10 Movie Characters Every Guy Wishes He Could Be

Matthew Kidman

Matthew Kidman (The Girl Next Door)

Sometimes it’s nice to watch the nerdy, nice guy get the girl, and in no film is that more gratifying than The Girl Next Door. Matthew Kidman, played by a then 17-year-old Emile Hirsch, has all the brains, drive, and ability to succeed in the world—all he needs is a little confidence. Enter the gorgeous, Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert), who finally helps him become the guy he always knew he could be. What makes Matthew so appealing is that he’s a truly solid dude who deserves everything that he ends up getting by the film’s end. Having Danielle on his arm doesn’t hurt either, though.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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