Unconventional Heartthrobs: 20 Celebrities Women Are Attracted to Despite Their Unique Looks

Recently a pop culture online forum member asked, which celebrities are you embarrassed to admit you find attractive? Here are their most shocking responses.

1. John Goodman

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John Goodman on Roseanne in the late 1980s and 1990s came in hot on the list as an embarrassing crush. One clarifies they have a “HUGE crush on his character Dan Conner.” Numerous others admit his smile is what does it before one says, ‘Yes! A big cute teddy bear who is good with his hands. Dan in the backward cap is so cute!”

2. Willem Dafoe

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Willem Dafoe will always be the Green Goblin from Spider-Man to me, but he’s excellent in many other things. One notes, “He really did it for me in Mississippi Burning. I rewatched the movie after getting LASIK, and my eyes weren’t lying to me.”

3. Steve Martin

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Someone made me laugh with their confession of hitting on Steve Martin over Twitter to no avail. Nonetheless, many women in the forum admit Steve Martin is a silver fox. “He’s always been handsome, but I think the comedy aspect kept him from being considered conventionally attractive.”

4. Vince Vaughn

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Another unconventional hottie is Vince Vaughn. Multiple women express that he was a “total smoke show in Swingers.” It’s got to be the humor. He’s hilarious, and there’s something sexy about it. 

5. Steve Buscemi

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Steve Buscemi made the list with several nominations stating, “There’s just something about him.” I’m telling you, it’s the humor. The man is hilarious.

6. Adam Driver

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“He is not conventionally good-looking, but he is extremely hot!” Countless women agree with this user’s sentiment about Star War’s Kylo Ren.

7. Nicolas Cage

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Nicolas Cage is an unconventional heartthrob who has one fan confessing, “I love his movies because he’s so ridiculous it’s funny, but at the same time, I’m always confused and a little scared that despite it all he is….kind of sexy and I can’t stop trying to fight it.”

8. Steve Carell

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How did this happen? Michael Scott? Steve Carell is “aging like a fine wine,” according to many women in the thread. I don’t drink alcohol, but I concur.

9. Kevin James

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Multiple women confess that Kevin James was hot in the movie Hitch. However, one adds, “I was looking for this comment!!! Kevin James is mine too! I thought he was sexy as the football coach too.”

10. Tommy Lee Jones

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From The Fugitive to Double Jeopardy, women in the forum are falling all over Tommy Lee Jones. It’s funny to me because my sister has always had a crush on him, too, and I’ve never met anyone else who was full-on hot and bothered by the Men In Black actor. 

11. Billy Bob Thornton

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Yes, I agree with this one. Billy Bob Thornton is so good-looking in Armageddon, and his voice makes him extra hot. Others mention him in Sling Blade and Tombstone, while one confesses to having a thing for him in Bad Santa. 

12. Craig T. Nelson

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Craig T. Nelson makes this list for being an unconventional heartthrob to many. However, one specifies it’s him in Poltergeist that really did it for her. Other women admit they had a thing for him on Coach

13. Ted Danson

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Newer generations of women find Ted Danson attractive thanks to shows like CSI and The Good Place. However, several others note his attractiveness in the hit show Cheers, with everyone agreeing that he’s aging like a silver fox. 

14. Jason Segel

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Jason Segel first won women’s hearts as Marshall Eriksen on How I Met Your Mother. However, according to the forum, he’s been in several movies and has aged well, and gets hotter every time they see him. One asks, “Have you seen him on Shrinking on Apple+?! He’s a stud.”

15. Jeff Goldblum

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Jeff Goldblum is on the thread more times than I can count. He’s attractive in an unconventional way. It’s his facial expressions, humor, and voice for me.

16. Danny Trejo

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Danny Trejo comes up many times in the forum as an unconventional heartthrob they are embarrassed to admit they are crushing on. Additionally, one suggests that people read his memoir, noting, “It’s really good!”

17. Robert Englund

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In one of the more surprising confessions, one woman admits to finding Robert Englund very attractive. “For those of you who don’t know, he plays Freddy Krueger. He is almost 76 and still super fine, plus that low voice.” Countless others agree that he’s aging beautifully.

18. Pete Davidson

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Several women suggest that Pete Davidson is hot in an unconventional way. However, most add they aren’t embarrassed by this celebrity crush at all. Again, a good sense of humor can be a very attractive thing.

19. Jason Alexander

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Perhaps my favorite answer in the thread reads, “Jason Alexander’s photo in the Jon Bon Jovi rest stop in NJ! It may have been a bout of my pregnancy hormones, but looks very sexy on one of the pillars!”

20. Post Malone

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Finally, a woman admits, “Post Malone. I DO NOT CARE that he looks like a discarded ashtray in a suspicious tattoo parlor in the middle of nowhere. He seems so charming and well-mannered in his interviews. The gentle personality makes me weak in the knees.” Others agree that he has “soulful eyes” that “light up when he talks.”

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