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An Intro To Our Leading Man Tournament

The leading man tournament starts tomorrow with the five leading men of the 1930s.  To make your voice heard just vote in the poll on the sidebar at the start of every week (Sunday) and share the poll with as many people as possible.  By the end of the summer a leading man will be proclaimed!  To kickstart Monty over at All Good Things (a site I frequent daily and I recommend you do too) graciously offered to craft an intro for me (I’ve thanked him profusely ever since).  In doing so he’ll be commenting on several of the men that will be competing in our tourney.  I won’t reveal the full lists until the week they’ll be competing but Monty gives you a taste of which team you might find yourself on.  Come back tomorrow to start voting (and our contest winner will be announced today around mid-afternoon).

Hi everyone, my name is Monty of All Good Things. I asked Kristen if I could write an intro post for her upcoming tournament and she said yes. So here I am. Kristen says she started following my blog recently due to my favorite classic movie actress tourney and decided to do one herself. And I think her idea of including modern-day actors is pure genius. Genius I tell ya! Forty actors spanning eight decades. Should be fun.

Does Errol Flynn get your vote?
I think she brings a unique touch to her tourney by including modern actors. Something I did not do for my actor tourney last year. The era that intrigues me the most is the 30’s where Gable, Flynn, Cooper, Stewart and Leslie Howard will be competing. My personal choice would be Flynn but we’ll see how that goes.
How about voting for Mr. Cary Grant?

My favorite actor Cary Grant headlines the 40’s era and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t pulling for him to win the whole thing. So let’s go Cary.

Maybe you’d prefer voting for Paul Newman?
The 70’s era is brimming with a lot of star-power in Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Jack Nicholson to name a few. Right now I don’t know who I would choose. Thanks Kristen for making this all so ever hard.
Love the 80s, then Harrison Ford is one of your men up for Leading Man!
Ohhh and look at the 80’s line-up with Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise and Michael Douglas. Some of the biggest actors ever, competing in the same era. Wow!
But this is all about fun right? And no better fun can be had than in a tournament. Other than blogathons, tourneys are a pretty cool thing that everyone can participate in. I have no doubt Kristen will do an awesome job with it. I will confess that it will seem strange for me to sit on the sideline and vote like everyone else, instead of doing this event. But I think I can enjoy a break every now and then. And let Kristen do her thing.
So sit back and relax and enjoy the show!

Kristen Lopez View All

A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.

8 thoughts on “An Intro To Our Leading Man Tournament Leave a comment

  1. Right there with Dawn! While I really really really like Clark Gable, Gary Cooper is one of my beloveds.

    This will be fun, but I can only play along for a few of the decades. I don’t really watch 90’s or 2000’s films, so I don’t know the actors.

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