As 2012 draws to a close, us DTSFT ladies felt that now would be an appropriate time to sit back and reflect on the months that have gone before…and boy did we come up with some fineys!
In no particular order, here are the guys that pretty much rocked this year…
With an award-winning short film Him Indoors, another short in the works (The Body) and a film coming next year, Paul Davis is definitely making his mark as a director, so if you don’t know him yet, get to know! That and he’s a good friend of ours! Best of luck for next year!
Martin Freeman and Elijah Wood
With the return of Peter Jackson’s interpretation of Middle Earth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, DTSFT would like to give a shout out to Martin Freeman and Elijah Wood, who play Bilbo and Frodo Baggins respectively. The film is out in December, with two more instalments to come after that (The Desolation Of Smaug in 2013 and There And Back Again in 2014), and we personally can’t wait to see them all. They look amazeballs! (Sorry, Elijah*.)
This year was definitely Christian Bale’s year when Christopher Nolan released the third and final part to his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, which was a gripping and satisfying closure. And even though we’re intrigued by this so-called ‘reboot’ that everyone’s muttering about, it’s fair to say that Christian Bale is one of the best – if not the best – Bruce Waynes ever. And he’s also the hottest!
This summer was all about the Olympics as it was held in London, and one of the most iconic moments from the event was Mo Farah not only winning the 5000m final, but the 10,000m as well, at just 29. He did us all proud, and he definitely gets a Mobot from us! Well done Mo!
Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg
Back in May, a little-known film called The Avengers (or Marvel Avengers Assemble here in the UK) was released after months of rumours and on-set pictures, and from the amazing action scenes to the hilarious dialogue (“We have a Hulk”) we’re pleased (and relieved) to say that it was everything we hoped it would be and more. We here at DTSFT loved it so much that we saw it seven times in the cinema – that’s right, seven – and have been watching it on DVD ever since. These guys worked together fantastically on-screen and it was clear to tell that they all got on like the Quinjet on fire.
And, of course, there’s the man behind it all, Mr. Joss Whedon. He is the reason why every comic book fan’s dreams came true and has definitely found his place in the Marvel Universe, and he is currently in the process of developing a TV show dedicated to S.H.I.E.L.D., which we all know is gonna be pretty awesome.
They all definitely deserve a spot on our list!
Barry O made history four years ago by becoming the first black President of the United States of America, and history was made again this year as he beat the Republican candidate Mitt “I got binders full of women” Romney and was re-elected for another term in the White House. The election also became the most retweeted subject of all time – he’s smashing these records out here!
Congratulations Mr. President. Here’s to four more years!
This beautiful, beautiful man became a DTSFT favourite from his incredible performance as Raoul Silva in Skyfall. He was funny, camp and psychotic, and in our opinion he is one of the best Bond villains to date. Not only that, but he is very funny and charming in real life, so what’s not to like? We’re keen to see what he’s got coming up next year, because he pretty much owned this one.
Y’all probably knew this was coming. 2012 saw the celebration of 50 years since the first James Bond film, Dr. No, and the release of the new chapter, Skyfall, which was ay-may-zing and Daniel Craig was literally dressed to kill in every single shot. Seriously, not many guys can wear a suit like he can. (Sidenote: I’m listening to Carly Simon’s ‘Nobody Does It Better’ as I write this, and it’s really quite appropriate).
He’s now signed up to do two more James Bond films, one of which apparently already has a concept, as well as being set to star in a George Clooney film called Monument Men (because he’s so hot and awesome even George wants some). I think it’s safe to say that he’ll be on this list next year.
Homeland is one of our favourite TV shows and has had us hooked from the beginning, particularly because of Damien Lewis (and his sexy flame-haired self) as Sergeant Nicholas Brody. He plays the character in such a way that it really does make you sympathise with him as he experiences conflicting emotions within himself. And we can’t be the only ones whose heart-strings have been well and truly yanked, as he won himself an Emmy in September. Ah, Damien – one of the most beautiful gingers to ever grace our screens.
He gets a place on the list for gracing us week after week with his magnificent outfits on Revenge, as well as being pretty trendy himself and, in fact, rather handsome. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed picking Nolan Ross’ best outfits for Happy Nolan Day, and I can’t wait until Season 2 starts so I can do it aaall over again. I wonder if he’ll be able to top those whale print trousers? I have a feeling he will.
Aside from Chrissy Bale, The Dark Knight Rises will always be remembered for that big, burly, menacing villain Bane, who looked like a brute but spoke like a pervy English lecturer. He also gave a great performance as Forrest Bondurant in Lawless, another big burly menace. He seems to be quite good at playing that sort of character, but don’t let that fool you, ladies, oh no. In real life he’s a reformed bad boy and quite a sweetie. But it’s these affecting and unforgettable roles that have earned him a place on our list.