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:

  1. Keira Knightley Could Star In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ — Report
  2. Stephen Amell Confirms ‘Fifty Shades’ Meeting — Is He Christian Grey?
  3. Jonah Hill: Emma Watson & I Will Star In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

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Sarah salvatore

Posted at 4:41 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian the one to play Christian Grey! Ian is HOT

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Jason holt

Posted at 4:39 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian somerhalder,perfect!

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nina boone

Posted at 1:56 AM on June 19, 2013  

ian is the one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Andy

Posted at 12:29 AM on June 19, 2013  

ian simply must play christian grey so sexy perfect for the role smolder smolder smolder!

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Alison

Posted at 12:21 AM on June 19, 2013  

ian!!!! he is the only one who can pull it off

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valerie

Posted at 11:30 PM on June 18, 2013  

Matt Bomer!!! A million times yes he is PERFECT!!!

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Lana Collins

Posted at 10:41 PM on June 18, 2013  

James Scott (EJ Dimera) from Days of Our Lives

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Cynthia

Posted at 10:17 PM on June 18, 2013  

This isn’t even a competition. Henry Cavill, HANDS DOWN! Ian is old, short, scrawny, and this look on him is not working at all. Henry is every bit the Greek God Ana describes of Christian in the book, and women LOVE him!

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Samantha

Posted at 10:16 PM on June 18, 2013  

Henry Cavill, Ian looks terrible in comparison to Henry.

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Rachel

Posted at 10:15 PM on June 18, 2013  

Ian looks sloppy in that suit, and girly.

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Ashanti

Posted at 11:18 PM on June 19, 2013  

i agree

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Lisbeth

Posted at 9:57 PM on June 18, 2013  

When I read 50 Shades of Grey, a friend sent me a picture of an actor & asked who they made me think of–my answer: Christian Grey! He looked exactly as I had pictured Christian. Turns out it was a pic of Ian Somerhalder and that led to me checking out Vampire Diaries. Kind of like how I started watching PLL in order to see if I thought Lucy Hale would be a good Ana. My vote goes for Ian & Lucy although I have a few back ups for Ana.

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Lola

Posted at 8:48 PM on June 18, 2013  

Gaspard Ulliel

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Delilah

Posted at 7:45 PM on June 18, 2013  

Ian! Perfect CG

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Damien

Posted at 7:43 PM on June 18, 2013  

I agree with you,Ashley!

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Ashley

Posted at 7:42 PM on June 18, 2013  

I want to see on movie for Christian Grey,Ian Somerhalder! Not another actors!I

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Cathy

Posted at 7:40 PM on June 18, 2013  

The only one Christian Grey; Ian Somerhalder!

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Jeremy

Posted at 7:38 PM on June 18, 2013  

Ian right solution to play CG

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Alex

Posted at 7:37 PM on June 18, 2013  

Ian! Best choice!

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Vicky

Posted at 7:36 PM on June 18, 2013  

Ian somerhalder,perfect! Looks right and good to play christian grey!

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Zoey

Posted at 7:34 PM on June 18, 2013  

Ian somerhalder more credible for christian grey. He dimostrate 27 years, he’s beautiful,more sexy and beautiful. Ian must have a role! I

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Felicity

Posted at 7:31 PM on June 18, 2013  

Ian damn perfect for Christian Grey!

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Nora

Posted at 7:30 PM on June 18, 2013  

Somerhalder looks 300% Christian Grey!!

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Evy

Posted at 7:29 PM on June 18, 2013  

IAN! He’s suitable,beautiful,sexy to die,perfect for christian!!!I

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Sarah Red

Posted at 7:27 PM on June 18, 2013  

Somerhalder 100% christian grey!

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Sophie Hems

Posted at 7:26 PM on June 18, 2013  

Somerhalder absolutly Christian Grey! He perfect!

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