Why Patrick Dempsey is Actually Perfect for Transformers 3

Since you all are soooo looking forward to a third Transformers movie (What will blow up this time? Will Shia LaBeouf meet robot God again? Tell us!), we thought we'd help share a particularly sexy bit of casting news: Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey will appear in TF3 as Megan Fox's boss. (Presumably, he's not also a transforming robot, but we've learned never to assume.) Now, the Transformers and Grey's Anatomy may not seem like a logical connection, but there's actually more than meets the eye here than just a cheap grab for more female audience members. No, Dempsey is perfect for the franchise, and here are five reasons why.

1. He's Played Transformers Before
Look at his resumé: In Can't Buy Me Love, he transformed from totally geek to totally chic. In Loverboy, he transformed from a pizza boy into a gigolo. In Grey's Anatomy, he transformed from a nice surgeon into a job-stealing chief of staff. The man must be half-Cybertronian!

2. He Used to Be Shia LaBeouf
Dempsey has a lot in common with the TF franchise's star, who plays Sam Witwicky. Both started out in TV, with Dempsey on Fast Times and LaBeouf on Even Stevens. Both saw their careers blow up at the age of 21, when Dempsey was in Can't Buy Me Love and LaBeouf was in Disturbia. And both have impressive heads of hair.

3. He's a Robotic Actor
We're not saying the man is completely untalented, but his delivery often leaves a lot to be desired, and his performance in Made of Honor could have been programmed by a computer, and a pretty rudimentary one, at that.

4. He Loves Threequels
Dempsey has appeared in both Meatballs III: Summer Job, where the ghost of a porn star helped him lose his virginity, and Scream 3, where he was a police detective investigating a series of gruesome murders. With director Michael Bay's patented combination of T&A and violence, the Transformers franchise is the perfect synthesis of those roles.

5. He's Already Got a Code Name
On a planet full of mononymous robots, most of whose names are descriptive of their powers and abilities, you come up with some real winners. For instance, "Powerglide" is a plane. "Seaspray" is a hovercraft. "Astrotrain" is a train and a space shuttle. And now, "McDreamy" is a handsome Irishman. ...Hey, not everyone can have a cool name like "Megatron."

Check out our guide to the robots of Transformers, then see why we think the second Transformers movie was better than the first.

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