Fugger: Damian Lewis

Critics’ Choice Awards Fugs and Fabs: Patterns


The Critics’ Choice Awards managed a MUCH more interesting nominee list than I had anticipated — I mean, we had winners like Andre Braugher, Rachel Bloom, Constance Zimmer, Jesse Plemons, (LANDRY!), Master of None, Carrie Coon… There’s something great about a show where you actually KNOW WHO VOTES IN IT (more or less) and they (more or less) can willingly answer for their choices. Ahem, HFPA and the Academy and all you other nebulous bodies.

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Golden Globes Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes


Can I interest you in some handsome men? I thought so.

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Your Morning Man: Damian Lewis


I thought he was great in the ironically short-lived Life. You might love him from Wolf Hall, or Homeland, or The Forsyte Saga.

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But whenever I see Damian Lewis’s face, I sigh, “Hiiiii, Lieutenant Winters.” (Even though I know he was promoted higher than that title.) Because he was so wonderful, so smart, so tactical, so engagingly empathetic, in Band of Brothers. I just… it’s where I first met him, and it’s how I will always, always remember him best. It’s my belief that to watch that miniseries is to love him forever. Although Band of Brothers has a lot of special powers. Rufus Humphrey was unwatchable by the end of Gossip Girl, but I will always love Matthew Settle, because of Captain Speirs. Remember when Neal McDonough was in those TRULY obnoxious car commercials? Can’t hate him, because he’s Buck freaking Compton. And Donnie Wahlberg married Jenny McCarthy — a celebrity I find… extremely, prohibitively challenging, on her best day and mine — and yet I can’t be too mad at him because he was Sgt. Lipton. Band of Brothers is magical.

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Even Anna is kind of like, “Tee hee, Dick Winters!” She’s right.

I didn’t intend for this to become an elegy for Band of Brothers; just Damian Lewis. And you are so welcome to stick to that topic. But if you want to broaden the scope: Why not! Because every two seconds I remember a guy I loved. Luz! Malarkey! Joe Toye and Bill Guarnere! Perconte! Bull Randleman! It goes on and on…

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Emmy Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Men


A Fug National put out the call on Twitter for an all-male slideshow that lists them from most robust facial hair to the cleanest of shaves. We are nothing if not accommodating when it comes to major investigative journalism.

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TCA Fugs and Fabs: CW, CBS, and Showtime Party, Part II


PACEY! Plus so many patterns.

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Mostly Royally Played: Days One and Two of Royal Ascot


Hats! Horses! Eye-patches! John Goodman? All that, plus Prince Harry got a new waistcoat, which makes me uneasy and confused.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the London Evening Standard Theater Awards


This brings you FOUR afternoon men for the price of one.

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