09:17 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/29/2012 01:45PM
E L James may be a self-professed "control freak" about the process of bringing her erotic trilogy to movie theaters. But the author may want to take note of her rabid fan base – and just which actor they envision on the big screen.
The not-safe-for-work novel Fifty Shades of Grey is sitting pretty atop multiple best-seller lists, and women everywhere are talking about its protagonist, Anastasia Steele, and her troubled, controlling man, 27-year-old multi-millionaire Christian Grey. And after a Da Vinci Code-esque bidding war, Universal Studios and Focus Features came out on top and will release the film adaptation.
While Christian Bale (circa American Psycho) and Michael Fassbender (of Shame fame) immediately come to mind (as do Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, for obvious reasons), PEOPLE.com readers – and our staff! – also had plenty of suggestions.
Which actor could best embody the young and "very attractive," tall, finely dressed character with "unruly dark-copper-colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes"?
Originally posted 05/13/2011 10:15AM
Talk about eye candy!
Before he made movies, Channing Tatum made money taking off his clothes – as a male stripper.
He's not ashamed, he's said of his dancing days, so it seems only fitting that his old job is catching up with his current career.
Beastly's Alex Pettyfer, 21, will take it off in a Steven Soderbergh comedy based on an 18-year-old Tatum, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Originally posted 04/28/2011 08:55AM
Alex Pettyfer isn't making any excuses for his rebellious image in Hollywood. If anything, he's embracing it.
"I've heard I've been called a bad boy, or difficult," the actor, 21, says in a profanity-laced interview with VMAN magazine. "Maybe that's because I don't take any bulls---."
The Beastly star, who used to date Glee's Dianna Agron, calls Los Angeles a "s--- hole," and uses a misogynistic expletive to describe the females who inhabit the city.
Originally posted 02/25/2011 02:30PM
Hot, young and talented – British actor Alex Pettyfer appears to have everything he needs to make it in Hollywood. Including, it seems, an attitude problem, according to some insiders.
The 20-year-old newcomer's star has risen quickly. He has a lead role in the new films I Am Number Four and Beastly, was – until their recent reported split – dating Glee star Dianna Agron and has a slate of movie offers.
That momentum may soon be reversing, however. Pettyfer is "talented, [but] he's just immature [and] opinionated," a source tells PEOPLE. "Let's hope he can pull it together." Adds the source: "Drama surrounds him."
Plus, in the midst of all the bad-boy buzz, Pettyfer didn't help his case by showing up late for Beastly's premiere presented by Candies in Los Angeles Thursday night.
Originally posted 02/22/2011 06:35PM
I Am Number Four's Dianna Agron and Alex Pettyfer appear to have done some division.
According to reports, Agron, who stars as Quinn Fabray on the Fox hit series Glee, moved out of the home the two shared last week.
Considering that Agron, 24, and Pettyfer, 20, never officially confirmed they were together – they dodged engagement rumors while promoting their movie – reports of why they may have split are sketchy.
Originally posted 02/03/2011 05:00PM
Dianna Agron and Alex Pettyfer were first romantically linked last summer – and now the Glee star and her British beau may be taking their relationship to the next level.
A source tells PEOPLE that Agron, 24, and Pettyfer, 20, are engaged. "They're very happy about it," adds the source.
Their reps have no comment and the couple – costars in the teen-oriented sci-fi thriller I am Number Four, in theaters Feb. 18 – remain coy about their romance.
When Agron showed up at the I Am Number Four press day wearing a thin diamond band on her left ring finger, she told PEOPLE that her love life is "something I never like speaking [about]," but also shared with reporters that Pettyfer was "great" to work with "because he was so enthusiastic and so determined to give everything he had to this character." She added, "he wasn't a diva, so that was good."
Originally posted 08/28/2010 02:25PM
Dianna Agron and Alex Pettyfer's relationship is off on the right foot.
Not only did the English-bred actor, 20, wow Agron's Glee costar Jayma Mays with his good looks and personality, but he also bonded with her husband Adam Campbell.
"[Alex] came on set, and my husband was there that day, so we introduced the Brit to the Brit," Mays, 31, told PEOPLE at Entertainment Weekly's Women in Film Pre-Emmy's bash Friday night in West Hollywood. "Brits hang tight. That's how they are."
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Devastated Wife of Engineer on Missing El Faro Is Pregnant with Twins: 'He's Never Coming Home'
Florida Couple Charged with Child Neglect After 9-Week-Old Baby Goes Missing
French Train Attack Hero Spencer Stone Seriously Injured After Being Stabbed Several Times in California
PEOPLE's Call to Action on Gun Violence: Here's How to Contact All 535 Members of Congress
VIDEO: Judge Sentences Domestic Violence Victim to Jail for Not Showing Up at Her Alleged Abuser's Trial
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!