We’re in absolute love with British actor Sam Riley. Though we don’t endorse many of his actions — smoking, sulking, being too skinny, being married — he’s completely won us over. The hollow-cheeked hunk has an almost haunting beauty which directly causes us to watch (on repeat) clips of him on YouTube.

Proving that acting schools don’t know anything, Riley was rejected by both the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He got his revenge in 2007 with the movie ‘Control,’which garnered him tons of awards and nominations.

Look for lots of talk about the rising star in the coming year, when he stars in a film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s book ‘On the Road.’ Riley also has musical talents (he led the band 10,000 Things for a few years) and modeling props (he was the face of a recent Burberry campaign). As mentioned, he’s also taken – Riley’s been married to ‘Control’ co-star Alexandra Maria Lara since ’09. We can still look, though. We can still look.