• Mon, Apr 4 2011

Poll: Jeremy Irons Vs. Max Irons

I would say it was around the 4th time I re-watched the sex scene out of The Borgias premiere that I realized “hey! Jeremy Irons is old!” (According to Wikipedia, he is 63). And on the seventh time re-watching the scene I realized, “Oh. That makes this kind of weird.”

Now, to be fair, I think there were extenuating circumstances, namely, the Borgias were the hottest family ever. You know how some quintessential American families have a thing they’re known for, like the Kennedys and politics, or the Trumps and real estate? The Borgias had a thing, and that thing was “depravity and orgies.” But this is not about how you should be watching The Borgias. This is about 1) whether Jeremy Irons can still be considered hot and 2) whether his son, Max, can take on the hotness role previously occupied by Jeremy Irons. In the spirit of the Borgias, I’m trying to keep it in the family.

So: here is a picture of Jeremy Irons in his youth:

Here is a picture of Jeremy Irons now:

Here is a picture of Max Irons, who, regrettably, has not played Charles Ryder, but was in… Red Riding Hood. Well. In spite of that, here is a picture:

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

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  • porkchop

    I respect what you’re trying to do here, but the answer is still Alan Rickman in “Die Hard.”

    • Ellen W.

      Once upon a time Kevin Smith refered to him as “The unexpected sex symbol, Alan Rickman” and that’s how I’ve thought of him since then.

  • http://bigapplepants.com sarahnoid

    Uh, I need a “Make the meat in an Irons sammich!” choice please!

  • Shae

    Agree with Porkchop – no “other” option? Or better yet, just adding Alan Rickman to the poll would be bliss.

  • Magda

    Does anyone else think that Max looks like a slightly effemanate Freddy Prince Jr.?

  • Jape

    Brains, confidence and the flicker of wickednesssss… Irons Senior all the way.

  • Lauren

    1) I also need an option for “I would bang them both whether I had a time machine or not”.

    2) See above re: Alan Rickman.

  • Catherine

    I was looking at Jeremy Irons pics, and happened to click on this one when I saw the blurb. I am not surprised to see that many feel, er… believe as I do. The son is OK, but the “Jeremy Irons, today, tomorrow, forever” most definitely sums up my feelings, er… thoughts. Mr. Irons, with all due respect, is my #1 fantasy which I hope God will forgive me for. All of us age. He ages very, very well.