Can We Talk About The ‘Hot Rodent Men’ Trend?!?!

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Are we in our ‘hot rodent men’ era?

Seemingly used as a term of endearment, ‘hot rodent men’ are gaining popularity. With actors like Adam Driver & Jeremy Alan White and musicians Matty Healy & Travis Barker, showering the headlines with their unusual appeal, I couldn’t resist deep-diving the latest lookers in the pop culture zeitgeist.

WTF is a ‘hot rodent man?’

The latest It-Guy tends “to have more angular facial structures, beady eyes, untidy hair, and are often lankier than the typical Hollywood heartthrob, although those descriptors don’t always apply uniformly,” according to NBC News.

*Disclaimer! The following list of ‘hot rodent men’ was created from viral online posts. We have yet to label any humans as ‘rodents’ affectionately.*

Travis Barker

Blink 182‘s drummer – who is married to Kourtney Kardashian – has been in the public eye for decades, but as of recent has been celebrated for his “tat-rat” appeal.


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Timothée Chalamet

The Dune actor has not only received acting accolades – including an Academy Award nomination – but he’s also been given the title of ‘hot rodent guy.’


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Willem Dafoe

Would the kids call Willem a hot daddy rat? The star of the Spiderman movies has graced our screens for decades, but gnawed into the hot rodent market in 2024. What a time to be alive.


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Adam Driver

This Academy Award winning actor as become synonymous with the ‘hot rodent’ moniker. Having scored roles in Star Wars and Ferrari, Adam’s unconventional looks have served him well.

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Mike Faist

The Challengers actor  – along with his co-star who is mentioned later – have brought the ‘hot rodent’ fetish to the mainstream.

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Matty Healy

The 1975 frontman may have been classified as a “cuddly” rodent pre-Tortured Poets Department, but since Taylor Swift’s record-breaking album’s release, the rocker has been re-classified from rodent to invertebrate. Who, besides a spineless worm, would ghost Taylor Swift?!

Barry Keoghan

You may know Barry from Salt Burn, but the actor has recently dabbled in the music video space. The Irish actor starred across his pop-princess girlfriend, Sabrina Carpenter, in her viral Please Please Please video.


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Simu Liu

Best known as a Ken in the Blockbuster Barbie movie, the Canadian born actor has crossed over to the Marvel Universe. I must admit, I’m down with Simu’s Ken-ergy.


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Rami Malek

Best known for his role as Freddie Mercury in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami has crossed into the ‘hot rodent’ genre.

Josh O’Connor

Starring alongside Zendaya and the above mentioned Mike Faist, Josh is partly responsible for the ‘hot rodent’ movement.

Jeremy Alan White

The star of the critically acclaimed, The Bear, dramedy about a young chef who who manages his late brother’s sandwich shop. Is Jeremy really considered an IRL Ratatouille?!?! 

Now that you’re more familiar with the highest regarded ‘hot rodent men,’ what’s your opinion of the pop culture world’s latest obsession? Sound off below.