Juno fame) are Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Paul has the bone structure needed, and a mature look that the character needs. He is supposedly a self made Billionaire. So, he shouldn’t look like Ritchie Rich!! Ellen has the look of innocence needed for Ana’s character.

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Susanph

Posted at 6:47 PM on August 5, 2013  

Somerhalder’s ‘evil vampireness’ is how his behavor starts. Your have to have played that to get to the other side of Grey. This is not a story that some think, It’s really about horrendous child abuse and only thanks to a wonderful woman doctor enables him to be on his way out the darkness, but it’s Ana that gets him 99% out of the other side. When I read the second Epilode I cried. It’s beyond heartbreaking.

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Susanph

Posted at 6:40 PM on August 5, 2013  

The Superman star would be okay, but he doesn’t have the grittyness of Ian Somerhalder. Also, it would be much more interesting to watch him make the transformation that happens with the character. Just cast the movie with great other stars, for Ana, for his brother, for his mother and father and the combination will carry the film. I defy anyone to find an actor with eye closer to grey than his, but maybe you’d just like to transfer the color for the entire film. It seems to me it would be much more easy to cast a man with so close to 50 Shades of Grey eyes.

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alicia martinez escalante

Posted at 4:41 PM on July 28, 2013  

please!!! Matt Bomer IS Christian Grey!!!!!

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tatiana

Posted at 3:11 AM on July 27, 2013  

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT HENRYCAVILL WILL PLAY CG. THAT MAN IS SO CHARISMATIC HE IS SO TALL SEXY EYES ALL ian doesnt have sorry ian but u are TOO OLD FOR THIS .
JUST CONTINUE KILL EVIL VAMPIRE IN U SHOW AND LET HENRY BE!!!

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Eli

Posted at 4:25 PM on July 21, 2013  

Matt Bomer

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Conny

Posted at 1:02 PM on July 21, 2013  

i want ian somerhalder

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KF Virgimicka Bry ISfondation

Posted at 11:09 PM on July 16, 2013  

I want to see Ian Somerhalder for the role of fifty shades of gray

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Sharla sander

Posted at 7:02 PM on July 9, 2013  

Alexander skarsgard is my choice for Christian grey as he already plays that sorter role in true blood

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paulina

Posted at 12:13 PM on July 6, 2013  

Matt bomer!!!

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keiko

Posted at 11:32 PM on July 5, 2013  

My choice is always ian somerhalder. He is incredibly gorgeous, beautiful and talented man.
I can’t see anyone as CG except Ian.

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Bahja Sofiane

Posted at 9:14 PM on June 29, 2013  

Definitely Henry Cavill ! He’s got the killer CG gaze ! Awesome body ! Awesome Jawline …Looks great in suits ! and bet he smells heavenly !No man in the world could compete with him for this role ! please NOT Ian ( he’s not naturally beautiful) looks fake and plastic …more like a doll !

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maria

Posted at 1:16 AM on June 29, 2013  

Ian Somerhalder is CG and the only reason i would go and see the movie. He is drop dead gorgeous ,with the most hypnotizing eyes , that nobody else has, and a great actor, that can play anything.

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Nita

Posted at 1:32 PM on June 28, 2013  

Matt Bomer is perfect.
Henry Cavill is at next, the best but he’s RISEN so quickly to the top of the A-list because of Man of Steel, it’s a matter of him REALLY wanting to play this role.

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Etta

Posted at 4:26 PM on June 29, 2013  

It has to be Bomer, he has the body, looks, hair, and natural control. The eyes could make a women a sub.

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luci

Posted at 12:55 PM on June 28, 2013  

I choose Matt Bomer. Ian Somerhalder´s face is too freaky, Henry Cavill and Keira Knightley too old.

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Stael A-Campos

Posted at 10:47 AM on June 28, 2013  

comon…neither of that photos can be Chiristian Grey; ONLY : MATT BOMER and ALEXIS BLEDEL !!! for the sucess of the fil !!!

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Stael A-Campos

Posted at 10:48 AM on June 28, 2013  

is film

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karen crayfords

Posted at 2:26 PM on June 23, 2013  

ian somerhadler for fifty shades of grey i think he is perfect for the part

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cynthia

Posted at 11:55 AM on June 23, 2013  

MATT BOMER!!! HENRY!! then Ian (: i really hope all three audition though. They would be great.

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sarah

Posted at 6:56 PM on June 22, 2013  

of course Henry cavill.i think he should be de christian grey

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Pat Cares

Posted at 2:10 PM on June 22, 2013  

Please put Ian Somerholder or Henry Cavill on the VERY TOP of your list..with
Alexis Bledel (1st pick) or Alexandra Daddario as Ana.

Later Babes!!!

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Mj Tumabiene

Posted at 7:47 AM on June 21, 2013  

MATT BOMER !!! Ian can be elliot or … ummmm Jack Hyde?

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Irene S. (@RenSmi98)

Posted at 4:24 AM on June 21, 2013  

HENRY CAVILL!

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