Men and the movies — two of my favorite things. And men in the movies — where do I start? Here, with my list of sexiest movie men, some from the past, others more current. So grab your popcorn and enjoy.
Al Pacino as Serpico
Do I really need to explain this one — those puppy dog eyes, the beard, that one earring, the arty vibe? Paco, Paco, Paco.
Robert Redford as Hubbell Gardiner
For every woman who has wished that The Way We Were could have been the The Way We Were Forever, Robert Redford’s Hubbell Gardiner is why. The man is charming, gorgeous, and looks amazing in that carelessly perfect WASP way. And the aviator glasses are to die for. What makes him most lust-worthy? That he’s in love with a Jewish girl from New York with a less than perfect nose and perfectly played neurosis. See ya, Hubbell.
Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine
Ilsa left him twice — once in Paris and again in Casablanca — so she could help Victor Laszlo save the world? That couldn’t have been easy. Rick’s brooding glance, his simmering passion, his absolutely perfectly cut white dinner jacket — seriously, Ilsa, I know you two will always have Paris, but what about the rest of us?
Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean
George Clooney as Danny Ocean
Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch
Highly intelligent, compassionate, and true to his beliefs, Atticus Finch singlehandedly fought the injustice of the Depression Era south. How could you not fall in love with a man whose daughter is named Scout, who wears horn-rimmed glasses so well, and whose shining armor is a lawyer’s three-piece suit. Oh, yes, and who understands why one should never kill a mockingbird.
Stay tuned. Thelma and Louise is on TV in a few minutes, and I hear there’s this sexy guy named Brad in it.
© 2012 Claudia Grossman