Readers, I need your help. During April I am seeking a consensus on who are the truly unforgettable heroes of books, TV and film. And I want your opinion represented!
Back story: I do a monthly column for the Novelspot website, and for my April column I raised the topic. As much as we women can have our “hero-of-the-month”--the latest guy who gets to grace our computer wallpaper for a week or two--we also each have certain faves that seem to linger in our hearts all our lives. Something about them impacts us, hard, and we may even spend our whole lives measuring other males against them, both fictional and real life.
In case you’re wondering which three men I used for my own personal examples, they were:
- Books: Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
- Movies: Klaatu from “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” 1951, played by Michael Rennie
- TV: Ben Linus from “Lost,” played by Michael Emerson
And you can read what I had to say about them in the post “What Hot Heroes Are Unforgettable to You?”
I promised to report what I hear in my May column, so please don’t leave me high and dry! You can post in the comments here, or if you prefer, email me at dianalaurence [at sign] wi.rr.com. Feel free to just give me names, but if you’d like to elaborate on your nominees’ appeal, by all means do so. Again, I’ll take any fictional characters, from books, movies or TV.
Let’s give these unforgettable guys their due!
BTW, the illustration of Mr. Darcy is a piece of a lovely painting by an artist called Sive, which you can see in full here: http://sive.deviantart.com/art/The-Dance-26167461