15 Reasons We Have A Hopeless Crush On Tom Hiddleston

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Okay, so we're not going to get to see Tom Hiddleston get his country twang on as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light this month — or even this year. (Sony decided to push the biopic back to March 2016, never a great sign.) But to keep the Hiddleston love alive, we decided to celebrate him this weekend, anyway. You can binge his movies, enjoying your own Hiddlestonathon. And you never know, you might be able to find a theater still showing Crimson Peak and scare yourself silly one more time.

We've collected 15 reasons why we think so highly of the guy who is, by the way, one of the very best actors of his generation. He can do Marvel villain, cool vampire, and callous husband with equal brilliance. He's also superhumanly charming. If you have yet to join the ranks of the Hiddlestoners, now's your chance to get your membership card. And if you need to convince a friend that he's so much more than the guy with the daddy and brother issues from Avengers, we've got you covered, too. Enjoy!
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Photo: Courtesy of BBC.
He Can Make The Most Awful Hairstyles Look Sexy
We're not just talking about that long, black Loki 'do. Go back to Hiddleston's days as a detective on the BBC series Wallander (with Kenneth Branagh) and you might be inclined to laugh at his mussed '80s-style mop of blond curls. Until he opens his mouth and you suddenly decide he resembles a Pre-Raphaelite angel.
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He Can Make Thor Funny
Whether acting as the villain or the accidental hero, Loki is the perfect foil to his monosyllabic hunk of a brother in the Marvel movies. If we met both of those guys in a bar, it would be quite difficult to decide which one to chat up.
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He Can Sing Like Hank Williams
I Saw the Light
may not come out for months but we've seen the movie, and the British lad nails American country music.
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He Can Describe The Waltz Poetically
Skip ahead to about one minute into this video, when Hiddleston talks about how the 19th-century Viennese dance craze involved partners smelling each other's breath, feeling each other's heat, and looking each other straight in the eyes.
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He Does Silly Dancing
This is a viral classic we can't help but bring back. It takes a healthy amount of self-confidence and skill to pull this off.
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He's So Chill About Getting Cut From Avengers: Age Of Ultron
If you were supposed to be in the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time, but wound up on the cutting-room floor, wouldn't you want to steal Thor's hammer and smash a few things? Hiddleston, on the other hand, seems to get why Joss Whedon decided Loki's dream sequence was muddying the plot. Better luck next time, god of mischief!
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He Loves Sleepovers
As MTV's Josh Horowitz proved, Hiddleston's always game for a good round of Truth or Dare.
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He'd Entertain Your Dad With His De Niro Impression
In another daring feat of self-confidence, Hiddleston re-enacted a scene from Heat, doing both Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, in front of Bob himself on The Graham Norton Show. He did not fail to impress all.
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He's Dashing On A Horse
War Horse director Steven Spielberg called Hiddleston a modern-day Errol Flynn, which sort of makes us want to see him in tights. Ahem. What we mean to say is, he's got mad respect for animals.
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He Is A Feminist
"I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women," he told Elle U.K. "My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman, and I love her for it."
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The Guy Makes Prepping For Shakespeare Look Naughty
This video of him rehearsing for Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse last year may raise your heart rate more than your average Elizabethan drama. More push-ups, please.
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He Sang Christmas Carols With A Puppy
To change things up, this is G-rated Hiddleston with an American accent in a video shot while he was recording music for I Saw the Light.
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He's An Inspirational-Quote Machine
You probably already know that the internet is flooded with lists of great quotes from the guy, but we're still impressed by how he can just come up with these on the fly. It shouldn't be surprising that he's a pretty decent writer as well, as evidenced by his piece on film preservation in this week's Financial Times.
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He Has Rather Lovely Eyes
Those are some piercing icy blues that light up even his darkest on-screen moments.
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He's, Uh...Probably Also A Really Good Kisser
Maybe you should wait to watch this compilation of Hiddleston kissing scenes in a room by yourself. Ahem.