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On the subject of charm

The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men

Aside from George Clooney, can you name a single genuinely charming contemporary American man?

A very thoughtful if somewhat old-fashioned essay.  It certainly got me thinking.

Who among modern actors and public figures (not necessarily American) has genuine charm?   


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May. 26th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
This was a really interesting article. Thanks for sharing it!

I think Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) definitely has shown a lot of the traits highlighted in the article as required for a charming man--more in the James Garner mold than George Clooney, though. But it's still odd to think of any modern American man as charming, and I don't really know why!
May. 27th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm haven't actually seen Zachary Levi in action, though I know the name. I think I've seen men be charmING, but not in ways that suggest they are always so, that it's a life choice for them.

I was particularly struck by the line that charm is a quality reserved for adults. It doesn't seem like we see a lot of adults on screen these days.
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