Part of our love for science fiction flicks is falling in love with the characters that seem out of this world. While science fiction stories takes us to places we have never imagined before, it's the characters that draw us in and make us feel like we are part of the story - and it never hurts if these characters are drop-dead gorgeous, either. This Friday, filmgoers will experience the latest movie to be released in the science fiction genre titled "The Giver." It introduces us to two new fresh faces in Brenton Twaites and Odeya Rush that just could be the next young heartthrobs in Hollywood. See here a list of other science fiction heartthrobs and sex symbols of past science fiction classics.
"The Giver" will be put into a wide release on Friday, Aug. 15.
Jane Fonda as Barbarella
It may be hard today to imagine Jane Fonda as a sex symbol, but in the late 1960s, her film "Barbarella" became a cult classic and many young men had posters of Fonda as Barbarella hanging on their bedroom walls. It's almost a silly movie to watch today, but it was the first film to use green screen technology and helped to usher a new way of telling stories that were larger than life.
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Before he created his character of Han Solo in "Star Wars," Harrison Ford was a struggling actor. Yes, he was a very good looking young man, but it was he sense of comic sarcasm along with the coyish smile that brought Han Solo to life and made all young women fall in love with him.
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher was not only part of Hollywood royalty - being the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, but she was one of the hottest new actresses of the 1970s. And with her the combination of wit and hot body along along with that stunning gold bikini - made her one of "Star Wars" unstoppable sex symbols.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
We all know that Hugh Jackman is one of Hollywood's most versatile of actors. He is just as home singing on a Broadway stage as he is wielding bone claws that along with his incredible healing abilities make his mutant character Wolverine in the "X-Men" series of movies a stand out. But let's face it - it's those rippling muscles that have us in awe.
Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity
It is hard to imagine anyone could play a sexy computer hacker, but Canadian actress Carrie-Anne Moss deftly achieved this task in the science fiction trilogy "The Matrix," playing the role of the leather clad character Trinity.
Henry Cavill as Superman
We all know that requirements for a dashing Superman: big, bulky, dreamy dark hair, beautiful blue eyes and just a bit of awkwardness for his Clark Kent persona. Henry Cavill more than foots the bill as the latest young actor to don the cape and have all of the female audience dreaming that Superman will rescue them from the clutches of evil in "Man of Steel."
Jennifer Hudson as Mystique
Not many actresses can wear a thick coat of blue paint and look sexy, but actress Jennifer Lawrence is not just any actress. This Oscar winner looks good whether she is Kentucky teenager or one of the mutants Mystique in the "X-Men" film series.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth was a natural to be cast as superhero Thor. With his hunky body along with his long, blonde locks and piercing blue eyes, it's hard to imagine a better actor to play the hammer-wielding god from Norse mythology.
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