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19 ways Tom Hiddleston is as hot as, or hotter than, Benedict Cumberbatch

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

Tumblr released its annual year-end review and, no big surprise, Benedict Cumberbatch scored the top spot as the most reblogged actor. But, No. 2,Tom Hiddleston, deserves just as much love as his fellow Brit. Here's why.

1. He's got the moves like Jagger

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

Image: Giphy

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

Image: Giphy

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

Image: Giphy

There's a special place in the afterlife for men who can move their hips like Hiddleston can.

Even more impressive, those moves actually win the ladies. Apparently Hiddleston and his rumored new girlfriend Taylor Swift first hit it off at the Met Gala where they danced the night away.

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit
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2. He knows how to make a lady feel special

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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What can make a lifetime of unrequited love over an amphibian sting less? A kiss from Hiddleston seems like a pretty great place to start.

And it isn't only Miss Piggy who's getting his affections as of late. Hiddleston shows that same charm to his real life lady, Swift, too.

3. He's deeply, adorably, pathologically humble

While there are plenty of actors who have reputations for being friendly, Hiddleston out-reps the best of 'em. He's known in the biz for being polite and courteous to a fault. Swoon.

4. He's the happiest villain you'll ever meet

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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Fortunately for him, Hiddleston's an incredibly nuanced actor who deftly slips from his trademark cheerful self into the solemnity of villainhood quite easily. Because, seriously, would you be scared of this face?

5. Even Chris Hemsworth finds him irresistible

Hollywood has known its fair share of bromances: Ben and Matt, Brad and George, Blake and Adam. But, in our hearts, Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth will go down in history as the cutest expat bromance ever.

More: 7 Reasons why Chris Hemsworth really is 2014's Sexiest Man Alive

6. He knows his way around some weaponry

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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There's just something intrinsically sexy about a man who could stave off an army of the undead for you, no?

7. He has a way with words

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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He says what he thinks, and we like what he says.

8. But, really, just listen to him

In all seriousness, though, Hiddleston is fiercely intelligent and it comes through in every articulated syllable that comes out of his mouth. He's both eloquent and relatable and, yeah, we could listen to him all. Day. Long.

9. He's even cuter than Cookie Monster

It's hard to compete with the Cookie Monster. After all, he's endeared himself to the hearts of the American public for decades. But, just when you thought nothing could get sweeter than that fuzzy blue sugar monster and warm chocolate chip cookies, here comes Hiddleston.

10. That smile

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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Ahhh. All is right with the world.

11. He makes being good look good

Check the man's Twitter and you'll quickly get confirmation that he is always encouraging fans to support some charitable organization or to pay it forward. The fact that he does so here in a white T-shirt is just icing on the philanthropic beefcake.

12. Those lips

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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Right? I mean... right??

13. He makes Chelsea Handler blush

We never thought we'd see the day when Chelsea Handler got giggly and fangirled out over a celebrity, but no woman is impervious to Hiddleston's charms.

14. He stands up with women for women

Hiddleston gives gender equality and UN spokesperson, Emma Watson, a resounding shout-out, proving, once again, he is a man of true substance.

15. He looks fantastic in a crown

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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Not all heads can pull off a crown. This head was born for one. Hiddleston for king... who's with us?

16. He's probably James Bond

Rumor has it that Hiddleston will be the next man stepping into the Aston Martin after Daniel Craig. Now that adds some hotness points.

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit
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17. His looks never get lost in translation

Whether he's climbing the Great Wall of China or snapping a selfie in front of the Sydney Opera House, Hiddleston is universally handsome. His hotness knows no bounds.

18. He believes steadfastly in kindness

Where there is kindness, there is hotness, and Hiddleston has both in spades. And he encourages fans to strive for kindness, too, which gives us hope he's breeding an army of kind, hot, Hiddlestoners.

19. He holds his own next to Cumberbatch

All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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We're not saying Benedict Cumberbatch isn't sexy — he most certainly is. That's a given, right? What we are saying is Hiddleston deserves just as much love as his fellow Brit because, let's face it, he sure holds his own next to Cumberbatch. Some may say he even outshines him.

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All the reasons Tom Hiddleston rivals Benedict Cumberbatch for hottest Brit

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