We Swoon For This Naughty Little Bugger

It's no mystery why we melt for this mischievous Brit: Jude Law is equal parts bad boy, ethereal hottie and talented actor (especially when he's playing a villain). And when we see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which was just released in theaters, pardon us as we elbow our way to the front of the theater so we can spend some time up close and personal with our favorite leading man.

Man Candy Monday: Jude Law

Jude Law

Jude Law

Born: Dec. 29, 1972

Hometown: London, England

Height: 5' 11"

Why we love him

Jude Law is so darn sexy, he can really do no wrong. Thus the draw of the bad boy. Elementary, our dear Watson!

Jude Law -- Good looks

Where do we start with Jude Law's looks? Ummmm...

Let's just say if we ever ordered a gigolo, we hope he'd look like Jude Law. As a human-like robot prostitute in the 2001 futuristic Steven Spielberg/Stanley Kubrick film A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Jude was hot stuff, even as a "mecha." People magazine was totally on board with our way of thinking, as they named him 2004's Sexiest Man Alive.

And as far as our legal fantasies go, when lucky Cameron Diaz happened to meet Jude — playing Kate Winslet's brother — after swapping houses with Kate in 2006's The Holiday, we couldn't help but put ourselves in her shoes. We'll take one plane ticket to London, please! (Fingers crossed.)

What does Jude think about being such a heartthrob? Eh, he'd rather be respected for his craft:

"I just want to be seen doing my work and I'm just a bit tired of being talked about for what I'm wearing, or what I'm not wearing, or what my hairline is doing, or who I've been seen with," he told The Guardian this year. "Any of that. Jesus. I don't want any of this. I don't even want to talk about my acting, because I think the acting should just talk for itself."

Can we respect him for both? We think yes!

Jude Law with beard

His charm is almost criminal

Okay, true, he did cheat on girlfriend Sienna Miller with the nanny, but his face and his smooth-and-sexy demeanor almost make us forget about this past mistake. And whenever we see Jude playing Dr. Watson opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the Sherlock Holmes movies, these are two bad boys we'd like to... forgive.

"To be honest the one thing I was scared about coming into this second movie was would we be able to pick it up again? Was it something that just happened?" Law told FlicksandBits.com. "From the get go, from our rehearsals over at Robert Downey Jr.'s house, prior to filming, we really slipped straight back into. If anything, because we didn't have to get to know each other, this one I hope has benefited from the fact that we were working that process from before shooting, rather than discovering it as we went along."

Mmmmm... we would have loved to be at those rehearsals.

Sienna Miller and Jude Law

His on-again, off-again romances are dramas in themselves

He's with Sienna, and then he's not with Sienna; he's cheating on Sienna, and then he's engaged to Sienna. When will the soap opera end? Part of us hopes never because it's one heck of a show. And the action doesn't just apply to Sienna: Before the nanny kerfuffle, after he got divorced from wife Sadie Frost, her good friend Kate Moss revoked Jude's status of godfather to her daughter Lila. Oof — that's cold!

From Sienna's perspective, however, there are no hard feelings (and that's a good sign that makes us like Jude even more!):

"We weren't [re-engaged]," she told The Guardian after her most recent breakup with Law, in early 2011. "And I think this happens in everyone's lives: You get back together, you try and make it work, and it doesn't. It's not acrimonious, it had run its course."

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Jude Law's relationship status:

Jude's romantic past is the stuff soap operas are made of. He's divorced from ex-wife Sadie Frost, with whom he has three children. He cheated on girlfriend Sienna Miller with their nanny, but got back together with her in 2006 and then, later, in late 2009. But in between it all, he impregnanted model Samantha Burke, whom he met outside a nightclub while filming Sherlock Holmes in 2009. His new romance with Sienna ended in February 2011. Now that's some dirt! Despite it all, we'd be willing to bet that any red-blooded woman among us would have a pretty tough time turning down a naughty shag with Jude. We'll raise our hands first!

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Comments on "Man Candy Mondays: Jude Law"

JudeLawGuardian December 31, 2011 | 2:46 PM

slp: Everything you said and then some--could not have stated that better. I was going to point all of that out after reading this "article", but you did it for me--thanks. The only thing that's important to remember about Jude is that he's a wonderful father who's main priority is his children, and that he's not just y, but is a really decent, generous & kindhearted person who's involved with a number of humanitarian causes. ? That, to me, makes him ier and more appealing than any "bad boy" image people try to hang on him. Instead of constantly dwelling on one or two non-incidents from his past that are of no consequence to anyone anyway, I wish people would concentrate on the many good works he does, and how much he love his children. At least a few of us know better. :)

slp December 19, 2011 | 9:51 AM

I might be in minority, but I don't see Jude and Sienna's relationship all that dramatic. They had a major bump, sure, but that was years ago, that has nothing to do with now. I think all the drama was heightened in the tabloids as a result of the voicemail hacking, which we now know about, whose constant attention and bogus stories created an illusion of more drama than actually was. And that's not fair. His brief relationship with Samantha wasn't all that dramatic either, it's just that unexpectedly a baby resulted; and that's life...but they were both single. Had that not happened, the relationship would never have been on the radar. What's more important than ANY of this is that Jude's life is mostly centered around his children, who are at his house two weeks out of the month (and two weeks with Sadie), and that's where the greater part of his time and energy are spent. However, media only pay attention to the so-called "naughty" stories so much that it seems that's all there is, when in fact, there aren't that many of them, they're just repeated. Which is srange because there are celebrities who have cheated on their WIVES with multiple women who don't get the attention that Jude's affair got (looking at you, Beckham)...you never hear it mentioned years later like Jude's. It's strange, really. There's more interesting stories about his life with his children, his charitable projects, his love of theater. He visits museums and other local attractions when he visits a city. So yeah, he's a VERY y man indeed, but it's the stories I hear about him personally from people who know him/have met him/see him out and about (not the tabloid junk) and things he relates or discusses in interviews that make me melt for him.

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