HBO is on fire this year. Although well known for its quality programming, it's the cable channel's quality of gorgeous guys that appears to be eclipsing its 19 primetime Emmy wins this past year. Now, with the much anticipated Season 2 of "Game of Thrones," more magnificent men will be added to its roster. In appreciation for all the hot men, we count down the top five hottest HBO hunks. If your favorite doesn't make the cut, feel free to sound off in the comments.
The 6'5" Hawaii native, Jason Momoa, is an expert at playing barbaric warriors like Conan the Barbarian and the now deceased horse lord, Kahl Drogo, on Season 1 of "Game of Thrones." Don't let all that brutish barbarism fool you, though. Momoa started his entertainment career as a fresh faced model and later as a cast regular on "Baywatch Hawaii." This is one hunk most ladies beg on fan forums to be man handled by even though he is happily married with the wife and mother of his two children, Lisa Bonet.
The recently single "True Blood" werewolf has many fans howling at the moon over his rugged good looks. After the breakup of his engagement to aspiring actress Audra Marie in September, Joe Manganiello has been spotted bar hopping with no shortage of ladies on his arm. One wonders if art is imitating life, since Manganiello's character, Alcide, is also recently single and has his eye on Sookie (Anna Paquin). Both Manganiello's and his character's love lives remain up in the air.
Michael Pitt's first major film role was as androgynous rocker Tommy Gnosis in the cult rock film "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." He not only proved he could do a barely there pair of leather pants justice but that his acting chops would take him far. Now he plays a budding gangster in prohibition era Atlantic City. His work is as eclectic as his abilities and, along with his bee stung lips and baby blue eyes, has helped him amass hordes of adoring fans.
Alexander Skarsgard as Eric the vampire Sheriff of Area 5 has countless rabid "True Blood" fans begging him to bite them. The statuesque blond, blue-eyed Swede is not afraid to go for the kill when it comes to his character's ruthless pursuit of power and passion which has led to his status as a bona fide lady-killer. Skarsgard is currently unattached after his split from girlfriend of two years and co-star in the film "Straw Dogs," Kate Bosworth.
Thomas Jane plays male prostitute and former high school teacher Ray Drecker on HBO's "Hung." Among all the happy endings and wacky pimp wars, Jane reveals his sensitive side along with plenty of skin and a very sizeable commodity which helps him in his new career path. Jane's made a smash in this dark comedy of role reversals and its success proves he is worth paying for in premium cable bills.
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- Jason Momoa
- Joe Manganiello
- Alexander Skarsgard