Inspired by an item in the five things I didn't know about Christina, I got to thinking about celebrity crushes. I remember my first celebrity crushes being on David Cassidy, when he starred in The Partridge Family, and on Bobby Sherman, a singer popular in the early 1970s. I still remember going crazy over his song, "Julie, Do Ya Love Me?" What can I tell you? I'm old.
After those two, it must have been Donny Osmond. Those teeth, that smile ... oh my. Frankly, I still think Donny Osmond is a tremendously talented performer. From the time "Risky Business" was revealed, I had a big crush on Tom Cruise. That scene of him dancing in the white dress shirt and underwear made the teenage me swoon. I remained a fan until he went off the deep end with Scientology. Now, I can't stand him.
When I was a freshman or sophomore at Cornell, I saw Jimmy Smits act in "Man and Superman" while he was completing his MFA. I followed his career from "L.A. Law" through "NYPD Blue". I really enjoyed his portrayal of Matt Santos in the last season of "The West Wing". He's definitely my longest crush because I still think he's fine.
Lately, I cast my eye on Jude Law. He loomed large on the big screen during the film, "The Holiday". His blue eyes and chiseled features made sitting in the second row worthwhile.
'Fess up! Who's your celebrity crush?