I’ve Seen David Strathairn in His Underwear

I wanna be your underwear *


All this talk lately of porn and underpants has naturally turned my thoughts toward my favorite actor, David Strathairn.

You may know him from his Oscar-nominated role as Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck, or perhaps as the evil child molester (SPOILER!) in Dolores Claiborne. Or maybe you go way back to one of his earliest collaborations with John Sayles in The Brother from Another Planet.

But you don’t know David Strathairn as I have known him—over and over and over—until you watch this:

Click here for the video.

Yup, that’s David Strathairn in A Dangerous Woman. Don’t be fooled by the 70’s porn-stache. The movie was actually made in 1993 and also stars Debra Winger and Barbara Hershey. But who cares. David Strathairn is wearing black briefs. Do we need to know anything else about this movie?

And this isn’t DS’s only foray into underpants land. His character Joe Gastineau strips down to tightie whities in Limbo; the deleted scenes from Harrison’s Flowers show us an adorably skinny DS flitting around in his skivvies; and you get full-on NAKEDNESS in Return of the Secaucus Seven.

But maybe you don’t care much for David Strathairn, which is certainly your preference, wrong tho it may be. There are other actors in underwear, and, thanks to an enterprising underpants fan, you may enjoy a somewhat limited selection at un-der-wear.com. I checked out the site, and while I was happy not to have to look at Tom Cruise, I was sad to find that David Strathairn wasn’t included and even sadder to find that Billy Bob Thornton was (please, don’t click to enlarge).

And, folks, it’s not just actors who look good in underwear. There are some hot musicians out there too:


Look! It’s Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips! Check out the Superman logo.

And let’s not forget TV stars. Fracas, in her untiring efforts to bring us a naked Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs, has done the next best thing by posting this video, which . . . I don’t know if those are, in fact, underpants, but they get the (dirty) job done, as far as I’m concerned. Good on yer, Fracas!

Do you have any pictures or videos of actors in underwear you’d like to share? No, I’m serious.

If you want to know more about David Strathairn:
  • Check out this disturbingly comprehensive site.
  • Ummm . . . really, that link is all you need.


I’ve heard they don’t even wear underpants at humor-blogs!