Male Gaze: Zero Dark Thirty’s Hot Leading Man

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Jason Clarke attends the "Lawless" Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2012 in Cannes, France.
Jason Clarke attends the "Lawless" Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2012 in Cannes, France. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Playing a seasoned — and brutal — interrogator in Zero Dark Thirty, Jason Clarke is no stranger to roughing it: Growing up, his father was a sheep shearer in Australia. The Aussie's tan skin, mussed hair, and piercing blue eyes make for a welcome reprieve in the gritty thriller, which explores the decadelong manhunt for Osama bin Laden. He's got all of the rugged features of the Marlboro Man, including the square jaw and half-lidded eyes; just replace the cigarettes and horse with ruthlessness, ambition, and a speaking role.