Top 10 Best Actors 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.

A movie series was created based on the Grey series starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, but not everyone loved the casting choice. Which actor do you feel would have been the best choice to play the titular character?
The Top Ten
1 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.

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!

When I was reading the book he was the one I pictured in my head. I didn't even know him, then I saw the fake trailer on the Internet with Matt and Alexis and I thought it was perfect, Even better than what I was imagining in my mind. Matt not only is Handsome and a total Grey, he is also a great actor, watching him in white Collar it's fantastic. I really hope Matt could play Christian Grey.

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 one and only Christan Grey. He's charming, all smiles, really sexy, looks absolutely HOT in suits and I bet that every women would love to have a man like him. And if you think he's not enough good to be Grey because of being gay then you better realize that he's absolutely great and good-looking actor. And that's what actor always do - they act and Matt is fabulous in everything he does. Team Bomer all the way! Aneta

2 Gabriel Macht

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.

The only guy, even after seeing all these guys, that popped in my head and still pops in my head as I am finishing this book is Gabriel Macht. His voice, his eyes, the way he is in Suits all of that is all I can picture. I think Christian Grey was made from his role so I don't, can't and really do not want to picture anyone else for this role. Christian Grey is Gabriel Macht.

No doubt all the other contenders are lookers, but personally, I think Gabrielle is the only one who can pull-off the billionaire Christian Grey persona- I agree, the other are kids in terms of both looks and acting. I really hope the producers get the perfect cast to play the characters convincingly, and not base it solely on popularity. If not, I'd rather they NOT make FSG into a movie.

When I started reading 50 Shades, the only person I imagined was Gabriel Macht. At first I didn't even know his name, but his face was in my mind from a long time ago. After watching Gabriel in Suits, and by God, he is the perfect man for this role. He has this incredibly masculine face and a gaze which stops you cold in your tracks. He must play Christian Grey. Period.

3 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.

The look is PERFECT, I haven't seen Vampire Diaries but given someone's description of the how his pants hung off his hips, sounds like the perfect fit. Someone I know said Brad Cooper but I just watched a movie with him and he's TOO NICE and his voice is very friendly, not edgy enough!

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!

He is Christian Grey. There is no better person for this! He has the dark brooding look along with the perfect eyes that will mesmerize you and he has the ability to appear standoffish while also appearing totally welcoming.

He's got everything, when I read the books I just kept picturing ian somerhalder as Christian. He has experience. Damon is pretty much as broken as Christian and they both have a soft side they try to keep hidden but eventually it shows up infront of the people they love

4 Alexander Skarsgard

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

He's got the DoSensitive thing down... Not to mention the attitude and looks to pull this off.

Oh my... He is perfect For this role.. Just he right amount of bad boy!

5 Cam Gigandet

Hi is cute, if you look at him you can not decide whether he is a good or a bad guy, this is what makes him being the perfect actor for playing Christian. All the above he is well-built, handsome and I would be grateful to see him in this film whith his fetching eyes.

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.

I am watching Burlesque and... Cam is PERFECT! He has eyes that could give a stare to make you melt or squirm (in Twilight... The intensity). Not to mention he has a beautiful body!

Cam is perfect for the role! I couldn't see anyone else playing it but him. He's got the attitude, the eyes and the body. He looks amazing in a suit and even better out of one!

6 Henry Cavill Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. He began his career with roles in the feature adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo and I Capture the Castle.

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.

Henry can do businesslike, sexy, domineering, sweet & his body fits the like of Christians. He fits every description of Christian, & judging by his character performance on The Tudors, he has no problem with domineering sex scenes.

Henry Cavill is perfect for this role. He can definitely get away with that type of sex life without looking like a creep. All around though, he'll be perfect for the part!

7 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.

I too, envisioned Bradly many times as I was reading the book. However, he seems almost too soft and sweet for some of Christian's "harsher" moments. But he is an amazing actor so I don't put anything past his him and his hotness.

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!

Perfect! Beautiful! Sexy! Fun! Please please please!
I can't imagine any other Christian!
Now who will be Anastasia?

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

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.

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

Perfect in every way.

9 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.

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 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.

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

10 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.

Just one look and William is the essence of Christian Gray. William has the devastatingly good looks that could make women stop in their tracks, yet possesses the underlying turbulance of Christian Gray. A MUST for me.

HE IS Christian GREY! He just has to polish his accent! The eyes and The amazing physique, I mean he is perfect for the part. I have watch his telenovelas and he is an amazing intense actor!

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.

The Contenders
11 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

Saw him on one tree hill and he was intimidating he has that what are you gonna do to me thing going on for him. I think he could pull this off.

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

14 Robert Pattinson Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, producer, model, and musician. He started his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a 2005 fantasy film.

Just cause why not

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 Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and physical transformations for his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Forbes magazine more.
17 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?
18 Jensen Ackles Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor and director. He is mostly known for his role as Dean Winchester on the CW fantasy series Supernatural. He is also 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.

I also think Jared Padalecki would make a good Christian Grey

19 Chace Crawford
20 Taylor Kitsch
21 Paul Wesley

He would be so hot as Christian Grey, I know this post is old and Jamie Dornan has already been casted (he did a great job) but I would love to see Paul Wesley as Christian. He can clearly do it!

Just look at his hair! He is the right age too... Not too old to play the part. He has a great physique!

22 Wentworth Miller Wentworth Earl Miller III (born June 2, 1972) is a British-American actor, model, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence following his role as Michael Scofield in the Fox series Prison Break, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for best actor in a leading role. more.
23 Jessie Pavelka
24 Chris Evans Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.

It certainally would have been funny to se a 49 year old, high pitched, ginger haired, specky four eyes try to make out with someone half his age.

Buck toothed ginger haired man from the BBC? Are you insane?

25 George MacKay George MacKay is a British actor best known for his role as Davy Henshaw in the 2013 musical film Sunshine on Leith (which featured songs from The Proclaimers)

Sunshine on Leith crooner, MacKay would be 500 miles away from Leith to be this character.

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