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Ten Reasons to Drool Over Jensen Ackles

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Jensen Ackles, how do we love thee, let us count the ways....

Ahem. Okay, we're not actually crazy, and we have no intention of rewriting a perfectly good poem in his honor. We'll leave that to his wife.

We are, however, definitely ... appreciative. (Yeah, that's the best word for it.) So, here's a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the things we appreciate most about Jensen Ross Ackles.

A Quick Lesson in Who-the-Heck-Is-This-Guy? For Those Who Aren't Sure

Jensen is currently best known as one of the stars of the CW's cult hit Supernatural, where he plays Dean, the elder of the two ghost-busting Winchester brothers.

He has also had recurring roles as Eric Brady on Days of Our Lives, Alec (X5-494) on Dark Angel, C.J. on Dawson's Creek, and Jason Teague on Smallville, as well as a few mostly forgettable films, of which the most interesting is probably the Marilyn Monroe bio-pic Blonde, partly because it involves Jensen dancing in a kimono and having a drunken threesome with "Marilyn" and "Cass," aka Grey's Anatomy's Patrick "McDreamy" Dempsey. (Ah, crossover bliss. Now if only we can get Jensen on screen with Gina Torres, Katee Sackhoff, or Claudia Black, I could die happy...)

But enough of that. On to the Ten Reasons to Drool Over Jensen Ackles...

1. You Can Play Connect-the-Dots With His Freckles

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Flaunt photoshoot


2. He Sings

Guys who sing are hot. It's just a fact of life.

Especially guys who sing well, which he reportedly does.

The following video was taken by a fan at the Asylum Convention in England in 2007. Jensen's friend Jason Manns gave a concert there, and Jensen sang backup for "Crazy Love." Jason has since persuaded Jensen to record a version of the song together, which can be heard (and downloaded) on Jason's Myspace page. (Crazy Love JJ)

3. He's a Scruffmuffin

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4. ... But He Cleans Up Well

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With Supernatural costar Jared Padalecki

With Supernatural costar Jared Padalecki

Jensen as Dean Winchester, who doesn't like suits

Jensen as Dean Winchester, who doesn't like suits

5. He's a Closet Dork

And sometimes not-so-closet. Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki is especially good at bringing the goofball out in Jensen.


6. He Makes Bow-Legs Look Hot

Sometimes, photographers try to hide the fact that he has bow-legs, but we fans know better. Own 'em, Jensen. Bowlegs are adorable!

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7. He Rides ... Ponies

Well, horses actually, but Supernatural costar Jared Padalecki, who is 6'4", calls them ponies and ponies is more fun.

There's just something about a guy who rides horses. Maybe it's my own horsiness coming out, but at the very least, any guy who's good with horses is gonna have great hands and a voice like, well, like Jensen's, for example. Deep and soothing. Yummy.

8. His Lips Are X-Rated

I'm not going to go into any great detail about this, 'cause there are better things to do.

Like look at them.

Jensen as Dean Winchester

Jensen as Dean Winchester

Jensen as Dean Winchester

Jensen as Dean Winchester

Jensen as Dean Winchester

Jensen as Dean Winchester

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Jensen as Alec X5-494

Jensen as Alec X5-494

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We can keep going here for, ah, quite a long time, but I guess we'll call it quits for now. Just one more, 'cause we can't talk about his lips without digging up at least one picture of the famous "ducky lips."

Jensen as Alex X5-494

Jensen as Alex X5-494

Jensen as Dean Winchester

Jensen as Dean Winchester

Okay, fine we lied. Two more.

It's not our fault Dean has an oral fixation.

9. You Can Fit His Ass on Your Graphing Calculator

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TV Guide photoshoot

...and some have.

It is y=-(sin(x^(1.7/6)+4)+(1/x))+10, to be precise.

10. He Can Actually Act

And in the end, this is what it really comes down to. In Hollywood, hot guys are a dime a dozen. If you watch enough TV and movies (or even relatively little, like me), you get almost blind to them, because everybody's beautiful. Your eyes register the pretty face, but if that's all it is, you forget about it almost as soon as it's offscreen.

In order to be remembered, you need to be more than just a freak genetic accident that happens to produce perfect cheekbones, a chiselled jaw, and a long-lashed pair of pretty green eyes. And Jensen is. His charisma pretty much oozes from the screen, whatever his role, and he's got talent too. I'd be the first to admit that his roles have not always had the highest quality writing that money can buy, but his talent has been able to turn some really banal and sometimes outright crappy lines into something that means more.

And when the writing has been good, well. Supernatural's writers are not perfect - their handling of exposition in particular sometimes makes me want to beat my head against a wall - but one thing they do really, really well is family dynamics, and Jensen has absolutely shone in his role as Dean, the "good son" of the Winchester family who, despite his wisecracking bravado and penchant for muscle cars, mullet rock, and women, acted practically as a surrogate wife for his revenge obsessed father after his mother was killed, and raised his younger brother almost entirely on his own starting from the age of four.

Gorgeous, charismatic, and talented. Some people have all the luck.

We wish you all the best, Jensen, and thank you for your role in bringing Dean and Alec and Jason and CJ and Eric and everybody else to life.

A Few More Favorites I Couldn't Fit in Anywhere Else



A Dean Winchester girl on July 23, 2020:

My imagination: Let's imagine what it would be like to meet Jensen Ackles.

Jensen: *Looks at me with a smile* Hello

Me: *Eyes widen, can't move* *Random moose noise*

Jensen: Are you a moose?

Me: No that's Jared.


Jo on April 04, 2020:

Hes, just perfect to look at you never het tired of looking st his face. No wonder supernatural lasted so many series' .. I wish he was mine

Nottelllingyou on March 29, 2020:

He is SO hot! He is hotter in person. He is soo kind and you could get lost in his eyes!

youdontneedtoknow on January 27, 2020:

Sexiest man alive, I could drown in his eyes, and his freckles are so cute. He is a perfect picture, eyes, ass, body, and last but not least... his lips. All of him is perfect. I might hyperventilate if he even LOOKED at me.

Nunya on November 12, 2019:

He is the most gorgeous man I have ever seen! Consistently beautiful, sexy, just so sweet to feast my eyes!

Sel on April 10, 2019:

The perfect man ❤!

Erica on August 05, 2018:

Hes just so sexy and with that sexiness is his witty charming personality. Perfect man

MaKayla or: Jensen Ackles' Lover! on July 12, 2018:

I absolutely love Jensen so thanks for making this I love this too, I hope you make more and if I find more I WILL read them.


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Katie on March 25, 2018:


kali on February 22, 2018:

I have never seen a man this hot i mean i would kill to see him take off his shirt and what kind of person doesn't LOVE his eyes

Prisca Smith on February 18, 2015:

I would give anything just to stare at Jensen's beautiful green eyes! I would even give more to just stare at his sexy lips. I would actually give everything just to have him smile at me... surely, his smile can make the coldest person in the world to melt. I dont know what I would do if he would remove his shirt in front of me! Perhaps I would.... Seriously Jensen is the definition of beauty. Jensen Ackles and Gale Harold are the only people in the world that can be referred to as perfection. They are my favorite actors in the world. And I think they would make a beautiful couple if they were gay...I always imagine the two of them making out...if they would they would make the best kiss ever...they both have great sorry for going that far...I couldn't do otherwise...they are soooo tempting!

Hetty on October 01, 2013:

Don't forget his eyes. You could fill up a whole page full of eye appreciation pictures. They are just too gorgeous to forget. Brilliant list though. Great reasons.

You should make one about Tom Hiddleston. That could go on for as long or even longer than this one and of course Jareds!

Jemma on March 24, 2013:

I can't believe you left his eyes off the list, like my God I have literally never seen more beautiful eyes on a man

Ange on March 23, 2013:

I love this and I love Jensen Ackles. I've never seen an actor who has so much chemistry with every single one of his cast mates; it's pretty incredible. He has very expressive eyes and he throws his whole body into the character. And also, he is just freakin gorgeous all around. I actually pulled out my graphing calculator and graphed that function lol.

Andy McGuire from Los Angeles, CA on January 17, 2013:

I'm not a Jensen Ackles fan cause of his looks because, well, I'm not gay (though I must admit, he is dreamy.) I am a fan because of his bad ass portrayal of Dean Winchester in Supernatural. He's one of my all-time favorite fictional characters in fact.

Anyway, I came across this hub by chance and I am forced to wonder if Mr. Ackles is safe, or if his drop-dead gorgeous wife should be watching her back in public for fear of a certain hubpage writer attacking her out of jealousy.

Well, if I ever read about Jensen mysteriously disappearing or his wife suddenly dying violently, I will have to tell the police about what I have read here today. :P

Nics on January 05, 2013:

Jensen is almost too beautiful to be real - inside and outside!! AND he's super talented! He's the whole package. Truly amazing! There is nobody like him. The reasons to love him are endless, but this is certainly a good start!

Ayesha on July 30, 2012:

Well ! I did not read the whole article but I saw the pics they are good .The pics were good but I like Jared the most and I read your whole article about him . I love him and I like your article too but there is always room for improvement . Keep working hard and please please pray that one day only just for a minute I meet Jared and Jensen.


Life In Limbo on June 02, 2012:

I’ve read all the comments for the “10 Reasons to Droll over…” hubs for both Jensen and Jared and I wanted to address the “who has better sex scenes” debate on the Jared hub. I think Dean’s sex scenes should be more fun… I want to see him have food sex, like getting smeared with cream pie on his torso. (When I say “cream pie”, I mean the kind you buy in the store, not the icky porno definition.) Jensen Ackles is the hottest man on the planet portraying a sex addict with a pie fetish; I can’t be the only person who’s thought this. He doesn’t have to be wrestling naked in cream pie filling (only in my dreams and fanfic;) he could have a love scene with a hot chick that smears some coconut or banana cream pie on his chest and arms and licks it off his shoulders, maybe he could lick some off her neck (see, it can be tasteful.) It could be his wife guest starring for all I care (she’s a babe, I approve.) The point of a sex scene is to be able to live vicariously through it, right? Well, at the very least, I want to see Dean get to eat a slice of cream pie (i.e., the “Shut Up Dr. Phil” episode.) I never wanted to kick Sam’s ass until he brought in that bag of rotting chicken feet...

reagu from Los Angeles on May 28, 2012:

I love watching Supernatural and thought that Jensen and Jared would soon move on to the big screen. I think Jensen has the comedic chops for Judd Apatow movies.

lalah on May 27, 2012:

His eyes! OMG, those beautiful green eyes make me go weak in the knees!

kerryg (author) from USA on April 29, 2012:

Hi Famke,

It's a screencap from the third episode of Supernatural, Dead in the Water.

famke on April 28, 2012:

hey! loved your article. im a big Jackles fan and i enjoyed reading this... just had to ask you, the last picture of Jensen as Dean with that pen in his mouth; do you have any idea where that jpeg is from?? i've been trying to figure that out for a month now!! help a girl out? would you email me your response at

thanks so much!



Annnesha.rockstar on April 16, 2012:

Man!! u r a bit too hot 2 handle... come on buddy started watching supernatural a few weeks back and guess what? now i'm addicted to it cuz of u!! my parents really hate u cuz it is for u i lost all my interest in studies.. but WHO CARES,RI8???? anyways only request is keep doing more tv shows of so that we get to see a bit more of u and keep pairing with Jared cuz u too rock a fucking 2 much.. PS:- love u jensen......

Lashonda on March 30, 2012:

Hey jensen my name is lashonda but my family calls me shonda and I was born in pheonix arizona and I was wondering if I could be one bof your biggest fans because I love your show called supernatural and you are the funniest penrson on that show and I watch supernatural every fridays at 9pm on the cw and I hope 2 hear from you soon...)

laxmi iyer on March 28, 2012:

hey jenny love ya

Joanna on February 26, 2012:

I agree with everything you said. Especially with number 10. The first time I saw him I was stunned with his looks...but I came from calling him Jensen - the hot guy on SPN, to calling him mr. Ackles - the Actor (with big A), who looks really good. Because now I appreciate him as a true actor, really good at what he does, admiring not only his beauty, but his acting skills in a first place. He gained my respect.

suranjita on February 12, 2012:

i love u jensen....y the hell r u married

mahla on February 10, 2012:

i am very sad this pictures are close

trin on February 09, 2012:

awww he's so yummy

I Love Supernatural on January 06, 2012:

OMG!He is such a beautiful man! I agree with #10 the most because it's true, Jensen has the ability to act out anything given to him. Of course those bowlegs are a bonus. And those LIPS! I could go on and on about them, but I won't. This is a great article on the sexy man that is Jensen Ackles.

cik hali on December 11, 2011:

so hoooooooooot, love jensen ackles so much....

Dee on November 10, 2011:

OMG I have been watching all seven seasons of supernatural besides how much the whole ghost thing freaks me out they are absolutely the hottest actors to ever have been put together love them both