So Dr. Faye Skelton at the University of Central Lancashire (where professors obviously don't have enough to do) used women's descriptions of what they pictured while reading Fifty Shades of Grey to create this composite of Christian Grey, the man who gets recent college graduate and virgin Anastasia Steele to sign a sub/dom contract so he can do whatever he wants to her like fisting her and fun stuff like that.
Women said they often pictured celebrities so the composite uses the features of some of those men and *BOOM* turns him into Val Kilmer. This was pointed out by many commenters on Buzzfeed today.
So, if you haven't read the book yet, you should most definitely picture Val Kilmer as the lead character.
Here's a real-life image of Val to get you going:
|“I found some baby oil. Let me rub it on your behind.” - Christian Grey|