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female gazing at: Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed had been my secret boyfriend for a while, but now he’s in Nightcrawler, so the secret is out.


Despite what Nightcrawler might lead you to believe — Ahmed plays a Los Angeles “intern” to Jake Gyllenhaal’s ethics-free freelance journalist — Ahmed is actually British. Which is how I discovered him: he has been in a ton of amazing but not exactly mainstream British films.

He’s one of those actors whom you can just never take your eyes off, he’s that magnetic. And also gorgeous:


Did I mention gorgeous?


Cuz gorgeous.

(If you have a suggestion for someone we should female-gaze at, feel free to email me with a name or a link to a particular photo. But check to see whom we’ve already gazed at.)

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