Friday, February 11, 2011
Lawd Have Mercy, He Was Hot!-Cary Grant
In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm turning back the clock on my regular post Lawd Have Mercy, He Hot and going into the way back machine to honor classic hotness. Yes, this post is all about Cary Grant. What can I say, I love Cary Grant if I could make my dream man from scratch he'd be the blueprint. Yes, I know he's dead but then again in so many ways is manliness in this country. This man was suave, debonair, sophisticated, elegant, worldly, witty, wry and humorous. They don't make them like that in Hollywood anymore, these men don't have like Cary Grant did and I don't think they'll ever get back that kind of mojo in today's leading man. A man that made women swoon even into his old age, he is what every man should be studying to figure out what they need to become like. He appeared in many movies over the years; four by my favorite director Alfred Hitchcock, had more than his share of beautiful leading ladies and even as an older man was cast as a romantic lead. You couldn't make Cary the father; he was just always the wise and sophisticated ladies man even in his sixties. He was born Archibald Leach, but he was meant to be Cary Grant, even he said his whole life was spent playing Cary Grant. One of the first movies I was introduced to this beautiful man in was, 'To Catch a Thief' also with another stunner as his co-star, Grace Kelly, but really there is just something so seamless about him as if the man burped and it smelled of roses. He is astounding in everything and I wish I knew more about him but what I do know is that, there will never be another. I see folks trying to bestow the moniker of a Cary Grant replacement on Hollywood's new set of leading men; I've heard talk of George Clooney. Are you kidding? George Clooney wouldn't have been fit to wash Cary Grant's underwear, give it up girly boys, you will not be replacing Mr. Grant. Not any time soon and probably not ever. Your eyes can have the pleasure of bestowing themselves on a real man, Cary Grant.