#AlexOLoughlin: Tough act – Who Magazine’s “Sexiest People of 2009″

People get weak in the knees around him. He has a special sparkle that’s just magic.

– Moonlight co-star, Sophia Myles

Who Magazine

13 November 2009


Corrugated-iron six-pack? Check. Dreamy eyes, relaxed swagger, and red-hot career? Check, check and check. Sydney raised Alex O’Loughlin is a living Boys Own action hero – he has six tattoos, rides motorcycles and plays a mean guitar solo.

The actor, whose credits include the Oyster Farmer and Moonlight, does some of his own stunts:

“I really feel like I’m participating in life when I’m strapped into a harness and hanging precariously above the ground”

But the father of one doesn’t let it go to his head; being confronted by screaming fans in Los Angeles’s Warner Bros Studio “scared the shit out of me”  and he jokes about milking his hot doctor look in the medical drama Three Rivers:

“We have tight scrubs. We have wet skin when we scrub in.”

It works –  Jennifer Lopez, O’Loughlin’s co-star in up-coming rom-com The Back-Up Plan, calls him

“good-looking, and tall and sweet and charming. Very leading-man material.”

Matt Skrobalak CBS’s vice-president of casting, agrees:

“Alex is a classic Aussie leading man: smart, sexy and extremely talented”

My Thoughts

  • As with many sites and articles that just repeat and write what others write, they have the number of tattoos wrong. There are only five (5) tattoos on Alex that are visible to the public eye. There are, one (1) above each nipple, one (1) on each bicep and one (1) on his lower back wrapping around his hips and running down the sides of his thighs – this adds up to five (5). He used to have one (1) on each forearm as well – but they are for the most part removed and not really visible anymore.

Remember you can read the story of his tattoos – real and fake – here with us. Alex O’Loughlin’s Tattoos (Part 1) – What is real and what is not?

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Who - 13 Nov 2009



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Interviews, Stan "the Man"

11 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin: Tough act – Who Magazine’s “Sexiest People of 2009″

  1. Colleen

    Thank u for explaining the tattoo comment. I found myself counting his tattoos and wondering if I missed one. 🙂


    • Somewhere long gone in the past (2005), when he did not have a tattoo above his left nipple yet – somebody counted 6 (He then still had the 2 forearm tattoos) And the wrote it in an article …
      And since then many articles and biographies, just copy that detail and do not bother to actually count it themselves 😦


  2. Serai

    The man’s got great skin.


  3. liliyabatyuk

    What a handsome. Why did marriage affect him so badly? Usually male actors do not change so dramatically. It is a pity that he has changed so much in appearance. Especially in the face. He used to have a sparkle in his eyes. And now in all new photos, there is no shine. And the look is extinct. It would seem that he lives in Hawaii, his wife, children, money, there is everything, but there is no enthusiasm and spark in his eyes. It’s a pity….


    • Hu? I don´t understand what you want to say: “Why did marriage affect him so badly?” What is that about? He seems to be happily married and enjoying life with his wife and kids.
      And yes, of course he has changed. 10 years is a long period of time. People age and get mature. That´s nature. And 10 years of hard work including physical and emotional demands take a toll, too. He’s had to put up with a lot and might not fully be back on his feet yet. i wished for him not having had to take that much but it is like it is. That´s life. As long as he is healthy and kicking and hopefully doing good it´s fine.

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      • Thank you, Antje! Some people … 🙄
        He had a lot sparks in his eyes in the latest videos, podcast, interviews and guitar pics. A lot!
        It’s unbelievable that after all these years some can’t deal with the fact that he is a happily married man. To a beautiful wife who not only supported him with his crazy schedule all these years but even with him writing a script and directing on top of it!

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        • LOL. I admire Malia for dealing with such a crazy man. 😉 – Just kidding. I´m sure, she knows why she loves him and vice versa.

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        • One more thing: I agree with you wholeheartedly and I want to add one more thing: I don´t understand how people can write, they love or like him and when he finally finds the right woman and marries her and very obviously is happy in his marriage, they act jealous, attack his wife online or doubt him leading a happy marriage. If they really like him, they should be happy for him. My two unasked cents. Had to add this because this “runs around” inside my headspace since the day I read about a certain behaviour of a couple of people.


      • Thank Antje
        I could not have said it better myself.

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    • Hi liliyabatyuk
      I often wonder how to respond to comments like this. Ignore it – and maybe let people think I agree with it. Or respond and come across as rude – and be criticized for not allowing opposite views?
      And are what you said based on any real facts or just your perception? What makes you say he has lost his spark in the eye. Have you met him personally before and now to see any difference? Pictures only tell a story of that moment and can be deceiving.

      There are so many facets to such a comment. Are you in fact insulting Alex for his appearance? Insulting his choices in life? Or criticizing him for actually aging over the past 10 years?

      If you read many of the interviews on here, you might realise that 10 years of grueling work on H50 took its toll on him and that is why he chose to leave the show and spend time in his haven with his wife and kids.
      Maybe, just maybe spending 10 years on a show that took much from him could have taken a toll?
      He even got tired of acting – his great passion in life. I highly doubt if marriage did that to him, because then he lies in most of his interviews where he mentions what his wife and kids mean to him.
      So if you analyze that further, you kind of call him a liar with such a comment as well.
      And so I can go on and on ……. 🙂

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