Oh, elegance. Thou hast a name, and it is John Slattery. Smoothly navigating his way around a range of cameos in major television shows (Will Truman’s brother in Will & Grace, the politician who wants Carrie to piss on him in Sex And The City, the weirdo congress hopeful in 30 Rock), he has arrived at his piece de resistance: Roger Sterling in Mad Men, the charismatic yet ruthless advertising executive with the ever present cigar who practically has aged bourbon as blood. WHAT a role. This character is absolutely integral to the success of the show, and like all the other characters you cannot imagine any other actor inhabiting that role, such is the brilliance of the casting. Witty, intelligent, articulate, talented and brimming with success: Slattery is such a dude.
(For Daniel Marner, who loves him as much as I do. Not in that way though. Probably.)