Just one more for the boys, for a while at least. On to our heroes. Not the ones you necessarily want to marry, or the ones you necessarily want to ahem, spend time with (although obviously not ruling that out). I have not repeated any that have appeared in my other blogs, although most of them are heroes too. Here's to the men who portrayed some of our all time heroes on screen. The criteria? Making a stand, putting your life on the line, self sacrifice. Some real, some fiction, but all brave and good, even if that isn't so evident initially. Handsome helps, but is not mandatory for this category. Who doesn't like their men brushed with a little superhero?
Oskar Schindler Liam Neeson Schindler's List
Indiana Jones Harrison Ford Raiders Of the Lost Ark
Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca
Harry PotterDaniel Radcliffe Harry Potter series
Atticus Finch Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird
Billy Costigan Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed
George Bailey James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life
Andy Dufresne Tim Robbins The Shawshank Redemption
Red Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption
Robin Hood Russell Crowe Robin Hood
Lt Aldo Raine Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds
The entire crew Memphis Belle
Benjamin Button Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
His name is Benjamin Button and he was born under unusual circumstances. Born old, and aging beautifully, Benjamin is a worldly wise and gentle man. Accepting with grace the fact that he is different, he takes chances and finds beauty in most everything he encounters. Falling in love with Daisy when they are both very young, but he looks so old, he bides his time. Travelling far and wide, inspiring people along the way, Benjamin and Daisy finally have their time together, but it's all too brief as Benjamin continues to get younger, but only on the outside. Daisy cares for Benjamin until he gets young and dies cradled in her arms. Oh the tears I shed. A sublime love story, a sublime story of time and acceptance. Benjamin Button is what Forrest Gump was aspiring to, Benjamin just did it so much better. A calm and sweet soul, he delivered wonderful thoughts in his Southern drawl with such beautiful Buttonisms as "Your life is defined by opportunities...even the ones you miss", indeed it is Benjamin, indeed it is.