Readers' Favorites: Pick your top male celebs of 2013
December 11th, 2013
08:30 PM ET

Readers' Favorites: Pick your top male celebs of 2013

The British have made a business of playing American heroes - see: Henry Cavill and Andrew Garfield - but we can't say we're mad about it.

What would 2013 have been without the talents of other U.K. actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba, or Aussie brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth? OK, so some of our top male celebrities are imports. Considering the strength they're bringing to American cinema and music, we'll take being invaded.

We want to know what you think: Which male stars could do no wrong for you in 2013? Vote for up to 10 of your favorites by noon E.T. on December 18, and then check back the week of December 23 for the results.


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  1. Lokilover1

    Who won?

    December 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JPboi

    Oh well...the polls are closed. But I have to say that Idris Elba is definitely on my top ten list of favorites.

    December 24, 2013 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hagalaz

    Loki Oh no!
    Tom Hiddleston

    December 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CNN

    The polls closed for this at noon yesterday, so enough with the comments, people.

    December 19, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. sarmya

    湯抖森(Tom Hiddleston)除了有大批的中國粉絲,還有馬來西亞、新加坡、日本、韓國粉絲,香港、台灣…總之,除了歐洲、美國,連亞洲地區也有他的大軍粉絲唷!

    December 19, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sascha

    Tom Hiddleston !!!

    December 19, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Amo

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!中国有大批抖森粉呢(⊙v⊙)!!!

    December 19, 2013 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Megan

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!

    December 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hey

    its Tom Hiddleston of course

    December 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Valerie Jedwabny

    Tom Hiddleston!!!!

    December 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Annie

    Tom Hiddleston! ♥

    December 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cbvalden

    I'd live to vote for Tom Hiddleston 10 times. He's worth 10 of any other actor. Plus he can dance circles around all of them ... literally! He's an incredible, amazing, white-hot talent. Watching him is a spiritual experience.

    December 18, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rachel B

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 18, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sun

    Why we love Tom Hiddlestone?
    fan,”you saved me”
    Tom, ”you saved yourself. All that you imagine me to be...is really you. Be proud."

    December 18, 2013 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  16. yuni

    Tom Hiddleston is amazing.

    December 17, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  17. yuni

    我非常喜愛湯抖森Tom Hiddleston ,他的 演技出眾、充滿魅力, 當他出現在銀幕上, 我的目光完全無法從他身上移開。

    December 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  18. fatima de hiddleston

    !!TOM HIDDLESTON"

    December 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Larka

    Tom Hiddleston.

    'Nuff said. <3

    December 17, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mara

    Tom Hiddleston!!!

    December 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Reverie

    Tom Hiddleston is my favorite actor (i'm also in love with him so much that since I knew he exist I just can't fall in love with no one) he's an amazing person, a gentleman full of kindness and love for his fans (he has an army) he has talent, he has passion for his work, he's burned with glorious purpose! Many wonderful qualities in one single man, I wonder...is he real? Sometimes I believe he's a dream that maybe he isn't real and that frightens me. I just know he will be even more famous and that we're going to watch him in many movies because that's what we (Hiddles Army) want! He inspires millions of fans all over the globe! And we have to admit that when he smiles the world seems to light up and is more beautiful and all the sorrow disappears (it happens to me) no one can compete with that smile and that laughter (the famous "ehehe") We love Tom (but no more than I do). Tom Hiddleston will win!

    December 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The Hobbit 2

    All The New about The Hobbit 2 Movie

    http://thehobbitsmaug2.blogspot.com/

    December 17, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  23. T

    Tom Hiddleston. Idris Elba.....and Tom Hiddleston. That is all.

    December 17, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  24. Lauren

    tom hiddleston better win this thing.

    December 17, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  25. Barbarella

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  26. Delilah Snape

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!!!!

    December 17, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  27. tuttiquelliche

    TOM HIDDLESTON!

    December 17, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  28. Mj

    Tom Hiddleston all the way!!!i hope he will be on top of the list since so many ppl vote for him..go tom!!

    December 17, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  29. Sara Jane

    Tom Hiddleston, without a doubt!

    December 17, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  30. Sophie

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 17, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  31. Mara

    Tom Hiddleston!

    December 17, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  32. Katherin

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 17, 2013 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  33. Liss

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 17, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  34. Kristen

    Tom Hiddleston!

    December 17, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  35. Mary

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 17, 2013 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  36. Nastya

    Tom Hiddleston is pure genius, such a talent!

    December 17, 2013 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  37. Kayla

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 17, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  38. princessmarianne

    Tom Hiddleston is the best!!

    December 17, 2013 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  39. CArrie

    TOM TOM TOM TOM TOM TOM HIDDLESTON

    December 17, 2013 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  40. Teena

    The one and only Tom Hiddleston ♥♥♥

    December 17, 2013 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  41. Elisamaria

    Tom Hiddleston!!!! <3333

    December 17, 2013 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  42. Candy

    vote for Tom Hiddleston!!!

    December 17, 2013 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  43. 球球

    Tom Hiddleston!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Shannon

    Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth

    December 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Darlene

    Please! The actor that stands head and shoulders above them all is Hugh Jackman! He can sing, he can dance, he can do comedy, he can do drama, he is magical in theatre. He's gorgeous! In short, he is the total package. No one even comes close!

    December 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Veronica David

    Tom Hiddleston of course!!

    December 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Sigyn Laufeyson

    Tom Hiddleston!!! <3

    December 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  48. megan

    Tom hiddleston all the way

    December 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Christy

    Tom hiddleston. Such a positive and inspiring actor. Couldn't get any more genuine.

    December 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Kitty

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!!! Hiddles all the way!

    December 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Marita Eide

    Tom Hiddleston!

    December 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Tom Hiddleston fan

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  53. MaryJane A

    Tom Hiddleston and David Tennant!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Lokilover1

    TOM HIDDLESTON ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Pernille

    TOM HIDDLESTON

    December 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Tiddy Twister

    DANNY DEVITO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Tom Hiddleston

    ME, b!tches!

    December 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  58. sahere

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Rachel

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  60. May

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 16, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  61. Alex

    Tom Hiddleston is my favourite!

    December 16, 2013 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  62. anna

    Tom Hiddleston!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  63. 流光

    Tom hiddleston I love you ! 抖森加油!!!
    BC也要加油!

    December 16, 2013 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  64. nini

    Tom Hiddleston!!!Tom Hiddleston!!!!Tom Hiddleston!!!Tom Hiddleston!!!!Tom Hiddleston!!!
    I LOVE Tom YOU!!!!!Tom Hiddleston!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  65. Minami

    I LOVE TOM HIDDLESTON!我爱汤抖森~大好きです!

    December 16, 2013 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  66. Carolina

    I vote for Tom Hiddleston .

    December 16, 2013 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  67. alesiagarcia1

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!! ♥

    December 16, 2013 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  68. TOOOOOM

    THOMAS WILLIAM HIDDLESTON PLZ

    December 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Tracey

    Tom Hiddleston is amazing.

    December 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Mary K.

    Idris Elba &Tom Hiddleston

    December 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Ros-Mari Martinez

    tom hiddleston !!!!

    December 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Diana

    Definitely Tom :33
    He has properties
    that others do not :3 :))

    December 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Aly

    Tom, of course.

    December 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  74. yunicat

    Tom Hiddleston, he is gorgeous, fantastic, ravishing actor.

    I can't take my eyes off of him.

    December 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  75. andrea

    TOM HIDDLESTON!

    December 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  76. erica

    Tom Hiddleston of course!! He's phenomenal

    December 15, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  77. phillip

    idris elba is the real man amongst all these men.can u place them together and not find sissy behavior or acts in all these men but idris?

    December 15, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  78. Jules

    Voting for Tom Hiddleston because he is simply the best. Polite, kind, talented, intelligent, charming, humble, funny, and a whole lot of adjectives that won't even begin to make the complete picture that he is. And Robert Downey Jr. Because he's Rubber Ducky and I love him.

    December 15, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  79. Sarah

    Norman Reedus
    Alan Rickman
    Leonardo DiCaprio

    December 15, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  80. Cindy

    Tom Hiddleston, humble british, gentlemen, incredible handsome Men and wonderfull actor

    December 15, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  81. larkwoodgirl

    Norman Reedus

    December 15, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  82. Madison Maciejewski

    Thomas William Hiddleston. Doesn't get any better than that.

    December 15, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  83. Cristinanefro

    Tom Hiddleston, of course

    December 15, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  84. hiddlestoner

    TOM HIDDLESTON!!!!!!!!!

    December 15, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  85. Malin

    Tom Hiddleston of course!😙

    December 15, 2013 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  86. Terri R

    Tom Hiddleston! Most definitely

    December 15, 2013 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  87. duhlinduh

    Tom Hiddleston. Absolutely deserving of the recognition.

    December 15, 2013 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  88. flo

    Wow. Lots of Hiddleston love! ME TOO!

    December 15, 2013 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  89. Twhiddleswin

    Tom Hiddleston all the way!! ((: <3

    December 15, 2013 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  90. Floy Joy

    Not mad about Brits playing American heroes?! Rest of the world not mad about American Versions of their shows/films!!

    December 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Loki

    Vote for the guy who played me in those movies!

    December 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Minh Anh

    vote for TOM HIDDLESTON <3 i love him

    December 14, 2013 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  93. 杨双

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 13, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Team Henry

    HENRY CAVILL

    December 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  95. FiFi

    Vote Tom Hiddleston

    December 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Anita

    Tom Hiddlesoton, Mads Mikkelsen and Michael Shannon...and about 10 others...great year for film!

    December 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  97. da bomb

    RIP paul walker

    December 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  98. TTMarie

    Yes! Tom Hiddleston

    December 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  99. manman1211

    Army here!
    For Tom Hiddleston!

    December 13, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  100. zoe zhao

    for,tom.

    December 13, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  101. Mark

    Why anyone didn't vote for Benedict?

    December 13, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  102. Esther

    Tom Hiddleston!

    December 13, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  103. Tom Hiddleston

    Thanks. What do I win? Hopefuly not something crappy.

    December 13, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Betty

      Tom Hiddleston.Anyhow ,I'll support you forever.Best wishes for you!

      December 14, 2013 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  104. Marcy

    Tom Hiddleston

    December 13, 2013 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  105. April

    Vote Tom Hiddleston

    December 13, 2013 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  106. Mary Lou Grassel

    OMG, no HENRY CAVILL?????????? Are you people REALLY going out of your minds?????????

    December 13, 2013 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  107. JRD

    Tom HIddleston

    December 13, 2013 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  108. xenya

    Mads Mikkelson!

    December 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anita

      It's acutally Mikkelsen- I am Danish, partly, and my last name ends in -sen also, as a lot of Danish names do. I loved him in Hannibal and The Hunt...great actor!

      December 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  109. I need some nightly fun...

    (o) (o)

    December 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Mary

    David Tennant!

    December 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Ginie

    Tom Hiddleston, the best !!! ♡_♡

    December 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Gina

    HENRY CAVILL!

    December 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Ron Howard

    Tom Bosley!

    December 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Ernie

    Tom Collins!

    December 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Bert

    Tom Wilkinson!

    December 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  116. anonimox

    Tom Hiddleston!!

    December 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  117. San Jose

    Jon Hamm
    Leo DiCaprio
    Val Chmerkovsky
    Tiger Woods
    Bradley Cooper

    December 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Richard Nixon

    Who's the white dude? White people all look alike to me.

    December 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa....

    Da fat jaw flabby hooHAW hacker troll just can't seem to stick around, can she? What a maroon! Whatta whiny betch.

    December 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Rux

    Henry Cavill !

    December 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  121. NIkita

    Matt Damon why is Ben Affleck on the list and not Cutie-Pa-Tootie Matt Damon?

    December 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Angie

    Henry Cavill all the way!!!

    December 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  123. lynda1962

    Really, CNN? You list Henry Cavill in your introduction but you don't have him on your list. Really?

    December 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Gally

    Amazing Tom Hiddleston...! ;)

    December 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  125. LittleMissSunshine

    How could you not include Henry Cavill on your list?

    You missed him, so I wrote him in!

    December 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  126. lindsey

    Henry Cavill

    December 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  127. KGC

    Henry Carvill of course, who else is there.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Tanja

    of course Tom Hiddleston!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is the BEST!! :) :)

    December 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  129. 6legendaryoranges

    The one and only Tom Hiddleston!!!!

    December 12, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  130. JellyBean

    I busted out laughing when I saw the Biebs on the list!

    December 12, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  131. V

    Tom Hiddleston!!

    December 12, 2013 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  132. christine

    Only Tom Hiddleston

    December 12, 2013 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  133. Car

    I love Tom Hiddleston!!!

    December 12, 2013 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  134. KATE

    Tom Hiddleston is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 12, 2013 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  135. Dr. Mysterio

    It's over there. No - there!

    December 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Mr Ed

    Oh oooh ooooooh ooooo.

    December 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Uncle Crimmas

    I feel kinda funny. Like I'm constipated or something. Maybe it's because of Adam Sandler..

    December 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Uncle Crimmas

    Almost crimmas time children.

    December 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Firsty the Snowman

    Oh shut up

    December 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Pliny

    I would go down on either one of those men if given the opportunity.

    December 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Prince

    I knew a girl named Nikki
    I guess u could say she was a s-x fiend...

    December 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  142. WHO IS CAVALLI?

    You lazy eyed psycho.

    December 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  143. wow...that was a racist comment

    you're a racist harpy calling someone else a bully? I think we all know who the real bully is in your situation, and it's not 'fat hips.' It's you, fat jaws.

    December 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Maybe you are

    Neeger meaning ignorant belligerent trash, then that is you.

    December 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |

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