Summer has arrived! Can’t you feel it in the air?
Nothing goes better with summer than cuties in swimsuits and frozen margaritas, and honestly, we’ve had nothing else on our minds since discovering that amazing GIF of Matt Damon getting out of the pool in a wet speedo from Behind the Candelabra, which premieres this Sunday on HBO.
We think you deserve both, but since we can’t serve you a stiff one through the computer screen, we’re serving you 25 half-naked, soaking wet celebrities (in no particular order) instead.
It’s just the tip of the melting iceberg, so let us know who your favorite soaking wet celebrities are in the comments section below!
25. Dominic Cooper
Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfriend were great additions to the cast of Mamma Mia‘s silver screen adaptation, but let’s face it: Dominic Cooper shirtless for most of the film was the reason we watched it over and over again.
Fun fact: Dominic Cooper appeared in an ad for Durex condoms in 2005.
24. Penn Badgley
The Gossip Girl hunk didn’t have nearly enough shirtless screen time on the show, but he once confessed his envy for costar Ed Westwick’s chest hair. (Apparently The CW made him shave his chest for the show.) He did, however, have an awesomely erotic swimming scene in The Stepfather.
Fun Fact: Penn was the voice of Mario in two video games: 1999’s “Mario Golf 64” and 2000’s “Mario Tennis”.
23. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds’ chest can fix any problem, including the haunted mansion in The Amityville Horror.
Fun fact: Ryan Reynolds almost died in a skydiving accident before he was famous. Thank you, god, for saving The Sexiest Man Alive.
22. Jake Gyllenhaal
21. Zac Efron
It takes a lot to upstage the scene where Nicole Kidman peed directly on his face in The Paperboy, but Zac Efron’s butt dancing around in the rain did just that.
Fun fact: Yes, it was actual pee. Like, Nicole Kidman literally peed on Zac Efron’s face.
20. Donald Glover
Unfortunately, the only time dreamboat Donald Glover has been publicly wet was in a bathtub with some chick. In a perfect world, Donald Glover would always be wet
and standing directly over our face.
Fun fact: Donald Glover is actually Childish Gambino. Can you believe it?
19. George Clooney
Okay, so he’s not actually wet in the photo above, but we’re assuming he must have fallen in the water at some point? At 52 years old, he could possibly be the world’s sexiest sugar daddy.
Fun fact: George Clooney’s first job was working in a Kentucky tobacco field.
18. James Franco
People tell us that crushing on straight boys is a waste of time, but we’re not entirely sure Mr. Franco is completely straight (or gay, for that matter…he’s so mysterious). After all, he did give a guy a blowjob (link NSFW) “for the sake of art.”
Fun fact: One day in the future, James Franco and I will be married.
17. Mehcad Brooks
Speechless. Just give us a minute.
Fun fact: Mehcad loves to play the acoustic guitar. That explains why he’s so good at tugging on our heartstrings.
16. Taylor Lautner
Bulging biceps, a wet t-shirt, and a football? This is what gay dreams are made of.
Fun fact: Taylor beefed up almost overnight after producers of the Twilight saga threatened to sack him for his then-twinky body.
15. Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim bounced around a few sets before landing his breakout role on Lost. Good thing, too. Since he was obviously lost on an island, he was shirtless and swimming more often than not.
Fun fact: Daniel is Korean, but played every Asian ethnicity except his own until landing a regular role on Lost in 2007.
14. Ian Somerhalder
We love Ian Somerhalder, but we love him even more when he’s shirtless and soaking wet.
Fun fact: Ian owns a gourmet pizzeria with his siblings in Idaho.
13. Freddie Prinze Jr.
Long before the internet, young gays around the globe had to get their kicks from clips like this Summer Catch scene where Freddie strips down to his wet boxers. Too bad he never really did anything in the digital age.
Fun fact: Freddie is 1/4 Puerto Rican and 1/2 Italian. So, you know what that means…
12. Frank Ocean
Is he gay? Is he straight? Who cares; He’s soaking wet and going for a swim.
Fun fact: Frank was one of many that moved to LA after being displaced by Hurrican Katrina in 2005. The rest, as they say, is history.
11. Jesse Eisenberg
What’s better than Jesse Eisenberg getting out of a pool? Jesse Eisenberg getting out of a pool with a boner. Too bad the camera never panned down…
Fun fact: Jesse loves cycling so much, he claims he’d be a bike messenger if he weren’t an actor.
10. Ryan Gosling
We’d prefer that he made out and ravaged a boy in this scene from The Notebook, but it’s Rachel McAdams, so we’ll forgive him.
Fun fact: Believe it or not, Ryan Gosling does not go to the gym. He once said in an interview that “it’s such a waste of time. It takes so much time to make muscles and then they don’t really do anything.”
9. Orlando Bloom
8. Brad Pitt
Probably the most iconic shot of Brad Pitt near a body of water, aside from this one (link NSFW), of course.
Fun fact: Brad majored in journalism at the University of Missouri before dropping out just two credits shy of a degree.
7. Tom Daley
You didn’t think we would do a wet celebrities post without Tom Daley, did you? This pint-sized Brit is our favorite thing to come out of the 2012 Olympics, not counting the epic Spice Girls reunion.
Fun fact: Tom’s favorite food is sausage. Of course it is…
6. Justin Timberlake
We wish wet men were more acceptable in the 90s. There are so many J.T. photoshoots that could have used some extra splashes.
Fun fact: Justin Timberlake dated Britney Spears. You already knew that, but we just wanted to remind you.
5. Emile Hirsch
Remember when Emile Hirsch was wet in almost every scene in Into the Wild? Thank god someone put those scenes in slow-mo and immortalized it on the web.
Fun fact: Hirsch climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2010 to raise awareness of the need for clean drinking water in the world.
4. Shawn Pyfrom
Thank gay god the creators of Desperate Housewives made this punk gay. If they didn’t, we wouldn’t have been able to stand that passive, bitchy attitude. The clip above was his first gay kiss ever.
Fun fact: Now that he’s out of work, Shawn has become a professional hipster that takes artsy photos of food on Instagram.
3. Jon Hamm
2. Zayn Malik
This is One Direction’s Zayn Malik soaking wet and holding a giant phallic pool toy. Somewhere in the world, a teenage girl is reading this and screaming at the top of her lungs.
Fun fact: I screamed like a teenage girl when I found this GIF.
1. Matt Damon
Last, but certainly not least, Matt Damon getting out of the pool in a tight bikini brief.
Don’t forget to tune in for the premiere of Damon’s new flick with Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra, this Sunday, May 26 at 9pm on HBO! We hear there are a lot more gratuitous shots where this came from…