Is Britain Home of the Sexiest Bachelors?
With a hit film, those laser beam blue eyes and a jawline that could chisel away even the most hardened of hearts, there's no questioning Cavill's superhuman appeal. But even the Man of Steel isn't perfect, admitting to Details that his boarding school nickname was "Fat Cavill": "I bawled on the phone to my mom four times a day."
Pacific Rim's dashing leading man cut a fine figure at the film's L.A. premiere, but if you ask him, he'd prefer to wear another kind of suit. "I wear my birthday suit at home, in the bath or in the shower," he told PEOPLE. "Yeah, I'm pretty comfortable in my skin that way."
The Game of Thrones hunk is one of the series's breakout stars, thanks to his endearing performance and that enviable mop of black curls – just don't tell him that. "I would never have to have this cursed hair had I not had [the show]," he told New York magazine. "Luckily, I don't have to do much to it. I don't particularly take care of it ... It just does what it does."
He may have ditched his British accent to play vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, but it's really those shirtless Breaking Dawn scenes that won us over – even if those ripped abs weren't for the long run. "I kind of worked out to bulk up a little for those scenes with my shirt off," Pattinson told Parade. "I stopped literally the day afterwards. I find it very boring to work out."
Our jaws are still on the floor after catching the Sons of Anarchy star's buff physique in Pacific Rim. "I always think it's slightly irritating when … people are like, 'Yeah, well if I was an actor and all I had to do was look good, I could be that ripped too,'" he told GQ U.K. "I've got news for you, man! I work 15 hours a day and still go to the gym … If you want to be super-fit and look ripped, then you find the time no matter what." Sigh. We can only imagine what he would have showed off in Fifty Shades of Grey.
What a difference a decade makes! Since playing an awkward middle schooler in 2002's About a Boy at age 13, Hoult has grown into a handsome leading man – and he's learned a few tricks from costar Hugh Grant along the way. "Just watching him was quite remarkable. He's one of the most charming people in the world," the actor told Elle. "Women do just melt around him. There was a kind of, 'Oh, okay. He seems to have something.'"
It's love-all around for Murray, who became the first Englishman in 77 years to win the men's singles tournament at Wimbledon 2013. While Murray's Slam dunk buoyed the nation, the Scotsman summed up his epic achievement with typical (adorable) British modesty: "I think I persevered. That's really been it, the story of my career probably."
Sure, Thor: The Dark World is a hit, but it's 6-foot-2 Brit Hiddleston who's stealing Chris Hemsworth's thunder as everyone's favorite bad boy, Loki. "The strangely admirable thing about Loki is that he doesn't give a damn what anyone else thinks. I've always found that quality really sexy in women," he told Total Film after being named its Sexiest Actor Right Now, though he refused to attribute the character's appeal to his own handsomeness. "I defer credit entirely to the hair and makeup department. I just play the character."
Between his dark curls and dapper accent, Bloom's already given women plenty reason to swoon, but he added one more when he stepped into the role of Shakespeare's greatest lothario with his Broadway debut in Romeo and Juliet. "It's so beautiful," he told Good Morning America of the play. "It's a night of poetry."
From Sherlock to Star Trek Into Darkness, Cumberbatch has gained a devoted female following thanks to stellar turns on the small and silver screen. While he appreciates his growing band of "Cumberbitches," the sensitive star is also determined to look out for them, saying of their name, "It's flattering, though I worry about what it says for feminism. It's quite a pejorative term … Cumberbabes might be better."
The Nashville star has a haunting voice, piercing brown eyes and a dreamy grin, but he's also known for having really amazing hair. "In Europe I'm the VO5 guy," he told Buzzfeed. "I did a run of campaigns for them. So I have a lifetime supply of that, and I brought a lot of that with me for the first season of the show."