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Reminder: The Sexiest Man Alive Used to Play Comedy Dorks


Excessive fives to Patrick Dempsey for lastly being named Sexiest Man Alive. “I’m glad it’s occurring at this level in my life,” he advised PEOPLE (though you’d assume a decade of individuals calling you McDreamy would have been sufficient of an ego enhance to final a lifetime). “It’s good to have the popularity, and definitely my ego takes just a little bump, but it surely offers me the platform to make use of it for one thing constructive.”

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Right here’s what’s constructive for you comedy nerds on the market — if it may occur to Dempsey, it may occur to you. Don’t imagine me? Keep in mind, younger Patrick Dempsey was not thought of hunk materials both. In reality, his first starring roles in Hollywood — again when he weighed about 85 kilos — forged him as an enormous dork. 

His first function within the Catholic comedy Heaven Assist Us? Dempsey performed virginal dweeb Corbett, probably the most naive child in parochial faculty. Andrew McCarthy and Kevin Dillon bought all the ladies — Dempsey didn’t stand an opportunity.

Subsequent up on the motion pictures: Meatballs III: Summer time Job. This was a giant step up for Dempsey, touchdown the lead function as Rudy, the child from the unique Meatballs now kind of grown up as a counselor. There isn't any query that Rudy is a prototypical dork — the man wears horn-rimmed glasses so he have to be an everyday Melvin. As soon as once more, Dempsey is a virgin, a job that he would play all through the Eighties. The film’s plot was ridiculous even by teen intercourse comedy requirements, with Sally Kellerman as a lifeless porn star despatched again to earth by the angels — if she will get nerdy Rudy laid, she will get into heaven! The clergymen from Heaven Assist Us wouldn’t approve.

What was up subsequent for the Sexiest Man Alive? That was 1987’s Can’t Purchase Me Love. As soon as once more, Dempsey donned large plastic glasses to tell us he was unathletic, socially awkward, and completely unworthy of sexual consideration. You realize, Eighties Dempsey.

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The plot was all types of problematic, with Dempsey’s Ronald Miller utilizing the cash he’s earned mowing lawns (a cool thousand {dollars}!) to persuade cheerleader Cindy, the preferred lady in class, to pose as his girlfriend for a month. Yep, the Sexiest Man Alive needed to pay a lady to be with him — and even then, she solely pretended when the opposite children have been round. Roger Ebert hated it, in fact, recognizing even again within the Eighties that “Cindy is, in fact, being requested to be a prostitute, in soul if not in physique.” 

However Can’t Purchase Me Love was on to one thing, a minimum of when it got here to the profession of Patrick Dempsey. Make investments sufficient time in hanging with the cool children — say, the forged of Gray’s Anatomy? — and fairly quickly, everybody will assume that you’re cool as nicely. They could even vote you Sexiest Man Alive. 



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