Sam Claflin: Hot Enough to Play Finnick Odair?

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In Catching Fire, Finnick Odair is described as extraordinarily confident and attractive.

He beds ladies in the Capitol, he wears very little clothing, he handles a trident like a champion.

But in light of Entertainment Weekly giving fans their first look at Sam Claflin in this role, many have voiced their complaints online, most of which go something like this:

YECH!

Sam Claflin as Finnick

Having hoped for a well-known Hollywood beefcake such as Ryan Gosling or Channing Tatum to take on the character, Hunger Games lovers are going off to Yahoo.

"I personally don't think he is hot ENOUGH to be Finnick," writes a user named Macey. "He's hot, sure, just not the 'Finnick hot' impression you get from reading the book."

So let the debate commence, THGers: is Sam Claflin hot enough to portray Finnick Odair?

 

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He looks like James Holmes.

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I don't know... I always portrayed Gaspard Ulliel as finnick before this..

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Alright, now that Sam Claflin has the part there's nothing more to be done about it. But can they PLEASE cast Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Annie? They already know she and Sam have good chemistry from the last Pirates of the Caribbean film!

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OMG u guys, looks aren't all that are used to select an actor!!!! come on, you know from other movie series they ALWAYS try and get a fresh face, obviously not ryan or channing...i love him- both in pirates 4 and in snow white and the huntsman-can't u see the above pic, that's HAWWWT i feel his presence through the computer screen

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needed someone impressive like Chris Hemsworth

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HE'S IN A GAY-MOVIE?

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I think sams pretty good. I just cant see Ryan or Channing as finnick. maybe Josh Duhamel or Luke Mitchell.

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I don't see what all the complaining is about. Did no one see Pirates of the Caribbean 4? I was overjoyed hearing Sam was playing Finnick. He's a terrific actor and very much how I pictured Finnick. Great choice

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ugh...Gosling or Tatum??!? They don't look like what Finnick should AT ALL! Though maybe it's just personal taste..because I don't find either of those men to be attractive whatsoever. Anyway, I pictured Finnick to be so gorgeous..almost like inhumanly beautiful..I think it would be hard to find an actor like that..because everyone has a different picture in their minds of what constitutes a beautiful guy. Case in point: see above mention of Gosling and Tatum...yikes.

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@ Nicolettiana

Nicolettiana, I agree whole heartedly.

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@ Nicolettiana

Um... Yeh I have no idea what planet you Live on yes Sam Caflin is Perfect for Finnick Odair. But Tatum and Goseling ask anyone Are Very Sexy. And your calling "The Sexiest Man Alive" Not Attractive........ Right cuz that makes sense

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@ Melanie

What can I say...Tatum and Gosling just don't do it for me. I can see how others might find them attractive..but I don't. Can't help who I'm attracted to, right? And the whole "sexiest man alive" is a bit of a joke...sexiest according to who?? I'm sure millions of women find someone else much sexier. Looks are subjective. :)

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