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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Culture: Sexiest Man Dead 2007

People magazine just announced their annual Pavlovian bell ring, serving up fresh beefcake with their Sexist Man Alive issue (it's Matt Damon this year). We here at POSAS decided to up the ante a bit. Even though my statistical experts tell me that there are more people alive on earth now than have ever died, it doesn't feel true. As Stephen Colbert would say, it lacks truthiness. I think the real challenge is to name the Sexiest Man Dead 2007-- and that's just what we intend to do here at POSAS intend to do.

The Sexiest Man Dead for 2007 is Cary Grant.

This years Sexiest Man Dead gave new meaning to the phrase "swings both ways", doing a fair impression of a kitchen door in a busy upscale restaurant. Grant was married five times, including to actress Dyan Cannon and lived with actor Randolph Scott for many years.

His suave sense of style, cool invented mid-Atlantic accent, and facility with both comedy and drama made him a star worldwide. Born Archibald Leach in Bristol England in 1904 he remained a movie star from the mid 1930s until the dawn of the seventies.

Among our favorite films of his Sylvia Scarlett (1935) with Katherine Hepburn, Topper (1937), The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), and Holiday(1938) which both re-teamed him with Hepburn, Gunga Din (1939), His Girl Friday (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart, his first teaming with Hitchcock Suspicion (1941) , Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946) with Ingrid Bergman and Hitchcock again, The Bishop's Wife (1947), To Catch a Thief (1954) directed by Hitch with a radiant Grace Kelly, An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959) his most iconic Hitchcock film, and Charade teaming him with another Hepburn -- Audrey.

Ladies and gentleman, POSAS Sexiest Man Dead 2007 Cary Grant!

Here's future POSAS SMD nominee Michael Caine on Grant:

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