Josh Hartnett , aka your early-2000s crush, disappeared from Hollywood for a few years, but he recently made a comeback with his TV series, Penny Dreadful. Frankly, we welcomed the return of the original squinty, goateed teen heartthrob, if only because it will give us another excuse to drool over the adorable star once again. He's perhaps wiser now that he's taken a conscious step back from the limelight, but he'll always be Trip Fontaine to us. To celebrate Mr. Hartnett's 38th birthday (which is today!) keep reading for all the reasons we crushed hard on him.
Back in the Day, Josh Was a Squinty Hottie
After All, He Was Trip Fontaine
He Somehow Made Constant Beanie-Wearing Sexy
And He Made Watching Pearl Harbor Bearable
Even Scarlett Johansson Was Digging Him
If He Had Long Hair . . .
Or Short Hair, Josh Was Still a Babe
Check Him Out in '40s Clothing! Hot
And He Has a Cute Lil Smile, Too
He Looks Good With Glasses . . .
(Oh, and He Looks Good Shirtless, Too)
And Let's Not Forget When Josh Gets Dressed Up
Best of All, He's Still Hot Today, in a Johnny Depp Kinda Way
But He's Always Kinda Had a Depp Vibe
Don't Mind Us, Josh — We're Just Admiring Your Handsome Face
Even Winona Ryder Was Like, This Guy Is Smokin'
In Short, Josh Hartnett Will Always Have a Place in Our Hearts
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