I was thinking about heroes the other day.
I happened to see a movie trailer featuring Tom Cruise. Um, I hope not to insult any Cruise fans out there, but I’m not interested in picturing Tom Cruise as a romantic hero. I couldn’t, for the life of me, tolerate him in Top Gun. You see, I’ve dated Navy flyers, and all of them were TALL and mostly gorgeous.
I immediately thought of Leonardo DiCaprio. I’m not one of his fans, either. I never saw Titanic because of him. I did see the last scene where he died and I, um, kind of rooted for it to hurry up and happen.
Hanging my head in shame here.
DiCaprio and Cruise have the same type of physicality. They’re both short, pretty, and almost delicate (to me). They’re not my idea of heroes.
However, Craig T. Nelson in Call to Glory? Be still my thundering heart.
Tall, broad shouldered, a man’s man. (And a woman’s man, ahem.)
Then, I immediately segued to Tom Selleck. Same type of physique. Same rugged looks. Not pretty as much as arresting.
I’ve never been a fan of mustaches but I never even NOTICED it on Selleck’s face.
So, those two guys are hero types for me. What about you? Are you a Cruise or DiCaprio fan or do you prefer another type?