ShopTalk Crush of the Week: Matthew Fox

Lest there be any confusion, I need to get something out of the way right up front: The Matthew Fox of today is a supah fine man specimen. (Exhibit A: the Lost promo shot on the far left.) But I have a special place in my heart for Matthew Fox circa 1994 (above right). Just as Jared Leto will always be Jordan Catalano, Matthew Fox will always be Charlie Salinger, the ill-equipped big brother tasked with caring for his four orphaned siblings in Party of Five, a TV show my 18-year-old self loved almost as much as the short-lived My So-Called Life. So while the rest of the world obsesses over his current work on Lost—a phenomenon totally, well, lost on me—I will remember my Matthew Fox. The flannel-shirt-wearing, scruffy-beard-having, long-hair-sporting Matthew Fox. Ah, the ’90s. I think I’ll go listen to some Stone Temple Pilots now.


  • Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

    I love Matthew Fox… And I love Lost.

  • TLS

    I much prefer the current Matthew Fox. Charlie Salinger was too sensitive for me. I still loves me some Rob Lowe from St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night much more than the Rob Lowe of well, anything after that.

  • Rhonda Reinhart

    @TLS: Well, I gotta say I still love Rob Lowe today. But the St. Elmo’s Fire Rob Lowe is by far my favorite. The fake saxophone playing was award-worthy.