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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rockchick

Posted at 4:36 PM on June 20, 2013  

no to alex pettyfer!!! he has such a little boy look. this is a role for a man! so it’s either matt bomer, henry Cavill or ian somerhalder, but no alex pettyfer!

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Elena

Posted at 8:00 AM on June 20, 2013  

We will only accept Ian or Mat for Christian’s role. Anastasia should be Alexis Bledel no doubt about it. Happy birthday Christian!!!!!!!

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Diane

Posted at 1:36 AM on June 20, 2013  

Ian is a terrible actor with very little acting skills, sulking, glaring and staring are not acting skills, plus he is too short and fem looking. HC is too stiff and boring, no CGI to aid him here, he would actually have to act on his own, something he cannot do convincingly unless it is to act the sanctimonious snob that he is. Matt is so wrong for the role it is not even funny, from the wrong side of the rainbow, unless it is being done in drag, forget Matt, he is not even convincing in the show trying to act straight. And AP is just ugly and needs to go to acting school.

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Alyssa

Posted at 11:43 PM on June 19, 2013  

if Matt bomer doesnt play christian, the movie is going to suck. he has the perfect look and demeanor

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Ashanti

Posted at 11:15 PM on June 19, 2013  

I choose Matt Bomer, he is HOT AS HELL. He can sing, dance, act, and he’s a forger lol, I’m getting tired of seeing Ian Somerhalder’s face on my tv screen. CHOOSE MATT BOMER XD. For the girls………..i don’t really care.

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Shakira G.

Posted at 11:07 PM on June 19, 2013  

I think Matt Bomer will make a good ” Christian Grey”

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candy

Posted at 7:28 PM on June 19, 2013  

None of the above.

Think they should just get unknown actors. I for one love Matt Bomer & think he would make a perfect Christian Grey though I do think they shouldn’t pick actors that big right now.

Alexandra Daddario is perfect for Ana, she’s not too famous and she’s got the brunette hair and big blue eyes.
I doubt Lucy Hale would do this kind of role

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Alison

Posted at 4:06 PM on June 19, 2013  

Ian Somerhalder damn perfect for Christian Grey!!|!!

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Mona

Posted at 4:00 PM on June 19, 2013  

IAN!

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Laura

Posted at 3:51 PM on June 19, 2013  

Ian is only perfect for the role!!

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ally

Posted at 2:40 PM on June 19, 2013  

Please don’t pick ian weve Ll seen him too much time for someone new to play grey!

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Tanahy

Posted at 9:20 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian Somerhalder is always the first face I see when I picture Christian Grey. He would be PERFECT for the role.

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Becky

Posted at 6:51 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian Somerhalder absolutly right choice for christian grey

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Caroline

Posted at 6:49 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian somerhalder tottally HOT! Perfect!

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Addison

Posted at 6:47 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian somerhalder and Lucy hale perfect for ana and christian.

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Janice

Posted at 6:45 AM on June 19, 2013  

Somerhalder absolutly perfect! And he have a great look how christian

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Larissa

Posted at 6:43 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian only adapt for the role!

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Violet

Posted at 6:42 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian Somerhalder,perfect!!

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Sophie

Posted at 5:03 AM on June 19, 2013  

ian or alex could be perfect…

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Mona

Posted at 4:51 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian somerhalder and Nina dobrev perfect for ana and christian

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Eliza

Posted at 4:50 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian somerhalder and Ashley benson perfect for a movie!

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Samantha

Posted at 4:49 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian born to be Grey! Perfect!

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Elijah

Posted at 4:47 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian all the way!!! I hope to see Ian in this trilogy. Not another actors

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Mandy

Posted at 4:46 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian most credible for Christian Grey!

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Lauren

Posted at 4:42 AM on June 19, 2013  

Ian all the way!! Perfect Christian Grey!

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