They’re not your typical pretty boys, but these guys are burning up the screen lately — and we can’t help but take notice.
Without further ado… the envelope please:
1. Michael Cera
He’s cornered the market in ‘the shy guy who gets the girl’ niche in big comedies like “Juno” and “Superbad” — and let’s not forget his charming turn in “Arrested Development.”
2. James McAvoy
The romantic lead in “Atonement,” who (according to IMDB.com) once said, “I’m 5 foot 7, and I’ve got pasty white skin. I don’t think I’m ugly, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not your classic lead man, Brad Pitt guy.” His performance in the upcoming “Penelope” is equal parts charming, funny and deep.
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
He’s gone from child stardom in “3rd Rock from the Sun” to leading roles in edgy indie films like “Brick” and “The Lookout.”
4. Ryan Gosling
He earned a lot of attention after his sappy sweet performance in “The Notebook” and was most recently seen falling in love with a doll in “Lars and The Real Girl.”
5. Emile Hirsch
You might know him from his star-making performance in “Into the Wild,” but later this year he’ll be starring as Speed Racer in the live-action remake.
6. Paul Dano
He’s shown impressive range in a few high-profile movies, playing the silent brother in “Little Miss Sunshine” and a set of twins in “There Will Be Blood.”
7. Gael Garcia Bernal
The star of “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” he’s also known for his real-life relationship with Natalie Portman.
8. Shia LeBeouf
You can’t escape Shia LeBeouf lately, after his performance in the blockbuster “Transformers,” his rumored fling with Rihanna, and his upcoming sidekick role in the new Indiana Jones movie.
9. Daniel Radcliffe
He gets points for being unafraid to shed his Harry Potter image (and his clothes) in the daring stage production of “Equus” in London.
10. Adam Brody
Everybody knows Seth Cohen was the best — and sometimes the only bearable — part of the O.C. due to Brody’s marble-mouthed charm.