I'm a member of a coffee club here in my apartment complex. We meet on Wednesday and on Saturday mornings for coffee. One day the subject came up about actors, specifically men. I had been talking about using some of my favorite actors as models for my heroes. specifically the three books that make up the Mac's Men series.
EZ Lovin' is the first book and the hero Ezechiel Zachariah is definitely Sam Elliot.
Long dark hair curling just at his shoulders, big mustache, cowboy hat, he is standing against a wall looking at her and all he says is "evening ma'am"
I also used Timothy Dalton,as he was when he played Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre.
Liam Neeson with long hair and an eye patch. No he was not a pirate but an undercover agent.
We got to talking about what makes these men, not just the three noted above but all our other favorites as well, hero material for us.
Beside the obvious extremely good looking, there was what I like to call the "hero's code". In the movies as well as in our favorite books, our heroes have integrity,even when hurting they will defend what is theirs. Even when they don't know what or who they are defending. And they will move heaven and earth to do what is right.
So, what, or who are some of your favorite heroes, in book or film and why?