*One of this year’s standout movies is “Sparkle.”

And while many are focusing on stars in the movie like the late Whitney Houston and rising young star Jordin Sparks, how about the male actors in the movie?

Essence compiled a photo gallery of the movie’s standout male actors

Omari Hardwick

Cutie pie Omari Hardwick tops all the ladies’ fantasy lovers list. (Admit it, you adore him!) What’s not to love about the tall, handsome hunk both on and off screen? In Sparkle, he plays Levi, a love interest who gets his heart broken.

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