Chad Michael Murray (''One Tree Hill'')

By EW Staff
Updated May 08, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Cobain: Michael Ferguson/Globe Photos; Murray: AllStar/Globe Photos

Why Chad Michael Murray should play Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain

WHY HIM? As ”Tree”’s Lucas, Murray is a smart, temperamental, blue-eyed loner from a broken family — great training to play Cobain, the agonized voice of a generation. In an earlier role on ”Dawson’s Creek,” Murray fronted a band and hooked up with both Jen (Michelle Williams) and Joey (Katie Holmes). Plus, we’re reliably informed that the chiseled Murray, who also played a musician in ”Freaky Friday,” is totally hot.