Sunday, February 21, 2010

i've got a crush on this actor : Benjamin McKenzie


I saw his acting first on The OC- he played the 'serious, intelligent, soulful and troubled' new guy, and did so with uncommon intensity and smarts. He was off my radar until Southland- a high quality completely entertaining cop show coming back this season. His acting chops are first rate, and I'd love to see him jump to movies.

Here's another reason to Crush, via Wikipedia:

McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan, in Austin, Texas to Mary Frances Victory, a prize-winning poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan. His uncle is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan.
BPD in OKC said...

I used to love him on The OC. I've never seen Southland though

CitricSugar said...

Yep, he's a cutie. Although, I think I'd give the nod to Jeremy Renner.

Allison the Meep said...

He used to come in a lot to the Starbucks in L.A. where I worked and was always really nice, which was a nice change of pace from all the other actors who came in.

Kristin said...

I didn't so much find him attractive...until that blurb at the end of your post. Literary genes...YUM!

kate said...

I've been in love with that guy ever since I first saw him brood as Ryan Atwood on "The OC"...what a dreamboat.

Dancing Branflake said...

Yes! His stock just went up so much knowing he's that closely related to writers. Soulful conversations. Intelligent thoughts abound.

Phoenix said...

Yes, please! He's so very hot :)

anymommy said...

He went to my sister's college (UVA). She says he was gorgeous, but much shorter than he looks on TV ;-)

Cliodhna Marie said...

He looked quite short on telly I thought; particularly next to Mischa Barton. He was fantastic in Junebug, check it out if you've not seen it. Even if you don't love it, you can ogle his arms.

Maggie May said...

i LOVED Junebug!! what a great movie.

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