For some unexplainable reason, I was struck with a sudden wave of nostalgia for the decade of my girlhood—the ’90’s. So I’m counting down my top 10 crushes of the ’90’s.
10. Devon Sawa
You Know Him From: Casper the Friendly Ghost (1995), Now and Then (1995).
Memorable Roles: Casper, Scott Wormer.
Appeal: Remember when he descended the staircase as Casper’s human form to dance with Christina Ricci?
9. Omri Katz
You Know Him From: Eerie Indiana (1991).
Memorable Roles: Marshall Teller.
Appeal: He solved mysteries on his bicycle.
You Know Him From: Anastasia (1997).
Memorable Roles: Russian con-man Dimitri (I’m allowed one cartoon character).
Appeal: In my opinion, Dimitri is the hottest and most fashionably dressed cartoon character ever. He has John Cusack’s voice and Leonardo DiCaprio’s hair.
7. Edward Furlong
You Know Him From: Terminator 2 (1991).
Memorable Roles: John Connor.
Appeal: There was a time when I would watch T2 over and over again just because of John Connor. I found his juvenille delinquency very appealing—the dirt bike, the cussing, tricking the ATM out of $300 with a fake pin… Nowadays, Edward Furlong is not so appealing; last I heard, he was arrested for freeing lobsters from a grocery store.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
You Know Him From: Romeo and Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997).
Memorable Roles: Romeo, Jack Dawson.
Appeal: He was just so pretty. That hair! I still have his Titanic poster on the back of my door (it’s been a long time since I redecorated).
5. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
You Know Him From: Home Improvement, The Lion King (1994), Tom and Huck (1995).
Memorable Roles: Randy Taylor, voice of young Simba, Tom Sawyer.
Appeal: It’s J.T.T.! I had all his posters. I hearted him on my Trapper Keeper.
4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
You Know Him From: 3rd Rock From the Sun
Memorable Roles: Tommy Solomon.
Appeal: I thought he got better looking ever since he cut his long hair.
3. Mike Vitar
You Know Him From: The Sandlot (1993).
Memorable Roles: Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Appeal: He was the only one who could outrun that killer dog! That baseball cap, those Converses…
2. David Lopez
You Know Him From: Ghostwriter
Memorable Roles: Alex Fernandez.
Appeal: He solved mysteries while working at his family’s bodega. Oh, if only I were old enough in the ’90’s to audition for Tina Nguyen!
1. Mark-Paul Gosselaar
You Know Him From: Saved by the Bell
Memorable Roles: Zack Morris.
Appeal: It’s Zack! He is a bleached-blonde high school god!