Michael Fassbender thinks he’s ‘better looking’ than Tom Hiddleston

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Michael Fassbender is gearing up to promote Alien: Covenant, which comes out on May 19th (wow, that’s happening a lot sooner than I was expecting). Covenant is kind of a sequel to the pile of dog poop that was Prometheus. Prometheus is a great example of Hollywood thinking “we’ll just get a bunch of big names together to reboot this franchise and it will be amazing!” and no one thought to double-check the actual script, which was inane. I have higher hopes for Covenant, just because it seems like a return to Alien/Aliens vibes. Fassbender returns in this film as another android, Walter. So, he chatted with Australia’s Daily Telegraph about the film, camomile tea, and how he’s better looking than Tom Hiddleston. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

He’s not ready to become a full-time surfer: “Definitely not. I’m pretty bad but I’m enthusiastic. The shark alarm went off there last time and I have a healthy fear of them. If I’m in a very sharky spot I try to leave my imagination on the beach.

What he’s most afraid of: “Mob mentality and xenophobia.”

Whether CGI will make actors irrelevant one day: “Probably. With [the development of] virtual reality, the experience of going to see a movie will be different because it’s almost like the video-game world and movie-going experience sort of meet. So you go to watch Alien: Covenant and you are David, you choose one of the characters that you want to be, and you experience it that way.

How it feels to turn 40: “I felt a little shaky … No, I felt good, but birthdays always make me feel a little bit weird anyway. Maybe it’s the idea that I’m getting older.

How he copes with stress: “Chamomile tea.”

Why he keeps his private life so secretive: “Number one, I think it’s effective for me as an actor because I want to be able to disappear into the characters I play. I don’t want the audience to be distracted by whatever else is seen of me in the real world. I would consider myself a private person. I work in a medium where we rely on the public to go see it. But my own life is for me.

How often he gets mistaken for Tom Hiddleston: “Happens all the time. I can see the similarities, but I’m better looking than him [laughs]. Other than that, yes. I like Tom.”

[From The Daily Telegraph]

I know he was just joking around, but is that a thing? Do people really confuse Fassbender and Hiddleston? That is… unfortunate. They are completely different kinds of dudes with completely different accents and vibes and everything. The one thing I’ll give you is that Fassbender can do a pretty posh-sounding British accent so maybe that reminds people of Tom? Oh, I’ll also give you this: they’re both sort of gingery, but obviously Fassbender is full-ginger and Tom tries to hide his ginger-ness. But still, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. Apples being well-hung Irish-German sex maniacs who could have sexual chemistry with mailboxes, and oranges being twee, posh, vaguely asexual Englishmen who cry to GQ about breaking up with Taylor Swift. I’m just saying, it’s difficult to assess what different people will find attractive. Hiddleston is like a delicate, pretty bird who weeps after sex. Fassbender is like the handsome con-man who will steal all of your money but only after he bangs you properly.

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  1. Lindy79 says:

    he’s right

    • Juliaoc says:

      Yes. Yes, he is.

    • Cupcake says:

      Oh god is he ever!

      • SM says:

        What we really want to know is who has a bigger dong. No. I don’t. But obviously mixing up of the two is a thing. I remember James Corden had a segment of what stars dislike and Tom said he doesn’t like when people ask him for a Fassbender autograph and then James said he disliked it when Fassbender brushed him off and did not give him the autograph.

      • Gina says:

        SM I hope he earned the moniker FassDong after we saw him in a form fitting superhero get up as Magneto in X-Men, for good reason 🙂 He’s rumoured to be on a par with John Hamn and Liam Neeson. Sorry everyone… my husband has been away for 3 months…

      • Annetommy says:

        If you want to see Fassbender’s tackle in all its glory there is the film Shame. It got great reviews but I had to turn it over after 10 minutes of watching Michael’s micky slapping against his thigh. Impressive but not attractive. I think the evidence is that Hiddles wasn’t at the back of the queue when dangly bits were being given out.

    • NtSoSclBtrfly says:

      Well, duh! 😉

    • Florence says:

      Yep, he’s totally right even if he’s joking, it reminds me of the sense of humor of my Irish friends.

  2. ell says:

    they’re both unattractive, although fassbender is a better actor. also, both of them should start wearing sun protection.

    • Jenni says:

      Exactly. I don’t get the appeal. They are both overrated.

      • rachel says:

        Sun protection especially if you’ re ginger like Fassbender.

      • Itteh Bitteh says:

        I find them both to usually be better in action. For awhile, I couldn’t understand the appeal, of Fassbender in particular. And then I saw him act. The man exudes sex appeal.

    • nafisa says:

      This. Standards are so very low for men to be considered good looking, yet so high and unforgiving for women.

      • Jaqen says:

        Actually, no they’re not. There’s lots of attractive women on this site who are considered average, bland or unattractive by many commentators (Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston). Attraction is a subjective thing.

      • nafisa says:


        I think you just proved my point, tbh.

  3. iris west-allen says:

    The headline is wrong.

    “Thinks” should be replaced by “Knows”.

    Common mistake.

  4. V4Real says:

    They are both attractive men but I think Fassy is more bangable. Tom doesn’t start my engine but Fassy can rev the hell out of it.

  5. AnkitaH says:

    Couldn’t agree more.

  6. AG-UK says:

    I agree and he’s sexier too.

  7. Anon says:

    I don’t find either of them physically attractive. And I’m still not sure who Fassbender is. I hear his name and I’ve seen pictures on here before, but I’d have a hard time picking him out of a lineup. I have no idea if I’ve ever seen anything he’s in.

    • V4Real says:

      You didn’t see 12 Years a Slave or the movie with his exposed peninsula, Shame. Also the recent XMen movies or the film he did with Alicia what’s her name?

      • Anon says:

        I went just went through his IMBD. The only thing I’ve seen him in is 12 Years (when it first came out) but I don’t actually remember him in it.

      • Guesto says:

        If you don’t remember Fassbender in 12 years a Slave, well, that makes me more than speechless. He was the bad ass everyone hated and he was incredible in that movie.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      You need to see Shame, it’s just brilliant.

      • spidey says:

        😆 Come on now – nothing to do with brilliant and every thing to do with ……

  8. Sixer says:

    One’s got no top lip and the other one stole his jaw from Desperate Dan.

    But I fancy both, mea maxima culpa. I’d be – marginally – less likely to ball gag Fassbender. With marginally being the operative word.

    • Grace says:

      Haha! Marginally – very important operative word. 😉

    • Lightpurple says:

      It is a good thing we keep a large supply of ball gags handy.

    • Jegede says:


      Have you been taking lessons from QQ?!

      • Lightpurple says:

        Sixer is uniquely Sixer as she always has been. With all due respect to QQ.

      • Sixer says:

        Well, I haven’t been very funny lately since there’s really been eff all to laugh about. I need to get back to snarking with a light heart. If only the bloody world would let me!

      • Lightpurple says:

        @Sixer, we need our internet boyfriends to go on a binge of silly behavior: more chasing of mo-peds by The Bloke; more getting hit by boxers for Idris; more sonnet-spouting to ducks from LEGS. Not these silly things but new silly things for all of them. And something silly for Fassy too. And more Bill Nighy and Eamonn Walker. The whole world needs more Bill Nighy and Eamonn Walker.

      • Sixer says:

        We need something to distract us, that’s for sure.

    • Sixer says:

      I’m currently shocking the Sixlets with my jailbait love for Stormzy, which they feel is inappropriate. They seem to think ball gagging men my own age is actually proper behaviour!

      • Lightpurple says:

        Raising them to know what to expect. Stormzy is an adult, not jailbait, and a fine choice.

      • slowsnow says:

        My kids are off to a Stormzy concert tonight and because money is not great this year I had to pass. I am so envious.
        Just this morning I was telling my 16 year old son how I find Stormzy so beautiful and I guess he is now disensitized to my comments. He just smiled.
        Then again Stormzy is what 23, I am 40 so in HW terms it’s fine! 😉

      • Sixer says:

        Actually, slowsnow, you are right. (I’m 42). In the full matriarchy where I am Glorious Leader and Fassplonker and Hiddlesburp are employed as lickers of my chariot wheels, my imperial marriage to Stormzy will be perfectly acceptable.

        (He goes topless in his gigs, you know. I am addicted to the gifs of this phenomenon).

      • Lightpurple says:

        Honking for Stormzy coverage.

      • KJA says:

        If Stormzy starts getting coverage on Celebitchy this might be the first time I will have to fight people over someone

      • Sixer says:

        It’s not me, is it? He is BLOODY GORGEOUS.

      • third ginger says:

        Rave on, Sixer. Long be the reign of the inappropriate Moms!!

      • KJA says:

        Sixer, he’s so great! His album is on constant repeat for me. He dragged the club DSTRKT in one of his songs because they have racist door policies-some promoters actively keep dark skinned black women out. He also uplifts young people, talks openly about depression, destigmatising it for black youth, and he looks great without a shirt

        Ok, I’ll stop now

      • Lightpurple says:

        Yes, Sixer, he is BLOODY GORGEOUS.

      • Sixer says:

        Lightpurple – he really, really is.

        KJA – won’t lie, I like guitar-based music so grime generally doesn’t do it for me musically, although I am interested in the lyrics and what they have to say. But grime as a genre and a concept and an achievement? I love all of it. No interest from moneymen, so they made their own labels. All that shiznit with the racist form 696 but people went to see them wherever and however anyway. Ignored by national radio and awards. And now they’re making shedloads of cash and I love their attitude to the newfound mainstream attention – “Yeah, we always knew we were great. Nice to see you johnnycomelatelies catching up.” And as for Stormzy himself, he seems so lovely! Competitive book nerd at school. Open to challenges about misogyny. Prepared to talk about mental health.

        Ok. I’ve gushed. Shall we fight for him now?!

      • slowsnow says:

        @Sixer @lightpurple @KJA
        I love his music, always loved hip-hop, rap you name it. Listen to DREAMERS DISEASE @Sixer, it’s beautiful. And he. is. bloody. gorgeous. So I’m fighting you all for Stormzy. (Who also said in an interview, when asked if he thought the government did enough for disadvantadged kids: the system is not made for everyone so you have to make your own place in it. Bloody WOW).
        He also got 6 A* in his GCSE’s which I find hilarious to tell my own kids.

      • KJA says:

        Slowsnow, the more I learn the more I like him, I need to get to one of his shows soon! It’s brilliant what they’ve done, isn’t it Sixer? I wonder if the Brit Awards will actually get around to giving him and other grime artists their dues next year?

        What’s the proper protocol for fighting over him then? All out brawl or do we do it in rounds?

      • Sixer says:

        It is brilliant, what they’ve done. The best culture always comes from the working classes and the marginalised, if you ask me. Always the most vivid with the most energy attached.

        I think we should have a chariot race. My wheels are already licked.

      • KJA says:

        Huh-I’ll be honest, I was hoping for more of a brawl because I think I would have a better chance. But since the rest of you have other internet boyfriends and I only have eyes for Stormzy (and Idris Elba when he’s quiet), I will stick with it and do the whole chariot racing thing. Didn’t think I would regret not doing the Roman Archaeology modules of my degree, maybe that would have been helpful in this….

      • Sixer says:

        Eve used to make us have virtual shanking sessions?

      • slowsnow says:

        I mean, I can settle for Fassy but, to be honest and braggy, Mr. Slowsnow looks a bit like him without the shagging mailboxes thing (freestyling here from what Kaiser wrote). Which is probably why I am partial to the charms of Mr. Fassy. So my internet boyfriend SHOULD be Stormzy.
        I am sure we can all agree now. I take him – I mean he is taking care of two of my kids tonight so we’re practically family. Shirtless, might I add, as per @Sixer’s infos.

      • KJA says:

        Slowsnow, you already have a Fassbender of sorts-be nice! I used to have so many interent boyfriends but they all started saying annoying things-let to me have this one. I’ll invest in a shank or chariot for the cause

      • Sixer says:

        Of course, we could always share? Revolutionary concept, I know.

      • KJA says:

        Sharing works too-very mature and modern of us

      • slowsnow says:

        @Sixer Haha! I know, how very seventies of you. I love it. You wouldn’t mean at the same time would you? That’s too forward for me.
        @KJA That’s what I get for braggin’. You can have him tomorrow. Tonight he’s taking care of my chidren.

  9. CarrieUK says:

    I’ll take them both thanks, if I was pushed to chose I’d go Fassbender but serious I really don’t mind!

    You know I bought a pair of shoes the other day cause they where called Loki (they are lovely) I’m 39…..I need to grow up

  10. Lightpurple says:

    They’ve both said before that they get mistaken for one another. And they both have a sense of humor about it.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Kind of like you and lightpurple being mistaken for one another… You live a celebrity life my dear!

  11. lannisterforever says:

    Both gorgeous but I don’t think they look alike at all? Maybe the eyes a little bit but otherwise I really don’t see it?

  12. Char says:

    I wouldn’t have thought they look anything alike until you put up those profile shots. I still don’t see how people would confuse them, but I can a few similarities in the profile shots, like their hairline. But from the front they don’t look at all alike, IMO. But I don’t think I could name any movie Fassbender is in, & I only know Hiddleston as Loki, so I’m not super familiar with either of them, other than what I read here.

  13. grabbyhands says:

    Hiddleston is like a delicate, pretty bird who weeps after sex. Fassbender is like the handsome con-man who will steal all of your money but only after he bangs you properly.

    This is probably the most accurate thing that will ever be written considering these two men. Spot on, Kaiser!

    • slowsnow says:

      A much as I adore the idea that is usually cherished here about Fassy being a dog – which he probably isn’t but who knows – I find this much more accurate: Fassy is

      “well-hung Irish-German sex maniacs who could have sexual chemistry with mailboxes”.

      Dang just the pictures of his profile and I get the fasstingles!

      Bradshaw from the Guardian once wrote that he smiles like a “sexy crocodile”.

      There should be a book with all the fassydescriptions. This one today would make the cut for sure! Well done Kaiser!

    • Lex says:

      These are the funniest descriptions Ive ever read on this site! I dont understand Hiddleston’s appeal.. he is like a cold wet teabag discarded on the bench

    • detritus says:

      Haha yes, the descriptions were excellent, and I totally agree with the grabbyhands (and it seems most of us lol) assessment.

  14. Izzy says:

    Prometheus was a hot mess because Damon “Never Met a Plot Line He Didn’t Want to Unravel” Lindelof did the rewrite. The original script leaked and I read it, it needed some work but was far better than the miasma we ended up with.

  15. Lily says:

    Although Fassbender has disappointed and bored lately, he’s better looking and better actor than Tom. I miss the old fresh, natural, wild Fassy. I was a huge fan, now he is just meh.

    • slowsnow says:

      Yes, his film choices have been strange. Even The Light Between Two Oceans or whatever was not great. But I did like Macbeth.
      I loved him in Fish Tank. One of his best films.

      • third ginger says:

        Almost forgot FISH TANK. It was great!

      • lily says:

        Was not great is too kind, it was as cheesy as the book, not my cup of tea. He needs to change his team asap, he is losing his mojo. I liked Macbeth and Slow West, hope Alien will be better. His old movies were great, the Steve McQueen triology, Fish Tank, Inglourious Bastards, etc.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I liked Slow West a lot. And Frank, he even though he spent the whole movie wearing a giant paper mache head.

      • slowsnow says:

        Oh gosh I also loved Slow West, that’s the most recent film of his that I really liked. He’s such a good actor.

      • Annetommy says:

        Another Fish Tank fan here.

  16. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    I think Fassbander has a more traditionally masculine feel to him but other than that I can see how they get confused.

    For a casual viewer that doesn’t follow gossip nor reads interviews, they are two British (yes, I know Fassy is Irish, but I don’t think many care) dudes that pick similar roles (a bit of historical drama, superheroes, biographies, fail at action films), in which they don’t often look like themselves.

    I’ve seen Hiddleston confused with Redmayne for a silimar reason, because I think Tom is right in the middle of these two with his looks and the roles he picks. Cumberbatch gets confused with all of these for some reason, although he has – unlike the other three – very distinctive facial features.

    • Skylark says:

      Really, you know he’s Irish but you still refer to him as British? With that logic, you might as well call him Spanish or Japanese. British indeed. He’s Irish and yes, people do care.

      While I like both, Fassy and Tom are worlds apart in looks, talent, screen presence and sex appeal.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        I’m honesty willing to bet that a huge majority of people who don’t follow these men (and are not from Ireland or GB to hear the accent right away) don’t know the difference in their nationalities neither do they care, so this is another aspect that makes them interchangable. That was my point, not that you can call the Irish British.

      • Skylark says:

        Perhaps then you should have said that in the first place.

        Your comment suggests you really don’t know much about Fassbender if you think that he and Hiddleston could be viewed ‘by a huge majority’ as ‘interchangeable’ actors.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        Well, I thought that “For a casual viewer that…” covered what I meant, but apparently not for everyone, but I’ve clarified it, so now I hope it’s clear?

        And believe it or not, but I know more about Fassy than I do about Hiddleston, I even like him better. And yet I can totally see why people who don’t follow them sometimes mix them up. The comments made in the past by both actors support that, too.

      • Annetommy says:

        Yeah, I’m with you Skylark. Ireland’s been independent for nearly one hundred years and some people need to educate themselves.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        It’s not that people wouldn’t know Ireland is a separate country. It’s that they often don’t know Fassbender is Irish. He gets shoved up with the British guys very often. Has really none of you noticed that?

  17. Skye says:

    Ha! Loved your apples/oranges assessment. I’m suddenly in the mood for a Red Delicious.

  18. third ginger says:

    I fail to see the resemblance. Must be my tired old eyes. Each is attractive, and each is talented. However, I cannot summon any maternal feelings about Fassbender while I consider Tom my “pretend son.” Both are young enough to be my sons.

    • detritus says:

      Fassbender is what my partner calls nasty hot.
      He means they look like they have a little edge and are sexy, like they have a dirty secret they might tell you if you are lucky. Pretty much the opposite of lost little boy/girl.

  19. third ginger says:

    For anyone not familiar with Fassbender’s spectacular acting, see INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, X-MEN FIRST CLASS, 12 YEARS A SLAVE.

    More controversial roles: HUNGER and SHAME.

    He’s earned 2 OSCAR nominations.

    • slowsnow says:

      Don’t forget Fish Tank by a female director, Andrea Arnold.
      And the way he described how he was directed by her to do such an unforgiving and ambivalent character is great (somewhere on youtube). Jokes and sexual chemistry between him and me aside, he is quite an intelligent man.

    • OhDear says:

      He was great in Macbeth as well (though the DRAMATIC WHISPERING got annoying after a while).

      • slowsnow says:

        A little bit yeah. But wanting to bang Macbeth, yeah, I did.

      • spidey says:

        Trouble is, when I went to see Macbeth you couldn’t hear to dialogue which rather spoiled it. And I really didn’t think that much of Slow West – plot holes the size of America to start with!

    • Deering says:

      His Rochester in JANE EYRE was ace work, as well. Smoking hot, to boot.

  20. Jellybean says:

    I like Fassbender much more than Hiddleston, but he isn’t that believable as a posh Englishman. His accent is rather strained, in the same way that Chris Hemsworth’s is. Gwenyth Paltrow and Renee Zellwegger have much more lived in English accents and I don’t think I would pick them out of a crowd as fakes. I would certainly know Fassy and Hemsworth had not been raised in the UK, just like I would know that Hiddleston really had been raised with a silver spoon wedged up his bottom.

    • third ginger says:

      I’m not British,so I would not know. However, Hiddleston convinced most critics he was Hank Williams. The movie was awful, and no one saw it. The performance, however, was praised. Really a shame, but that’s show business.

    • Lex says:

      He is quite a skilled linguist though, speaking many languages believably in Xmen. I usually cringe at poor French accents but his was 👌

      • Jellybean says:

        That is interesting. I guess being raised bilingual helps. It is just my view, but sometimes you just know when you hear it, even if you can’t explain why. Bridget Jones’ accent was all over the place, but so is mine, it changes depending on the person I am speaking to and their accent. I don’t do this on purpose and that is just how it felt with her accent too. Maybe some people are just too precise and that can be jarring. I think it was Jeremy Renner talking about working on The Town who taped a load of Charlestown locals reading out the same joke and they all pronounced it differently, at which point he just said forget it, get in character and the accent will come. That stemmed from Ben Affleck’s refusal to let his actors have accent coaches and it certainly worked for Renner because his is considered one of the best Boston accents in movies. Obviously I can’t pick out a good from a bad American accent, but I think you can still tell when the accent feels like it belongs to the person, even it isn’t regionally spot on. Depsite all that I really enjoy Fassy’s work.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Affleck actually does give them an “accent” coach but instead of some person who claims to be a professional dialect or accent coach, he assigns them an individual from the same neighborhood/social class/education level as the person they are playing. In addition to whatever he taped, Renner had a local on set with him from the Charlestown projects who would run his lines with him. He gave Amy Ryan a woman from the same street her character lived on for Gone Baby Gone.

      • Jellybean says:

        Thank you lightpurple, I didn’t know that detail. Amy Ryan’s accent and overall performance was brilliant too.

  21. Sage says:

    Michael Fassbender is absolutely correct.

  22. littlemissnaughty says:

    He’s only 40? He should moisturize more.

  23. supamast says:

    Tom Hiddleston looks like a twat. But Michael Fassbender always looks like he smells of alcohol and cigarettes and body odor. So they both lose.

    • Kali says:

      I like a man to smell faintly of alcohol, cigarettes and body odour. Hiddle looks like he smells of lavender room freshener and earl gray tea. Olfactory win to fassbender for me.

      • Gretchen says:

        “Hiddle looks like he smells of lavender room freshener and earl gray tea.” LMFAO that’s exactly it, hahaha

      • justme says:

        Funny if there is one thing almost everyone who actually meets Hiddleston says it’s that he smells wonderful.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Just watch the first minute. Sharon Osbourne smelling Tom Hiddleston. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwkWY6VxDpM

      • Cranberry says:

        Yup. justme & LP are right. It has been declared by several fans that met him on RC or took a selfie with Tom that he smells really good.

        Tom looks like the fresher, taller, “marginally” similar version of Fassy. I don’t think they look alike, but in a very general way I can see how many people would mistake the two Brits (non-American, English speaking men). There’s so many celebrities these days to keep track of, and most people don’t necessarily follow actors careers. They mostly rely on face recognition when they see movie ads. So even though Fassy is more famous and been around longer in big movies, it’s not like he’s Brad Pitt that’s been in tabloids for decades now. He can still be mistaken, or rather usually Tom is mistaken for Fassy.

  24. rachel says:

    Lmao. He’s obviously joking but man he is more attractive. Well, I guess Alien promo has begin the last time I’ve heard of him he was in Cape Town with Vikander.

  25. Jaqen says:

    What are you seeing? Fassbender is not a full ginger. He has brown hair and ginger facial hair which is common with Northern European men. Hiddleston is fair-haired.

    • Kove says:

      Exactly! neither of them have ever been ginger.

      You can see Fassbender’s natural light brown hair in his work from when he was a kid, and Hiddleston has naturally blonde hair in his childhood photos and early work too…having a bit of ginger in your facial hair does not !
      Make you ginger

      What does Kaiser mean, hiding it? How can you hide what’s not there.

    • Kitten says:

      Beards don’t lie, man. Fassy has a fantastic ginger beard when he lets it grow in.

      • justme says:

        My husband has (or had – it’s going gray now) dark brown hair. He also had a reddish beard. My father had light brown hair with touches of gold. He also had a reddish beard. Hiddleston also has a reddish beard. It is pretty common among Northern European men as @Jaqen said.

  26. detritus says:

    Sharky is very conman sexy. He will steal your wallet and your heart, and i fondly imagine this is through very high quality no strings attached banging.

    The Dancing Bear will sing you songs and write poems about your eyes ,and be silly and earnest, and dance like a fool at weddings, and make grand gestures like wearing a shirt with your initials for the paps to see.

  27. krAkken says:

    Um. These male Caucasian actor types DO all look the same.

  28. Tulip says:

    It’s not an even playing field at the moment. I think Tom can be very sexy, but he needs to distract the public from that awful breakup. A new movie with a character he can really sink his teeth into would do wonders and would add (a lot) more comments here in his favour.

    • third ginger says:

      Posters who dislike a particular actor are not usually persuaded by their work. They have their strong opinions just as I have mine.

      • Tulip says:

        @Third Ginger. Agree to disagree. I think there are actors whose roles define them or are so charismatic or magnetic in a role that it boosts their sex appeal (and then you have actors who are also rich/powerful which is a powerful aphrodisiac all by itself ). I think that Tom Hiddleston had a huge success with his Loki character, and if he can find another (possibly very different) character to make his own, quite a few people would change their minds (while being baffled as to why they like him since he doesn’t match their usual criteria for sexy).

      • third ginger says:

        Oh, I would love for him to get more great roles in which he can show his range, which I believe is impressive. For me, it would not even have to be sexy if it won him critical praise or a nomination. However, he did get rave reviews and awards for THE NIGHT MANAGER. Many swooned over him, but that did not make non-fans appreciate him any more.

        I don’t know how often you read CB, but a number of posters here actually argue that the more they see Hiddleston, the less they like him.

      • Tulip says:

        @Third Ginger. I didn’t realize some posters felt that way. But even though others disagree, I still believe in his ability to seduce from the silver screen.

    • spidey says:

      I tend to quote Coriolanus for Tom getting his teeth into a role. And he has always been honest in saying that he knows he has never been the Alpha male.

      There is something rather shark like about Michael Fassbender. But some people are taking what was a joke, very nicely answered, a bit too seriously. It was nice that he made a point of say that he likes Tom though.

      • third ginger says:

        Hello, dear. Isn’t it funny? In 2017, we are still arguing about what boy is the cutest.

      • dave says:

        Hello there, how are you? Just because the body gets older, doesn’t mean the mind does? I’m still 21 in my head. Then I look in the mirror! 😱

        See my post at #33 and tell me what you think.

      • third ginger says:

        I also wonder if Hiddleston isn’t the better stage actor. Although I know most people here are talking about movies, in which Fassbender has gotten many more juicy roles. It’s really all about the opportunities. I don’t think at this stage of Tom’s career, you can make any absolute judgements.

  29. OhDear says:

    From a sociological perspective (particularly in how people think a man should be), it’s interesting to see how people are reacting to Fassy’s joke.

    • third ginger says:

      Yes. Particularly the hints and more than hints that Hiddleston is not masculine enough. This goes on all the time.

      • slowsnow says:

        I find it incredibly odd that Hiddles is descibed as not manly. They are very different typical heterosexual males imo.

      • third ginger says:

        I agree. However, in America, at least, very traditional, outdated ideas of masculinity are still prevalent. My daughter with the gender studies degree could lecture on it for hours.

    • Diana B says:

      This! I find Hiddles incredibly sexy and Fassbender just plain dirty (and not in the hot way) but I guess being sensitive and not perceived as an ultra masculine caveman is now not desirable. Eh…

      • spidey says:

        I’m with you Diana – not keen on cavemen myself.

        And TG you perhaps noticed my way of posting despite difficulties?

  30. allie says:

    There should be a punishment for people who confuse THE Fassbender with Hiddleston.

    • third ginger says:

      I like them both, but I was astonished that there were some who did not know Fassbender’s work. He’s been a major talent for a while now.

  31. Kmoe says:

    Can we please have a movie where he properly bangs women and then steals all their money?

  32. MI6 says:

    Nope. Wrong.
    Hiddleston is abjectly beautiful, inside and out. Fassy has more swag and is therefore sexier. For now.
    Hiddles will catch up. I continue to live in faith.

  33. third ginger says:

    I am transported back to my tenth grade slumber parties where we debated about the “cute boys.” Sadly for me, these took place in 1970.

    • detritus says:

      we all need some levity, and this reminds me of that as well.

      my best friend and i always disagreed on who was the hottest, and it worked out perfectly. looking back, her taste was much better than mine (I once picked Tom Cruise over Brad Pitt so shameful)

      • third ginger says:

        detritus, I’m so old that my first crush was the late Robert Vaughn, the original MAN FROM UNCLE. He was very political and very smart. I favor the intelligent actors.

      • spidey says:

        My first crush (apart from players in my favourite football team) was Robert Fuller!

      • third ginger says:

        Wagon Train!!! Yes.

      • jetlagged says:

        All of the classic TV westerns were shown in afternoon reruns when I was still in school. I was too young to see them the first time they were shown, but growing up I had serious crushes on Adam Cartwright and the guy who played Paladin in Have Gun Will Travel. I’m glad I grew up before talk shows took over syndicated television, the youth of today will never know the glory that was 60’s and 70’s television. Streets of San Francisco anyone?

      • spidey says:

        I was thinking more of Laramie!

      • Annetommy says:

        I loved James Drury, The Virginian 😍😍😍.

  34. someone says:

    I agree!!

  35. Zuzus Girl says:

    If we’re going for guys who vaguely look alike, I’ll have to go with Alexander Skarsgård for the win. Hiddles and Fassy are both okay actors though.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      Are you comparing Alexander Skarsgård to Fassbender or Hiddleston? 😀

      Interesting nonetheless, I don’t think he resembles neither.

      But this is coming from a person who can’t tell Ryan Gosling and Ryan Raynolds apart even if they’re standing next to each other.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I have a friend with the same problem. I had her completely baffled during one conversation by pointing out that: they’re both Canadian; they’re close in age; they both started acting as teens; they both have two daughters.

  36. Loz says:

    Why is Hiddleston not referred to as Scottish-English actor as his father is Scottish?

    • third ginger says:

      I think that’s British. But I have to defer to UK friends as I am a Yank.

    • jetlagged says:

      Why isn’t Fassbender referred to as German-Irish? His father is German – Michael was actually born in Germany, and grew up in Ireland.

      • justme says:

        The island of Britain is made up of 3 countries: England, Scotland and Wales. So if you are Scottish-English you are also British. Ireland is another island, although it is part of what is called the British Isles. Tom actually has a bit of German in him as well – on his mother’s side. His great grandfather Admiral Reginald Servaes’ grandparents were from Dusseldorf. Just a piece of useless information for everyone!

      • dave says:

        It is actually the Kingdom of Great Britain AND Northen Ireland. Ireland it a totally separate legal entity as a country even if it is joined to Northern Ireland geographically.

      • justme says:

        @dave – I just meant that Britain is the actual historic geographic name of the island – whatever the political divisions. “Great Britain” of course was used sometimes even before the kingdoms were actually united (dynastically under James I and politically in 1707). It was sometimes used (by Geoffrey of Monmouth for instance) to differentiate it from less Britannia (which is Brittany). But I’m not sure what the plans for the use of that phrase were if Scotland had seceded (or does yet) However, even if Scotland secedes it will still geographically be a country in Britain. And Northern Ireland will never be in Britain because it is geographically in Ireland.

      • Annetommy says:

        I have never heard Irish people refer to the British Isles. It’s a hangover from the Empire. Fassbender isn’t just German – Irish, he’s German – KERRYMAN. Even more special.

      • Justme says:

        @annetommy. The British Isles is just a geographic name. Nothing to do with the Empire. It actually includes lots of other islands too – 6,000 smaller ones as well as the big two. But yeah a lot of Irish folks don’t like that designation for obvious and understandable reasons.

    • Lightpurple says:

      @Loz, Hiddleston self-describes as “British, ” not English, not Scottish, but British.

  37. Camil says:

    Well, my dad confuses them all the time.

    Dad: Look! That’s Loki.
    Me: No, that’s Michael Fassbender
    Dad: …
    Me: Magneto from X-men
    Dad: No way, Magneto is the wizard of The Lord of the Rings.

    So, is pretty hilarious.

    • Lightpurple says:

      But he’s right! Because Magneto is also played by Ian McKellan, the wizard from Lord of the Rings. He’s thinking of the older X Men and you’re thinking of the newer ones.

      • Camil says:

        Yes, he’s right, in fact I prefer McKellen’s portrayal 🙂

        Although my dad has seen the new X-men movies he simply can’t recognize Fassbender (and he doesn’t care at all). We saw the Convenant trailer and he told me the same “Look, King Kong guy” (now Hiddleston in known in my house as “King Kong guy who is also a spy”. So, yes, my father is one of those persons that confuse Hiddles and Fassbender.

      • third ginger says:

        Camil, this is hilarious!!

    • mikajoe says:

      @camil now that is a good name. from now on I am gonna refer him “king kong guy who is also a spy”.
      😀 😀

      • The Hench says:

        @Camil, @Mikajoe, with apologies to you both but King Kong Guy has just set me off on a nostalgia run… I’m so sorry. It’s late, probably too late…

        Who is this superhero? Sarge?
        Rosemary, the telephone operator?
        No way, man!
        Tom, the mild mannered actor?
        Could be!

        King Kong Fooey! Sometimes plays a spy.
        King Kong Fooey! Quicker than the human eye.
        Oh he’s got effete style, a thin- lipped smile and a Jaguar that just won’t stop.
        When the going gets tough, he pretends to be rough
        With the King Kong Fooey chop!
        King Kong Fooey! Number one super guy
        King Kong Fooey! Always has to try.

        *slinks off*

  38. ar_uu says:

    They are very inter-changeable to me and both are quite nondescript.

    That is like elephant sh’t saying it is more handsome than dog sh’t. I do not get what people see in these guys, add that Cumberbitch to that list as well. Nebbish yet pretentious.

  39. Tanya says:

    I agree with him.

    The only time I’ve been attracted to Hiddleston is when he plays Loki. That’s it. It’s like Orlando Bloom playing Legolas. Once he removed the wig, the thrill left.

  40. justme says:

    I’m Irish American and very pale with light brown hair and blue eyes and a medium build. The African American young women who work at my local coffee shop always always mix me up with another middle aged Irish American woman with pale skin, blue eyes, light brown hair etc. We all think it is very funny because we don’t think we look alike, but they obviously do! I think most people just clock in their heads: Michael and Tom, both British Isles, pale, sort of lightish gingery hair, blue eyes – yeah they look alike. They don’t of course! I like them both and think they are both rather sexy in their very different ways.

  41. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    It’s true! I tend to think MF is having a laugh, but omg, it’s so effing true. Fassbender isn’t aging as well as TH, but I feel like TH is a dorky drama student all grown up and MF is just a sexy MFer.

  42. Tess says:

    He ain’t lying!

  43. Christina says:

    In other news, water is wet.

  44. PettyRiperton says:

    He’s not wrong, he does look better

  45. Minxx says:

    Fassbender is right: he’s more handsome, sexier and a better actor too. I don’t get Hiddleston’s appeal at all.

  46. slowsnow says:

    I love how there’s 156 comments to this today. And counting.

    • spidey says:

      Well we have been a bit Tom starved of late.

      But update – Skull island has passed $562m

    • third ginger says:

      As I said, everyone wants to argue about cute boys!!

      On a more serious note, I wish I had seen Hiddleston on stage. He’s been winning awards there since he was in his 20’s. I wonder if he is actually a better stage actor than Fassbender. Has he been in any plays? Fassbender has been getting incredible roles in film since he started working with Steve McQueen in HUNGER. It took their collaboration on 12 YEARS A SLAVE to get them the recognition they deserved.
      It’s obvious I like both young men very much. Just a sentimental old lady.


      • Guesto says:

        On stage: Hiddleston > Fassbender. All the way. You can actually see and hear the differences. Hiddleston is a classical trained stage actor. Fassbender isn’t. Movie wise Fassbender chose the better roles and films. As for people who say that Hiddleston can’t look manly, well I beg to differ. The 1883 shoot was very nice.

  47. spidey says:

    How often he gets mistaken for Tom Hiddleston: “Happens all the time. I can see the similarities, but I’m better looking than him [laughs]. Other than that, yes. I like Tom.”

    I thought that was a nice answer and he didn’t have to add that last sentence.

    • third ginger says:

      Most people in the business seem to like Tom. I have never read of any on set bad behavior.

  48. AnonNYC says:

    That whole last paragraph, is exactly why I love this site.

  49. Cici says:

    Well duh Mr.Every bad decision I could ever make is hotter. Was this ever truly a debate?!

  50. Camil says:

    They both are very attractive in their own way. The difference at least in my case is this: meanwhile I want a sculpture of Fassbender’s torso, every time I see Hiddleston I just want to.. bang him properly.

  51. Kitten says:

    Fassbender now and forever. Hiddles has never done anything for me.

  52. mikajoe says:

    meh fassy is only hot as magneto. Tom is hot as Loki and cap conrad recently. Though here’s today fassy looks fugly. :/

  53. callmeishmael says:

    Fassbender. Oh my lord. Great actor, dishes up charm, intelligence and thoughtfulness in interviews. But he has this ill-disguised manic, volatile aura which seduces and rings alarm bells in equal measures. He exudes sexual charisma from every pore. You know he’d be a fucking genius in bed, but you’d get emotionally involved at your peril. Just look at his eyes – we’re in Company of Wolves territory. Also, he’s scuppering his matinee idol face with hard living – he looks ridden hard and put away wet, which is exactly how he’d leave y… you get the picture.

    Hiddleston? Nope, no post-Fassbender energy left for an opinion.

  54. Guesto says:

    Let me put it that way: Fassbender is the guy you want to have an affair with. No strings. Someone on the DM said: The guy who gives you the time of your life until you realize that he cheated on you with your best mate or your daughter. Hiddleston on the other side isn’t really sexy but tends to be the guy you would be commited to as he is your safe haven. Or how people commented on the DM: the guy who looks like a mouse but reminds you to buy flowers for your mother and wears silly t-shirts with your name on it. As for the acting part: Fassbender beats Hiddleston but only in cinema. Never on stage aka theatre.

  55. virginfangirl2 says:

    I vote for Tom, but I’ve literally done lost my mind when it comes to him, so he’s always #1 in my book.

    • Cranberry says:

      I’m for Tommy too !

      I like Fassbender as an actor, and although I don’t find him unattractive, I’ve never had any desire for him sexual or other wise. I like that Fassy is intense on screen and that can make him more attractive within the movie (ie. Magneto), but there’s still something that stops me from imagining myself in close proximity to either his character or him personally. I don’t know why. Tom on the other hand I’d like to climb like a tree.

  56. I Choose Me says:

    I like ’em both. I’d do ’em both. But if I had to pick one over the other, Fassy wins. Or I do. ;’)

  57. SMD says:

    Omg, I can’t believe this is even a debate?! I am trebuching swan pastries, I heart t-shirts and build a bears over Fassbensers delusional ego wall. Until he has posed in high fashion tight scarlet suits with fur lined slippers with the iconic blonde Afghan, Calliope, Esmeralda and Yvonne…i just can’t..Sob! Colin I need a mimosas stat on the veranda!!!!

  58. Solazo says:

    Tom is ofc better looking. After Keira and MF’s ex-abuse thing, I just see a felon. No, talent doesn’t discount violence and intimidation.

    • Vio says:

      Knightley and Fassbender are friends,and Knightley,like every other female co-star, has always spoken highly of him. I don’t know why people are not able to understand when someone is joking. Don’t use tumblr as a source,please. For this and everything else.

  59. mridha says:

    who is this guy and why people claiming he looks like tom? he looks like he could be dad of tom. o.O

  60. Jenny says:

    Almost anyone is better looking than poor Tom. He really was burdened with an unfortunate-looking face. Very weasel-like. Doesn’t mean a lot of people can’t find TH sexy and attractive in his own way, and obviously do.

  61. June says:

    Ah! Sorry Fass but I vote Tom. Skull Island buff Tom is dreamy. And this is Loki’s year. His ‘joke’ did make Fass garner some major PR, lol.

    Please Tom, come out of hiding. Avengers IW, some running shots, new projects anything!

    • justme says:

      If he is in Avengers IW, it will be a secret. Tom is very good about keeping Marvel secrets. An Irish girl saw him in London today. He was very nice and said hello. And yes KSI Tom is dreamy – his twitter notices at the time that came out were full of international swooning.

  62. Erin says:

    Can my answer be neither? Both massive users of beards for different reasons. Fassbender is a womanizing drunk who gets violent on occasion and Hiddleston is a homosexual whose biggest homophobic critic seems to be himself. So no thanks on both and I doubt either would say yes to me 😉

    • virginfangirl2 says:

      Well with that attitude, I bet you’re right.

    • spidey says:

      You’ve been reading the wrong blogs again Erin! 🙂

    • Cranberry says:

      Well @Erin although I don’t know that I believe the worst about Fassy (specifically the violence). I’m not a fan, but I caught a little of the so called controversy, and unlike Depp, the jury seemed to be out. But I can tell you for certain that you’re don’t know what you’re talking about regarding Tom.

      First Tom has stated he’s heterosexual, and in all the years that fans and journos have been following him, there’s been nothing to contradict that. So I’ll take him for his word on that. He’s also said he respects everyone’s sexual identity as he has had friends and colleagues that are gay.
      I don’t know what you think you’ve heard about Tommy, but anyone that’s even marginally followed him, even those that are critical of him, know that he ALWAYS errors on being too nice, too apologetic, too flattering. In short Tom has NEVER and would NEVER say something homophobic or derogatory of anyone. And if you think I’m an over exaggerating stan, then you’ll have proved that you don’t know the first thing about Tom.

  63. verdant says:

    Only thing Fassy beats Tom in is ego & creepiness.

  64. mikajoe says:

    well off hand news, marvel wiki confirmed that the musterious hooded figure in AOU was indeed Loki. 🙂

  65. lily says:

    yeah bet tom loosing his sleep over this -.-