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11 Shirtless Hollywood Hunks Who Should Replace Charlie Hunnam In '50 Shades Of Grey'

We're making room on our casting couch today after Charlie Hunnam and producers of the hotly anticipated 50 Shades Of Grey film adaptation decided that the coveted titular role of Christian Grey is still up for grabs (literally, we wish). The Internet is divided on which actor is best suited for the part of the unspeakably handsome 27-years-old-ish fictional S&M enthusiast, so we've gone ahead and done the dirty work (literally, we wish) to help fill Christian Grey's big shoes with these 11 shirtless Hollywood heartthrobs. 


Henry Cavill

The Man of Steel stud has already met high expectations with one heavily-scrutinized role. Oh, and, yeah, we'd like to see Henry handle some leather on screen. Not ashamed about it. 

Jared Padalecki

The CW superstar has counted us as fans from Gilmore Girls through Supernatural. He has everything the role calls for and is overdue for a big, juicy (we hope) part!

Matt Bomer

The obvious choice. An Internet petition amassed nearly 40,000 signatures in support of the openly-gay White Collar actor nabbing the role. 

Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas might be a little young for the part of Christian Grey, but is hands-down, ankles-up one of the most talented actors to appear in film in years. Oh, and he happens to be absolutely stunning, in case you weren't paying attention over the past three years.  

Brant Daugherty

We developed a crush on Brant Daugherty thanks to Pretty Little Liars, but we're not upset that the rest of America has finally joined the fanclub thanks to Brant's participation in this season's Dancing With The Stars. Think of him as Matt Bomer, served straight up. Yep, we'd like to drink that in as Christian Grey.

Dan Ewing

This popular Aussie actor soap star already has the brooding romantic chops and a body that could sell a zillion movie tickets. Plus, he has a face that closely resembles the artist's rendering of how a fully-realized Christian Grey might look. Could this be the role that helps him splash it big in America? 

Andrew Garfield 

Andrew's resume is heavily praised by critics around the world, but it's his mix of charm and seduction on-camera that could help him wiggle in to fit Christian Grey's shoes. 

Chace Crawford 

With Gossip Girl off the air, Chace Crawford is a vast resource of jaw-dropping beauty that's going wasted. Help save the environment by putting him to work in 50 Shades of Grey. Thank you, management.

Kit Harington

We already know Kit looks phenomenal in black leather thanks to his tenure as a man of the Nights Watch on Game of Thrones, so he's a natural fit for the role as well. Easy, breezy, cover girl.

Stephen Amell

The CW is a notorious heartthrob factory and offers many gorgeous men from its primetime lineup of series that would be suitable for Christian Grey, but perhaps none are as fit for the role as Arrow's Stephen Amell. How much would you pay to see this on the big screen for a change? 

Liam Hemsworth 

With the engagement to Miley now officially off, the youngest (and by some accounts, sexiest) Hemsworth brother could use a little cheering up. How about an appropriately-casted gig as Christian Grey as a consolation present? Sure, it's more of a gift for us, but we're sure Liam wouldn't mind. 


There you have it, Instincters, our submissions for a replacement of Charlie Hunnam in 50 Shades of Grey. Would you cast any of our nominations? Would you add someone we didn't mention? Sound off in the comments!






Ryan Kwanten from True Blood is my choice.  

Chris Salvatore



Henry, Liam or Andrew!!!


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