Commit Garrett Hedlund’s name to memory. This guy will be the next big thing and that’s why I chose him for my weekly man crush. He’s been in the industry since 2004, but with three high profile gigs on the horizon, he’s about to breakthrough in a big way. Most notably in Disney’s reboot of “Tron“.

The 26-year-old hottie was born in Roseau, Minnesota and raised on a beef cattle farm. What is it about those farm boys that make my knees weak. During his high school years in Arizona, he participated in ice hockey, football and wrestling (yum). In addition he also took private acting lessons. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. He made his acting debut with Brad Pitt and Eric Bana in “Troy“. Talk about hitting the goldmine on your first try. He followed that up with roles in “Friday Night Lights“, “Eragon“, “Four Brothers” and “Georgia Rule“.

In his short career, he’s worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names including the aforementioned Brad Pitt, Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, Mark Wahlberg and Tim McGraw. Fun fact, he actually grew up as a huge fan of McGraw only to have him play his father in “Friday Night Lights” years later. I wonder if I will Garrett as my lover, if that’ll happen too.

As mentioned earlier, he’s set to star in Disney’s highly-anticipated remake of “Tron: Legacy” which is scheduled for a December 2010 release. In a limited release that same month, he’ll costar with McGraw again along with Leighton Meester and Gwyneth Paltrow in “Country Strong“. He’ll follow that up in a starring role in Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel, “On the Road“.

I’m a sucker for a guy with freckles. Isn’t it funny how people who have freckles don’t like them, and people who don’t (like me) wish they had them.

Garrett definitely is a knock-out. He can punch my card anytime he wants.

When his hair is short, he’s so clean cut and ruggedly handsome. He’s got such long lashes. Maybelline’s got nothing on him.

Doesn’t his eyes pop when he’s all scruffed up. There’s something sexy about a lumberjack woodsman look.

I love the lighting of this picture.

Mark my words, GAP will sign him soon for an ad campaign. Don’t these random pics look like they’re for the ubiquitous brand.

Out of all the looks he’s had, my favorite is the slightly longer dirty blond hair with some facial hair. I love a boy with an edge.

A still from “Country Strong” on the left, and from “Friday Night Lights” on the right. He can take me on a hoe-down then to a “tailgate” party for two afterward. I wonder “position” he plays in real life.

I loved the original Tron growing up, hope the reboot doesn’t massacre its legacy.

Jenna Dewan is one lucky beyotch. How bout being the meat in that white bread sandwich. Channing on top and lightly toasted, with Garrett on the bottom. Yummy.


Woohoo, finally a shirtless pic. That’s one thick and wooded treasure trail. I bet there’s gold down there.

Normally, I like long blond hair, but I have to admit he looks like a Hanson reject on the left.

What was that Garrett? You want me to join you in the pool for a drink. Damn right, I’ll join you.

What did you think of this week’s selection? Is Garrett Hedlund crushworthy? Special shout out to Alex for suggesting Hedlund as this week’s man crush choice.