5. Jonathan Rhys Meyers
He may be a little on the troubled side, but as with Colin Farrell, a “hot Irish actors” list wouldn’t be complete without Jonathan Rhys Meyers. We may have fallen in love with him in Bend It Like Beckham and had a weird love-hate relationship with him in The Tudors, but if you REALLY want to see something special, check out Velvet Goldmine. Bonus non-Irish hot guys in that one include Christian Bale and Ewan McGregor.