So, as promised, that Jeffrey Dean Morgan picspam I mentioned earlier. Where does this new obsession come from? Blame it all on Supernatural, the show I only started to watch because the fandom promised brothercest, which is one of my biggest kinks ever. And, god, do I ship Dean/Sam. The unexpected surprise in all of this was their father, though, John Winchester, played by ... exactly, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. And John/Dean (i.e. father/oldest son) hits my kink buttons even harder than Dean/Sam (older/younger brother). But, slash or not, I adore this show. In that trashy, crazy, "it's a silly show about supernatural bullshit" kind of way. Unfortunately Papa Winchester is only around for a ridiculously short time. Why do I always fall for the father figures? I should know by now that they never stick around for long ... (I'm looking at you, Zaknafein Do'Urden!)

Anyway. So, I was suddenly left with Supernatural being still awesome, Jensen Ackles still being possibly the most gorgeous man in the world (Jensen being Dean's actor), but JDM was gone, and I needed my fix of the guy who was less pretty, but a thousand times sexier than his gorgeous sons. So I ended up doing what I always do in these cases - I stalked his other movies. Realised at first that he had played The Comedian in Watchmen (which I had loved back when I first saw it, I just didn't realise that John Winchester was played by the same actor, without the Comedian!stache). Then watched The Losers, The Resident, a few episodes from random shows he's been in, embarrassing romcoms (DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT, F-LIST, I KNOW YOU'VE ALL WATCHED RIDICULOUS SHIT FOR MARK STRONG!!! I know I have) ... yeah, I got it bad. As always, I need to spread the obsession share the love.

Dear f-list, dear people who have always been so supportive of all my crazy obsessions, meet Mr. Morgan.



Yes, he really is that gorgeous. Lemme just spam you quietly for a moment so you can take it all in.

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I can't believe it's been so long since the last picspam, bad me. Picspams are such a wonderful way of spreading the Mark love without actually having much work to do. ;) Since I'm having the worst writer's depression in a long time, have a ridiculous amount of screencaps instead of mediocre fic. Maybe Mark makes you as happy as me. ;)

These are from the 2003 TV movie Henry VIII, with Ray Winstone as Henry. Yeah, another movie about Henry VIII, as if there weren't enough already. Is it worth watching, apart from the fact that Mark is in it? Well, I don't know. You might say that it's less "pretty" and therefore probably more historically accurate than The Tudors, for example, but I honestly prefer The Tudors, and not just because they have more eye candy, but simply because it's absurd to stuff all of Henry's lifestory in one movie, even if it's three hours long. Ray Winstone may look more like the real Henry VIII, but Jonathan Rhys Meyers' performance is a lot better; Winstone was overdoing it at times, and no matter how ridiculous the real Henry might have been, in a movie it just looks, well, ridiculous and overdone, I found JRM more convincing. I don't know what drugs they were on to cast Helena Bonham Carter as Anne Boleyn. Their Cromwell was sleezy and disgusting and portrayed as an inefficient, grovelling idiot (just like the whole thing was at times disgustingly pro-Catholic), and their Cranmer was a manipulative, but otherwise boring bastard. Erm, I'm making this movie sound worse than it was, because it was still okay. It's not a pain to watch it, if you want to see Mark. It just makes my inner Cromwell fangirl cringe. ;)

I should stop rambling and get to the important part ... Mark as Norfolk. Really, it takes Mark Strong to make me like the Duke of Norfolk. ;) What a BAMF, such authority and charisma, he just walks around like he owns the place, and all of this with Mark's perfect, understated acting that makes you forget that there's an actor behind the character. I want to put him into The Tudors, where they conveniently ignored Norfolk's existence. -.- Anyway, enough rambling, here's a bunch of screencaps. Enjoy. :)


Mark Strong as Norfolk )
It's been a while since the last proper picspam, but I just remembered that picspams are a great excuse not to write fanfic ... Bad me, I know. So, here's a HUGE picspam of Hans Matheson in Imperium: Nero, playing ... well, Nero. Watch it. Never mind the historical inaccuracies, just watch it like any other work of fiction. Not for the movie itself (which focuses way too much on the boring love story instead of on politics and Nero's characterisation), but for Hans' stunning performance. Not to mention that he's as gorgeous as ever.



Nero picspam )
I actually wanted to tell a funny anecdote about a review I got for my Dooku/Qui-Gon fic Worth The Wait. But as I typed it, I realised that it wasn't really funny to anyone but myself. Instead, I decided to share the ultimate "bitch please"-picture with you - because I felt like this was the look I'd deserve for boring you to death with my blabla:



Hans Matheson is incredible. But you already know that. The screencap is from Nero, a film that can easily be described as a missed opportunity to make an awesome movie. Hans was breathtaking as Nero, but he was stuck in a script that wanted too badly to be a love story and ended up not making much sense. And he makes the most of the role he's playing, he's amazing in every single scene, he's so good that you can almost forgive the movie for not being what it could have been, plot-wise. Three hours about Nero - I would have liked to see more politics and less artificial romance. When you get an actor as great as Hans, it's a SHAME not to give him a better script to work with. Seriously. *grumble* Either way, apart from his wonderful acting and the fact that he has a voice like an angel (yes, he sings a bit in this movie), he's just gorgeous beyond words. Couple of more pics behind the cut, because I'm too lazy for a proper picspam right now.

Nero )

This really deserves the word 'spam' by now, doesn't it? I'm sorry, I've been meaning to post these caps with the ones yesterday, but this incredibly slow internet connection is driving me insane. Today's spam material: Body of Lies. Again, awesome movie. I have to admit that I really like Leonardo DiCaprio sometimes, even if I paid much more attention to Mark in this movie than to him. ;) Mark is just incredible - I never knew English with an Arabic accent could sound sexy. It can. I absolutely love the characters Mark chooses to play, and in this movie he isn't even a real bad guy. Not a very nice guy at times, but definitely not the big villain. Anyway, pictures say more than my rambling, let Mark convince you to watch the movie. :)


Hani Salaam, head of the Jordanian secret service. Notice surprise!DiCaprio in the background. He will return later in the picspam.


 

"I have one rule: Never lie to me." )
I've been promising to do this for ages, but I just didn't get around to doing it any earlier. Here's another epic-sized Mark picspam, with screencaps from RocknRolla. The movie is awesome and definitely worth watching, not just for Mark. Although Mark is definitely the best thing about the movie, as in probably every movie he is in. ;) I especially loved his voice. I mean, I always love his voice, but RocknRolla has the added advantage of Mark's character being the narrator ... :D


Mark as Archy, the biggest BAMF in a movie full of BAMFs. ;)


"That's right, sweetheart. You've been fucked." )
You're probably sick of it already, but I keep finding hot pictures of Mark, and I would feel so guilty if I didn't share. In this picspam you will find:
- random pictures (different movies, premieres ...)
- screenshots from The Young Victoria
- and most importantly, screenshots from Sharpe's Mission (including a few cameos by Sean Bean)

This picspam is very relevant to the interests of certain people on my f-list who have a kink for uniforms, boots, and whips ... So even if you don't really care about Mark, you might want to have a look at the pictures from Sharpe's Mission.



It's Mark. And he's smiling. There must be a mistake in the Matrix.

picspam behind the cut )
Spam indeed ... yet another picspam, this time for my other new obsession, Mark Strong. There's a bunch of pictures from different movies, premieres, promo shots etc., followed by many many screenshots from Stardust. Because Mark Strong is hot in general, but he has never been hotter than as Septimus, I think. Not to mention that Septimus is plainly awesome and one of the many reasons to watch the movie. ^^


Those EYES. And ever since Patrick Stewart we know that bald is sexy. ^^

Epic picspam )
Sherlock Holmes has given me a serious crush on Hans Matheson (and on Mark Strong, but let's not go there for the moment), aka Lord Coward, the cool guy with the silly name. ;) So I started hunting down movies he was in, and one of the movies I found is a TV-four-parter from 2005, called The Virgin Queen, about - surprise, surprise - Elizabeth I. I had hoped he would be in all four parts, but unfortunately he's only in part four (and in the last two minutes of part three). The movie wasn't all that exciting, but Hans was incredible as the Earl of Essex. He really is a great actor, extremely convincing as this manic-depressive, self-centred, charismatic, arrogant, charming noble brat. He described the role himself as "someone who slaps a guy in the face and then looks at him like, 'yeah, I slapped you in the face, but I'm the Earl of Essex, so what are you going to do about it?'". He actually does slap someone in the face, btw, it's not just metaphorical. Anyway, part four is definitely worth watching for his amazing performance; I honestly haven't watched the first three parts.

Long story short, Hans is also disturbingly beautiful, so I capped the hell out of this movie, and I thought I'd share. I hope it will inspire some people to write fic ... about Hans, about Coward, about any other character he's ever played, anything would make me happy. :D

huge picspam )

Right, and I almost forgot ... at some point in the movie he says to the Queen: "I see now, this is where I belong. I was a fool to stray so far from you." I can very well see Coward saying this to Blackwood as well ... but then again, I see that pairing everywhere. ;)
Last night I finally got around to watching Der neunte Tag (The ninth day). I wanted to watch it because, well, it's with August Diehl and he plays a Gestapo officer. Of course I was curious if this Untersturmführer Gephardt (poor guy doesn't even get a first name) was anything like Hellstrom. Well, very rarely he reminded me of him, but they don't really have much in common, which is fascinating. Unlike Hellstrom, Gephardt is a convinced national-socialist, but what makes him so fascinating is that he's also a devout Catholic who studied theology and almost became a priest. Since the other main character is a priest (called Kremer) who criticises the nazi regime, they spend most of the film talking about politics, faith, and religion, and if that sounds boring to you, you underestimate August Diehl.

The movie itself is in my opinion not all that good, the plot is rather poor, especially at the ending. But Gephardt is an extremely intriguing character, with this weird mixture of national-socialism and faith, he's intelligent and charismatic, he's a man of principles, someone who has firm beliefs and wants to change the world, but he's also short-tempered, even violent. It's a pity that the movie focuses more on the priest than on Gephardt, because in my opinion Gephardt is by far the more interesting character.

To make it short: watch this movie right now, ignore the poor plot, and focus on an absolutely breath-taking acting performance and a character who needs some fanfiction. I really want to write about him. Yay, one more nazi character in my head. Exactly what I needed right now. -.-

So, enough babbling, here we go for a HUGE picspam, which will hopefully convince you more than my words ever could. I made ... you won't believe it, 500 screencaps. Then I cut it down to 100. Then I took out another few, but I really couldn't go under 50, or else I would have had to take out really gorgeous pics I need to share with you. So, I decided to make two parts, but they'll both be pretty big as well, but I suppose you guys won't mind getting many pictures. Right? :)


Picspam part one )

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