Wednesday, December 12, 2012


If Gabriel Garcia Marquez can write about 100 years of solitude, then surely I can take this once-every-100 years opportunity to pick out the further stars of the Hollywood firmament.  If today is 12/12/12, then I have picked 12 men whom I feel should be far bigger names than they are, and I am posting 12 pictures of them each, and in some cases a video or two to whet the appetite.

Hollywood, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, Johannesburg, London and Sydney take note! These are the men you need to be putting your money behind.

EYECON'S 12 of 12 on 12


 Born:  April 2, 1984 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Shawn's dance acting card is constantly full of work, including in the franchise of Resident Evil. He gets plenty of work between the United States and his native Canada, which gives us twice the opportunity to ogle this beauty and his high cheekbones. 

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Born:  October 20, 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Niall is best known for his work in the hit SyFy series Eureka, as well as reboots of the Aaron Spelling classics Melrose Place and 90210His dark-haired handsomeness deserves to paint the big screen with beauty.

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Born:  November 7, 1982 in Destin, Florida, USA 

Rick started as a dancer in videos for the likes of Britney Spears and worked his way up to the third installment of the Step Up movies that launched Channing Tatum. Clearly the producers of that series have a thing for hot but sweet-faced men. Let's hope Rick goes all the places that Channing has gone!

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Born: March 20, 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa

Perhaps the first showing ever at Eyecons of a hunk from the glorious Dark Continent, though, undoubtedly, it won't be the last. Dean first made a name for himself as a semi-finalist in Australian Idol. From there, he went into acting in Aussie series such as Neighbours, before making the leap to the U.S., and landing a plum role on the hit series Glee, a word which describes how anyone feels when they lay eyes on Dean. 

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Born:  February 6, 1980 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 

A graduate of Australia's prestigious National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Kensington New South Wales, Ben was also on the long-running Neighbours. He made the leap to the United States and was awarded the lead in his own TV series, which sadly did not get picked up. Fortunately he has seen other work, most notably on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. I am hoping he becomes a semi-regular on that series, while getting more movie work.

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Born:  June 23, 1983 in Dallas, Texas USA 

Born in Texas and raised in Washington, D.C., Miles is an Ivy league graduate who has the brains and the looks, and isn't afraid to use either. With a keen sense of wit, and a handsomeness that can alternately remind one of Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Billy Campbell or Christian Bale, Miles' deserves a role that puts him in that pantheon of success.

Here Miles does his sexiest Christian Bale, re-enacting a favorite scene! 

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Born:  Somewhere on Earth in at least the past 30 years 

While David made this venerated list, he made it on his looks and talent, but not on his publicists ability to tell us about him. Just try to find his birthday, birthplace, age or any such information!  Sheesh!  Nonetheless, I see great things ahead for David!

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Born:  January 24 1977 in Tallinn, Estonia 

Johann was born in Estonia, live much of his later childhood in Finland and then moved to the United States when he was 17. To no one's surprise, he got his start as a model and appeared in the film Zoolander. From there he has been a tall sexy presence in a variety of things, but deserves a real star vehicle to suit his talents. 

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Born:  June 17, 1976 in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 

Clearly Scott is being groomed to become the action star du jour, and that works perfectly for me. There haven't been a lot of really handsome action stars, so to get one who looks this good will be a treat. He will be seen in the upcoming Zero Dark Thirty and after that so much more.

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Born:  March 25, 1982 in Houston, Texas, USA 

Like Johann, Sean started as a model; similar to Dean Geyer, he was in the original Never Back Down. Currently he is seen in The Vampire Diaries but Hollywood has great things planned for him.

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Born:  September 28, 1982 in Miami, Florida, USA 

Matt was studying business at Florida State University when he took some theatre classes, and that was all she wrote for business. Matt then decided to pursue acting and moved to Los Angeles, landing his first major part just ten months later. Clearly he is on the fast track to success, but let's hope it gets even faster.

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Born:  February 12, 1982 in Grimsby, England, United Kingdom 

Yes, I know what you're thinking. I didn't stay true to the 12/12/12 rule. I violated the every 100 year plan. Well, consider this a baker's dozen. Here are two Brits whom I am bursting to see go to great things!

So, there you go, folks!  
From 4 different continents,
12 of 12 on 12!  
See this feature again in 2112 with musical accompaniment by Rush.
Happy Humpday!


  1. Excellent pics & choices! Especially Johan Urb who needs to get naked more lol

  2. Oh my goodness--so much pulchritude to enjoy! Thanks for the great presentation Derek--this is like a wish list that you can get out again and again and dream about. Could I have them all? I guess that's too greedy, huh....

  3. So agree, tri. When is someone going to put the Urbster's body to use the proper way--a great nude scene?

    Reksy, I began and ended it with my faves, and "sandwiched" in between some delicious meats. Who wouldn't want a bite out of it? ;)