LITERARY CRUSHES + THE MEN WHO PLAYED THEM
Before there was Christian Grey (who, let's be honest, doesn't do it for us), there were these guys.
- •Jon Snow, Game of ThronesBastard sons always do it best.
- •Jack Ryan, The Hunt for Red OctoberAny character who has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford, AND Chris Pine deserves a spot on this list. Basically the inspiration behind any All-American spy-president characters (Fitz from Scandal, anyone?)
- •Jamie Fraser, Outlander"Does it ever stop? The wanting you? Even when I've just left ye. I want you so much my chest feels tight and my fingers ache with wanting to touch ye again." #stop #dying
- •Ryan Phillippe, Cruel IntentionsSo bad, and so, so good. Based off Pierre de Laclos' novel, The Dangerous Liaisons.
- •Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestOkay, sure, he gets lobotomized at the end of this book turned movie, but before that, he made us swoon.
- •Darcy, Pride & Prejudice/Bridget Jones's DiaryThe classic: a list of literary crushes wouldn't be complete without Darcy. It's hard to separate the character from Colin Firth, who famously portrayed Darcy in the BBC movie adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, then again as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary