TOM Hiddleston has been named the Most Attractive Actor in Movies Right Now.

The 'Thor' star has topped a poll conducted by Total Film magazine to find the most desirable screen hunks in the world, beating 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson into second place.

Other actors to make the top 10 included Ryan Gosling in third place, Benedict Cumberbatch in fourth, sixth placed Tom Hardy and Robert Downey Jr. in ninth place. Hiddleston, 31, is surprised to beat so many famous handsome faces to the title, but is very flattered by the honour.

He told the publication: ''Thank you, ladies. You are women of impeccable taste and style. My god, you know how to make a man feel good!''

Total Film polled more than 25,000 readers to find their Most Attractive Actor and Most Attractive Actress. 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'The Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence took the female title beating a host of on screen beauties to the accolade.

Other entries in the top 10 included second placed Scarlett Johansson, 'Twilight Saga' actress Kristen Stewart, who came third, fifth placed Mila Kunis - who has won numerous polls - and Zooey Deschanel in eighth. –GN

Top 10 actors and actresses


Tom Hiddleston

Robert Pattinson

Ryan Gosling

Benedict Cumberbatch

Richard Armitage

Tom Hardy

Alan Rickman

Michael Fassbender

Robert Downey Jr

Chris Hemsworth


Jennifer Lawrence

Scarlett Johansson

Kristen Stewart

Emma Stone

Mila Kunis

Emma Watson

Anne Hathaway

Zooey Deschanel

Natalie Portman

Charlize Theron