Best Actor to Play Christian Grey

New York Times bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" is an amazing book. Never have I ever been interested in a story involving S&M, but WOW! Such an amazing story, I finished it in two days, could not put it down. They are not talking about making this book into a movie, I do not know how they will ever pull this off without ruining the book. One way to salvage it would be to have the best actor possible to portray Christian Grey... this actor has to be spot on.

The Top Ten

1 Matt Bomer Matt Bomer Matthew Staton "Matt" Bomer is an American actor. He made his television debut with Guiding Light in 2001, and gained recognition with his recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck as Bryce Larkin.

Matt Bomer is the perfect one, seriously. He is mouth-watering, just like the description of Christian in the book.. I would do everything to see him play the role. He is just too perfect. All of Christian is much like Matt's. I would really love to see him on the big screen playing Christian. That is mostly everyone's wish. I am praying that he would get the role.

He's the whole package. Every Subscription, he fulfills. He's gorgeous, sexy, has a great torso, great eyes, looks terribly good in a suit and is a loving father/husband. Has a great heart and the way he moves, it's so sexy. The're no words to describe him. Every word, doesn't fill enough

Mary is the full package he has the brilliant talents to pull it off easily! As well as all the physical attributes needed for the role, I hate to say it - sorry all you Ian lovers but Ian is just to skinny to be a fit muscular kickboxing Dom! Gabriel just looks a bit to old to play a swarve 27 year old where as matt looks quite youthful. I would sell a kidney to see matt bomber with many own eyes in the red room!

Very disappointed he didn't play Christian Grey in the "Fifty Shades..." movies. He would've been perfect in the role - much better than the actor they chose.

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2 Gabriel Macht

I can only picture Gabriel's "Harvey Specter look" while reading the book. Christian Grey's penetrating gaze, tilting his head to one side, smirking, and rolling of eyes is 100% Gabriel! He can be the tough, controlling, and dry-witted billionaire, then immediately turn into the sweet, romantic, and boyish lover.

Although Gabriel is older than Christian Grey, he is perfect to play the role, not only for his smouldering looks, but also for his acting skills and projection (and the voice). He can easily be mercurial- megalomaniac one moment, then vulnerable right after. Hm, and Gabriel in a Tom Ford suit? - NOT bad at all!

Even at 40 Gabriel looks young enough for the part! Not just hot but beautiful and should be number 1. Ian Somehalder is not a good choice I don't know where people are getting this from. Ian is hot but totally not Christain. He is too known for the Vampire Diaries it would be hard to associate him with anything else. They should go with someone brand new or somewhat new and hasn't really got their name out there yet. Gabriel isn't that known. He'd be a perfect cast. Taylor Kitsch could be another good one. His deep sexy voice definitely comes off dominating and he model beauty for sure.

His imperfections make him perfect!

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3 Ian Somerhalder Ian Somerhalder Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.

Ian Somerhalder is absolutely the one to play Christian Grey... Perfect for the part! He has that smoldering look, dirty sexy... The whole package!

He has the eyes, the smirk... All the facial expressions mentioned quite often in the book. And the body!

I agree to what other says.. He's a whole package.. Ian somerhalder is Christian grey, the difference is their names.. But same whole personality! Perfect for Christian's role.. Has the look, the body and the attitude! I swear I wont watch the movie if it wasn't ian somerhalder!

When I was reading the book I could imagine only Ian. even thogh I know jamie is already selected but still can't picture him as Christian I can only imagine ian

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4 Alexander Skarsgard

Before I even knew there would be a movie, I imagined Alexander playing Christian Grey in my head the entire time. Couldn't even fathom the role being played by any other actor. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE cast Alexander Skarsgard! I want to see him in that role more than anything.

You need the best actor for the complicated character of Christian Grey along with the gorgeous profile. THIS ROLE WAS MADE FOR ALEXANDER! He portrays Eric Northman extremely well, I can only imagine how well he would be as Christian.

Most famous for his portrayal of "Eric" on True Blood. BEST MAN FOR THE JOB!

Perfect right height, color of hair. And is able to do the hot and sexy things that will be asked

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5 Cam Gigandet

Perfect choice for Christian Grey. He's tall, has the perfect eyes and body, and he's from the Seattle area where the story takes place.

His eyes say it all. He has those perfect piercing eyes. His previous roles prove that he can take on just about everything that is thrown at him, and his whole appearance is gorgeous. He is Christian Grey.

Absolutely perfect person to play mr grey! Grom the gorgeous body, the eyes, the jaw... He is to a T what Christian grey is in the books

His a HOT! Christian Grey is alive!

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6 Henry Cavill

I love henry all the way.. Vote for him.. His expression, style, gesture, body and all the things.. Couldn't get any better..! He should deserves good movie because he's such a great actor and good personality.. Can't wait for another perform from him..

This is definitely the one. I have no idea who he is but he is the perfect age and sexy enough to play this role. The book makes Christian sounds smoldering, dark, sexy, mysterious. Henry Cavill seems to be all of those.

The perfect man to play the sexy Christian Grey. Perfect body, hair, jawline and those eyes! Perfect 50!

Henry Cavill would have made a phenomenal Christian look at him explains all.

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7 Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing, and one Tony Award.

Read all three books with this man in mind... Don't know why, I think he just personifies him entirely. He's one of the only men I can picture who can pull off all of Christian grey's moods and shocking behaviors and still be incredibly sexy.

If they cast Grey as an older guy then Bradley Cooper would be perfect! Ever since I started reading the books, he is the man that I have envisioned Christian Grey would look like. Very sexy!

The whole time I read the books when I pictured Christian I thought of Bradley Cooper. The role was made for him!

He may be a little to old though.

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8 Channing Tatum Channing Tatum Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor and dancer. Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter.

Bradley Cooper was my first pick but feels he may be too old for this part

Perfect in every way.

Right age, perfect body, amazing actor in every movie he's done. PERFECT for the part, actually pictued him the whole time I was reading the books.

9 William Levy

I am a Submissive and of all the choices here, I feel William Levy would hit the nail on the head and without effort portray both sides of C. Grey I look back at his Latin Tango on DWTS when Carri Ann stated he looked like the Latin James Bond. I feel William Levy could easily be the Corporate Controlling Young Business man as well as the Vulnerable Tortured C. Grey. William Levy not only is as beautiful as Anatashia views him, but has those piercing eyes that could burn right through you making you tremble in fear or make you orgasm with a glance. I'd be naughty everyday to take a spanking from him. *sly grin* WL has my vote all the way.

Anyone consider William Levy? He is Cuban, but he is absolutely gorgeous. While I am reading the book, I can totally see him as Christian Grey.

Just how I would picture Christian Grey! Smoldering good looks and that BODY! He would be PERFECT! I could see him in the Red Room of Pain!

He is sexy and a great actor. Perfect for a CEO or something else... The sun and the moon, pick your favorite!

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10 Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Thomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.

I believe Tom would be perfect for the part cause he has the balance of sweetness and being a complete gentleman but at the same time so very sensual and seductive in his looks and body language.. also he is extremely intelligent and witty which just adds to the whole package... he has this natural dominance about him and somehow can appear to be so innocent and somehow completely guilty at the same time and knows it.. He's devious and sexy and mysterious his whole character and even his looks, Especially in his looks.

When I read the first book Tom was who I picutred... He has the devil may care smile, the eyes, the hair the demeanor.. He's Christian Grey.

Tom would be so perfect for this role. Especially since he appeared on Nerd HQ where a woman from the crowd tells him to kneel and he does, with the most perfect submissive expression on his face and I immediately had flashbacks of when Anastasia thought she had 'broken' Christian and he went all absolute sub on her.

When reading the books tom is the first one that pops in my head

The Contenders

11 Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films, most notably; Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Steve Jobs.

He's a little too old to play this part and he hasn't that perfect beauty of Christian Grey but, as seen in 'Shame', he can paly a dark sexual role with no hesitation and, as seen in 'Jane Eyre', he can be lovely in a no-sugary way at the same time. I don't know if the other candidates could walk in Grey's shoes as deeply as him.

12 Gavin Dunne

Absolutely perfect fit! Looks good in a suit and naked. Unknown enough so you don't have other associations. Must have some mystery to play Grey.

Watch the York Peppermint Patty commercial and tell me this guy is not ideal for this part! He's got the ChristianGrey look in spades!

13 Matt Barr

I too just watched Hatfield and McCoys, and pictured Christian Grey

Just saw Matt in Hatfield & McCoys and was thinking he would be perfect for the Christian Grey role.

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14 Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson

Just cause why not - Slytherrpuff

15 Colin Egglesfield

Nobody else could be more perfect for christian grey than colin egglesfield. He has "it". If Ian is cast as grey the movie will be ruined for me. He seems like a child to me for some reason. Colin please!

16 Christian Bale Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.
17 Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? V 2 Comments
18 Chace Crawford
19 Taylor Kitsch
20 Jensen Ackles Jensen Ackles Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville.

I would love to see him to something very different than any of his previous work. I think he would do a great job with the role. However, I'm not sure it is a role he would accept at this time. Hopefully, he will be given the opportunity to show his true talent in a role that will receive a great deal of notice. - robijean

I also think Jared Padalecki would make a good Christian Grey

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