While it’s true a greater number of actors seem to be kicking down the closet door every year, many of the men in Hollywood who fuel our fantasies happen to be straight.
Of course that doesn’t stop us from hoping that somewhere, just maybe, possibly in an alternate universe (or this one) we might have a shot.
(Hey, a guy can dream, right?)
There are literally hundreds of straight men in Hollywood today who have us wishing on a heterosexual star – and that’s part of the fun of the big and small screens.
So in our ongoing celebration of National Coming Out Day, here are just a few of famous actors we desperately wish were something other than straight.
1. Rami Malek
The breakout star of Mr. Robot has officially hacked our hearts. Quirky never looked so cute.
2. Mike Colter
Marvel’s Luke Cage in the flesh is the yummy hero we’ve been holding out for.
3. Oscar Isaac
Let’s not pretend Oscar Isaac doesn’t raise our body temperature every time he’s on screen. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing one of the good guys in a galaxy far, far away or the biggest bad boy on the planet.
4. Nick Jonas
We’ve been swooning over the sexy JoBro since the moment he went solo and his continuous outspoken support of LGBTQ issues has only made him that much hotter. Yeah, we know. He’s such a tease.
5. Henry Cavill
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Whether he’s wearing a big red cape or walking the biggest red carpet, Henry Cavill is a real-life Man of Steel – and he’s got the shirtless Instagram photos to prove it.
6. Steven Yeun
The Walking Dead star has us convinced the quiet, shy guy next door is exactly the kind of stud we’d want to have by our side during the zombie apocalypse.
7. Zac Efron
Our former favorite pupcake is now a full-fledged beefcake who keeps us thirsty by regularly ditching his clothes on camera.
8. James Corden
Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up next to the cutest cuddle-bear late-night TV has ever seen?
9. Chris Hemsworth
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What we wouldn’t give for just one date with this god of thunder.
10. Michael Ealy
He’s the type of leading man who makes us lose our breath. (Those big blue eyes could melt the heart of the biggest ice queen.) We died a little when we found out we wouldn’t see him every week after Fox cancelled Almost Human in 2014, but the news that he’s joining the season 4 cast of Being Mary Jane has given us new life.
11. Patrick Stewart
He was making us wish we could serve in Starfleet on Star Trek: The Next Generation long before he had us hot for teacher as Professor Xavier in the X-Men films. And his very public bromance with Ian Mckellen is about as adorable as adorable gets.
12. Joe Manganiello
The perpetually shirtless True Blood and Magic Mike star never fails to make us howl.
13. John Cho
This is high quality boyfriend material. A versatile man with a lot of range. It doesn’t matter if he’s warp-speeding through the stars as Sulu in the Star Trek films or making us laugh in Harold and Kumar. We’d be happy to take more of Mr. Cho any way we could get him.
14. John Slattery
The sexy silver fox drove us crazy over seven seasons of Mad Men.
15. Scott Eastwood
Hollywood hunk 2.0. The son of Clint Eastwood takes the meaning of heartthrob to the next level.