11 men I'd love to hug other than my husband

As many of you know, about a year and a half ago I was called out of the audience at a national conference by none other than movie star Andy Garcia. He invited me to the front of the stage, in front of hundreds of conference attendees, so he could simply give me a hug. (If you missed that story—or just want to giggle about it again—you can read "On Andy Garcia and me" here.)

Now, when I met (and hugged) Mr. Garcia, I was shocked, surprised, delighted! I never, ever expected such a thing might come of my writing in a movie review of Garcia's latest film that I'd love to give the guy a hug. So if that is all it takes to get a hug from a man I admire—simply putting it down in writing for all the Internet to see—here are eleven other men I'd love to hug...and why:

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David Sedaris. He doesn't seem the hugging type, so Mr. Sedaris would likely...

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The Saturday Post - True Grit edition

One of my all-time favorite movies as a kid was True Grit. I so wanted to be like plucky, fearless Mattie Ross.

This is what True Grit looked like then:

You may have heard, the tale of Mattie and Rooster Cogburn et al has been remade -- by the Coen brothers! -- and opens Christmas Day.

This is what True Grit looks like now:

One more reason to look forward to Christmas!

Today's question:

What is your favorite movie from one of the stars of the original version OR the new version?