|'50 Shades of Grey' Star Charlie Hunnam's 5 Hottest Looks|
|By LESLEY MESSER (@lesleymesser) and MICHAEL ROTHMAN (@TheRealRothman)||Sep 3, 2013, 10:21 AM|
"Fifty Shades of Grey" fans are scouring the Internet today trying to learn more about Charlie Hunnam, after he was cast as Christian Grey in the novel's upcoming movie adaptation. Turns out, he's quite the chameleon. From playing a rugged biker on "Sons of Anarchy" to dressing up for the premiere of his blockbuster "Pacific Rim," Hunnam's good looks translate to any job he takes on. But which is your favorite? Click through to see the new "50 Shades of Grey" star, 33, flaunting five very different looks.
Three-piece suit, no sweat! Hunnam cleans up nicely, rocking a stylish ensemble for the premiere of "Pacific Rim." However, the actor has admitted that the look is something he's tried to get away from over the years. "I was playing pretty boys and these angelic roles like Nicholas Nickleby and all that stuff. And I was like, 'What am I doing? This isn't who I am, as a man or an artist,'" he told Elle last year. "I had to overcome people's belief that I was too pretty to be a badass."
For the role of "Pacific Rim" pilot Raleigh Becket, Hunnam showed off his toned physique, which proved to be necessary for the film's production. "It was really, really brutal to operate it," Hunnam told USA Today of his flight costume. "It was ostensibly an elliptical machine, but whilst wearing a suit that weighed 40 pounds and doing it for 14 hours a day, six days a week for four weeks. The kid-like enthusiasm and awe quickly evaporated into just sheer survival."
Even in 2002, Hunnam exuded a calm that makes him right at home in California. However, he told 7 Nights magazine in the U.K. that he avoids the Hollywood nightlife scene. "My girlfriend [jewelry designer Morgana McNelis] and I just bought a ranch, so we are getting out of Hollywood completely," he said. "We've got 30 chickens and a couple of donkeys, a couple of ducks and we've got a big, organic garden. We are going to try to live a bit more sustainably."
The rough and tumble image of a biker bad boy is what's made Hunnam such a prominent and desirable character on "Sons of Anarchy." And, as it turns out, reality imitates fiction. "I have two motorcycles. This is my pride and joy," he told Elle, as he whipped out a photo of his Harley Davidson. " No comparison. I would rather be the guy steering the big Harley. It's empowering and makes you feel like a badass. [A Vespa] is really humiliating and makes you feel like an idiot."
At a panel for "Sons of Anarchy" earlier this summer, Hunnam dressed down -- but don't let the casual demeanor fool you. "I've always dreamed of being a leading man," he told USA Today, "but only because the leading man gets to do a lot of great work -- not because I ever was interested in being famous. To me, it's all about storytelling and being part of something I feel strongly about and feels important to me."