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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

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