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Skepchick's Top Eleven Hot Movie Scientists
by Rebecca Watson

You've seen them on the screen, with their tight lab coats, their fawning undergrad admirers, and their sexy, sexy Erlenmeyer flasks. With a life like that, who wouldn't want to sign right up for the advanced science courses at the local university? Or at the very least, who wouldn't want to fantasize about bedding one of those brainy babes? Here are Skepchick's top picks for filling your fantasies.

11.) Buckaroo Banzai, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Peter Weller, AKA Robocop, plays the rock star/brain surgeon who invents the oscillation overthruster at the crux of the plot. For our money, Weller can oscillate and overthrust us any day of the week.

10.) Matt Hooper, Jaws
Before Richard Dreyfuss became more well-known for playing "old uptight guy," he left the ladies drooling as a hot young egotistical marine biologist in one of the greatest movies ever, Jaws. Word has it that during filming Dreyfuss bedded every girl on Martha's Vineyard, and I believe it.

9.) Evelyn Carnahan, The Mummy
Some people accused The Mummy of being just a poor man's Indiana Jones. To them I say this -- Indiana Jones never had Rachel Weisz. Rowr.

8.) John Nash, A Beautiful Mind
Russel Crowe deftly shows off his acting chops by playing the dreamiest paranoid schizophrenic mathmatician genius to ever star in a hit Hollywood movie.

7.) Dr. Laurel Weaver, Men in Black
Whether she's fighting aliens, talking sass, or performing pathology-related research, Dr. Weaver is so gorgeous we don't care if she's up to her wrists in Martian guts.

6.) Seth Brundle, The Fly
Kafka may have had deeper subtext, but Cronenberg had the quintessential sexy nerd scientist Jeff Goldblum. Never before and never again have we been so attracted to a disgusting, oozing giant bug.

5.) Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park
Maybe it's the accent. Maybe it's the paleontology. Whatever it is, we're just happy he didn't get eaten by a dinosaur.

4.) Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
When he wasn't fighting Nazis, cracking whips, and fleeing snakes, Dr. Jones was charming the skirts off giggling co-eds.

3.) Jean Grey, X-Men
We'd pay good money to see Famke Janssen star in the obvious pornographic cousin to this mutant action movie, XXX-Men. Not only is she the resident ultra-hot researcher of the team, but she can also make things move -- with her mind! Imagine the possibilities.

2.) Clyde Martin, Kinsey
Peter Sarsgaard plays this bisexual psychologist who hooks up with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. Need we say more? Hot!

1.) Dr. Ellie Arroway, Contact
IMDB.com lists the following "goof" for the movie Contact: "Ellie gets out of bed after having sex, pulls her sweater on and walks to the end of the bed, clearly braless. Seconds later as she leaves, she has somehow miraculously acquired a bra." All I have to say is that Carl Sagan, had he lived to see the final cut of the movie, would never, never have stood for such an egregious insult to science and reality.

Who did we miss? Let us know by e-mail or on the forum!


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