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It's Been 14 Years Since 'Ice Age,' And The Mammoth Is Still Really Cute

There's no denying "Ice Age" is a goddamn American classic.

That movie has everything: love, adventure, extinct animals, outrageous historical inaccuracies... Oh yeah, it has it all.

I'm also a fan of "Ice Age: The Meltdown," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift," and I'm definitely looking forward to the upcoming "Ice Age: Collision Course." But, "Ice Age" (2002) is where the magic first began.

It's been nearly 15 years since a certain lovable mammoth stomped into all our lives, and though this probably didn't occurred to you before, there's an actor behind that animation, and he's actually kind of cute.

So, obviously, we all remember Manny the mammoth, perhaps the most iconic character of modern cinema.

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He's grumpy but lovable, and he's always getting into all kinds of prehistoric shenanigans.

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But, what you might not be familiar with is the person behind the bigger, woolier face: this guy!

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Whoa, Manny! Total DILF vibes, am I right?

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He's also athletic -- if you know what I mean. ;)

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IRL, Manny is clearly a man of many talents...

...and a total family man. *heart eyes*

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Apparently, that actor did some other stuff, too. I guess...

But, he'll always be Manny first in my heart. <3

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