My Famous Crush – By Jasmine Rafati


By Guest Blogger: JASMINE RAFATI — Iran (read bio)

Many of you know I have been staying in Paris for a while and I have been thinking to write on a subject that appeals to both readers here and in the U.S.

The subjects that I was coming up with were either not interesting or I didn’t have enough to write about. Until one day when I went out with my friends to have a drink after work and we started talking about our favorite actors.

Suddenly, I thought about my next subject; my famous crush. It was exactly like sitting with my girlfriends in the U.S. talking about our favorite actors.

This time, the topic was international. The girls had to introduce me to some of the French actors that I didn’t know. One of the wonderful girls that I work with here in Paris loves Leonardo Dicaprio.  Besides the fact that she thinks he is beautiful, handsome, and sexy, I am sure she loves many of the characters he played in films. I asked about her favorite movie of him and the response was Titanic. Who wouldn’t love a man like that? A poor artist who is a gentlemen, a sweetheart, and a great lover.  A love like this is rare in our time. Besides, the love scene in the car with the hand on the steamy window was really sensual and promising.

A friend in U.S. loves Gerard butler. I had my doubts about watching the film 300 because I had heard that they portrayed the Persians as magicians and sorcerers.

Being an Iranian and proud of Persia, I had my reservations to see the film. She insisted that I had to see it and I am very thankful to her for it.  As I knew from before, I didn’t like the way they depicted Persians but I have to say that I had dreams about Greek warrior gods for weeks on after.  One day on our way to Toronto, we saw him at the airport. Needless to say she was overly excited. The only word that comes to mind for describing him is ‘delicious.’

These discussions are not limited to girls only. I believe many guys talk about the subject as well. I have been witness to one of those discussions recently while visiting London. As I am sure that these guys think about these women’s smarts, but many of them are solely interested in their physics. I don’t think they really fantasize about the characters of these women in the films as do women with their favorite actors.  The top of the lists for the men I knew in England were Monica Bellucci, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Lopez.

As far as for my favorite star, I have been a fan of Keanu Reeves as long as I can remember. I found his character funny and cute in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, adored the hair cut and his love of danger in Speed, enjoyed Johnny Utah surfing in Point Break, and was in love with his character in Walk in the Clouds.   Being a romantic myself, his character in Walk in the Clouds would be the character I would choose if I had to pick one.

My most favorite International actor and the reason why I loved to learn French was Alain Delon.  In my opinion, this French man defined beauty. I grew up watching his films with my mom and loved every one of them.  Recently Dior has launched a campaign for its perfume, Eau Sauvage, using a picture of Alain Delon in his youth. The posters with his pictures are all over Paris. There is also the commercial than runs on TV. They used a part of the movie called, La Piscine. I love it every time this commercial passes on TV. I am including a picture of him in this blog. You be the judge yourself.

French Actor Alain Delon

But why do we have such crushes on these men? Is it their fame and money? Their gorgeous out of this world bodies? Or is it that we fall in love with the characters they play in movies? We experience and live love in Pride and Prejudice, surrealism in Matrix, and adventure in Gladiator through these actors.  They give us hope that such men actually exist in the real world.

But let’s consider what these actors think or feel about millions of people fantasizing or talking about them. Yes it is wonderful to have fans and they thank them at all the events, and awards. However, I would believe it is hard to represent so many things to so many people. Are people going to feel let down when they come to recognize their real personalities? Look what happened to Britney Spears when she went through a difficult time. People expected her to be a certain way. When she wasn’t acting like the sweet, innocent girl they expected, many people were judgmental.

There is also the situation where people have obsessions over these stars, which make them more prudent to meet or have interactions with their fans. Besides I feel it would be awfully tiring to deal with that kind of attention everyday.

I asked myself that and wondered whether I would actually like Mr. Reeves in real life if I ever were to meet him. It is true that I find him to be an attractive man and being born in December and therefore a Sagittarius, it raises my curiosity to discover who he really is. But most of all I like to know him because he has kind eyes and seems to be a kind, lovely person.

If you are not a part of the film industry, there is a very small chance that you meet any of these people. Now I was thinking of something very daring; what if I were to meet my famous crush in Paris?

It would be so surreal and nice.

74 Responses to “My Famous Crush – By Jasmine Rafati”

  1. Allison Lord: Co-Founder of this Blog says:

    Jasmine, I hope you get your invitation answered and Keanu shows up for the date. I will be checking back to get the scoop. Let us all know. He will be a fool not to take you up on that date. By the way who will be footing the bill. You or Keanu?

    • Jasmine says:

      Hi Allison

      i will keep you guys posted. 😉

      • ZC says:

        Hello Love! I miss you so much, and it sounds like you are adjusting to the French lifestyle very well. I am ready to visit and we can hunt down Alain Delon! He is gorgeous! I am fond of Canadian actors Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds. They are both tall with nice sholuders, and great abs. Keanu is mysterious and sexy. We should double date, you can go with Keanu and I will go with Bradley! Ciao!

  2. Lakita in Indiana says:

    We all live in a fairy tale world with a fairy tale imagination. Keep on dreaming. Let me know how you mended your broken imagination.

  3. Tony The Tiger says:

    Jasmine did you relocate to Paris to get a boyfriend? There are plenty of good men in Los Angeles. Could you not get one in California? I would be willing to date a cutie pie like you.

    • Jasmine says:

      Thanks for your offer to go out with me but I pass. I am sure with a name such as Tony the Tiger, you get plenty of girls in California. You don’t need a girl who lives in Paris. To answer your question, No i didn’t relocate to Paris to find a boyfriend, it was for work. I am not looking to date this man; I just thought it would be nice to meet him.

  4. Chili says:

    Do you seriously believe Keanu will leave his beautiful girlfriend in Los Angeles to prance half way round the globe to meet you for a date? A woman he does not know. You sound like a whacko. If you were not writing for this blog I would think you are.

    • Jasmine says:

      Hi Chili

      I didn’t ask for him to leave his girlfriend nor to date me. I simply asked to meet a person.
      If he shows up great, if not tant pis as the French say

  5. Lover of Life says:

    Why dont you try to get that French Actor Alain Delon to meet you for the date.
    I think that is a better idea. I will check after to see if Keanu accepted the date, but I like your article.

  6. Caledonia says:

    Jasmine I love your enthusiasm toward love and your optimism. I truly hope you find your Romeo. I’m rooting for you.

    • Jasmine says:

      Dear Caledonia
      I am an optimistic person in nature and this optimism envelopes all aspects of my life. I do hope that we all find what we are looking for in this life. Thanks so much for your comment.

  7. Barbara says:

    You’re a lovely girl and there is an innocence about your writing that is beautiful and pure. I hope Keanu comes…or calls. I’ll be watching to see what develops.

    • Jasmine says:

      Dear Barbara,
      Thanks so much for your heart warming comment. No matter if he comes or calls, I am happy I have a reader such as you.

  8. Mario says:

    I stumbled on this blog and really enjoyed reading this artilce. It was cute just like you. Good luck.

  9. Hugh Lyons says:

    Heaven has eyes ah, let me live long enough to get such a fantastic view of the post!

  10. Nick says:

    keanu would be a fool not to show up. i would.

  11. Bob W. says:

    We all have famous crushes and I commend you for writing about yours. Mine is Jessica Alba. I was crushed when she got married but am happy that she is happy with her new family. I still have hope though. :-). I hope Keanu Reeves reads this and meets you in Paris. what a great story that would be.

  12. Claude Mcneil says:

    Thanks for posting! I really enjoyed the blog. I¡¯ve already bookmark this article.

    • Jasmine says:

      Hi Claude

      Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment. Please stop by and read the next articles on this site whenever you get a chance

  13. Sandra G. says:

    Please, keep us posted after the 20th. Have fun!

  14. Veronica says:

    All I have to say is that you never know what happens from today to the next. I have seen many magical things happened in my life so I believe that you always have to hope and dream.
    Even if he does not show up, it was courageous to talk about your crush. I am not sure if I would dare to do that 
    Good luck!

  15. Glen Knapp says:

    This is only landlord with a broad mind and a complete knowledge of the people, as the truth can only lead to your dreams. good luck.

  16. MattL says:

    I’m not into dudes in movies but I can’t deny that Alain Delon in ‘Purple Noon’ leaps off the screen with his – almost pretty – looks. If I was out on an international tour I wouldn’t mind having his attractive visage for a day or two.

  17. Romantic sms says:

    I can imagine the serious work it must have been required to research for this post.All what i can say is just keep pushing we all love it.And just to bring something to your notice,I believe yhou make a cute couple.

  18. Motha says:

    what you said about Britney Spears is exactly what’s happening with Mel Gibson right now. People are being judgmental about him also Lindsay Lohan. I am not defending Lindsay at all but Mel I believe is getting a bad deal. At one point he was the famous crush for many women. How do you feel about him and what’s going on with his troubles?

    • Brenda W. says:

      Motha, Mel Gibsons days as a romeo are OVER. He has shown himself to be a foul mouthed batterer, racist, antisemite to name a few. At this point he is not any SANE woman’s crush and obviously no longer Oksana’s either. He’s washed up. Listen, Jasmine’s blog is a beautiful story about romance and hope and love and the fairytale comming true. Don’t dirty a beautiful post with Mel Gibson’s garbage. PLEASE! Thank you.

  19. Natalie says:

    Alain Deleon is delicious. I would like to meet HIM at le Pont Alexandre III aux invalids anytime any day any year.

  20. Wondering says:

    Jasmine I read your article everyday watching and waiting to see if Keannu will respond to your invitation. You are very pretty and I wish I knew of a way to get this to him. I think it would be a great story. I will check back later.

  21. C.H. says:

    We all have our crushes. There is something exciting about having a crush. I wonder if I told you and the whole wide world my crush is my neighbor Brad Taylor John who would know him and who would care. Now I’ve put it out in the universe I am curious how it will turn out for me.

  22. Blond&Blue says:

    I would like to come to Paris to meet you. It has always been my desire to visit Paris. Will you meet me at the le Pont Alexandre III aux invalids (Alexander III Bridge at des invalids) the 20th of July, six days after the French Independence Day (Bastille Day) at six o’clock? Blond, blue eyed, better than average looking, jeans, light blue shirt, dimples, great character, good person, not a whacko.

  23. Patsy says:

    Jasmine how do you pick your titles and articles to write? How did you get to write for this blog. I love it. You girls rock!

  24. Brian says:

    When are you coming back to the USA? I would like to take you out to dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. I will make you forget all about Keanu Reeves.

  25. Jennifer says:

    Keanu Reeves is hot but my crush is George Clooney even though my sisters think he has horse’d teeth and a strange face I still love him and maybe one day I too will meet him, I hope Mr. Reeves meet you.

  26. bebop says:

    Love the work, love the blog. Thanks for keeping us entertained. Keep up the great work.

  27. Stacey Abts says:

    Brilliant article, a bunch of useful information.

    • Jasmine says:

      Dear Stacy Abts
      I do agree with you that this is not a very informative article but I don’t always write to give you information. Sometimes I write just to share something with my readers and that was one of those times. I have had more informative blogs in the past that I think you might enjoy more. I also think that my next blog would be more appealing to you.
      In any case, thanks for being our reader and thanks for your comment.

  28. Stacy says:

    get over him he’s a loser, weird.

  29. Berpha says:

    Jazmine you rock. I love this blog. I love romance. I like all the blogs here. The writing is great, the articles are incredible and the caricatures are outta this world. LOVE IT.

    • Jasmine says:

      Dear Berpha
      Your comment is soooooooo positive and would like to thank you for being a reader and thanks for encouraging us to write more.
      I love romance too.

  30. Commie says:

    Do you have a sisteryu can hook me up with, because we can double date when you meet Keanu I can meet your sister and we can all have a fabulous dinner at the Champ Elysee Hotel in Paris.

  31. Alan in O.C. says:

    I am no Keanu Reeves but I sure look like 007. I am free and single. You are gorgeous and would like to ask you out on a dinner date when you get back home to LA Jasmine. If you prefer to meet for coffee or drinks would be okay too.

  32. Daisy says:

    It’s good to see good old romance alive and well in the 21st century. You are bold and sweet at the same time and I respect that.

  33. Tony The Tiger says:

    So do I have to give up on you Jasmine, did Keannu show up? If he did not, I’m sorry but that’s GRRRRREAT! 😀

  34. Blond&Blue says:

    I came looking for you Jasmine on July 20 at le Pont Alexandre III but you were a no-show. Did Keanu beat me to it? I am so disappointed. :-(

  35. Barbara says:

    I’m so nervous for you. Did he show up on the bridge? There’s a sweet movie in here somewhere.

    • Jasmine says:

      Dear Barbara
      You are sweet. Don’t be nervous for me. I hope he didn’t show up because I wasn’t there. I was sick and I had to work. Besides, no affirmation from the other party.

  36. Wondering says:

    Did Keanu show up? He had to since we are hearing nothing. You two lovebirds must be holed up enjoying the city of romance!! LOL 😀 Good luck. Come back and let us know.

    • Jasmine says:

      Hi Wondering
      I don’t know if he showed up. I wasn’t there myself. I got really sick; In addition I had no confirmation. But I will keep you posted if ever…
      Thanks so much for checking back. :)

  37. Brenda W. says:

    To Motha, Mel Gibsons days as a romeo are OVER. He has shown himself to be a foul mouthed batterer, racist, antisemite to name a few. At this point he is not any SANE woman’s crush and obviously no longer Oksana’s either. He’s washed up. Listen, Jasmine’s blog is a beautiful story about romance and hope and love and the fairytale comming true. Don’t dirty such a beautiful post with Mel Gibson’s garbage. PLEASE! The moderator should have deleted our inapropriate comments. Thank you.

    • Jasmine says:

      Dear Brenda
      As long as the comments are not offensive, we welcome any honest comment. So thanks for reading my blog and thanks for your comment.

  38. PilatesLady says:

    I hope Keanu reads this and is smart enough to realize the amazing opportunity he has! 😉

    That French actor is super hot. If he calls you should say “yes” or give him my number 😉

    • Jasmine says:

      My darling Pilates lady,
      Unfortunately the picture of the French actor is from many years ago. He was the icon of a real man to me growing up and I wanted to share his picture with you guys.
      As far as Keanu Reeves, it is something that I put out there and we will see. It will be fun to meet him one day.
      At this time, I am back in Los Angeles for a short while and would love to enjoy my time visiting friends and family.
      Thanks for your wonderful comment

  39. Pilates Lady says:

    Keanu will call you if he has any idea you are interested and has the tiniest bit of intelligence. He’d be a fool not to!!

    That french actor is super hot too!

  40. finance consultant says:

    this is one of the sweetest cutest posts i’ve read. i hope you find your knight in shining armor.

  41. blueeyes707 says:

    I’ve never heard of this French actor but he is scorching hot. Thanks for the introduction.

  42. Princess Belle says:

    A friend sent me this link. I didn’t know someone could love Keanu as much I do. OMG! I have been his biggest fan forever and I would give my right arm to meet him in person. All my friends and family knows how I feel about him and I can’t wait to meet him. Your idea is very clever.

  43. Wariner says:

    Howdy, your site is on air in the radio! Good job mate. Your posts are truly great and bookmarked. Regards

  44. Laughter For Years says:

    This is absolutely one of the more appealing blogs I have seen. It is so easy to assume you’ve seen it all, but there’s seriously some fantastic material on the internet, and I think your site is on the short list!

  45. welwinn says:

    Hi Jasmine. I hope Keanu finds you.

  46. mallory w. says:

    how’s it goiong in paris, i like our blog and look forward to hearing more about your life and expeirence there.

  47. partyanimal says:

    jasmine i like your child like innocent sweet spirit. your post is so sweet, good luck.

  48. mom in texas says:

    To offer an answer to your question we have these crushes because they’re fantasies that help us get through our humdrum life. As I’m sure you have found out.

  49. nate0079 says:

    Okay article. I just became aware of your blog and desired to say I have really enjoyed reading all the opinions.

  50. Beula R. says:

    Brad Pitt move over dork here comes Alain Delon. He’s a hot sexy version of Angelina don’t you think?

  51. Josetta says:

    Ha, that’s actually a really good idea. Thanks so much for this! Watch out George Clooney and leonardo DaCaprio you are my crush.

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