Whee! It’s time for the Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

This year, Reel Infatuation runs June 7-9, and we want to hear about your film/TV/book character crush. (You can check out our “primer” here, or click here for suggestions on how to participate without writing a blog post.)

Here are the Rules:

  • Remember: The character is the thing! We’re looking to hear all about specific character crushes, not generically dreamy performers.
  • Our main focus is cinema, but your character crushes may come from different media (television, books), any era (silents, early talkies, contemporary sources), any language, etc. Is your favourite character from a silent Italian film or a new Korean novel? Please share!
  • Duplicates and multiple entries are not only allowed, but encouraged. The more the merrier (or even The More the Merrier, co-starring multiple character crush Joel McCrea)…
  • Please post on the day of your choice.

My co-host – and brains behind the operation – is the fabulous Maedez of Font and Frock and A Small Press Life.

Please let us know your choice in the comments below or @925screenings on Twitter. Help yourself to a banner, and we’ll see you at the party in June!


Font and Frock – Andy Travis (Gary Sandy) from WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982)

Silver Screenings – Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) in The Truman Show (1988)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) in The Great Gatsby (2013)

Caftan Woman – Tom Destry (Audie Murphy) in Destry (1954)

I Found it at the Movies – Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) and Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin) in Midnight Run (1988)

Pale Writer – Sister Luke (Audrey Hepburn) in The Nun’s Story (1959)

Poppity Talks Classic Film – David Linden (Robert Young) in The Shining Hour (1938)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Leopold Dilg (Cary Grant) and Michael Lightcap (Ronald Colman) The Talk of the Town (1942)

Words Seem Out of Place – Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Critica Retro – Charlie Jackson (Douglas Fairbanks) in The Nut (1921)

The Story Enthusiast – Melanie Wilkes (Olivia de Havilland) in Gone With the Wind (1939)

A Person in the Dark – Biff Grimes (James Cagney) in The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Whimsically Classic – Greg Brady (Barry Williams) from The Brady Bunch (1969-1974)

Whimsically Classic – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca (1942)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayes) and one of his casual suits from the Dr. Kildare film series (1938-1942)

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Dr. Frederick Steele (George Brent) in Dark Victory (1939)

His Fame Still Lives – Floreal Rameau (inspiration for Rudolph Valentino’s character) in A Sainted Devil (1924)

Wide Screen World – Matilda (Mara Wilson) in Matilda (1996)

Fading, but not Forgotten – Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage) in Moonstruck (1987)

4 Star Films – Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Happily blogging about old movies and using the royal "We".

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