Here's my opener: Brad Pitt is not hot. He's pretty, in a sort of facially sculpty Robert-Redford-minus-all-the-suave-plus-a-soupçon-of-chimpanzee sort of way. (But his Ocean's 11 buddy, George Clooney? Hot. Not quite as pretty, but way hot. In fact, the apex of hot in my book.)
A few other pretty people who elicit no sparks:
- Tom Cruise: Even without the Katie and the Suri and the bouncing on the couch, Cruise just never had any sex appeal.
- Rob Lowe: Just about the prettiest man ever born. But that's where it stops.
- Scott Wolf: Cheek-squeezingly cute.
- Orlando Bloom: But see Viggo Mortensen.
I'm open to suggestions on both ends of the question.