Hollywood beauty Keira Knightley prefers men to be rugged and manly - because she is bored with all the pretty boy Hollywood actors.

The KING ARTHUR star is particularly smitten by screen hunks GEORGE CLOONEY and Brad Pitt, and she would love to star alongside them one day.

The 19-year-old says, "Brad Pitt, I think, has grown into a manly man - and you've got George Clooney, who's really manly."

But Knightley's ideal mate is Enigma actor MATTHEW MacFADYEN - the most manly man she has ever met.

Describing her Pride And Prejudice co-star, she says, "It was great working with him because he's one of the few manly men.

"He's not a pretty boy - he's a man. It was such a lovely experience because Matthew is so romantic as MR DARCY."

Knightley has been dating Irish model Jamie Dornan for a year (begs04).

28/01/2005 14:09