Strong gender: sex symbols of Hollywood
When we watch a movie, we are primarily interested in the plot and talent of the actors. But let’s be honest with ourselves: the attractive appearance of male characters is a nice bonus. Let’s remember the cutest male actors in Hollywood.
93 years ago, on November 13, 1921, the film Sheikh by George Melford was released. This picture made a superstar and a recognized sex symbol of actor Rudolf Valentino, who played a major role in it. He was one of the main handsome men of silent black and white cinema. But in his youth he was not accepted to military school because of his too slender physique. And today, his photographs do not seem so beautiful. But the magic of cinema did its job – the actor had a huge number of fans, and his early death led to real audience hysteria.
It is easy to trace how the tastes of the spectators changed throughout the 20th century. Sex symbol of the 50s can be called Elvis Presley. A handsome guy with a magnificent hairstyle admired fans in any way: both as a romantic singer with a guitar, and as an ordinary American army. The sex symbol of the 60s was Sean Conner in the guise of a secret agent, a strong man, far from tenderness and romance. By the way, later People magazine called him the sexiest man of the XX century. In the 70s, it seems, the fashion for rock and roll guys has returned. Then one of the sex symbols of Hollywood was a young, cheerful, singing and dancing John Travolta. In the 80s, brutality was again in fashion – the fame of one of the most beautiful actors went to Mel Gibson. He was the first to receive the title “Sexiest Man of the Year” from People Magazine. In the 90s, the tastes of the spectators diverged greatly. The title of “sexiest” was claimed by both the cute Tom Cruise, and the intelligent Richard Gere and the “thug” Sylvester Stallone.
Now I offer a list of the most attractive male actors in the last 20 years. Of course, he turned out to be very subjective. But if I forget about someone, I suggest restoring justice in the comments.
In his films, he is always different, but always handsome. People magazine twice (1995 and 2000) recognized him as the sexiest man of the year. We are ready to love him, both good and bad. The aching and suffering vampire Louis from Interview with the Vampire is an example of moral purity in eternity; he evokes more sympathy than his cute and unprincipled friend Lestat (Tom Cruise). At Fight Club, he is a bully with terrorist inclinations, and yet a very attractive character. In The Big Kush, we fall in love with the gypsy Mickey, although we cannot understand a word from the fact that he mumbles there. We admire him with Achilles in Troy and forgive him the cruel relationship with his wife in the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Pitt is already 50 years old, and, of course, he has more heroes today. Although here it is not without surprises. A few years ago in the movie “After Reading Burn,” he played the young and not too smart coach Chad. However, why be surprised if in the film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” the actor had to play all ages: from young to senile.
Another two-time People Award winner. Unlike Pitt, the title of the most sexual actor was awarded to him relatively recently – in 2003 and 2009. The last ten years, almost all of Depp’s movie heroes have so much make-up applied that we are starting to forget how the actor really looks. But real charm can not be painted over. Therefore, we like the actor in the image of the Mad Hatter, and the suffering vampire, and the silly pirate captain.
In addition to a pleasant appearance and immense charm, in my opinion, Depp is also attracted by a raid of insanity, which shines through the look, speeches and deeds of all his movie heroes.
Christian Bale is an actor with a beautiful courageous appearance, a sly squint and a wonderful figure. Although he didn’t scoff at the last one! He threw off almost 30 kilograms for the role of a hero suffering from anorexia in the film “The Engineer”. Then he urgently gained muscle for Batman. Then he again lost weight for the role of an addict and again recruited for Batman. And so on ad infinitum.
And although in the film “American Scam” we were shown with all cruelty that Batman is not the same, for us Bale will forever remain a superhero. Strong, mysterious and immensely charming. And everything else is just movie tricks.
Hugh Jackman is an actor with the most charming smile in Hollywood. Speaking of him, everyone primarily remembers Wolverine from the X-Men. But I find his characters in Prestige and Van Helsing seem much more attractive. In “Prestige” it’s generally difficult – Jackman and Bale play the main opponents, so the spectators can’t decide at all who to root for.
This actor is attracted by an aristocratic appearance and sense of humor (even lack of knowledge of the Russian language did not prevent him from taking part in the ProjectorParisHilton program).