5 Actors Who Are Nice Guys On And Offscreen
11:00 am, June 1st | by
Nice men are difficult to come by — and this statement is especially applicable to Hollywood, where bad behavior is rampant and entitlement is poisonous and destructive. We wrote yesterday that some male celebrities have let us down by being total sweethearts on camera but complete creeps once they check out for the day, but we didn’t want to seem incredibly cynical or beat up on guys too much. So we thought we’d give props to the actors who are gentlemanly on screen and in real life. Here are a few famous fellows who treat women well in all facets of life.
Jason Segel is about as perfect as they come, and I say this without a hint of exagerration. The comedian plays a down-to-earth brokenhearted guy in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and appears to be just as nice in real life. In addition to
voicing support for Hillary Clinton, Segel has also been spotted playing with girlfriend Michelle Williams's daughter, who reportedly loves him. Who wouldn't, though?
No one is particularly likeable on "Gossip Girl," but Badgley's character, Dan has more integrity than everyone on the Upper East Side combined. He looks out for Blair when she enters an unhappy marriage, is utterly devoted to Serena, and always sticks up for the little guy. Badgley
does the same on his own time by supporting the struggling folks at Occupy Wall Street, staying politically active, and being a good boyfriend. That's another thing: Unlike a lot of Tinseltown playboys, Badgley has always been more of a relationship person, having dated "GG" co-star Blake Lively for several years and settled down with current squeeze, Zoe Kravitz. It's nice to see a celebrity of his caliber be a one-woman kind of guy rather than the all-too-common womanizer who doesn't know how to be a decent human being.
The "Harry Potter" star couldn't be more lovable on film, but he's also appealing in real life. Since immersing into the public eye a little more than a decade ago, he has
donated his clothes to charity and cancer research and kept a pretty low profile, unlike some of his "HP" castmates. A few years ago, he also called out partygirl Lindsay Lohan on her ego, and this was long overdue.
Jon Hamm hasn't exactly been a prince onscreen, but he may as well be one everywhere else. Last month, the "Mad Men" star
participated in a video for Rookie in which he provided advice for teen girls. One young lady asked what to do upon passing gas in front of guys, to which Hamm responded, "everybody farts." In the words of Amy Tennery, "Jon Hamm, where were you when I was in high school?"
needs no explanation, especially since "The Notebook" heartthrob actually dated co-star Rachel McAdams after filming the movie. He also disliked when others compared their onscreen relationship to their in real life situation: "But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that." This guy exists.