8 guys you'd most want as a wingman
He played wingman Jacob Palmer to Steve Carell’s Cal Weaver in 2011’s “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” so you know he’s comfortable in the role. He also recently was named male celebrity who’d make the best wingman by readers of men’s lifestyle website AskMen.com. Plus he starred in 2004’s “The Notebook,” so by association alone that should earn you extra points with the ladies.
The Yankees shortstop knows how to score. Any man who can attract the likes of Minka Kelly, Mariah Carey and Jessica Biel is worth having on your team. Just ask Mets ace Matt Harvey, who told Men’s Journal that he aspires to be just like Jeter. "That guy is the model," Harvey said. "I mean, first off, let's just look at the women he's dated. Obviously, he goes out – he's meeting these girls somewhere – but you never hear about it. That's where I want to be.”
And no need to fear that Jeter would steal all the women. Like many good wingmen, he’s taken: Jeter is currently linked to model Hannah Davis.
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OK, so he played Phil in 2009’s “The Hangover” and lost his about-to-be-wed buddy in Las Vegas, but he still got him back to the altar on time, right? He’s handsome enough to attract the ladies, but guys seem to like him, too. AskMen.com editor Mike Sheppard said he’s the male celebrity he’d most like to sit down and have a beer with. “He seems to strike me as more a regular guy,” Sheppard said.
He played ultimate wingman "Goose" to Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” in 1986’s “Top Gun.” And anyone who would back you up on “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” in a bar to help you woo a woman is the kind of guy you want around. Need we say more?
The veteran actor plays wingman to Michael Douglas’ character in the forthcoming film “Las Vegas” -- think of it as “The Hangover” for the 60 and older crowd. He also won a best supporting actor Oscar in 2004 for his role in “Million Dollar Baby.” Plus he has a great voice and a calm demeanor – just in case you need someone to talk you out of doing something you’ll later regret.
He plays Cal, who helps Steve Carell get laid, in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Plus he’s a funny guy, a desirable trait in a good wingman. When the going gets tough, you can count on him to crack a joke or two to lighten the mood. “You want to have your wingman be the life of the party,” said Thomas Edwards, founder of The Professional Wingman.
You’ve got to love a guy nicknamed “Big Papi.” The Red Sox designated hitter, 37, is a nine-time All-Star with a smile that can light up a room. “He's helped me out a ton,” said Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. “He's always had my back. He's a great teammate. He's family." Definitely the kind of guy you want at your side.
He agreed to play Trent in 1996’s “Swingers” as a favor to writer and actor friend Jon Favreau, not realizing it would be a breakthrough role for him. He once dated Jennifer Anniston but is currently married to Kyla Weber, who recently gave birth to their second child. Sounds like he would enjoy a night out.