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Normally on Mondays, we write Man Candy Monday posts sharing the love of our favorite guys in favorite period TV shows and films. However, this is Snark Week, so that means today I give you Man Ick Monday.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has oozed across our screens in numerous historical costume movies and TV series. Occasionally, he’s well-cast as a sleazeball or a fop, but usually he’s busy ruining perfectly acceptable roles by being a smear of oil. Now, I’m not arguing that he isn’t a talented actor, and he may be completely your cup of tea. But to me, he is the personification of an eel that’s been boiled in oil for 10 days straight, then used to clean a highway rest-stop men’s room.
If you’re with me, then please to enjoy sticking a fork in your own eye out as we “celebrate” his oeuvre. If you’re a fan, then please, by all means, authentically enjoy these images. I won’t stop you.
Samson and Delilah (1996)
The Governess (1998)
Ride With the Devil (1999)
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
The Lion in Winter (2003)
Vanity Fair (2004)
The Tudors (2007-10)
Ahhh, here’s where it REALLY gets good.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Dear god. WHY?
Coming Up: Roots
Which historical costume movie/TV actors are your nails-on-a-chalkboard?