Ode to James McAvoy

Ever since he scampered onto the screen as Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, James McAvoy has been on my shortlist of most favorite movie star crushes. Sorry, but I’m a sucker for pale, blue-eyed Scottish boys. Throw in the fact that he’s wee (James is only 5’7″) AND has a vague resemblance to Sondre Lerche, and well, I’m hooked of course. Just like Scot hottie Ewan McGregor, James is a very fine actor, which increases his hottness by 10.

Anyhoo, I just saw him in Atonement, the film adaption of the novel by Ian McEwan co-starring Kiera Knightley. Having read the book before seeing the movie was probably the main cause of why I thought the movie wasn’t all THAT great, and I really wished that there had been more James (of course). Atonement still has nothing on his performance in The Last King of Scotland.

But in any case, I’d love to see him get recognized for his work in Atonement at this year’s Academy Awards, as well as Sondre for his music for Dan in Real Life. Just imagine it: James McAvoy AND Sondre Lerche at the Oscars. My head would surely explode!

Check out James being interviewed about being nominated for awards on “Shootout.” The full episode of him being interviewed alongside Atonement director Joe Wright) airs again this Sunday at 11am on AMC:

Here’s Sondre talking about music and blah blah blah to some dude from YeboTV:

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5 replies on “Ode to James McAvoy”

  1. You really should check out Shameless – his first big break here in the UK. Watch the first episode – i think it’s up on alluc.org

    Brilliant tv show about life on a council estate in manchester.

  2. Wow, I didn’t see that resemblance between Sondre Lerche and James McAvoy until you mentioned it! It is a vague resemblance but I agree on the hottness of both. 🙂

  3. I actually wrote a post of similar sentiment on McAvoy and Atonement today. I’m so hoping for him to take off in a big way but I’m afraid Hollywood is going to give him the pretty boy treatment and not give him anything worth his while to work on. Have you seen the trailer for Wanted? I’m not feeling overly optimistic even though I’m a fan of Timur Bekmambetov, the director.
    Loved Sondre Lerche’s soundtrack for Dan in Real Life and was able to catch his Maxwell’s show as a result of being wooed at the movie.

  4. Good morning-
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    Details Magazine

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