Our monthly look at magazine covers around the world reveals somewhat slim pickings for the beginning of fall 2012… Where are all the sexy guys? We do have David Beckham on Europe’s Esquire, but really, can’t we do better… while Colin Farrell—looking a bit overly airbrushed—casts an odd expression on Men’s Health overseas (also appearing on Details). Adele continues to dazzle on Rolling Stone. And Brazil’s edition of Billboard offers a fun mash-up of Lady Gaga and Madonna. On the cover of Elle, Britney Spears has never looked more comely.
The celeb that appears on more covers this month than any other: Blake Lively, who begins a new season of Gossip Girl, in addition to her recent nuptials with perpetually gorgeous Ryan Reynolds. Daniel Craig is runner-up, as promotional wheels start turning for upcoming bond flick Skyfall (whose kickass new theme is sung by Adele).
Looking ahead, here’s hoping that as the WB’s Arrow gains traction, we’ll be seeing Stephen Amell begin to grace covers of Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness… and The Smoking Nun’s roster of candidates for 2012’s Sexiest Men Alive.
And speaking of, we certainly can’t leave out the best mag cover of the month: William Levy’s appearance on People En Espanol as its encore Sexiest Man of the Year. Oh, yes! *
Less than a decade ago, handsome Ryan Reynolds—who celebrated his 35th birthday Sunday, Oct. 23—was on his way to being a kinetic king of comedy in the lead of 2002’s sassy Lampoon’s Van Wilder.
But in recent years, he not only got boffo buff, but proved his acting chops in such roles as smash romantic comedy The Proposal with Sandra Bullock, the harrowing Buried, and then as a true-blue action hero, in X-Men Orgins: Wolverine, Blade: Trinity and this year, as the lead in hit flick Green Lantern.
His latest release is drama Fireflies in the Garden with Julia Roberts and Willem Dafoe, which was filmed three years ago and released Oct. 14, thanks to his box-office moxie. Reynold is currently filming action thriller Safe House with Denzel Washington, scheduled for release in February 2012; and R.I.P.D., an action-comedy crime film based on the comic book Rest In Peace Department, due in June 2013.
Reynolds appeared in People mag’s Sexiest Man Alive lists in 2008 and 2009 and garnered the cover honor in 2010. In April 2011, he was ranked No. 15 on People’s Most Beautiful 2011 list.
Thanks: Greg In Hollywood