Why is Jason Isaacs so hot? I think it’s because he plays a baddie so well. I mean, he’s probably a really great guy who rescues kittens from storm drains … but put him into tight pants and let him glower a bit, and I’m suddenly fanning myself!
Let’s take a look at Jason’s historical roles and revel in his eeeeevil hotness…
“The last dragon and a disillusioned dragon-slaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.” I have no idea, but it’s an excuse to look at Jason shirtless and wearing a loincloth.
The Patriot (2000)
Yes, the movie is a travesty on multiple levels, and yes, there’s little in the way of historical accuracy, but this is where Isaacs blossomed into A Hot Historical Baddie(TM). In real life, I’d be hiding in the cellar. In my imagination, though, he’d haul me onto his horse and drag me off for some enthusiastic spanking.
Peter Pan (2003)
As Mr. Darling, he’s the emotionally absent (but dapper) dad…
But in Neverland, he’s a HOT HOT Captain Hook with a wig and goatee (and wardrobe) to die for:
The Conspiracy (2008)
Aka La Conjura de el Escorial, a Spanish film set in the 16th century starring Isaacs and Julia Ormond. I haven’t seen it yet, but seeing Isaacs glower in a ruff makes me very happy.
The Harry Potter Films (2002-11)
And while they’re not historical, I don’t care. As Lucius (I almost typed that as “Lucious”) Malfoy, he’s in a long blonde wig and some Dapper As All Get Out suits. He’s evil! He’d Avada Kedavra you in a second! But damn, he’d be great for angry sex. Or, just give me a comb and make me him be my pony…
Which other historical baddies make you fan yourself?