It has to be Robert Pattinson and Kristin Steward, no one else fits the parts as well as they do.
I've never taken any interests in hollywood stars until i read this book. I can't help but imagine Christian Bale as Mr. Grey. He is quite sophisticated, handsome and sexy in such a mysterious way, not to mention his acting skills and personality. He defintely fit the role very well. I look forward to see the movie with a real Christian Grey character an not just some pretty boys who just have the look but no inner soul whatsoever.
Not Christian Bale, he would ruin my image of CG. I think Taylor Kinney (Lady Ga Ga's beau), would be a perfect fit, he fit's the description in the book and he is absolutely gorgeous. If not, then definately Henry Cavill. CG has his shirt off alot, so the actor that plays him must have a nice body!!
I agree. Christian Bale is the only one can play this role perfectly. He is so genuine, smart, intense, dark, complex and sexy. I couldn't think of anyone else for Grey.
Christian Grey = Matt Bomer
Anastasia = Leighton Meester
I truly hope they will choose a relatively unknown actor to play Christian Grey. Although I agre Christian Bale is a good looking actor he is however WAY TOO OLD TO PLAY THIS PART! You would not want Ana's character to played by an older actress, so c'mon get real!!!
I think Christian Bale is perfect for this role hands down. He doesn't look his age, he has the look, and the dark side. All the other guys look too "pretty" but Bale has that edge that's perfect for this character!
I agree 100%! But why do you say that his wife wouldn't let him do the role? Just curious.. :)
Christian Bale is NOT old at all. He can play ANY character convincingly. I'd give an arm and a leg to have play Grey and Anne Hathaway as Anastasia. Look at their names! It match!!!! Cant get enough of these two as Bruce and Selina. Goddamn it. Anastasia char description fits Anne perfectly...eyes too big for her face. They can always make the 2 chars slightly older in the film. But oh well, even if the WHOLE world wants him as Grey, i dont think Christian Bale will take this kind of role. His wife wont let him do it anyway. So even if we beg him, he wont do it. This is too commercial for him (he said no more after Batman) So we'll be LUCKY to have such a talented actor as Grey IF he even agrees.
Ian Somerhalder and the rest are good looking, but i dont think they can BE the role...acting chops not there dude. I mean Ian is smouldering, yes, but his acting in VD left much to be desired. The most he can act is always raising his eyebrow and thats about it. Flat lined.
Christian bale is so not right for the part, too old and not beautiful enough. Matt boomer or henry cavill would be perfect!!
Come on guys, I dunno if he would even agree for the role. But I would be super happy if he did. Anyone watched Laurel Canyon? The car scene? He left me totally turned on and breathless, and he was just talking! Just imagine what magic he could do in this movie. Since we have to accept the fact that he would probably decline the role, my next choice would be Ian Somerhalder or Mat Bomer. :)
i think matt dallas is perfect to cast as christian grey
The best part about Christian Bale is that he doesn't look his age! I absolutely agree that Christian Bale should be Mr. Grey!
Christian Bale would make a perfect Christian Grey... He looks good with a shaved face or stubble. He can play a business man and a sexy player. Christian Bale has done and will do a perfect lip curve smile! I do like Ian Somerhalder or Jessie Pavelka also for the role. All 3 look amazing in a suit, have great features, and have the look (in their eyes) of someone who can seduce any female. I'll be honest that the Christian Grey that I pictured was a combination of actors instead of someone real, but that's what's great about reading!
Jason Lewis would be the perfect Christian!
has to be Jenson Ackles for Christian, Nina Dobrev for Anna, Jennifer Love Hewiit for Leila, Mischa Barton for Kate, Joshua Jackson fro Elliot an Kim Catrall for Elana!
Whoever made this list seems to forget that Christian is 27 years old. Patrick Dempsey, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, Micheal Fassbender and Alexander Skarsgard could never pass for 27 years old. They're all too old. Robert Pattinson is just unfit, and besides, I've had enough of him. Now, Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Jamie Dornan or Henry Cavill... those are the actors who seem more fit to play the part.
I agree wholeheartedly, he was also the first person I thought of. He's already proven his ability to play a character like Grey, so other than age (and there is something called "movie magic" - he's still youthful looking enough that I believe he can look like he's in his late 20s), I don't know why people don't think he's a good choice? And besides, he looks damn fine in a suit.
Noooo, please please can we have actor James Franco as Grey xx
Absolutely Christian Bale to play Christian Grey. As someone else said previously, he has all the right characteristics and physical style right down to his "just F***ed" hair. I think after watching the Batman movies he most certainly has everything that has been so well described in the books, eerie actually. Regarding his actual age, i thought he was much younger, so i think he could definitely pull off that role. Vote one for Christian Bale.
He is not Christian Grey!!!! It would be awful! Im not even sure I want to see this movie, I dont want it to ruin the books for me... Kinda like my own images. I loved the books, the way the characters were, I hope the movie doesnt screw up!
What about James Franco?
I say Gerard Butler. Yes he's a little older than Christian but lets face it, he's a good actor and all sorts of stuff can be done by make up and film production teams now!
Handsome, tall, has the hair, stubble and the class as well as looking hot in casual clothes!!
Im sorry but Bale is no Christian Grey, Ian Somerhalder is the perfect man to play Christian Grey. He has the smouldering eyes and mysterious look, plus a mighty fine body to throw into the equation
The problem with Christian Bale, other than being too old is that Christian Grey is a ilkeable and Bale has played so many mean spirited bad guys that I just can't get my head around him as Christian Grey. I don't like Bale at all for the role, the actor has to be likable to be believable even if he is dominant.
agree...Christian Bale definitely fits the role, he has the dominating look, and so damn sexy and mysterious!!
I hope this is a joke
It should definitely be Christian Bale. All the other "younger" actors are just too "baby faced". Bale has the mature, sexy, mysterious, captivating and dominating look.
Alex Pettyfer is my 1st pick! (see him on Magic Mike)...I think he can pull it off!
Although Christian Bale did a great job playing an American Pyscho....I agree, I think he's too old for the part. sorry C.Bale ;(
My 2cents :)
No ryan gosling. he's too...i dont know. not right for the part. i think that christian can pull it off. if he can play sexy ass patrick bateman, he can play even sexier christian grey.
I also think robert pattinson can play as CH. he looks emotionally damaged and he's sexy as hell.
OH HELL YEAH!!!
Christain Bale would be perfect....
Yuk.... he doesn't look 27.... nor is he good looking.....
oh yes, I knew i knew that face that was being described in the book and it is Christian Bale, watch him in Batman the dark knight, watch the way he walks, he talks to Rebecca, he is Christian Grey.
Hemsworth is also a great contender! Age, looks, and he would seem like a fresh face as I've never seen him as the main character in a romance!
Hedlund would definitely qualify!
Did you not see him in American Psycho? Beyond creepy!
Ryan gosling dammit! He's a really talented actor, good looking, sexy... And he fits the part... He has played a lot of those dark characters type and to play a sexy dom is nothing to him!!! Ryan all the way!!!
Ryan Phillippe!!! Think back to Cruel Intentions people! He's got that dark, smoldering, sexy look!!!! The perfect Christian Grey!
if not henry cavill. jonathan rhys myers,peter porte,what about jeff branson (ronan) on y and r. then there is warren kole of "common law" just some thoughts..
Babes. The only man for the part is Jessie Pavelka
OLIVER JACKSON-COHEN for Christian!
YES!! Christian Bale is definately the best choice. He may be older then the other actors being looked at but he does not look his age! Hes sexy, fierce, and could definately pull of being a dom. LOVE IT!!
For Bale to go from playing the ultimate billionaire playboy with a hidden side (Bruce Wayne) to playing a pussy like Christian Grey would be a tremendous step backward.
No way! Anyone see American Psycho!!! I'd be waiting for him to pull out the chainsaw, hanger, & ice pick!
Henry Cavill is perfect for the part. did anyone see his Dunhill commercial. it's in youtube check it out.
I totally agree with you. He has the CHARM, CHARISMA, SEXINESS, and just overall RAW SEX APPEAL. HENRY CAVILL is perfect for Christian Grey. Please refer to his DUNHILL commercial with the chopper. Hello CHARLIE TANGO!
Um, definitely!!! In fact while reading the book I imagined him to look exactly like him. He's described like him, and although he might be older, he gives off the right vibe for the character. The other actors listed are too cute for this role, Bale would be perfect!
You know I have always imagined Grey as Bale.... this would be like a dream come true!! I would prefer that Grey's character be played by a slighly more mature man, like Bale. We've already seen his domineering, sweet ass in the recent bat man films, I would not complain to see more of him in a film like this. Pllleeeaassee!!!
With Bale's good looking and charisma, it doesn't look creepy LOL
Jason Lewis (from brothers and sisters) fits the description of Christian Grey better than anyone on the planet. He is perfect for the role. Opinions?
Hell Yes, Christian Bale is Christian Grey. No, he is not too old. These younger guys are lame in the acting department. He has the looks and he the acting ability to provide depth to this character. He doesn't like romantic roles, so he probably won't consider it, but I wish he would :)
ABSOLUTELY YES! Ian all the way!
Nooooo! Dont do it :( Christian Bale is no Christian Grey :( :( I would personally like to see either Ian Somerhalder or Robert Buckley sluuuup! yes please
Oliver Jackson-Cohen would be also great as Christian Grey. He is so gorgeous. :)
CHRISTIAN BALE WOULD BE PERFECT!!!!! HE IS SMOLDERING AND DOMINATE AND ALSO CAN PULL OFF EMOTIONAL AND NEEDY. HE AND EMMY ROSSUM WOULD BE MY DREAM FOR THESE TWO INCREDIBLY EROTIC ROLES. BOTH VERY POWERFUL PERSONALITIES.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen would be great for Christian Grey. I saw his pictures on Facebook and Google. He is so hot and gorgeous. He is 26 yrs. old. He is 6'3 ft. tall. He is physically fit. He is perfect for Christian. :)
The entire time reading the trilogy I could only picture christian bale!! That was before all the movie hype! You all that don't think so need to watch American Pshyco between that character and batman OMG! Christian bale all the way!!!!!!
I totally Agree with beachluver3. Christian Bale is who I pictured as Grey when I was reading the book, and can't imagine anyone else playing this role. He is perfect, if not slightly a little bit old but oh well... He is such a talented actor and he's HOT. Hope he gets the role!
Ian is a 33 year old dating a 23 year old... Just saying... (Love him, but if the shoe fits...)
The problem is that if he plays Christian he's going to come off as the creepy older guy who really likes virginal co-eds. This BOTHERS me.
no way! ... where is Matthew Bromer on this list? need to keep with the 35 and under men!
YES HENRY CAVILL WOULD BE PERFECT!!!!!!
I dont think so at all
No Way!! Ian Somerhalder...YES!!
I agree 100% BUT.. sadly, he's too old now...10 years ago. YES Absolutely...Christian Grey needs to be manly and tall; a meaty actor like you said. Henry Cavill would be a good choice... or Mat Bomer...
Christin Bale is perfect...uh...10 YEARS AGO!!! He's way too old for the part! Sorry good choice but wrong decade
Christian Bale would be perfect for grey. I can't imagine meaty actor or just pretty face playing Christian Grey. Bale is a perfect candidate for the model look and as a dominating figure with twisted past. He was the white and dark knight I pictured while I was reading the book.
I really like him for gray. I think he can pull of the intensity that many of these cutie boys don't have. We are talking about a Dom here not a boy band member.
Seriously? How did he make the list? He's no Mr Grey!!!