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Charlie Hunnam: His 5 Biggest Roles – Before Christian Grey | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam: His 5 Biggest Roles – Before Christian Grey

Originally posted 09/03/2013 12:30PM

Charlie Hunnam is getting ready to break out the handcuffs for his brand-spanking new role as Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey. But just who is the actor who will play the brooding billionaire alongside Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele?

Sons of Anarchy fans know (and love) him, but may not realize Hunnam, 33, has been appearing on screen for more than a decade.

Check out our picks for his best roles so far:

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Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Originally posted 09/03/2013 09:30AM

Melanie Griffith is 50 shades of delighted!

The actress spoke out Monday of her joy after author E L James revealed that Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter Dakota Johnson has been cast as Anastasia in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

"My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades," Griffith, 56, wrote on Twitter. "Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama."

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It's Official: Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam Cast in Fifty Shades

UpdatePosted 09/02/2013 03:00PM

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam Cast as Leads in Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 09/02/2013 12:00PM

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey have been waiting with bated breath to find out who would bring the erotic novel to life on the big screen.

Now, they know: On Monday, author E L James Tweeted, "I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."

The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, Johnson, 23, is a model-turned-actress who has been seen in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.

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Check Out the Latest Casting Rumor for Fifty Shades of Grey | Charlie Hunnam

Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Rumor: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam

Originally posted 08/23/2013 09:15AM

Is Grey going blond?

While the names of countless Hollywood stars have been bound to the leading roles in the film adaptation of E L James's mega-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, recent rumors tie two towheaded, younger actors to the project: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

Johnson, 23 – daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith – is a former model who turned heads in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.

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Sex Sells! Fifty Shades Author E L James Tops Forbes' List

Fifty Shades of Grey Author E L James Tops Forbes' Top-Earning Authors List

Originally posted 08/14/2013 07:30AM

E L James won't be saying "laters, baby" anytime soon.

The author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has topped Forbes magazine's list of top-selling authors.

James earned an estimated $95 million from her kinky tale of romance between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele – which was originally written as fan fiction based on Twilight's vampire characters. (We hope James is sending Twilight author Stephenie Meyer a huge thank-you present.)

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Robert Pattinson & Fifty Shades of Grey Author E L James Party Together | Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson & Fifty Shades of Grey Author E L James Party Together

Originally posted 06/25/2013 06:00AM

Sounds like Robert Pattinson has got some friends in high places.

On Saturday night, the Twilight saga heartthrob hosted a party at his Los Feliz, Calif., home to celebrate Arbitrage director Nicholas Jarecki's 34th birthday.

Of the roughly 100 guests, the famous faces included Heather Graham, Ellen Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Sarah Roehmer and Emilie de Ravin, a source tells PEOPLE.

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E L James Reveals Director for Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

E L James Reveals Director for Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

Originally posted 06/19/2013 05:00PM

E L James, the author of the best selling franchise Fifty Shades of Grey, has remained tight-lipped about the upcoming film adaptation – until now.

On Wednesday, James, 50, revealed on Twitter that the movie had finally found its director.

"I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of Fifty Shades of Grey," James Tweeted.

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Alex Pettyfer Steams Up Screen Test for Fifty Shades

Alex Pettyfer Shoots Steamy Screen Test as Christian Grey

Originally posted 04/24/2013 04:45PM

Is Alex Pettyfer closer to tying up the role of Christian Grey?

The actor, 23, shot a steamy sex scene for a movie version of EL James's erotic bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, according to The Wrap.

Under the direction of two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant, the scene captures ingénue Anastasia Steele losing her virginity to Grey, says The Wrap.

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Emma Watson on Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: No, Not Me! | Emma Watson

Emma Watson on Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: No, Not Me!

Originally posted 03/18/2013 08:20AM

Not gonna happen.

This is the pushback from Emma Watson, who has taken to Twitter to refute rumors that flamed up over this past weekend that she has been cast as the gorgeous but corruptible Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of E L James's Fifty Shades of Gray.

"Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Gray as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life," Tweeted Watson of the erotic role.

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Coming to a Theater Near You – A Fifty Shades of Grey Spoof!

Fifty Shades of Grey Sparks Musical Theater Spoof

Originally posted 01/08/2013 07:45AM

Even with last year's runaway success, 2013 is already shaping up to be a 50 Shades of Grey kind of year.

A feature film based on the sexually charged book, which has sold 65 million copies around the world, is in the works for this year. And a musical spoof of the book, 50 Shades! The Musical, will open at New York City's Gramercy Theater on Friday, the New York Post reports.

The stage version is heavy with innuendo but scarce on nudity, unlike the book, which has drawn high praise and vicious criticism as "mommy porn" for its frank description of the bondage tinged relationship between Anastasia Steele, a student, and Christian Grey, her billionaire sexual provocateur.

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