ETonline, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 12:00pm (PDT)
Esquire magazine surveyed both 20-year-old and 50-year-old men, asking them: Whom do you consider the coolest man in America?
Both groups found Clint Eastwood to be the coolest American man, with the entertainer getting 26 percent of the twenty-something vote and 55 percent of the 50-year-olds votes. Coming in second in the cool-guy poll was President Barack Obama, while actor George Clooney settled in at third place. 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson got the lowest score, chosen only by 3 percent of the 20-year-olds and a mere 1 percent of the 50-year-olds.
When asked, "Who is the best role model for young men in America today?", 41 percent of 20-year-old men said Obama and 32 percent of 50-year-olds agreed. Clooney got 13 percent of the votes for both age groups, and NFL quarterback Tom Brady got 10 percent of the votes from the 20-year-olds.
When it comes to a trustworthy news source, this is where the men differ slightly. Both groups agreed that CNN newsperson Anderson Cooper was a trustworthy source, but 24 percent of 20-year-olds trust "Daily Show" correspondent Jon Stewart, while only 12 percent of 50-year-old men chose the funnyman. The fifty-somethings tended to lean more toward anchor Brian Williams as a trustworthy source.
As for which female celebrity men would like to sleep with most, Megan Fox gets the twenty-somethings majority vote and Halle Berry is the choice of 37 percent of those 50-year-olds surveyed.
Check out Esquire.com for more from their 20/50: The Esquire Survey of American Men.