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In Your Opinion, Which Classic Hollywood Actor was the Most Handsome?

Hottest, most handsome, studliest... You get the drill. Post a pic to backup your claim.

by Anonymousreply 26204/24/2015

Aside from James Dean, Rock Hudson, around the time of All That Heaven Allows

by Anonymousreply 108/10/2012

Probably heavily because I don't watch that many Classic Hollywood movies, a lot of the actors look the same to me.

by Anonymousreply 208/10/2012

Tyrone, without a doubt.

by Anonymousreply 308/10/2012

Tyrone, Cary Grant, and Randolph Scott.

by Anonymousreply 408/10/2012

I always thought Robert Walker was very hot looking.

by Anonymousreply 508/10/2012

Once, years ago, I posted a picture of Paul Newman here, and said, "After young Brando, he was the most beautiful man who ever lived." Someone responded that Brando's beauty only lasted a few years, whereas Newman was a handsome man his entire life and therefore, won out over Brando. I agreed. So, because he lived and died and truly handsome man--Paul Newman.

by Anonymousreply 608/10/2012

OMG, Robert Walker looks like Tammie Brown!

by Anonymousreply 708/10/2012

Handsome and someone who looked like he was good in bed?

Ronald Colman

by Anonymousreply 808/10/2012

Gregory Peck! Those lips...!

by Anonymousreply 908/10/2012

Handsome and someone who'd fuck you and laugh when he was done?

Errol Flynn

by Anonymousreply 1008/10/2012

There were so many handsome men in classic Hollywood it's really hard to pick just one. I mean we've got Paul Newman, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Gregory Peck, Montgomery Clift, Gary Cooper, Rod Taylor, Clint Walker, just off the top of my head.

by Anonymousreply 1108/10/2012

Handsome and a dirty little punk?

Tony Curtis

by Anonymousreply 1208/10/2012

Handsome and up for a twink three-way?

Gilbert Roland and Ramon Novarro

by Anonymousreply 1308/10/2012

I agree with r11, so here's my entry...Joel McCrea.

by Anonymousreply 1408/10/2012

Dustin wins. Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 1508/10/2012

Montgomery Clift. I am linking to a picture, since this thread is useless without pics :)

Sal Mineo was under-rated in terms of his looks. He was a downright pretty teenager who grew up to be a rather handsome man with a nice build.

by Anonymousreply 1608/10/2012

Gary Cooper gets my vote. Here's an earlier shot of him, but he was just as good-looking later on as an older man.

by Anonymousreply 1708/10/2012

Robert Taylor

by Anonymousreply 1808/10/2012

The winner and long-time champion...Mr Newman

by Anonymousreply 1908/10/2012

And Mr Newman again, in The Long Hot Summer

by Anonymousreply 2008/10/2012

Wrong link! Sorry!

Mr Newman

by Anonymousreply 2108/10/2012

Guy Madison

by Anonymousreply 2208/10/2012


by Anonymousreply 2308/10/2012

Without question, James Dean. Look at those lips. Go on, just look at them.

by Anonymousreply 2408/10/2012

It's got to be Mr. Newman. I love all his homoerotic movies.

by Anonymousreply 2508/10/2012

Can't name just one.

Brando, James Dean and Montgomery Clift

John Gavin, Tony Curtis, Jeffrey Hunter

I think John Kerr and Kerwin Matthews were hot

Paul Newman, Robert Redford

Laurence Harvey

Gregory Peck (very sexy in this one scene in Snows of Kilimanjaro with Ava Gardner, but I don't normally see him as sexy, just handsome. Same with Cary Grant - he was sexy when he was rolling around the train with Eva Marie Saint).

Harry Belafonte

Burt Lancaster (sometimes)

Farley Granger (gorgeous)

Frederic March (when he was young in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

Sidney Poitier (so handsome in Lillies of the Field)

Louis Jourdan (love him)

Gene Kelly (beautiful smile, great body)

by Anonymousreply 2608/10/2012

Steve Reeves...not one bad angle on him

by Anonymousreply 2708/10/2012

Peter O'Toole circa Lawrence of Arabia:

by Anonymousreply 2808/10/2012

James Dean, alas, of course, obvious answer.

And so sue me, but I've always had a big crush on Buster Keaton.

Ryan Gosling, these days.

Omar Epps.

Oh, God, no one was more beautiful than Brando is STREETCAR and WATERFRONT.


Taye Diggs! It's true.

Yeah, well, and Paul Newman has history's most beautiful armpits.

by Anonymousreply 2908/10/2012

Tyrone and Clift. Hands down.

by Anonymousreply 3008/10/2012

Another photo of Steve Reeves

by Anonymousreply 3108/10/2012

Paul Newman was beautiful on screen, especially in "The Long, Hot Summer" and "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof".

I shook his hand briefly once in 1972, I think and was surprised how physically small he was. Very short, almost a spinner.

by Anonymousreply 3208/10/2012

Montgomery Clift. Harry Belafonte.

by Anonymousreply 3308/10/2012

Paul Newman, hands down. I buy his salad dressing to see his handsome face every time I open the fridge

by Anonymousreply 3408/10/2012

I was watching [italic]How to Marry a Millionaire[/italic] on TCM a few days ago when Rory Calhoun caught my eye. Never A-list, but gorgeous. Like Rock Hudson, he was managed by Henry Willson (who originally wanted to rename him Troy Donahue).

by Anonymousreply 3508/10/2012

Rock Hudson.

For sex appeal, Robert Mitchum.

by Anonymousreply 3608/10/2012

Marlon Brando.

by Anonymousreply 3708/10/2012

Alain Delon.

by Anonymousreply 3808/10/2012

The young Laurence Olivier

by Anonymousreply 3908/10/2012

I'm going to what OP requested - hottest , most handsome, studliest. Many of those posted are a little too 'pretty'. Pretty ,to me , never means 'studly'. They are separate. My votes go to ( already mentioned) Rory Calhoun - if you've ever seen his prison mug shot (before he was famous), with his jet black hair, and piercing blue eyes, it screams rough trade. RT = stud, for me . My other pick has a whole thread here already - Steve Cochran 'was the 50's sexiest bad guy'. Must admit the 11" trouser snake he was known for , affected my choice . Just a fact that men with that much dick, have a sexy swagger. + he always played 'the stud' in films . He does it for me.

by Anonymousreply 4008/10/2012

Do silent film actors count? He's forgotten today, but there was a silent star named Charlie Farrell who was very handsome.

by Anonymousreply 4108/10/2012

RE. 41 Are you kidding ? Studliest ?

by Anonymousreply 4208/10/2012

For me there's no question about who was the studliest: John Payne. Great face but an even better body, especially for the 1930s. This is one of the most homoerotic studio photos ever taken--the first time I ever saw it I almost fell over.

by Anonymousreply 4308/10/2012

John Payne's incredibly muscular back.

by Anonymousreply 4408/10/2012

Sexist = GUY MADISON, definitely. Not a good actor but just looking at his picture makes me weak!

by Anonymousreply 4508/10/2012

R41 this is what Charles Farrell looked like in the early 50's when he played Gale Storm's father on My Little Margie.

by Anonymousreply 4608/10/2012

John Payne crotch shot

by Anonymousreply 4708/10/2012

sorry, the link doesn't take you to the pic I intended.

by Anonymousreply 4808/10/2012

Joel McCrea

by Anonymousreply 4908/10/2012

Paul Newman, hands down. He was so delicious in Cat on a hot tin roof.

by Anonymousreply 5008/10/2012

Cary Grant

But I kind of dig the Taye Diggs votes. I agree

by Anonymousreply 5108/10/2012

John Gavin

by Anonymousreply 5208/10/2012

I don't get the appeal of James Dean. He was short, one note, whiny, and he looked like a bulldog. Sorry no disrespect meant.

Monty, sure handsome but not studly. Plus, he really went downhill soon.

My vote, William Holden. Masculine, studly, talented and a truly handsome man. Didn't go downhill till late 60s. Even then, he was ruggedly handsome.

Can't post link, probably becasue I'm too cheap to pay the $18.

by Anonymousreply 5308/10/2012

Oh, I forgot to say:

Jean-Paul Belmondo in BREATHLESS and for a long time thereafter is without a doubt the handsomest movie star in the history of handsome. Number one slot, no competition: gorgeous face, wonderful body, charming, light-foooted, didn't take himself too seriously. # 1 of all time. The rest of you are wrong.

by Anonymousreply 5408/10/2012

Forgot my last post, Rudy Valentino was pretty studly and died before he lost his looks. Course he could have aged like the yummy Rosano Brazzi.

I concur on Errol Flynn. what a renasaince (sic) man. Talented too. Too bad he was a pedo.

by Anonymousreply 5508/10/2012

Jack Wrangler

by Anonymousreply 5608/10/2012

Yet another vote for Paul Newman. He wins because he was beautiful in youth, middle age, and old age... well, part of his old age.

He did lose his looks somewhere in his mid-seventies, and after a bad facelift.

by Anonymousreply 5708/10/2012

Harry Belafonte. Damn. Simply gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 5808/10/2012

Another vote for Ramon Novarro.

by Anonymousreply 5908/10/2012

Tyrone Power was the most beautiful man who ever lived and who ever will live. Strange, but his photos don't seem to show his full beauty, but when you see him in a movie . . . takes your breath away.

by Anonymousreply 6008/10/2012

Agree about powers, he's just my type of guy also.

by Anonymousreply 6108/10/2012

James Dean, without a doubt.

by Anonymousreply 6208/10/2012

Wow, those pics of Paul Newman are gorgeous and he has abs. Abs! In the 50s!

by Anonymousreply 6308/10/2012

No love for Tab Hunter c.1958?

by Anonymousreply 6408/10/2012

Gary Cooper

by Anonymousreply 6508/10/2012

Gary Cooper was amazing looking as a young man but had lost his sexiness by the end of the 1930s. Still handsome and dignified but not sexy.

by Anonymousreply 6608/10/2012

Ramon Novarro!

Of course!

Plus he's an Aquarius, like: Paul Neman, James Dean, Gene Hackman, Clark Gable, John Barrymore, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta, Jack Lemmon, Nick Nolte, Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Lee Marvin, and Conrad Veidt!

I forgot to say I had a huge crush on Gene Hackman circa THE CONVERSATION.

by Anonymousreply 6708/10/2012

I'll always think Clark Gable is super hot, even though I've read that he had horrible breath, etc. He just does it for me! I want to meet a guy that looks just like him but has good hygiene and every other good characteristic. We can get married.

by Anonymousreply 6808/10/2012

Tyrone Power. Also love young Gary Cooper. If you go to the link, I think you have to scroll down.

by Anonymousreply 6908/10/2012

most handsome? gary cooper

by Anonymousreply 7008/10/2012

James Dean Uncut? Hairy hole?

by Anonymousreply 7108/10/2012

Yes Aquarian men have been some of the most legendary sex symbols in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 7208/10/2012

"Tyrone Power was the most beautiful man who ever lived and who ever will live. Strange, but his photos don't seem to show his full beauty, but when you see him in a movie . . . takes your breath away."

Tyrone Power had to be photographed carfully. From certain angles he was genuinely breathtaking, and from others he was nothing special. He was fortunate to come along at a time when cinematography was all about making a lead actor look gorgeous in B&W. If he'd appeared when directors were more interested in cinemascope vistas or CGI marvels, he wouldn't have had much of a career.

An unflattering picture at link.

by Anonymousreply 7308/10/2012

Give me a Taurus any day - TYRONE POWER - yes!

by Anonymousreply 7408/10/2012

Dennis Quaid!

by Anonymousreply 7508/10/2012

Aaaand here's a good picture of Tyrone Power.

Damn, B&W photography was good for men with big dark eyes!

by Anonymousreply 7608/10/2012

Another vote for Dennis Quaid!

An Aries.

Like Michael Fassbender Ewan McGregor, Paul Rudd, Robert Downey, Jr., Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Timothy Dalton, Gary Oldman, Warren Beatty, Brando, Richard Chamberlain, Bill Holden, Gregory Peck, Spencer Tracy, Chapin, Harold Lloyd.

by Anonymousreply 7708/10/2012

That'a Chaplin, not Chapin, the Aries. Oops.

by Anonymousreply 7808/10/2012

I disagree - Tyrone Power in film and in person (my mother saw him) and in candid photos was totally breathtaking. The photo in that link is when he's older - I don't happen to think it's bad. Here's a candid photo - tell me he had to be photographed carefully. One is a professional photo.

My favorites are the photos taken at the Marie Antoinette premiere, which I don't have.

by Anonymousreply 7908/10/2012

Errol Flynn about the time of Robin Hood in 1938 has to be near the top of any list. Pity he went to seed so quickly.

Newman wins just because he kept his looks for decades. Not only did he keep them, the amazing thing about Newman is that whatever movie you're watching, you're convinced that you're seeing him at the peak of his beauty and sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 8008/10/2012

[R79]Link didn't open, please redo.

Tyrone Power, my absolute favorite of all time.

The Marie Antoinette and Alexander's Ragtime Band premieres I think are on youtube. There's one point in the MA film where he looks up at the camera - OMG I die when I see it.

No one who made that many personal appearances needed help in photos.

by Anonymousreply 8108/10/2012

Paul Newman

by Anonymousreply 8208/10/2012

Sorry, I tried to load three short links. Here's one. Candid.

by Anonymousreply 8308/10/2012

Here is the Marie Antoinette - you have to go to around 6:15 but he's worth it (as he is in the entire film). Not bad if you like drop dead gorgeous.

I find Newman very handsome, of course, but he was always too scrawny for me and Dean too short. Marlon - another gorgeous man, but he always looked to me like he needed a bath.

Someone mentioned William Holden. I agree, ruggedly handsome.

by Anonymousreply 8408/10/2012

I have to take issue with the implication that Tyrone Power wasn't incredibly handsome in color. I thought he looked better in color! Blood & Sand, Black Swan, Captain from Castile, Black Rose. I saw King of the Khyber Rifles at the Egyptian in L.A., big screen. He was almost 40 and he had the most perfect skin and he looked amazing. And that's in color. Later I heard Terry Moore at a talk and she said when she first got on the set, she looked at him and couldn't remember her lines.

photo in middle of page

by Anonymousreply 8508/10/2012

How gay was Tyrone Power? I've always seen him lumped in with lists of gay/bi actors, but he was married several times, had 3 children and multiple affairs with female co-stars. Is there any good documentation of his affairs with men?

by Anonymousreply 8608/10/2012

Young Brando by far...and it's obvious he knows it, in this screen test...

by Anonymousreply 8708/10/2012

Sorry, the 'he knows it' part starts at 3:41 into that screen test at R47.

by Anonymousreply 8808/10/2012

No one has ever looked more handsome and sexier than early sixties Warren Beatty in films like 'Splendor In The Grass' and 'All Fall Down'.

by Anonymousreply 8908/10/2012

Leslie Howard!!

by Anonymousreply 9008/10/2012

Robert De Niro as the young Godfather

by Anonymousreply 9108/10/2012

Yule Brynner

by Anonymousreply 9208/10/2012

Montgomery Clift

by Anonymousreply 9308/10/2012

Damn, Belafonte was a beautifal man, R33! I'll have one just like him please!

by Anonymousreply 9408/10/2012

[R86] Power was really bi. He loved both men and women and believed love knows no gender. He got an extra pregnant while filming Jesse James, right before he was married to his first wife. He tried to reconcile with the first wife in the '50s and wrote her some very emotional letters, apparently, so gut-wrenching that his stepdaughter didn't want anyone to see them and destroyed them. Her mother had kept them.

His second wife Linda Christian wrote a good book, "Linda," that can be found occasionally. So did his girlfriend Mai Zetterling, who goes into a lot of detail about their affair.

by Anonymousreply 9508/10/2012

Humphrey Bogart.

by Anonymousreply 9608/10/2012

Howard Keel for me.

by Anonymousreply 9708/10/2012

Not traditionally "handsome" like a Newman or Clift, but I've always found something raw and hot about John Garfield.

by Anonymousreply 9808/11/2012

I completely get the Howard Keel love r97, but I doubt there are many others here who will.

by Anonymousreply 9908/11/2012

R41, Charles Farrell is hardly forgotten today; as noted in that oddly colored photograph elsewhere on the thread, when he grew up, he played the father on "My Little Margie." His occasionally begged off social engagements because there was a wonderful old Charlie Farrell movie on TV.

Grotesquely enough, back in the early forties, Mickey Rooney was a very hot little number. Tiny number. A fraction. But still hot.

I can't join the Dennis Quaid contingent, because he shares a gene pool with Randy, the mere thought of whom is bone-chilling.

My vote goes to Gregory Peck. Intelligence has always seemed hot to me. And he looked smart. Especially the cheekbones and lips. And even his hair. He has very intelligent looking hair.

by Anonymousreply 10008/11/2012

I'm always torn between Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power. Can't decide.

by Anonymousreply 10108/11/2012

Buster Crabbe - drop dead gorgeous, and what a body!

by Anonymousreply 10208/11/2012

Robert Conrad

by Anonymousreply 10308/11/2012


by Anonymousreply 10408/11/2012

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. was America's first action hero.

He had a really great build and was also classically handsome.

by Anonymousreply 10508/11/2012

Kind of a George Chakiris thing going on

by Anonymousreply 10608/11/2012

tyrone power, alain delon, joel mccrea, in that order.

by Anonymousreply 10708/11/2012

Thank you, R104; that is quite the rug. I had never noticed it before.

by Anonymousreply 10808/11/2012

Cary Grant, for me, is still the last word in handsomeness. When he was in those Mae West movies there was no one more beautiful. Tall, broadshouldered, well built, and with that incredible face.

by Anonymousreply 10908/11/2012

Go ahead and hate me, but after watching Charlton Heston strut around that galley in a teensy loin cloth in Ben Hur, He gets my vote. Yes he does.I blame the Alzheimer's for his NRA crap, but back in the day he was a hot progressive hunk.

by Anonymousreply 11008/11/2012

young Marlon Brando

by Anonymousreply 11108/11/2012

And Ben-Hur's boyhood chum Stephen Boyd wasn't bad either.

by Anonymousreply 11208/11/2012

Well I agree with R110, I hate Heston, but I'm always oddly attracted to him in his movies and I hate myself for it. And speaking of George Chakiris, he was hot to me in West Side Story, so graceful, elegant and tough.

by Anonymousreply 11308/11/2012

Walter Matthau

by Anonymousreply 11408/11/2012

Brian Aherne

by Anonymousreply 11508/11/2012

Ben Hur was the most homoerotic movie I can recall from my childhood. I always felt like Jesus was cruising him when the soldiers came thru the village and he gave him water.

I seriously believe the Consul, Jack Hawkins who summoned him from the galley to his chambers when he got off his shift, that was definitely a hit. He offered to free him. He was standing there in his teensy loincloth while he watched the consul sleep, and I got a boner. I was 12.

Then the guy adopts him? Heir to his fortune? Asks him when he's coming back? Shee-it. And you know Mesala had the hots for him. That was a serious obssessive love.

by Anonymousreply 11608/11/2012

Warren Beatty was sizzlin' hot beautiful when he was young.

He was hot as the gigolo in "Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" and he was insanely hot on the "Dobie Gillis" TV show.

by Anonymousreply 11708/11/2012

Gary Cooper in the 1930s has always been the most handsome man ever for me.

by Anonymousreply 11808/11/2012

I am convinced that making The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is what convinced Warren Beatty to become a producer so that he could have total control of his films and not have to shoot the kind of foolish scenes he appeared in in that film. If he was going to be a sex object, he wanted complete control over how he was seen.

You'll note he never he appeared shirtless in any film he produced.

by Anonymousreply 11908/11/2012

Gregory Peck, Paul Newman and Gary Cooper.

Tyrone Power never did a thing for me and Rock Hudson was just moderately handsome, not off the charts handsome.

by Anonymousreply 12008/11/2012

Paul Newman....thread closed!

by Anonymousreply 12108/11/2012

Tyrone, Errol, and Monty

by Anonymousreply 12208/11/2012

Brando was so gorgeous in The Wild One.

by Anonymousreply 12308/11/2012

Tyrone Power John Derek Guy Madison

by Anonymousreply 12408/12/2012

Most Handsome? Young James Franciscus.

Sexiest? Middle Aged Sam Elliott.

by Anonymousreply 12508/12/2012

sexy Guy Madison!

by Anonymousreply 12608/12/2012

Paul Newman's co-star in The Long Hot Summer, Anthony Franciosa was very hot back then.

by Anonymousreply 12708/12/2012

I'm suddenly profoundly in love with Jeremy Renner.

As for Warren Beatty: ick.

by Anonymousreply 12808/13/2012

Funny how Clark Gable, the King of Hollywood, never appears on these threads.

by Anonymousreply 12908/13/2012

Does anyone remember Vittoria Gassman? Young Marcello Mastrianni? Vittorio De Sica? If you watch their old movies from younger days, they were hotties. Shelley Winters marrued Gassman.

I first saw him in that movie with Brad Pitt & Robert DeNiro& Dustin Hoffman about the young boys who were raped in the reform school, and I fell in love with his ruthless gangster ass.

by Anonymousreply 13008/13/2012

Hmmm... after divorcing Gassman, Shelley Winters married Tony Franciosa. Is she guiding this thread?

by Anonymousreply 13108/13/2012

The question was about classic Hollywood actors. For me Franciscus, Franciosa, Elliot and Beatty were post-classic.

Clark Gable and Franchot Tone were both to die for in Mutiny on the Bounty.

My own all time favorites are Tyrone Power, Guy Madison, Alain Delon, and the '50s William Holden.

by Anonymousreply 13208/13/2012

Another vote for Buster Crabbe, with Guy Madison and Paul Newman tied for a close second.

by Anonymousreply 13308/13/2012

Who was the guy in Dorian Gray? The one with Donna Reed and Angela Lansbury? I thought he had a beautiful face.

You can't talk about Classic H'wood and include Paul Newman or Alain Delon who happens to be a Neo-Nazi, BTW. They are post Classic H'wood. Guys like Rock Hudson too.

Brando and Holden I'll go with because they are sort of the bridge in between both eras. But Paul Newman didn't even get started until the late 50's.

Why has no one mentioned Gary Cooper, of the large and glorious penis?

by Anonymousreply 13408/13/2012

Steve Reeves definitely belongs near the top of the list. His face was as beautiful as his body, if that's possible.

I've only recently become aware of Guy Madison, and yes, he was stunningly gorgeous.

If I can offer a name from much more recent times: Hart Bochner.

by Anonymousreply 13508/13/2012

When OP asks for Classic H'wood even though he mentions no dates, I'm imagining the cut off to be 1950. So a lot of the ones we are talking about wouldn't be candidates. The guys who made it big before 1950 are Classic H'wood leading men. After 1950, it seems like a whole new type of leading man was introduced. A type that was oertly sexy, beefy, raw, more seductive. The 50's seemed to mark a transition insofar as our standards of beauty.

It's almost as if the John Garfiled types were pre-cursors of the future.

by Anonymousreply 13608/13/2012

[quote]Does anyone remember Vittoria Gassman?

I saw a movie with him on TCM a couple of months ago called The Glass Wall and he was very handsome in it.

by Anonymousreply 13708/13/2012

The studio system died in 1948 when the government made all the studios give up ownership of movie theater chains.

So if that's what you mean by "Classic," it leaves out everybody after, like, Gene Kelly: no Dean, no Brando, no Paul Newman, etc.

Not to mention nobody not white.

Montgomery Clift just sneaks in.

The horror of Classic Hollywood is its really shocking white-supremacist über-racism.

In any case, I'm going to say Ramon Novarro was the most beautiful man in movies up to the late 1940s.

by Anonymousreply 13808/13/2012

It's Vittorio Gassman, by the way. Vittoria was his daughter with Shelley Winters. She was known as Vicky when she went to Fieldston.

by Anonymousreply 13908/13/2012

Has to be monty. dark hair, blue eyes. slim and toned thanks to intestine problems.

Before his accident he was really untouchable in the beauty department. All you really have to do is watch the close up shots in A Place In The Sun to see the perfection.

Ahh youth. It only lasts a short time.

by Anonymousreply 14008/13/2012

Montomery Clift.

by Anonymousreply 14108/13/2012

Stewart Granger.

by Anonymousreply 14208/13/2012

I think the guys from the 30's and 40's are scrawny. You look at Cary Grant. Even he is scrawny. I like my men with some definition. So yeah, I can see Grant, Tyrone Power or Errol Flynn, even Montgomery Clift.

Where do guys like Burt Lancaster or Kirk Douglas fit in? Are they 50's along with Brando and Rock Hudson? Burt Lancaster had a nice body. I always thought he was sort of gay. He certainly loved to strut around.

by Anonymousreply 14308/13/2012

1950 is the cutoff for "Classic Hollywood"? To me, "Classic Hollywood" starts with "Dr. Strangelove" and ends with "Network" and "Taxi Driver". Before that it seems they made a lot of Bible movies.

That also leaves out all the best looking and best built men. Whatever else you say about him, Henry Willson definitely improved the hot factor of Hollywood men.

by Anonymousreply 14408/13/2012

This thread reminded me of the "Who will be remembered in 100 years?" thread. I was watching "Holiday" the other day and realized that that movie is nearly 100 years old now, and Cary Grant is still considered one of the sexiest actors Hollywood ever produced.

by Anonymousreply 14508/13/2012

William Holden

Tab Hunter

Robert Redford

Alain Delon

All super gorgeous!!!

by Anonymousreply 14608/17/2012

Jeff Chandler.

by Anonymousreply 14708/17/2012

Cary Grant gets my vote.

by Anonymousreply 14808/17/2012

Some years ago, I saw this photo - a huge version - in a Hamburger Hamlet in LA. I had never seen Tyrone Power. I went out and bought this photo and he's been my favorite ever since. Hope it shows up here.

by Anonymousreply 14908/17/2012

Michael Rennie.

by Anonymousreply 15008/17/2012

naturally it didn't show up.

Here it is - second try.

by Anonymousreply 15108/17/2012

[R149][R151] I want it. What a photo. He was gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 15208/17/2012

Steve Reeves

by Anonymousreply 15308/25/2012

Power never did much for me. I picked up Lana Turner's autobiography for a quarter at the public library book sale recently. She was married 7 times to other men but says the true love of her life was Tyrone, so he must have been quite something.

Cary Grant was simply beautiful. And I agree--John Garfield had a rough sexiness that was very hot.

by Anonymousreply 15408/25/2012

Willie Aames

Vincent Van Patten

Robby Benson

Christopher Atkins

by Anonymousreply 15508/25/2012

It's been Tyrone Power day on TCM and though he could be handsome, he was such a dreadful actor. Just awful.

by Anonymousreply 15608/25/2012

I feel like if these actors were working today, a lot of you (assuming you're the average Datalounge posters) would be talking about how "fug" these guys are.

(I don't personally feel that way, that first photo of Hudson was very enjoyable.)

by Anonymousreply 15708/25/2012

A vote for Alain Delon (openly bisexual as well) and one for Gregory Peck (a truly nice guy and a dedicated Liberal)

by Anonymousreply 15808/25/2012

Joel McCrea

Paul Newman

Tyrone Power

Cary Grant

and Joel McCrea

by Anonymousreply 15908/25/2012

Alain Delon is GORGEOUS....Unearthly beauty!

R158-Where does Delon talk about/admit to-his bisexuality??

by Anonymousreply 16009/14/2012

Audie Murphy was the only TRUE classic Hollywood actor.

by Anonymousreply 16109/14/2012

Richard Widmark

by Anonymousreply 16209/14/2012

Cary Grant

by Anonymousreply 16309/14/2012

Young Sterling Hayden. When I was a kid I saw him in "Bahama Passage" and there he was in all his technicolor glory, tanned and in little white shorts. Sadly, it didn't last.

by Anonymousreply 16409/14/2012

John Gavin. Hopelessly Republican, beyond untalented, but my fucking God what a hot man! imagining him naked with tan lines and with his clean cut look turned a little more hot daddy scruffy and I am ready to squeeze one out in no time.

by Anonymousreply 16509/14/2012

Even hotter than Gavin was John Saxon, especially when he was a little older, receding hairline and cockafuckinglicious.

by Anonymousreply 16609/14/2012

We've discussed this. Paul Newman.

by Anonymousreply 16709/14/2012

My pic would be between Paul Newman and Rock Hudson. Rock, ultimately, would be the kind of guy I'd marry, though.

by Anonymousreply 16809/14/2012


Are you blond?

by Anonymousreply 16909/14/2012

I do think Paul Newman was impossibly handsome with that Romanesque profile and those eyes. One of my all-time favorites.

I also think Lex Barker had an amazing face & body and took hundreds of stunning portraits which can be seen on eBay.

Others I rank very high include Alain Delon, Tab Hunter, John Gavin and Errol Flynn (in his prime.) It's great, too, to see some love for that living god Steve Reeves!

But, for me, no one can really beat the 6'5" hunk with the chest-o-death and ice blue eyes, Clint Walker. Oddly enough, considering how devastating his looks are, one of my favorite things about him is his warm, baritone speaking voice!

by Anonymousreply 17009/14/2012

Bea Arthur. The manliness just jumps off the screen at you.

by Anonymousreply 17109/14/2012

S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall

by Anonymousreply 17209/14/2012

Montgomery Clift before the accident. I keep hoping Bomer does the biopic of this incredible actor as he has said he wants to.

by Anonymousreply 17309/14/2012

Bomer as Montgomery Clift - perfect casting.

So "classic" is no longer pre-1950 (the rules of this thread keep changing)? Then Guy Madison of course.

by Anonymousreply 17409/14/2012

Paul Newman

When you add in his intelligence, wit, and compassion to all that incredible handsomeness - nobody else comes close.

by Anonymousreply 17509/14/2012

Joel McCrea for the win. Maybe not the most classically "hunky", but probably the sexiest.

Tyrone Power...there are some closeups in "Jesse James" that are simply breathtaking

Jeffrey Hunter

Fredric March

Charles Farrell (the pictures posted so far on this thread don't do him justice)

Steve Cochran

Alan Curtis

early William Holden

by Anonymousreply 17609/14/2012

LOL @ R172

by Anonymousreply 17709/14/2012

To fuck? Monty pre-accident. You know he was a talented bottom who knew how to please.

To get fucked by? Clark Gable. That smirk of his was deadly, and who wouldn't want him to smack your ass as he fucked you and uttered, "frankly, my dear..."?

To cuddle with whilst watching a Real Housewives marathon? Rock. Duh.

To frolic with at the Shore? Paul Newman. The sun? Those eyes? Plus, he was a total drunk which means you could probably get him to, uh, experiment.

To have bondage sex with? James Dean. One hot mess of a word: Borderline.

by Anonymousreply 17809/14/2012

Has anyone said Paul Newman?

by Anonymousreply 17909/14/2012

Gregory Peck. Easy.

by Anonymousreply 18009/14/2012

Harry Belafonte!!!

by Anonymousreply 18109/14/2012

Most handsome, Gregory Peck definitely.

Montgomery Clift was gorgeous too, but I'd say he was more beautiful than classically handsome.

Leaning more on the cute side of handsome was Anthony Perkins.

And as a bonus, Danny Kaye. Cute and goofy, but I guess not exactly handsome.

by Anonymousreply 18209/15/2012

Gary Cooper in his prime. Now that was one handsome man.

by Anonymousreply 18309/15/2012

Gable's wife, Carole Lombard, told friends he had tiny meat, R178.

by Anonymousreply 18409/15/2012

Another vote for Joel McCrea

Rock Hudson

James Garner

Believe or not a young Melvin Douglas and a young Don Ameche- watch him in a film called " Midnight" and you will never forget him.

by Anonymousreply 18509/15/2012

[quote] Gable's wife, Carole Lombard, told friends he had tiny meat

Wassn't Joan Crawford who famously said that if he was an inch smaller he'd be a she?!

by Anonymousreply 18609/15/2012

Sterling Hayden was 6'5" of man.

by Anonymousreply 18709/15/2012

Bugs Bunny was and remains the most handsome talent in all of the theatrical world. His face smiles even when he's sleeping. He has never spoken a word of vulgarity in his long beautiful life. When he combs his ears back he's davoon. There's no other word that describes this souls power and beauty, he's DAVOON!

by Anonymousreply 18809/15/2012

Paul Newman was FOXY when he was young. I don't know if he qualifies as "classic hollywood" though.

by Anonymousreply 18909/15/2012


His first lead in a movie was 1956 (55?)

by Anonymousreply 19009/15/2012

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - those pics of him with Joan Crawford on the beach. She should have hung on to him.

by Anonymousreply 19109/15/2012

I know he's mostly from television, but my first crush was for Guy Williams...first as Zorro, then as John Robinson in Lost in Space. He was a hottie!

by Anonymousreply 19209/16/2012

r87 that reminded me of James Franco I think he might have watched that video a few times cause I'm sure I'm seen him do the same thing.

And Zac Efron reminds me of Tyrone Power.

by Anonymousreply 19309/16/2012

Young Hugh Beaumont was extremely hot, like in Blue Dahlia where he is so much better looking than the star, Alan Ladd.

by Anonymousreply 19409/16/2012

R186, the quote about Clark "The King of Hollywood" Gable was (and I think it came from Lombard herself, not Joan): "One less inch and he'd be the queen..."

by Anonymousreply 19509/17/2012

Gary Cooper and Paul Newman easy

by Anonymousreply 19609/29/2012

Gregory Peck, definitely in the Top 3.

by Anonymousreply 19709/29/2012

The Hurrell photos of Power with Loretta Young lead one to believe that there were no human beings on earth as beautiful as they. (I know...MARY!)

Here's the John Payne crotch shot with his thick cock and big balls. From 1939 - I'm stunned the censors let it by.

Bu today's standards, his arms were thin and chest not big enough...but he had the perfect V shaped torso made for the form-fitting men's suits of the 1940s.

by Anonymousreply 19809/29/2012

Great classic Hollywood beefcake at link. You can see Payne's "V".

In ISLAND OF DESIRE, Tab Hunter walks around barechested in shorts throught most of the movie. His character's name was "Chicken".

Kirk Douglas had gross inverted nipples.

by Anonymousreply 19909/29/2012

Not mentioned: hunky, hairy-chested George Montgomery. Dinah Shore got to fuck this regularly.

by Anonymousreply 20009/29/2012

Sexiest= Guy Madison and Steve Cochran. Handsomest= Gregory Peck and Paul Newman

by Anonymousreply 20109/29/2012

fuck you guys, you are all so reactionary to the obvious truth. The most handsome of all was the young Marlon Brando!

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by Anonymousreply 20302/19/2014

James Garner

by Anonymousreply 20402/19/2014

Marlon Brando was foxy! But Greg Peck, Paul Newman, Monty, and Cary Grant were gorgeous as shit too

by Anonymousreply 20503/19/2014

Marlon Brando hands down

by Anonymousreply 20603/19/2014

James Dean

by Anonymousreply 20703/19/2014

There's a big difference between "hottest", "most handsome" and "studliest" because those terms are not always mutually inclusive.

For instance in terms of sheer perfection of facial features I would have to cite a young Robert Taylor or Tyrone Power.

For hottest as in sexy I might say Robert Mitchum.

For studliest as in manly swagger one could argue Humphrey Bogart or Lee Marvin might fit the description.

by Anonymousreply 20803/19/2014

William Holden for me. Cary Grant & Paul Newman would be close runners up, but Holden was more rugged and my physical ideal.

by Anonymousreply 20903/19/2014

Robert Redford or Robert Taylor

by Anonymousreply 21003/20/2014

John Gavin should be included. Not a great actor, but an incredibly handsome man.

by Anonymousreply 21103/20/2014

Troy Donahue was incredibly handsome in his prime.

by Anonymousreply 21203/20/2014

There may have been actors with more rarefied features than his but when you put THAT body,with THAT chest hair in combination with THAT incredibly handsome,masculine face and deep, sonorous voice one would be very hard pressed to come up with a man who could best Clint Walker when all scores are totalled.

Henry who?

Clint would have made the perfect Superman.

by Anonymousreply 21303/21/2014

Does anybody here recall Alain Delon, the hot French actor of the 1950's and 1960's?

by Anonymousreply 21403/21/2014

James Dean is one of the best-looking.

by Anonymousreply 21503/21/2014

Paul Newman for sure.

Great question!

by Anonymousreply 21603/21/2014

Robert Montgomery

by Anonymousreply 21703/21/2014

James Franciscus

Tyron Power

Don't laugh, but Buster Crabbe in that tight Flash Gordon suit was fucking on fire hot!

by Anonymousreply 21803/21/2014

Classic ? Handsome?

That would be Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power & Cary Grant. From that era.

Now, next generation would be Young Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, & Montgomery Clift.

by Anonymousreply 21903/21/2014

Tyrone Power

Errol Flynn

by Anonymousreply 22003/21/2014

Paul Walker was not from the "Golden Age Of Hollywood", but man was he handsome!

Another gorgeous man from the recent past was Christopher Reeve.

by Anonymousreply 22104/14/2014

Not exactly Classic Hollywood, but Warren Beatty was handsome during the 1960's.

by Anonymousreply 22204/14/2014

Has anyone mentioned Gardner McKay?

Or Van Williams?

Or Robert Horton?

by Anonymousreply 22304/14/2014

Paul Newman, Paul Newman, Paul Newman

More than just incredible looks. He was smart, sexy, great voice, generous and funny.

by Anonymousreply 22404/14/2014

Rock Hudson, Paul Newman and God help me, William Shatner in the 1st season of Star Trek

by Anonymousreply 22504/14/2014

r225 - don't be embarrassed about William Shatner. He was hot.

by Anonymousreply 22604/14/2014

I can't think of a young man more beautiful than Errol Flynn in his prime. As beautiful as Vivian Leigh in hers. I also think the young Alain Delon (see Purple Noon) is one of the most beautiful men I ever saw. They both lived very dissolute lives though and aged fast.

by Anonymousreply 22704/14/2014

Paul Newman - out of all the actors, he kept his looks well into his old age.

Clark Gable - in the 1930's. Handsome, masculine, extremely sexy.

Alain Delon

Warren Beatty - beautiful but such a male whore.

by Anonymousreply 22804/14/2014

My personal favorites.........


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by Anonymousreply 23404/14/2014

I'm certain I'm confusing sexy with handsome but swarthy VINCE EDWARDS (of Ben Casey fame) was positively mouthwatering in his youth!

by Anonymousreply 23505/03/2014

That's not even a good photo of Vince Edwards. He was so much hotter than that.

Victor Mature is an interesting choice. That photo of him above was when he was quite young and there's a powerful sensuousness in his features that's very unique. But I don't think today's standards of beauty could ever understand it.

Louis Jourdan has never been a favorite of mine, something too feminine about his demeanor.

Love Rory Calhoun and Guy Madison, it practically goes without saying.

And I'm intrigued by Alan Marshall but I don't get the love for Kent Taylor at all.

by Anonymousreply 23605/03/2014

The most handsome man:

by Anonymousreply 23705/03/2014

He wasn't handsome for long, but Montgomery Clift in his prime was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 23805/03/2014

Bert Lahr.

W.C. Fields.

Jackie Gleason.

Burl Ives.

William Frawley.

Lionel Barrymore.

by Anonymousreply 23905/03/2014

Paul Newman, absolutely. He has no contenders to his throne, if only because he stayed so beautiful for so long. He really never lost his looks.

by Anonymousreply 24005/03/2014

Gary Cooper 100% without a doubt!

by Anonymousreply 24106/20/2014

Could I be the cream in a Paul Newman/Steve Reeves cookie?

Lots of handsome leading men back then. Cliff Robertson and I recently saw a hot photo of Gregory Peck, wow.

William Holden pretty damn hot when he was young and he had a sexy voice.

Rod Taylor was hot too.

by Anonymousreply 24206/20/2014

Considering face and build, Errol Flynn. After Flynn, Robert Taylor and Tyrone Power. After the above three, then Gregory Peck and Gary Cooper.

by Anonymousreply 24307/26/2014

Guy Madison

by Anonymousreply 24407/26/2014

Monty Clift before the car accident. Cary Grant. Paul Newman.

by Anonymousreply 24507/26/2014

Jeffrey Hunter.

by Anonymousreply 24607/26/2014

Wallace Reid.

Richard Arlen.

Lew Ayres.

Dewey Martin.

Farley Granger.

So many have already been mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 24707/26/2014

Conrad Veidt. No. Fucking. Contest.

Apparently banged anything with a pulse in real life too (he was supposed to have had affairs with Gary Cooper and Laurence Olivier). Put me underneath that pile.

by Anonymousreply 24804/23/2015

Definitely William Holden, who became even more handsome with each year of his life.

by Anonymousreply 24904/23/2015

I've always been partial to John Gavin.

by Anonymousreply 25004/23/2015

Brando. This. Case closed and close the thread. No one comes close and if anyone thinks so, it's delusional and ridiculous and the most dumb and the most lamest and the nbiggest crime ever committed by the hmanity. No fuckig way any other human being neither man nor woman is more beautiful than this human perfection. No machine can make a doll as perfect as this. He is an angel. He is divine and beyond words.

From Newman to Efron and from Tyron to Stallone , no one can ever match this delicate as well as rugged masculinity.

Brando personifies male Jolene sung and written beautifully by Dolly Parton. He exudes power, charm, vulnerability , strength, sexiness and arrogance all at the same time. There is no other male or female who can hold a candle to this man here. They say once in a lifetime we come across a human being who is God like but for me and every one of us, Brando isn't just for this life time but for the entire time of earth. He is the most beautiful creature that was ever created.God was on permanent vacation when he created this immaculate personality and no wonder, he couldn't create such again. We may cry,laugh,smile,fight or scream but one more Brando won't be born again. Rather he lives. He lives in our heart, our dreams, our memories.

Days aren't far away where his temples will be built and people celebrate his birthdays. Brando will live on forever and ever and ever and ever.

by Anonymousreply 25104/24/2015

Ben Turpin

by Anonymousreply 25204/24/2015

Richard Chamberlain and Jeffrey Hunter.

by Anonymousreply 25304/24/2015

Het here with my take. I grew up thinking Clint Eastwood was neck and neck with Paul Newman, and they both aged well too, but Newman was of course a bit prettier.

But I always thought Brando and Warren Beatty were a notch above.

As a het, I know my opinion doesn't count as much, but it seems like young Elvis Presley needs to be on the "sexiest" list. He was as big a movie star as any of these guys, and he made the girls wetter than any of them too.

by Anonymousreply 25404/24/2015

Cary Grant

by Anonymousreply 25504/24/2015

Gary Cooper

by Anonymousreply 25604/24/2015

Just saw John Gavin this week on an episode of Thriller. While the man couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, hot damn he was fine.

Also this week local PBS station (channel 13) ran a behind the scenes program about the making of film Giant. Rock Hudson at his peak. OTOH James Dean looks puny and rather "meh" in comparison.

Last night a young Robert Redford was also on Thriller. Talk about a beautiful young blonde god!

by Anonymousreply 25704/24/2015

William Holden aged the best. By far. Holden might have even been better looking when he was older. Gary Cooper was the sexiest. Gregory Peck was the most handsome.

by Anonymousreply 25804/24/2015

One more Gregory Peck.

by Anonymousreply 25904/24/2015

Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper.

by Anonymousreply 26004/24/2015

Errol Flynn was perfectly beautiful when he was young. His features were perfect. Brando the sexiest actor ever in his youth.

by Anonymousreply 26104/24/2015

Jack Carson. Played "Wally" in Mildred Pierce.

Also James Mason's Publicist/Fixer in A Star Is Born

by Anonymousreply 26204/24/2015
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