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View Poll Results: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week: Patrick Dempsey
Yeah, McDreamy! (thumbs up) 11 55.00%
Nope, McYucky! (thumbs down) 5 25.00%
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Old September 3 2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

This week's choice, by suggestion, is Patrick Dempsey. Born January 13, 1966, he is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. He is most widely known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (aka Dr. McDreamy) on the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."

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Dempsey was discovered by an agent and invited to audition for a role in the stage production of "Torch Song Trilogy." His audition was successful, and he spent the following four months touring with the company in San Francisco. Dempsey also appeared on MTV on a show "Overnight Success" by Teri DeSario, where he dances and juggles. He followed this with another tour, "Brighton Beach Memoirs," in the lead role.

Dempsey's first major feature film role was at age 21 with Beverly D'Angelo in the movie In The Mood, the real life WW2 story about Ellsworth Wisecarver who had relationships with older married women which created a national uproar. This was followed by the teen comedy Can't Buy Me Love in 1987 with actress Amanda Peterson. In 1989, he had the lead role in the film Loverboy with actress Kirstie Alley and Happy Together with actress Helen Slater. Although the teen comedy and romance roles led to Dempsey being somewhat typecast for a time, he was able to avoid playing the same character as his career progressed.

Dempsey made a number of featured appearances in television in the 1990s; he was cast several times in pilots that were not picked up for a full season, including lead roles in the TV versions of the films "The Player" and "About A Boy." However he received good reviews as he portrayed real-life mob boss, Meyer Lansky in 1991, when Mobsters was put on the screen. His first major television role in a TV series was a recurring role as Will's closeted sportscaster boyfriend on "Will & Grace." He went on to play the role of Aaron Brooks, Lily & Judy's psychologically unbalanced brother, on "Once & Again." Dempsey received an Emmy nomination in 2001 as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Aaron. In 1993 he was convincing as a young John F. Kennedy in the 2-part TV mini-series "JFK: Reckless Youth." In 2004, he co-starred in the highly acclaimed HBO production, Iron Jawed Angels, opposite Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston. He also appeared as special guest star in "The Practice" for 3 episodes finale season (8x13-8x15), as a married man who murdered his lover.

Dempsey had a high-profile role as one of the suitors for Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama. He also had a role as Detective Kincaid on Scream 3. Dempsey's most recent roles include the 2007 Disney film Enchanted, and the Paramount Pictures film Freedom Writers where he reunites with his Iron Jawed Angels co-star Hilary Swank. He also voiced the character Kenai in Brother Bear 2 .
Most recently, Dempsey has starred in Made of Honor as Tom.

Dempsey was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama at the 2007 Golden Globes for the role. His success on the show has led to him becoming a spokesman for Mazda and the new model for Versace. He is currently working with Avon to launch a fragrance, due out in November 2008.

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Old September 3 2008, 03:57 AM   #2
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

Yeah, I'll take him!!! Thumbs up!
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Old September 3 2008, 04:09 AM   #3
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

He was awesome in With Honors. Hell, he's awesome in everything. If I was a chick or gay, I'd go for him.
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Old September 3 2008, 05:45 AM   #4
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

He could use a freakin shave.
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Old September 3 2008, 05:54 AM   #5
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

I gave him a thumbs down. I've never liked him. He's just very....I don't know....smarmy? Fake? I don't know what it is. He just kind of creeps me out.
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Old September 3 2008, 06:49 AM   #6
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

eeeehhhh yeah he does less than nothing for me. auntiehill nailed it when she said he was "smarmy". I definitely get that vibe from him and I find it incredibly off putting.

Thumbs down.
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Old September 3 2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

Never seen the big deal about this bloke (Grey's struck me as a cure for insomnia more than anything else), and I get the same sort of smarmy vibe auntiehill and BDF do. I'll go with whatever.
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Old September 3 2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

I think he's got kind of a Sean Penn vibe in some of those pics; whatever it is, I do get the creepy thing. Thumbs Down.
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Old September 3 2008, 10:10 AM   #9
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

I have voted for McDreamy but would like to say that I think he's got more good-looking as he's got older.
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Old September 3 2008, 07:14 PM   #10
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

A surprisingly even vote this time.
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Old September 3 2008, 08:43 PM   #11
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

McYucky. He did improve with age, but not enough.
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Old September 3 2008, 08:45 PM   #12
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

McThumbs McDown.
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Old September 3 2008, 10:52 PM   #13
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

Cali wrote: View Post
I have voted for McDreamy but would like to say that I think he's got more good-looking as he's got older.
Definitely! His looks improved much with age. Thumbs up! And I've never even seen Grey's Anatomy before.
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Old September 4 2008, 03:10 AM   #14
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

A big from me. I love Greys, however, I like Dempsey even better in his films!

f**k he's sexy as hell...and ages very well.

The scruff is a McDreamy thing. He's usually clean shaven himself, and in his films.

Man that man can wear a suit!

*sigh* O.k. I'm done now

p.s. Enchanted is my guilty pleasure
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Old September 4 2008, 03:28 AM   #15
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 9/2/08: Patrick Dempsey

I'm a guy and I LOVED Enchanted!!!

Although it made me feel sad and alone afterward, so I had to go date Amy Adams for a while.
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